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Grey's Anatomy Review: Unanswered Fates

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Seriously? Seriously.

I need a few minutes to catch my breath after what can be remembered as one of the most emotional and gory finales in Grey’s Anatomy history.  

We were warned. We knew this episode was going to be rough. Someone was going to die. The only problem? Knowing it’s going to happen doesn’t make it any easier. So let’s get to it for the last time this season. Put down those tissues, time to discuss “Flight."

Meredith Post-Crash

At Seattle Grace Mercy West Death. Back at the hospital, Webber prepared to take the residents to his annual dinner to celebrate. Ben and Bailey decided to get married and Callie was waiting for her wife to come home. Alex made the decision to go to Hopkins because he needs to know he is good without Arizona holding his hand. 

Teddy was offered an incredible opportunity as the chief of Medcom. She didn’t want to take it because she can’t leave Owen in the state he is in. Talk about loyalty. Just a few episodes ago, these two weren’t even talking. This just shows how strong of a friendship Owen and Teddy share. Of course, Owen recognized what Teddy was doing and fired her so she would have to take the job.

How sad of a scene was it to watch Webber, April, Jackson and Alex wait for Meredith and Cristina. Little do they know...

Cristina in Agony

And Then There Were Five. Leading into this episode, I had constantly checked the comments on for the Grey’s Anatomy previews to see who the fans thought were going to die. Top of the list on the death poll? Arizona and April. In reality? Lexie Grey.

RIP Little Grey. In an extremely sad farewell (and in the first 20 minutes!) Lexie Grey died. What an emotional scene! Mark held her hand and confessed his love for her and that they were meant to be. The acting in this scene was incredible. Kudos to Eric Dane for his stellar performance. 

So what is the fallout of losing Little Grey? Meredith has now lost another family member, Mark has lost the love of his life and Derek has lost his little sis. I’m not sure how you come back from this. 

I have to be honest, I was pretty surprised it was Lexie. I knew there was a chance, but I really didn’t expect it. Will this lead to Meredith back to a dark and twisty place? The one positive to losing Lexie was that it led to a sweet exchange between her and the man she loved.

“I’ve always been in love with you. I’ll always be in love with you."

Heartbreaking.

Damaged Goods. Lexie wasn’t the only one with injuries. Mark needed a make shift surgery, Cristina’s shoulder was out of place, Meredith had a piece of plane in her leg and Derek’s hand is most definitely broken. The most gory? Arizona’s bone peaking out of her leg.

So Where Does This Leave Us? Shonda had made it clear that at the time of filming, no contracts had been signed. This means the fate of all of our favorite docs are up in the air. So what can we expect next season?

Derek’s hand. Will he be able to operate? Will Mark make it until they are found? Cristina is sure she wants to leave Seattle. Jackson chose Tulane. April and Teddy do not have jobs at Seattle anymore. Alex is headed to Hopkins. 

Finale Standards? If there is one thing that Grey’s Anatomy does right, it is finales. They are always intense and always emotional. Season eight was a bit of a challenge. Because of not knowing if the actors would be returning, we were left with an open ending. It worked and it didn’t. It felt a bit like the writers were jumping back and forth to hit each story to make sure us viewers know their fates are questionable.  

It’s a big cast and it’s hard to coordinate. It would have worked better if SGH was just shown in the beginning and the end; Richard and the other residents waiting at dinner and Owen firing Teddy. Other than that, another great ending to a solid season.

Some After Thoughts

  • I loved the flashback to the pilot episode in the beginning and the voice over at the end mimicking Webber’s words. Ah, nostalgia. 
  • How gory was this episode? I had to look away when Arizona showed her bone popping out.
  • In an emotionally charged episode, the writers still found time to throw in a couple jokes. Thank you for that!
  • How good is Yang in a crisis? PS. How funny was she with her shoe?
  • How long until Owen saves them? 

So what did you think, TV Fanatics? Was the finale everything you hoped for or did it fall short in comparison to the other season endings? Will everyone else survive the plane crash? Who will return to our beloved TV screen next season? Were you surprised that it was Lexie?

It’s time to say goodbye until next season. Check out the Grey’s Anatomy quotes for the best lines from the hour and make sure to check back for the Grey’s Anatomy Round Table. Hit the comments and let us know what you thought of “Flight” and the death of Lexie Grey. Chyler Leigh, you will most definitely be missed. 

Review

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@Mcsteamylover11 Not just her death, the whole episode seemed very strange to me, very off. I'm still hoping it will be a dream or something. That maybe some type of miracle will happen lol. Maybe Chyler will decide she really doesn’t want to leave and Lexie will wake up or something. It is t.v after all. But the way the episode went about and the way it ended, if it isn't a dream I don't think Lexie is the only one that will have died.

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Very disappointed in this Season Finale. Seriously. There was too much to put into 1 hour.

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Lexie was my favorite character.. without her it is doubtful I will be back for another season.

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I was very disappointed with this season finale. Lexie is probably my favourite character & I've always loved her love story with Mark. Killing her off in the first 20min is horrible, even though the scene with Mark was heartbreaking, the scene when Meredith finds out is just annoying. I know is GREY's anatomy, but she is definitely my least favourite character. I hope Lexie isn't dead, like some people is saying. If she's in fact dead & Cristina & Owen don't get back together.. I think I'll just give up on this for good

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i just hated!!!!the minute Lexie died i lost my interest!horible end!!!what was she thinking when she wrote Lexies death????Lexie was my person and Mark+Lexie the BEST couple in all grey's.i hope she realy regret this death.i hated the episode.and i think many many people are going to be mad with this death....bravo Shonda you just lost a great deal of fans!!!!:(

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Not too sad to see Lexie go, there are a lot of neurotic,babbling women on the show and she was kind of my least favorite! Her and Mark haven't been together for ages and they are no MerDer!
People stop hating on the Hunt! He is the chief, he is a tad busy at times! Plus he is miserable! I like him and Christina as a couple, their storyline was my favorite of this season

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I always have been and always will be a greys fan and I think that Lexi passing will do 1 of 2 options 1: cause major drama for Meredith and her father. After all once again another family member dies in the hands of doctor Grey! Or 2: It could be a total turn around for Meredith and her father, giving her all she has been missing her entire life

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I THINK IT SUCKS THAT LITTLE GREY HAD TO DIE! WHY TAKE HER WHEN SHE PLAYS A GREY ROLE. MEREDITH IS SURE TO BE DISTURBED BY NOT ONLY THE CRASH BUT LOSING HER LITTLE SISTER WHO LOVED HER DEARLY. IT WAS A VERY GOOD EPISODE, BUT DID LEXIE HAVE TO BE THE ONE TO DIE? I MEAN, GET REAL, SHE IS LOVED BY EVERYONE. BUT IT IS WHAT IT IS. NOTHING LAST FOREVER! OTHERWISE, GREAT SHOW!

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Theres something wrong. The way Lexi died just didn't seem right. Like when mere drowned we all thought it was the end of the show. She was dead for what 45 minutes. Maybe she'll wake up. And seriously, someone answer that damn phone lol!! Good episode, disappointing outcome.

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not Lexie !!! she was the best one !!! ;(((((