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I was really disappointed with this episode. I expected more of Derek's funeral other than a quick pan of the scene. Maybe they wanted to show it as how Meredith experienced it (where it was all a blur) but I feel like as viewers (especially those who have watched since the beginning), we needed more to mourn the lost of a main character. When Amelia finally broke down, I thought, finally after 1.5 hours, someone actually showed some emotion. I didn't expect everyone to break down and cry constantly, but with the constant time jump and various other stories, it was hard to get an idea of how everyone else was dealing with this lost. Am I the only one who got really tired of 'the carousal keeps on spinning' being repeated over and over? I agree with the reviewer that they were trying to draw parallels (almost exact parallels) between Meredith and Alice and how Meredith is not her mother and handled the situations differently. But was that bleeding necessary, especially when everything was fine 5 seconds later and we didn't really get any info on what the complication was? I feel like it was only used so that it placed her daughter in the same position as little Meredith with her mom's attempted suicide. Though this episode did show the progression of Meredith's character, that she is no longer the person who chose to quit swimming (re: ferry boat accident). For those who commented about Jo not being at Christmas.. they can't all have the day off. On a side note, Meredith put Alex as her emergency contact, he's her 'person' now (though really, who else does she have left?). They've come a long way since episode one.
Well shows you don't really get the show; It's Ellis not Alice
Autocorrect, I was typing on my phone. If you really want to get into spelling and grammar, your use of "it's" after the semicolon shouldn't be capitalized and you should really end your sentences with a period. Though I don't see how misspelling a name has any indications of whether or not I 'get' a show. I'm here to discuss the show and you're not really contributing to the discussion aside from pointing out my spelling mistake.
What about Arizona's yelling at the HR person (?) in the cafeteria? I'd say that was emotional! And the way Alex told her not to make a scene tells me that she may have done this before, but I could be wrong.
You're right, forgot about that part. Though the other lady did say that the board should get off their <butts> and hire a new neuro already (which was quite insensitive). Makes me wonder though, how did they manage during all those months when Derek was away in Washington? If they are short a neuro, this would have been an issue since before his death.
His sister is a neurosurgeon. There's no gap there.
That's why I'm a bit confused on why that lady complaining made it seem like they are short a neuro. Amelia basically took over as head of neuro when Derek left for Washington right? Maybe it'll be a reason to introduce a new character (or characters).
No you aren't the only one. I wish to never see that ridiculous carousel again
last weeks episode was awesome, but I didn't cry.....i think because I refused to believe that Derek was actually dead. last nights episode made me cry....when they revealed that Meredith was pregnant, when they started playing Chasing Cars (I can't ever listen to that song again) and when Amelia finally broke down.
Obviously, NO ONE here likes Jo and JOLEX!!! Maggie sucks. And they are just friends. Kill McDreamy and the McFairy Tale and the MerDer endgame. But JOLEX is endgame. What about Alex saying that he was going to marry that girl(Jo) back in episode 12 of season 11?
You still think that's going to happen?Hahaha!
I nearly didn't watch this episode. But I'm glad that it didn't linger on the mourning of Der's death with what would be the standard way we've seen other series deal with the death. I too expected Mer to say Der's preop about saving lives.It skips all the residents forward to their final year. There will be a new neuro surgeon. Not keen on Webber's engagement. Arizona's speech to the doc in the cafe was fantastic. No Calazona reuniting yet. Glad Kepner got to do her mourning. I wasn't surprised that we didn't see the Shepherd clan at the funeral, I feel cheated at that. But why didn't Derek get buried on his land where the view of Seattle is?
I saw that too...Don't they already have a neurosurgeon, Ameila? Why do they have to find a new one? Or are they doing this because they think she's fallen into the deep end?
That made no sense to me. They have a neurosurgeon. Amelia took Derek's spot, and they just let Derek come back working for her. That seemed like another oversight
I have to admit that this show is my guilty pleasure. It's well worn, formulaic and easy to watch. In short, even though it doesn't make me LOL too often, it definitely cheers me up and makes me smile.
Totally understand. We all need our guilty pleasures in life!
I've never been totally convinced that Red was Liz's father. Why? Because that's what everyone has been saying since the first episode of the first season and that would be too easy...............and even with last night's reveal---I'm still not. It does seem Liz and Tom may be rekindling something...........
I agree it would be too easy to make him the father, though I did really like Liz questioning him if he loved her mother.
I have never liked Harold's wife - she always seemed .........."fishy"!?And yea! we got to see more Aram this week! How can you not just LOVE him!!
Aram is a fantastic character! I'm sure we'll get some episodes centered around him next season, right?
I think Aubry is lying. I think Barb and Tom should get together because they both are living in fantasy worlds. It's also past time for Barb to quit harping on what Russ did in the past and throwing up in his face every time she gets a chance...........how many more times does the man have to admit he made mistakes?? Russ is trying to rebuild his life but he has no support at all---that's got to be hard on him. I must have missed something because I didn't think Alonzo actually sold his business to that guy because he didn't give him want he wanted..........If you ask me Tony is right where he needs to be until he gets that he isn't some gangster thug like Edgar. I think after that he may possibly be starting to see that..........
Yes Alonzo did sell the business. He even admitted it to his brother (I think it's his brother, or friend). The guy was sleazy and rubbing it in his face because Alonzo had made remarks about illegal Mexicans, so he was admitting that he was one and that he was doing exactly what Alonzo expected of someone like him. Barb is still looking at her son Matt with rose coloured glasses. I wish Russ had not burned the pictures and that he had given them to her to see. She needs an awakening. She needs to see that her son was really messed up. I'm not saying he needed to die, but he was not only a bad person apparently, he was also a drug addict and drug dealer. I can understand Tom to some extent. Girl children are often "daddy's girl", and he can't seem to see or rationalize how Gwen could have done the things she did. The mother knew but he was never aware, so it's going to take longer for him to get there and I do sympathize with him. I know I might be in the minority here, but that's how I feel about Tom. I empathize.
I watch this one episode of this show to know what had happened to Nadia. Idk if it's the shows' way or if it was just for this one case, but the way they went about Nadia's injuries and abuse, describing every little detail, it was too much. Maybe Im just not yet totally desensitized to all the horrors, but L&O SVU is not a show that I would want to watch to unwind from work.
I agree. Law & Order SVU is a show I stay away from because of exactly what you said. They entertain by being brutally honest and I don't need that much honestly. This entire hour had me terrified. The rapist was way scary and what happened to Nadia was horrendous. Still brings tears to my eyes, how horrible what he did to her. Wonder how the gang will act once we get back to Chicago PD and one last thing. I hope Voight has him tortured in jail, over and over.
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