Grey's Anatomy Review: Breakups, Breakdowns and Babies

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Grey’s Anatomy. No matter what goes on during a season, you are always able to pull off an unforgettable finale.  And"Perfect Storm” was no exception.

From explosions to operating in the dark, to the arrival of a beautiful McBaby Boy and the realization of feelings by many of the doctors, the hour was jam packed.

Grey-Sloan Memorial experienced power outages and a bus crash during an intense super storm. The hour was loosely based on Super Storm Sandy hit the East Coast endured this year. I live on the East Coast, and trust me, it wasn’t pretty. As always, Shonda Rhimes company found a way to do it justice.

Callie With Bailey

Tiny Babies & Low Batteries. Arizona, Jo and Alex faced the challenge of keeping the Nic-U up and running with the loss of power and no batteries for the ventilators. Who was there to help? Lauren, of course. The uncomfortableness was all over Arizona’s face after her cheating tryst with the hot blonde. But Callie’s face said even more. 

That fight was not what I expected. You expect the fight to be over the fact that Arizona cheated, but she turned it into the plane crash and losing her leg again. We cannot even begin to relate what Arizona went through, but that seemed a little uncalled for. Is this the end for Calzona?

Jackson Avery, You Are A Hero. The crazy bus crash led to Jackson saving a young girl in the nick of time before the explosion. Watching him walk away carrying that child moved him up the hotness scale... if that was even possible. April’s reaction was just as stunning as she told him she wants him and won’t marry Matthew if he doesn’t want her to.

It seems that Jackson and April are end game. What’s the next logical step? Bring them together now or drag out the angst for another season? My vote: Jackson and April. NOW!

The End of An Era. The Ethan situation was a great side arc that has gone on over the past several weeks. It brought out a change in Owen that needed to come out. The series had been telling us that Owen wanted children, but this allowed us to actually see it. The truth is... Owen wants it and deserves it. That means him and Yang are once again on different pages. It doesn’t look like there is any way of going back after this.

Jalex? Looks like it is time we come up with an official shipper moniker for Jo and Alex because it is on, baby! These two really deserve each other. Both characters have been written in a way to make you root for the underdog. And after nine seasons, all us hardcore Alex fans want to see is him happy with someone who is not crazy...or at least doesn’t see ghosts? 

McBaby Is Here! A complicated night for Der and Mer, right? After doing a c-section in the dark, a baby that needed to go to the Nic-U, and emergency surgery by an intern...I mean, wow. Meredith turns out to be okay after Bailey sucked it up and got back in the OR. In return, a beautiful baby boy named Bailey. LOVE IT! 

Can we just acknowledge for a second that there is nothing sexier than seeing Derek hold a newborn? Well, maybe Jackson saving that little girl. Since it’s the finale, they both win.

Shocking. After Webber discovered Frank, the man in charge of the generators, on the ground from a heart attack, it was proven once again that he can always save the day and make things better. After finding him and sending him into surgery, he went down to flip the switch. Who else was completely shocked to see him laying on the wet ground with the generators and electric sparking? 

Here is one thing that I know I am not alone in saying: Shonda, if you kill off our precious Dr. Webber, you will never be forgiven. Case closed.

Side Notes:

  • Could Bailey be a more perfect name for McBaby? Instantly made me think of when she named her baby after George. Oh, the days of interns past.
  • How nostalgic was it to see Derek and Cristina sitting on the bed in the hallway? Mer and Yang have done that so many times, it felt natural to see these two.
  • Yang was on fire with one-liners in this hour. Check out the awesome Grey’s Anatomy quotes section for them. 
  • Big kudos to Ellen Pompeo and Chandra Wilson for amazing performances.

So, let’s wrap it up. We’re down two couples, up one, in limbo on another, gained a baby... and possibly lost the best mentor ever. What did you think, TV Fanatics? Was the finale up to Grey’s Anatomy standards? 

We now have all summer to debate it. Are Owen and Yang done for good? What will happen to Calzona? Should April call off her engagement for Jackson? A bigger question - does he want her to? Are Jo and Alex in it for the long haul? And, the most important, what is the fate of Richard Webber?

Overall, a great finale once again. Until September, Grey’s fans. If we can wait that long. 

Perfect Storm Review

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Grey's Anatomy Season 9 Episode 24 Quotes

Figures you go into labor in the middle of a super storm.

Cristina

Owen, you want kids.

Cristina