Character We Grew to Love
April Kepner was one of my least favorite characters from the time she arrived. That is, until this season. April has become tougher, stronger, and more surprising since the loss of her child and her decision to go overseas. You have to agree with Bailey on this one: "I like this Kepner. I never thought I would like Kepner. You know, old Kepner – there was pigtails, bunny rabbits, and smiling. Lots of smiling. But Kepner the reboot, Kepner 2.0, she's crazy. She's fierce. She's womaned up. Thank you, United States Army."
Favorite Guest Star
Geena Davis as Dr. Herman was one of the best things about this season. Herman was completely unlikable at first, but she became an interesting character to get to know, all while providing a way for other characters develop as well. When Amelia's surgery saves her life yet renders her blind, her wisdom is key: "The point is, I’m going to get to figure it out. Something is going to happen next. The point is, I’m alive. And I wouldn’t be if you hadn’t been such a pain in my ass."
Most Horrible Death
Need I even say it? I don't know if we'll ever get over the death of McDreamy, and the way he went out, while written in way that was actually poetic, was down right awful. RIP Derek Shepherd.
Most Heartbreaking Storyline
April and Jackson losing their baby. It was just so, so hard to watch as April and Jackson struggled to decide what do to about their sick child. But the worst was watching as April held the baby in her arms until he died.
Most Romantic Moment
Derek calls post-it. Meredith and Derek struggled all season, and he even left for a while to go to D.C. (where, let's not forget, he kissed another woman). But he comes back for Meredith, saying he can't live without her.