Friends, let's talk.
Last night's Grey's Anatomy 2 hour season finale - what did you think?
Were you shocked?
Sitting on the edge of your seat?
Drinking from the bottle to numb the pain?
Watching with your hands covering your eyes?
Yeah. It was a pretty intense 2 hours, no? From start to finish, I didn't know what to expect. I told myself, "Loukia, after last year's shocker finale episode, anything is possible this year, so be prepared."
I thought I was strong. I was wrong.
A shooter in the hospital. Before I actually watched the episode, I didn't realize just how scary it was going to be. It was really, really scary. Consider yourself warned.
Pregnant Meredith. The gunshots. The anticipation. The worry, the fear. Who would die next? Would Alex survive? Poor Bailey! And that scene with Derek and the shooter, with Meredith and Cristina watching, too far to do anything to help? And April - hands up if you just wanted to slap this girl last night! Holy heart stopping episode!
The elevator scene with Cristina, like McMommy mentioned in her post today, was so well done. I really thought I was going to have a heart attack right then and there, didn't you?
And then, in typical Grey's fashion, the last 10 minutes or so, when Cristina is operating on Derek, trying to save his life, and the shooter has the gun pointed at her head? And then Meredith telling the shooter to shoot her instead? And then Owen getting shot? And then Dr. Avery saving the day (phew!)? It was all too much!
I loved it, truly. It was an amazing, shocking, and intense 2 hours of television, that's for sure. No one knew what was coming. No one was safe. Who would be the next victim? Well done, Shondra Rhimes, well done.
Now, a few cons?
Nothing, and I mean nothing, could have topped last year's season finale shocker. Nobody saw that ending coming, seriously. So after that, this episode, although amazing, left me expecting the worst for everyone. But still, I was terrified - man, Mr. Clark was creepy, no?
Couldn't Meredith have told Derek she was pregnant before he went into surgery? I would have totally told him. To give him something to fight for.
The lack of cell phones. Come on, Seattle Grace! While I understand doctors still use pagers, don't tell me NONE of them had a cell phone in their pockets! No iphones or blackberry's? Really? Also, if Meredith and Teddy and the rest of them were on Twitter, a lot less damage would have happened:
@Grey Holy shit meet me on the 3rd floor by the elevators!
@Teddy I need you, like YESTERDAY, Derek has been shot in the heart!
@Derek I'm pregnant. I love you. Stay safe.
I mean, seriously, Twitter would have totally helped in last night's situation.
Also, why was nobody (like Bailey) using a regular phone for help? Lockdown doesn't mean the phone lines are dead! Couldn't Bailey find a PHONE to call 9-1-1 to get the elevators working again? It would have a smart move, right?
Overall, phenomenal episode, and I am so glad we were not left with a cliff hanger like last year. If we didn't find out Derek's fate last night, well, how would we have survived the summer?
I turn the floor to you now. What are your thoughts with last night's season finale?