So, here we are, at the end of another season of Grey’s. And it is very clear our girls are in a bad place, I still believe they are endgame and I’ll get into that at the end of my review, but for now, here we go: They aren’t in scenes together until the end so forgive the bouncing around. Overall episode note: the word “fine”, which is Grey’s speak for it’s all about to be everything but…. used so many times in this ep that I yelled at the TV. And the opening titles with the lightening and flashing between white and black…very cool. And again, this episode required me looking at it from a shipper’s and show fan view.
We see Callie first, when she happily tells April about pinning her ring inside her scrub top. While this comes in to play in a huge way later, for me here, it made my heart ache a little…. what happened isn’t even on Callie’s radar. Yes, she’s wondering where Arizona is but her being with Lauren isn’t a thought. And we cut to the on call room where Arizona is getting dressed, because yes, she did have sex with Lauren. Yup, I will admit I had hoped she wouldn’t go that far, but she did. And now she can’t wait to get away from Lauren. As for Lauren, I really, really don’t like her. She’s all calm and relaxed, and plain old doesn’t care that Arizona is married. Lauren offers to help in the NICU and Arizona tells her no, and gets out of the room quickly.
The NICU: Arizona arrives to an understaffed NICU and tells Alex, Jo and Stephanie about keeping the makers of the tiny humans happy. It’s a callback to S6 finale when she gave the same speech about the lockdown. Lauren shows up to help, and Arizona obviously doesn’t want her there. Alex lets her help..” keep the makers of the tiny humans happy, right?” I think he senses something is up but not sure exactly what. And the NICU is in trouble, there are no spare batteries for the ventilators. No generators, no batteries, things are about to get intense. And a side note: Alex’s everything’s fine smile: creepy.
Back to the front of the hospital and while Callie is telling a patient that she can’t discharge him and along comes a flying bus, actually a crashing one but you get the picture….. and notice, Callie is right at the front of the people running to it. They evacuate the passengers, except the one Hunt and Avery go back for.
Arizona and Alex in the supply closet. Arizona confesses about Lauren to Alex, and Alex tells her she’s not the most horrible person standing in that closet. Now, I took a few things from this scene: the first being that yes, Arizona has been struggling for a while. Why do I say that? Because having her stuff together Arizona would never not have spare batteries on hand. She’s been back at work, yes, but she hasn’t completely been herself there either. The second: I think that we will get more of the Arizona/Alex relationship in S10, but with them more as colleagues than teacher/student. Of course at this point, I realize that my ability to guess what the Grey’s writers are going to do is completely shot. They have no batteries and Alex asks what they are going to do…. Arizona has no idea. Again, a sign that while she is standing there, she isn’t all there.
Back in the NICU the batteries are starting to go as Derek arrives with the baby. Yeah, still don’t like Lauren, but again she is there as pre-crash Arizona… when she says “We can do this” reminded me of Arizona knowing Ruby needed surgery and doing it in an exam room in S6 finale. The one of the dads, Tim, notices the low battery light and announces it to the entire NICU. Panic of course sets in. Derek steps in and suggests the parents do the bagging. We are reminded again that Arizona isn’t quite herself, needing Derek to step in like that.
Callie is taking care of Jackson and has to get April to leave the area. Can we just take a moment and love how hardcore Callie is through this… Steady, calm and focused. Callie as an admin person, not so much. Callie in doctor mode: awesome. And while not seen a lot, it’s a telling contrast to Arizona. While Arizona constantly seems to be overwhelmed by the effects of the storm, Callie is indeed focused and zoned in.
Hey Grey’s Fam,
Even though the Grey’s season finale had quite a bit of heartbreaking and ‘WTF?’ moments, one of the bright spots was Alex finally confessing his love for Jo and kissing her! Camilla Luddington did a brief interview with Elle to chat about Jolex and that moment we’ve all been waiting for.
How did you prep for that climactic moment?It was the last scene of the night. It was probably one in the morning. Everyone had gone home so there was an intimacy to the set. I separated myself from everyone and listened to really romantic music—Mumford & Sons and U2—and just cheesed it up. By the time he approached me, my heart was beating out of my chest. Let me just say this: Justin Chambers is a wonderful kisser. I totally melted.
Hey Yo Gabblers!
Must be nice to be on summer hiatus, huh? Patrick Dempsey was spotted frolicking around the Caribbean with his wife and kids a few days ago.
Not bad for a 47-year-old man, eh? Rowr!
Click the link above for more pics and more details on his Caribbean getaway.
On a scale of 1 to McDreamy, how jealous are we?
Yours in Grey’s, Pam Fier
Hey Grey’s Army,
Shonda Rhimes has spoken! She chatted with the folks over at Entertainment Weekly about the fates of Webber, Calzona, and Crowen.
What she had to say about Richard:
So have we said goodbye to yet another member of our beloved team of doctors? “That’s such an interesting question! I love that people are asking that question,” Rhimes told EW last night at an event at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences that honored the second season finale of her latest hit drama Scandal. “I’m not going to answer it because I like that it’s a question. I will tell you that you will see Jim Pickens again, but I’m not going to answer the question.”
On the upheaval of Calzona:
Rhimes says, “I feel like a lot of LGBT characters on television — and I hopefully don’t fall into this category — are sort of sanitized for our protection. They are happily in love and they hardly ever do anything wrong and they never cheat and they’re never too sexual and they don’t have any other storylines except about them being gay. I felt like I wanted to give them a complex storyline that wasn’t about that.”
Discussing the end of Crowen:
“I think Owen and Christina have been on a very very long journey that’s been really complicated for both of them,” Rhimes says. “I feel like there’s a sense that this is the end of the journey that they’ve been on for two seasons that was sort of messed up by the fact that she was in the plane crash….they were finally forced to have the conversation that neither of them wanted to have and it was a very honest conversation. She walked away and he did not follow, so how they’re going to cope with that is going to be something.”
Please be sure to read the full interview by clicking the link above.
As per usual with Shonda, I have more questions than answers…
What do you make of what she said about Webber’s fate? How about her thoughts on the effects the plane crash had on Arizona? Do you feel like Crowen is really done or is Shonda going to leave that door open?
What say you???
Yours in Grey’s, Pam Fier
Greetings Grey’s Fam!
You all still holding hands and hugging friends after last night’s finale? Yeah, me too. But not for the reason you may think. After all the hype and focus on Arizona’s infidelity and the concerns on the outcome of Meredith and the baby, the hint Shonda dropped that one of the doctor’s lives would hang in the balance seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle. Maybe we all assumed it was Meredith she was speaking of. There were definitely nail-biting moments there. Then I thought, for sure, Jackson was a goner trying to rescue that little girl from the bus. But, in the literal last moment of the finale, we see one of the hospital’s pillars laid out flat in the basement!
Is Richard Dead?
Want to know what is definitely NOT awesome? Richard looking pretty darn lifeless at the end of this season 9 finale having been electrocuted (!) while down in the depths of the hospital trying to restore the power. So help me, if Richard is dead … I can’t talk about it. Not my Richard.