Here’s a look back at a few of the awesome moments of tonight’s Grey’s season 10 finale courtesy of ABC!
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So many great scenes! And many others that aren’t included here. Looking forward to season 11 already!!!! But I’ll settle for season 10 on Netflix and DVD first
Well, Gabblers, it’s finally happened. ABC aired the last Grey’s Anatomy episode for season 10 and the final one for Sandra Oh, “Fear (Of the Unknown)”. Did you get to watch it? Here are a couple of highlights! Don’t forget to click each source’s respective link to read their recaps in full!
Although the 10th season finale of Grey’s Anatomy will always be remembered – sniffle – as Cristina’s swan song, “Fear (of the Unknown)” also sets up some intriguing conflicts for the series’ return in the fall. Shall we run through them? Let’s!
PARTING IS SUCH SWEET SORROW | As the hour begins, Cristina is leaving Owen’s following a passionate pre-goodbye to pick up a European cell phone charger at the mall… which, shortly thereafter, is the site of a huge explosion! So, for the next (what seems like an) eternity, he – and we – are left to worry that maybe she’s been hurt or worse.
–Cristina’s replacement (played by Kelly McCreary) at the hospital has daddy issues: Namely, she’s likely the love child of Webber and Ellis Grey — and Meredith’s sister! — after she tells the Chief that she was adopted and her late her mother’s name is on the hospital. It’s a twist that would make Olivia Pope proud.
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Cristina offers one last piece of advice to her friend – don’t let what Derek wants eclipse what Meredith needs. Later, Meredith tells Derek that she can’t move. They finally hash out their problems and Meredith calls Derek out for taking the job at D.C. when he said he’d take a step back. She doesn’t want to be in his shadow like her father was in her mother’s shadow. Meredith puts her foot down that she’s not leaving Seattle and Derek isn’t happy about it.
After a terrorist threat on the hospital, April (Sarah Drew) had doubts about having the baby, but in a surprise twist, Jackson (Jesse Williams)’s mom convinced her otherwise.
Cristina left Alex (Justin Cambers) her shares in the hospital and her seat on the board! Even though the Chief Webber (James Pickens Jr) already offered it to Bailey (Chandra Wilson)! That should make for an interesting dynamic next season.
But Cristina isn’t alone when she leaves. When Shane realizes that his teacher is exiting, he begs to come along. She agrees and then quits. Unfortunately, there is one goodbye that she doesn’t get as Owen is stuck in the middle of a surgery when she has to catch her cab. So their silent, though highly emotional goodbye is through the gallery glass from the OR. Meredith practically shoves Cristina into the cab, knowing her person won’t leave of her own volition because Cristina feels like she’s not finished. As Meredith says, she isn’t finished; she’s only just begun. Of course, Cristina returns about five minutes later to dance it out one last time with Meredith.
Since we already knew that Shane (Gaius Charles) and Leah (Tessa Ferrer) would not be returning to Grey’s next year, this is how they made their exits: Leah, who came to peace with the fact that she does not have what it takes to be surgeon, slipped out of the hospital with her head held high, after she’s successfully calmed down each of her panicking patients. As for Shane? He begged Cristina to take him with her Switzerland, saying that he wanted to follow his teacher wherever she went. With a smile on her face, Cristina agreed and Shane respectfully quit his residency program.
No doubt, we’re in store for some mega drama and storylines come Grey’s Anatomy‘s 11th season. Dr. Webber and the new Head of Cardiothoracics? A surrogate for Calzona? MERDER??!! Oh my. This finale sure packed a punch and elicited various responses from me ranging from sadness, heart palpitations, crying, laughter, screaming at the TV, etc. It is, in my humble opinion, ranked one of the best in Grey’s history. And not just because of the perfect ending we were promised for Cristina by Shonda Rhimes, but also because of each and every other story told within the framework of Sandra’s departure. Her “goodbyes” were all individualistic, some heartfelt and some so very Cristina. GA may be finished for Sandra, but Cristina will live on. Thank you, Sandra Oh, for delivering such a timeless gift to the world. Cristina Yang’s legacy will resound in our hearts now until forever. YOU are extraordinary and you’ve helped make GA’s 10 seasons absolutely incredible. We’ll miss you!Read More
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So we have come to the penultimate episode of the season and the second to last episode before the departure of Cristina Yang. In this episode, Cristina is trying to find a replacement for her boss, Dr Russell, who gave notice that he was leaving the hospital in the previous episode. Owen has donned his chief of surgery hat for most of this episode as he deals with the fallout of Bailey giving her bubble boy patient, Braden Morris, an unauthorized treatment. Owen and Cristina had two small scenes, that were work-related and one scene at the end that was quite swoon-worthy and heartbreaking at the same time. This episode was written by Austin Guzman and directed by Bill d’Elia.
Cristina is at a nurses’ station, when Bailey and resident Stephanie approach her. Bailey is making an official admission to Cristina, in her capacity as a member of the board. But somehow, I don’t think Cristina was even aware that was the reason why Bailey was informing her of what she did. Bailey says that she gave a patient a stem-cell transplant using deactivated HIV as a viral vector in order to cure his SCID. She adds that she did it against his parents’ wishes.
Cristina gives her a “whoa” and asks if it worked. Bailey says that it did and Cristina offers her a high-five. As Bailey walks away, she tells Stephanie that she has just informed the board and they should go and tell Braden’s parents.
There is a reason that Cristina was not too concerned with Bailey’s confession. She is too pre-occupied by the fact that Owen has assigned her to interview all of the candidates for Dr Russell’s position. She is next seen eating a waffle, which Meredith has brought her, when Owen comes by to tell her that the first candidate is waiting in the conference room. Then, he leaves.
Meredith says she can’t believe that Owen is making her pick her own replacement. As they head towards the conference room, Cristina corrects her and says that she is picking Dr Russell’s replacement, not her own though she did volunteer to do that. Meredith replies that it is a punishment since it was like cleaning an apartment that you’re vacating. (Hey, Meredith, I have cleaned two apartments that I was vacating to ensure that I would get back my security deposit).
Cristina says that Owen knows that the move to Zurich is the right thing for her and that he has been totally supportive. Meredith says that something is coming and she can feel it in her bones. (Maybe it is that possible act of terrorism that is coming in the next episode, which Meredith is feeling.)
They both spot the candidate in the conference room. Meredith lets out a “eww”, while Cristina agrees, saying that she hates his face. Meredith says to look her in the eye and tell her that it isn’t a punishment. Cristina thanks her for the waffle and goes off to start her long day of interviews.
Bailey’s admission to the parents did not go very well, so she and Stephanie are in a meeting with Owen in a conference room. Bailey says that the Morrises did not react as she hoped they would. Owen asks if legal action hadn’t crossed her mind. Bailey says that she had hoped they would see the bigger picture, adding that Stephanie should be excused since she wasn’t involved.
Owen asks if Stephanie knew what she was doing and failed to report it. Both Bailey and Stephanie say nothing, which Owen takes to mean that Stephanie was definitely involved. He tells them that he is going to call Legal and not to go anywhere or talk to anyone. He certainly did get Legal involved because in the next scene, the hospital lawyer is questioning Bailey and Stephanie, in the presence of Owen and Avery, the chairman of the board.
The lawyer is looking to get all of the facts as he asks if the parents authorized treatment with a signed consent. Bailey says yes. Then, he asks if they told Dr Edwards that they changed their mind. Bailey again says yes. The lawyer then wants it confirmed that she gave the patient the stem cell transplant, anyway. Bailey nods.Read More
23 episodes down, one more to go! Can you believe it? #FarewellToCristina still doesn’t seem real, but we’re one week away from it becoming a reality. Did you catch tonight’s new Grey’s episode, “Everything I Try to Do, Nothing Seems to Turn Out Right”? Here are a few highlights! Don’t forget to visit each respective sight to view their recaps in full!
We all knew who wouldn’t return to Grey’s Anatomy next season, but it was still a tiny bit surprising that it was Leah who actually got fired from Grey Sloan Memorial during Thursday’s episode.
With Derek in Washington, D.C., Amelia has stuck around GSM to assist. Meredith and Derek assume that they’re holding her hostage, but it turns out that she actually wants to stay in Seattle, so she decides to break things off with James.
The bubble boy is well enough to be sent home but first Bailey says she must inform the board and parents about the truth. She tells Cristina first who is a bit shocked but high fives Bailey anyways. She tells the parents the truth next but they don’t take the news as well. In fact they want to press charges against Bailey for assault.
HELP WANTED | When Owen assigns Cristina the task of interviewing possible replacements for the departing Russell, what he’s really doing is plotting to make her hate them all and then offer her the position. At least that’s Mer’s theory. (She’s right, too. Isn’t she usually?) However, after Cristina begs Owen not to offer her the job, he doesn’t. He knows that nothing good can come of him asking her stay, so he refrains. At least he tries really hard to refrain. In the end, he can’t help but plant a passionate kiss on her and say, “Don’t leave me until you’re leaving me.” (Sigh.)
As always, Grey’s Anatomy knocked it out of the park last night! Did you catch it’s new episode, “We Are Never Getting Back Together”? Check out a few highlights here! And to view each recap in full, please be sure to visit each source site listed below!
The board runs a meeting to inform Cristina that Dr. Russell (her boss) is leaving the hospital. They believe it has to do with the Harper Avery Award and the fact that it’s come to light that no one at Grey + Sloan Memorial will ever win one.
Richard wants Cristina to appeal the decision but it doesn’t go over well with her. Cristina is tired to hearing about it so Meredith encourages her to accept the invitation to speak in Zurich about her research…
Meanwhile, April and Jackson get their first ultrasound done, at which point they both decide not to terminate. Though there is still tension between them, April comes to Jackson’s defense when Webber yells at him over the Avery Foundation hiccups.
MEANWHILE, BACK AT THE RANCH… | While all of this is going on, back in Seattle, Callie reveals to Derek that she’s taken their research in a new direction that eliminates the need for his sensors. She also notes that, as he and Amy prepare to separate conjoined twins who share gray matter, he treats his sister “like the village idiot.” Which, along the way, he realizes she is not. So, newly enlightened, he recommends that she take his place working with Callie. “But I don’t live here,” Amy points out (I’m paraphrasing). “Maybe you should,” he suggests (again paraphrasing).
Episode 21 of Grey’s Anatomy season 10 aired tonight! Did you catch it? Here are a few recaps! And don’t forget to visit each source’s site to read them in their entirety!
The day after a dejected Cristina failed to win the Harper Avery Award, everyone is going to bat for her, but none more so than Webber. He had planned a trip to Boston to celebrate, but instead turned his trip into an inquisition to find out why Yang was stiffed. It turns out that she didn’t win because it would’ve been a conflict of interest for the Harper Avery Foundation, which is part owner of GSM. In fact, she even had the votes to win it. Also, Richard had plans to propose to Catherine, but after she accuses him of only being there to defend Cristina, he leaves without popping the question…
Meredith and Owen worry about Cristina when she doesn’t show up for the flight home. When they get back to the hospital, Meredith is very bitter about Cristina’s loss and takes it out on April.
Derek is surprised when his sister Amelia shows up unannounced. She has news that she’s recently become engaged and is a bit freaked out about it. To help, he leaves her with the kids for the day. He and Meredith decide to take advantage of having a babysitter and make a date in the OR.
Callie and Arizona try to plan when they’re going to try and get pregnant. But April awkwardly butts in (because she’s crashes at their place) and it becomes clear that she’s over stayed her welcome…
Maaaaan, did I enjoy that! Frankie and Ivy’s parents forcing Cristina to choose? That storyline has just been tough to watch. Tonight made it no different. Karev garnering Arizona’s support for his next career move? Yeah, loved their moments together. Sentimental, but comedic. Don’t think he expected to get the answer that he got, but I did. How about Dr. Webber and Catherine? Yikes! April news delivered a bit of an OMG moment to many (well, at least to me). Cristina’s performance was spot on and brilliant as always. I loved how Meredith went all ape on people on Cristina’s behalf lol And it was definitely refreshing to see Amelia again. Any moments in tonight’s episode that were especially intriguing for you? Share ‘em!