“I had this badass professor in med school. She seemed invincible. Then one day she needed her gall bladder out. And the surgery killed her. Her platelets stopped clotting. She bled out on the table. Everything that could have gone wrong did go wrong. Surgeons have a name for it. We call it a perfect storm. Funny, never thought it would happen to me.”
As I sit here, a full day after the season 9 finale has aired, I’m still in shock. I’m talking emotionally hangover and straight up physically drained. Shonda wasn’t kidding when she advised viewers to hug a friend! (For me… I chose to hug a bottle of wine, which thinking back could be the reason for the hangover….) Annnnyyyyways…. a lot happened last night. And when I say a lot, I mean a crazy ton of information, dialog, feelings, and storylines were crammed into 42 minutes of television that I’m still not able to fully process, even after watching it 3 times since. As a result, I’m approaching my recap from a different angle this time around and strongly encourage you all to chime in with your thoughts, feelings, and opinions on what went down in the finale. Let’s round-table-discuss this if you will. Bare with me folks…. I’m still in recovery mode from the “drama and thrills” JCap referred to. Speaking of which, anyone else find themselves in the fetal position this morning or was that just me??
At the top of the episode, Owen bids Ethan and Paul farewell as the helicopter arrives to take them to an alternative hospital for safety before the brunt of the storm hits. In the elevator, Cristina calls Owen out by admitting she knows he took an interest in adopting Ethan, prior to Paul coming out of the coma. Cristina sternly reminds Owen that while she knows he wants kids that is something she will never give him. Owen continues to reassure her that he loves her and wants his life to be with her but Cristina points out that although he may love her, he may also end up resenting her for keeping him from having the family they both know he wants.
At the end of last week’s episode we see an excitedly nervous Meredith and Derek get the surprise of a lifetime as Mer’s water broke while they were prepping to wait out the storm at the hospital. It comes as no surprise to Cristina when Meredith goes into labor as the super storm heads their way, but nonetheless, she’s in labor and they have to figure out a plan. Quickly! As the OB assesses Meredith’s condition, she diagnoses the baby with face presentation, a position in which the baby is coming out face first. Due to the risky nature of the birthing process under those conditions, the OB informs Meredith she will be giving birth by Cesarean section. As if that wasn’t enough for Mer and Der to process, the lights suddenly go out and the hospital is out of power. Great. Is there anything else that could go wrong? Wait, forget I asked! Meredith reluctantly agrees to proceed with the C-section and before long; a beautiful McBaby boy arrives into the world. At first, he doesn’t cry, leaving Meredith to believe something was wrong. Alas, he was just a little tuckered from it all and needed a little extra monitoring, just to be on the safe side. Derek leaves with their newborn son while Shane stays behind to close up Meredith but something’s not right. Meredith begins to suffer from internal bleeding from the fall she took earlier but manages to talk Shane through the process of locating the source and controlling the bleeding. (PS…. Can we say rockstar? I mean who else do we know can walk their intern through a surgical procedure that’s being performed on themselves?? Genius writing, Stacy. Epic acting, Ellen!) Shane continues to operate on Meredith, using her as his surgical how-to manual until she loses consciousness from lack of blood. Before she goes under, she gives Shane strict instructions to let her die if she arrests for more than 9 minutes. Um, whoa. Not the easiest of work conditions to perform under, eh Shane? I mean, no pressure, right?!
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.
Hey again, Gabblers!
Take the time to check out TV Line’s recap of last night’s explosive (no pun intended) Grey’s Anatomy season 9 finale, “Perfect Storm”! You can find some of it below!
THE CLOSER | First, Mer understandably freaks when her newborn doesn’t immediately cry. Then, after Derek takes away their perfectly healthy (and incredibly clean) tot to the nursery, Shane is left to close.
FROM START TO FINISH | Overcoming his fear that he’s some kind of lady jinx who turns every woman he’s involved with into a basket case, Alex finally admits to Jo that he loves her, and they engage in a whole smoochapalooza.
SHOCKING… LITERALLY | Unaware that Bailey has stepped in and saved Mer, Richard spends the hour believing that his efforts to cajole her back into the OR have failed. She’s just about to find him to fill him in and apologize for their big fight when we see that – holy crap! – when the power came back on, he was electrocuted in the flooded basement!
To read this recap in it’s entirety, please click the source link below!
I’ve watched the finale, read A LOT of tweets and A LOT of comments about it. It’s a mixed bag of thoughts and emotions. My question to you is- which part(s) of this finale did you liked most, absolutely hate, were disappointed by?
Here’s a peek at last night’s Grey’s Anatomy season 9 finale, “Perfect Storm”!
Grey’s Anatomy’s Shonda Rhimes said there would be an “emotional death” in the season nine finale and was very right — on multiple levels.
1. Arizona, caught cheating.
2. Cristina (Sandra Oh) doesn’t want to stand in Owen’s (Kevin McKidd) way of becoming a father.
3. Webber’s (James Pickens Jr.) down, but is he out?
For the rest of this recap, please visit The Hollywood Reporter by clicking the source link below!
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So the fantastically, awesome ladies of The Seriously Grey’s Podcast has released a snippet of their review of tonight’s Grey’s Anatomy season 9 finale, “Perfect Storm”! Give it a listen!
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Maaaan, I love these ladies! Always going in depth with these episodes. Your dissection of this finale ROCKS! Thank you!