Man oh man oh man! The Grey's Anatomy season finale was so action packed with goodness I don't even know where to begin! I must say, for such a mediocre season they sure went out with a bang!
What an emotional roller coaster we were taken on during this two hour finale: sadness, joy, redemption, disappointment, hope, and the list goes on...!
Let's start with the patients:
The Beth & Jeremy story was one of the best I've seen in a long time! My heart totally went out to them- being young and in love and still believing in the power of it all! The emotional sex scene, the passion, the romance, the innocence- it was so perfectly written & executed. Kudos to the writers on a fantastic storyline - and to the actors for such a convincing performance!
The seemingly outrageous-turned-emotional story of 19-year-old Andrew trapped in concrete also contributed greatly the episode! The things he did for love & acceptance were heartbreaking! Lola's unwillingness to stand by the boy she loved and put into this life-threatening situation to begin with just seemed evil! Yet I somehow was able to empathize with the (pardon my french..) bitch!
And Ava/Rebecca's borderline personality disorder, total regression after finding out the baby didn't exist, & suicide attempt wasn't treated lightly either. Alex's struggle with accepting the situation & allowing Izzie to care showed us a side of Alex we rarely see. Even the intense emotional bond between Izzie & Alex at the end of the episode seemed so..... genuine. Poor Meredith dealing with slit wrists and suicide attempts twice in the same kitchen!
And onto the relationships:
What season finale isn't complete with kissing galore?! Erica & Callie (Ericallie?), George & Lexie, Richard & Adelle, Izzie & Alex, and of course.. Meredith & Derek!
The Erica-Callie storyline has turned out to be one of my favorites. It seems so real, powerful, and honest... I can't wait to see where they take it next season!
Pre-Denny, Pre-Ava/Rebcca, Pre-Lexie... Izzie & Alex had a bond. I'm all for revisiting that!
And I must say that I am ecstatic that Richard has finally gotten his priorities straight.. and that Bailey is able to learn from his mistakes and see the "bigger picture"! Bailey is such a strong woman, I would hate to see her lose it all! (Plus i absolutely loved her secret Star Wars knowledge bank- NEVER saw that coming!)
And finally, in a completely cutesy, hokey, only Grey's-can-pull-it-off way, the last Mer/Der scene in their candlelit "floorplan" made me, like the candles, absolutely melt! IT'S ABOUT DAMN TIME! And how McDreamy of him to want to talk to Rose first! Whatta guy!
I'm telling you.. I laughed, I cried, I yelled, my heart melted, and I was left wanting MORE! Such a disappointing season was salvaged by this amazing 2-hour season finale. Even the groan-worthy parts were overshadowed by the intensity, depth, & sincerity of the rest of the episode, having all the elements of the seasons past! I can seriously not complain! (Seriously).
Hook, line, and sinker, they've pulled me in for another season!