Grey's Anatomy Finale

United States
May 18, 2007 9:56am CST
I thought it was very dissappointing to be honest. I mean first of all the never wrapped up the George and Izzy thing. Does he love her, doesn't he love her? And then the wedding! I can't believe Burke left her like that! I mean granted he was right about her just doing it for him but still she was ready and she went through all that prepping and getting eyebrows removed-for what? so he could leave HER at the altar! Then I think this Alex and Ava thing is ridiculous too. Now I did figure that Meredith and Derek would break up cause she has been being distant with him. She couldnt' even answer his question last night. I can't believe George failed his test! That was a huge shock cause he's like the best doctor. And why is Callie the new Chief?? That boggles my mind. What did you guys think of the finale??
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@lisado (1230)
• United States
18 May 07
I wasn't happy. I didn't care for any of the storylines, really. The one with Richard and Adele was so sad. I hope they are able to work things out. Finding out it was his baby was just so sad! The thing with Alex and Ava was pretty expected. She'd say "take me", he'd say no. He'd think about it and chase after her, only she is already gone. BORING! The thing with George failing his test ticked me off. I'd rather them say he transferred to get away from Calli/Izzy. His failing was pretty low. :( Derek and Meredith are annoying me now with their on again/off again thing. Either they love each other or they don't. Someone needs to make up their mind! Bailey not getting Chief resident ticks me off, too. No way Calli should have gotten it.
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@kareng (11121)
• United States
18 May 07
I agree, the Derrick/Meridith show is getting old and boring. And Alex and Ava was predictable. I was wondering if he would go back and make a play for Addison. Nope...he decided to run after Ava. Too late! Well we have all summer to speculate now. lol!
@nicolec (2673)
• United States
18 May 07
I loved it. Thought it was great. Since George is leaving the show, they had to do something that would make him need to leave the hospital. So I guess it was failing the test. And they can't wrap up everyting, so the George/Callie/Izzy story line stays open for next season. And the wedding, I think Burke finally realized that he was hoping for Christina to become some one and she never did. But I think, shame on him for making her have a wedding that she didn't want. I'm glad they split up. I don't understand either why Callie is chief resident. I hope that doesn't mean that Baily is leaving. Becaue I really like her. Maybe The Chief did that because Baily has a family. Remember his whole thing about being chief destroying family life. And since Callie doesn't have a baby, it makes sense to him. Anyways, I liked it.
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• United States
18 May 07
i didn't hear that. I did however read in In Touch Magazine that Kate Walsh said Patrick and Ellen were the only 2 stars returning and that "contract negotiations had stalled for stars like Katherine Heigl" -I personally dont think there is going to be another season. There's no reason to.
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@nicolec (2673)
• United States
18 May 07
He's still upset about how things were handled when Burke called him names. Apparently there has been major rifts among the cast mastes. Especially now that Addison is getting her own show. Check this out about George: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16441598/
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• United States
18 May 07
I read that T.R. Knight will definitely be back. I think he will do his intern year over and that will give us a reason to see some of the new interns, like Lexie Grey. Meanwhile the others will go on to be surgical residents and we'll still follow them.
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• United States
18 May 07
I was confused by the finale. They left too many loose ends. As for Burke, I think he loves Cristina so much that he let her go-- she was trying to change too much for him and he could see that. Read Shonda Rhimes' blog for the explanation of the finale: So the third season began with Meredith helping Izzie remove her prom dress and ended with Meredith helping Cristina get out of her wedding gown. I don’t know if you’ve noticed but…I like a little symmetry. This season was important to me. It wasn’t as light as Season Two and for good reason – our characters were in a darker place. I needed to put Meredith’s mother to rest, Izzie’s grief to rest, and the race for Chief to rest. George needed to grow up on a monumental level and then come full circle to where he was when we first met him in the pilot. Meredith had to finally try to face the fact that she’s damaged when it comes to relationships. I wanted to put Bailey on the path of questioning her standing as The Chosen One. Both Burke and Derek needed to hit a relationship wall, each in their own ways. And then there’s Cristina… Oh, the Cristina of it all. What this season is about most of all – for all of our women – is the idea of “having it all” is a myth. And that was true for Cristina more than anyone. Slowly, over the course of the season, we’ve watched as hard-nosed Yang sliced off little pieces of herself to accommodate Burke. From helping Burke hide his tremor to Colin Marlowe telling her she’s not the woman he knew to prepping for the wedding, she slowly morphs from kickass surgeon-girl into a woman we don’t quite recognize in that wedding dress with penciled eyebrows. I wanted you to have the feeling in the finale that she’s become this painted doll – beautiful, everyone’s fantasy bride, but a painted doll all the same. No longer our Cristina. There’s that wonderful moment where she begs Bailey to let her cut because a part of her knows she’s becoming someone she doesn’t recognize. And then, just as she’s lost almost all of herself standing there in that gown ready to walk down the aisle, Burke is telling her that he can’t marry her. Because even Burke realizes that this Cristina is not his Cristina. It’s devastating. I hope you noticed that in the beginning of the episode Cristina talks about a heart as a purely anatomical thing (“it pumps blood”) and then Burke’s vows are all about the heart as an emotional thing (“I promise to lay my heart in the palm of your hands”) and it’s so sad to realize that they have completely opposing views of the world. I feel for Burke and you should too because he knows that, in a way, by leading, pushing, cajoling her down this path to being together, he’s done this to her – he’s changed her. That the only way to save her from disappearing completely is to set her free. And then in that wonderfully painful moment (how much do we love Sandra Oh and her incredible talent?) in the apartment, Cristina turns to Meredith and says “He’s gone. I’m free. Damn it.” And it’s so nuanced and so layered and so tragic because she’s relieved and terrified and heartbroken and suffocated all at once. Watching her journey back from this is going to be amazing next season. George and Izzie and Callie: you all have your opinions, very strong opinions, on how you feel about this love triangle. I’m glad – strong opinions mean you care what happens. In the finale, Izzie’s declaring herself and Callie’s fighting for her rightful territory. That moment when Callie casually lets Izzie know that she’s not only been named Izzie’s boss but that she and George are trying to have a baby is very interesting. Callie’s saying “don’t mess with me” in the only way she knows how. About the baby thing – for the record, I am very strongly against anyone trying to have a baby to save a relationship. It’s crazy because it never works and I highly recommend you don’t do it. Plus it goes against every feminist bone in my body. But it is also human to delude yourself into believing that you’re not having a baby to save your relationship, that instead having a baby is a way of taking your relationship to the next level. And Callie gives that great speech about her hormones and her body. I’ve been there and I know that it is real, this sudden baby rush that happens and, if you are firmly into your career, it freaks you out. Callie’s just being as honest as she knows how to be with George. Because she can’t bring up Izzie again – not when the last time she brought it up, George called Izzie a supermodel thereby suggesting that Callie was, well…not. George is interesting is this episode. Did you notice that after he looks at his test scores, his entire demeanor changes? How he’s vulnerable in a way that we haven’t seen in a long time? My favorite moments for him are in that scene with Bailey where he says he can’t repeat his intern year over again. He just can’t. And then when that girl in the locker room (Lexie Grey! Lexie Grey!) asks if he has any advice, he says simply “No.” I love that. Because he doesn’t have any answers. He thought he did and then he fails his intern exam and Izzie has to go and tell him she’s in love with him. He has no idea what the future holds. His whole future is one big question. Alex and Ava. My heart beats for them. How amazing was Ava in those scenes? And Alex…I’ve said before that Alex is Meredith’s mirror and I’m saying it again. He’s too screwed up to give Ava a reason to stay because he doesn’t think he’s good enough. And it’s no coincidence that this scene comes right before the MerDer scene where Derek is asking her, all pained and raw, to put him out of his misery and Meredith is WAY too screwed up to give him an answer. They’re damaged people, Alex and Meredith. What I love is that for Meredith, Cristina getting married has become this incredibly important thing – this sign – that maybe she and Derek can make it through. That she can be healthy enough to let herself have this, have him. She keeps saying to Cristina “you can do this” and she needs it to be true. She needs it desperately. Meredith, the girl with no family model for how a relationship works, looks to her best friend. So when Burke shuts the whole thing down, Meredith is almost as devastated as Cristina. She does that long walk down the aisle, gets up in front of the wedding guests and tells them it’s over. And she doesn’t just mean the wedding. She means everything she hoped could be true. She means the fairy tale. She means the MerDer of it all. It’s over. It’s so over. Because she no longer believes. Bailey’s got a lot to contend with next year. She thought she was going to be Chief Resident – she really believed it. After all, the Chief spent the season practically anointing her with Chief Resident oil. But he also spent the season warning her. Because from his own life, he knows what it is to get so caught up in a job that you neglect your family. And he wouldn’t wish that on anyone. That is a lesson Bailey’s not ready to learn – the fact that there may be a choice between family and career isn’t something this generation of women has been raised to believe. It’s not something I’m ready to believe. But, like I said, what the women start to see this season is that maybe they may not necessarily be able to have it all. Because maybe having it all has a price. Is it fair that Bailey has to pay this price? Absolutely not. But isn’t it ironic that Bailey’s got the strong family and (in her mind) a shaky career while Callie’s got the solid career and the shaky family life? The Chief. Aah, my Chief. I love his full circle journey this season. His wife starts out leaving him and now she’s come back. And Derek hands him back the Chief job. Which opens all sorts of possibilities. Because if he’s going to do it all over again, how will he do it differently? Is it possible for him to have it all? Will he get Adele back if he chooses to stay Chief? I love the wonderful moments with his wife, when they’ve lost the baby and he’s there for her. For me, in the face of the supposed fairy tale playing out with Burke and Cristina, this is what real love is. After years of mistakes and pain and problems, real love is two people standing together, choosing to be together, despite all that has gone wrong. It is very grown-up, the Chief and Adele of it all. Derek. Poor Derek. He’s done his best to pull Meredith forward. He’s done his best to be in this relationship and help her be in it too. He has tried to be the best man. But it wasn’t enough. He can’t save her. And so in that last moment, when he’s sitting with the Chief, and he tells the Chief that he can’t take the job, it is about so much more than just the job. It is about his belief in himself. I adore the moment in the locker room when he tells Mer that she’s the love of his life. Mainly because Patrick says things like that better than anyone I’ve ever seen. But also because he’s desperately trying to get through to her. And when he says that he can’t leave her, he won’t leave her, because he can’t – it’s sad. And she looks at him and just sort of…freaks out and and he pleads with that one word “Meredith”…it’s all so…the way he puts his head back as they leave the locker room…He can’t be more of a best man. Where he’s going next season is going to be interesting to watch. Last but not least are Addison and Mark. We don’t see a lot of them in this episode. And for good reason. Their stories were done, finished, earlier. For Addison, there’s a brand new future ahead over at Private Practice (Wednesday nights at 9 pm!). For Mark, he starts fresh over at Grey’s next year. Without Addison. He’ll get to stand on his own and I think you’ll enjoy seeing it. So that’s it. That was our season. I did my level best to burn it all down this season, to burn it to the ground
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@nicolec (2673)
• United States
18 May 07
hey this was awesome. thanks for posting it!
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@filmbuff (2909)
• United States
19 May 07
Awonderfullife, Just a heads up but it is against mylot policy to copy and paste this stuff from another website. You should really just leave a link the Grey's anatomy writers blog where it came from instead. At the very least you need to cite your source as this is blatant plagerism.
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• United States
19 May 07
Oops, sorry. I didn't realize it was against policy. I got it from the ABC.com site. I prefaced by saying Read Shonda's blog....
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
19 May 07
Well I was certainly surprised to see they didnt get married. I didnt they should have anyway.LOL I cant believe George failed his test either. So now what he wont be on the show? I dont know. I guess we will have wait now.LOL I truely love that show and look forward to watching it next season.
@wachit14 (3600)
• United States
19 May 07
I liked the finale. There were enough cliff hangers to make me want to come back for next season. I got the impression that the new chief would be the old one since it looks like Richard is staying after all and Derek doesn't want the job.
@filmbuff (2909)
• United States
19 May 07
The finale was interesting. It was okay but nothing special. The thing to keep in mind with this type of show is that no one can ever be happy for long. Unless of course it is the series finale and they are tying things up permanently. Writers of the show make their living by throwing curve-balls and ensuring that there is drama everywhere. There is no drama in couples remaining couples or relationships that work. It would end up being a pretty boring show. I'm curious to see what will happen next but some of the cliffhangers and circumstances of this episode were either unoriginal or just plain silly. Regardless, it was still entertaining.
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• United States
24 Jun 07
I thought it was horrible I was very dissapointed. I thought It was awful that they had burke leave like that. The way that they left derek and meredith on the rocks with merediths half sister wrapped up in it was stupid. I mean I love this show I have every season on dvd and intend to get 3 as soon as it comes out but I was very dissapointed in the season end. George gfailing his test was dispicable.
• Netherlands
21 May 07
Well like someone said already, they left enough cliffhangers so that some curiosity will remain for next season. Although some decisions seemed to be made without too much thinking... almost seemed like they were in a rush to finish... maybe ending like this is the best way to re-negotiate all they're contracts easely ;)
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@emma412 (1156)
• United States
21 May 07
I know I'm a little late to add to this discussion but I finally caught the episode on ABC last night. Before that, I refused to go near anything that even smelled of Grey's Anatomy until I had seen it myself. I hated it! I understand it was a season's finale and they have to hook us with something, but does everyone have to be so unhappy? I just want a happy ending instead of every couple breaking up and leaving us waiting for the next season. I'm really mad that that girl Derrick met is a new intern. Talk about drama! And what is with her last name being Grey? Is it just a coincidence? Grrr.... If I didn't love the show so much I wouldn't tune in next season out of anger.
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