Shonda Rhimes Opens up About Killing McDreamy

GAS11PosterI was never outraged when Derek Shepherd was killed on Grey’s Anatomy, but a lot of people were. There was a huge petition to bring him back, but the truth of the matter was, he wanted to go.

Showrunner Shonda Rhimes finally opened up about her decision to kill off McDreamy at the Television Critics Association’s press tour on Tuesday.

“The decision to have the character die was not a difficult one. What were the options? Derek was going to walk out on Meredith and leave her high and dry and what was that going to mean? That was going to suggest that their love was not true, that the thing we said for 11 years was a lie, and McDreamy wasn’t McDreamy. For me, that was untenable. Meredith and Derek’s love had to remain Meredith and Derek’s love. So as painful as that was for me as a storyteller, the only way to preserve what felt true to me was that Derek was going to have to die in order for that to remain honest. I really couldn’t have the idea that he turned out to be a bad guy who walked out on his wife and his kids, [and have that turn] out to be a true story. To me, that was the only way to make Meredith and Derek’s magic remain true and remain frozen in time.”

Even if you are still sad that Derek died, Patrick Dempsey wanted to leave the show and Shonda is right, their whole love story would have been ruined if Derek just walked out on Meredith. The integrity of their love story is intact. And we can still relive every moment of their great love story. Don’t the best love stories end in tragedy? This just makes their story one of the greats.

It’s like the way Julie Plec wrote Nina Dobrev off The Vampire Diaries. Nina wanted to move on with her career, but fans want an ending to the love triangle, so now she’s in a deep sleep. I hope that Nina will come back for the series finale, because then there can be a real ending.

You may not have been happy with the storyline of Derek dying because of a not well trained hospital, but you tuned into watch him die. According to Entertainment Weekly, Grey’s saw a ratings surge with 9.4 million people tuning in that night. The fans just love the drama.

There’s been some great episodes where the characters have been in danger and this one was one of them. It was so tragic and sad.

EW reported that ABC President Paul Lee stood by Shonda’s decision.

He said: “It was great, wasn’t it? It was great to see Grey’s Anatomy so relevant and taking the national conversation in its 11th season. It was a difficult decision. Patrick obviously has lots of interests outside. He’s very big in motosport. Shonda decided that was the way to go.”

Grey’s featured a lot of national conversations in its 11th season. One of them was Ben coming to terms with his brother having an operation to become a woman.

Paul said he’s seen where the show is going next season and it reinvents itself. He believes the new direction will breath new life into the show.

“She really is a remarkable showrunner and we have no reason to expect that Grey’s Anatomy won’t go on for many years to come,” Paul said.

According The Hollywood Reporter, Ellen Pompeo’s contact is up at the end of the season, but Jessica Capshaw (Arizona) just signed a new three-year contact. She will remain on the show through May 2018.

As the show continues, how many central characters will choose to leave? And how will Shonda handle all of their exits?

Grey’s Anatomy will return on Thursday 24 at 8/7c on ABC.


‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Cast New Doctor: Martin Henderson

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A couple weeks ago I told you ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ was searching for a new hot doctor, well now they have found him. Shondaland has cast Martin Henderson to join the doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.

Martin, 40, starred in Shonda Rhime’s short lived ‘Off the Map’ and in the Australian ‘Secrets and Lies’.

An ABC rep confirmed the casting to TVLine, but wouldn’t give any further details.

What will this guy’s specialty be? Do the writers think he can fill the void left by Patrick Dempsey?

Kelly McCreary appeared on the show in the season 10 finale playing Maggie Pierce, the new heart surgeon. Kelly never replaced Sandra Oh, but she did bring something special to her role and I did end up liking her character.

I think that’s the most we can hope for from Martin. He will never replace Derek, but he can bring something new to the cast and show.

Will Martin’s character have a love interest? That’s certainly where the show thrived in the beginning. Who could that love interest be? Stephanie and Maggie haven’t settled down yet, so they could be easily paired with him. Or Callie, who is playing for both teams again. Just don’t put Meredith with him because then he will really feel like a replacement for Derek and it’s way to soon to pair Meredith with anyone.

I’ve seen Martin in ‘The Ring’ back in 2002 and ‘Smokin’ Aces’ in 2006. Both were completely different characters. He played the ex-boyfriend who got sucked into the mystery in ‘The Ring’. I liked his character and was upset when [spoiler alert!] he was killed off. In ‘Smokin’ Aces’ he was a little bit crazy, but that probably had something to do with his the bullet wound on his hand and the hyperthermia. He was a part of a team trying to get Aces before anyone else did.

After seeing the New Zealand born actor in these two roles, I’m very curious to see what he has in store for us in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’.

According to TVLine, we won’t have to wait long to meet the new doctor, he will appear in the season 12 premiere on Thursday, September 24 at 8/7c.

Do you like who ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ picked for their new sexy surgeon?

Eric Close Will No Longer Be Series Regular on ‘Nashville’

nashvilleWhen season four of ‘Nashville’ returns, Teddy Conrad will not be a main fixture.

Eric Close, 48, who plays Rayna James’ ex-husband will no longer be a series regular on the show, TVLine reported.

ABC declined to comment to the website, but TVLine has heard that the move “is part of a creative effort” to have the show focus more on the music business.

In the later part of season three, I felt that Teddy’s storyline was a little out of place. It was interesting when Jeff (Oliver Hudson) was blackmailing him to get him to sign Maddie to his label, but once Rayna shut that down, his story felt unnecessary. He’s been dealing with all of the consequences. Jeff got fired, but he hasn’t been in any legal trouble. Teddy’s legal troubles will sure to have an affect on his family, but his storyline no longer has anything to do with the music.

I understand the writers reasoning behind it. The other main characters all have ties to the music business and the majority of them perform too. Teddy doesn’t even like the music business.

Ever since Rayna stopped Teddy from giving their daughter a record deal, he’s still had a storyline, but he’s hardly been on screen. It was more of a reminder each week of what a mess he’s got himself into. I think the affect his actions have on Rayna, Maddie and Daphne is going to play a bigger role in the storyline than his part in it.

Rayna has had press nightmare after press nightmare since she opened her label and this time it’s going to hit really close to home. It will of course be a time for damage control for her company, but she’ll be more concerned on the affect it will have on her daughters, especially Daphne. Daphne was feeling a little out of place at the end of season three. She loves Deacon, but Deacon is not her father. She was really missing Teddy and now he’s about to go to prison.

I wonder if the dirty money Tandy used to help Rayna open her record company will come into play next season? That was the reason Teddy pulled back from his deal. He could have had all the charges wiped, but when he found out Tandy used dirty money to help Rayna, he didn’t want to bring Rayna down. He didn’t even want to investigate Tandy. He finally took responsibility for his actions.

His ties to Rayna and his daughters are sure to keep him around. I’m sure we will see him again. His bad choices are sure to echo for a while as well.

While Eric is away from ‘Nashville’ he will be reprising his role as lawyer Travis Tanner in the upcoming fifth season of ‘Suits’.

‘The Whispers’ Premieres June 1

2hx7kw9trffd4zm9vnxtub0jzcluslym-sjoku3hjjaopyetiwwlpuj-hlul1p-8glfib2rz8z0eoik346cc_yjghq7i9p-bezdnps7hm7yrkaf91hcwfpy1ie4cjvb7ekqu1j4tqz5o6zr018nhrqsdnrf7dgjnqsdxkungnvmyqy1t4xjr159hrfLast year we heard about ‘The Whispers’ on ABC and got a little promo and then nothing. All we knew was that it was coming to ABC in the 2014-2015 season. We finally have a premiere date and it’s really soon! June 1.

It’s been a year since Barry Sloane left ‘Revenge’ and I was devastated that the writers killed him off. I wanted Emily to end up with Aiden. I was feeling better when I saw Barry would be back on TV soon enough. I wasn’t expecting to wait a whole year though.

Barry isn’t the only one I’m looking forward to seeing in ‘The Whispers’. I’m looking forward to seeing Milo Ventimiglia. He just guest starred as a villain on ‘Gotham’, which renewed my love for the actor. I first saw him on ‘Gilmore Girls’ as Jess and he was more than just a bad boy. He was a very interesting character, much more interesting than Dean. Sure Dean was the perfect first boyfriend, but he was kind of dull. Jess kept us on our toes.

I also really enjoyed Milo in ‘Heroes’. While I would love to see him return to his character, Peter Petrelli, I’m looking forward to seeing him tackling a new role.

Barry will be back to investigating, but this time he’ll be doing legitimately as a Defense Department operative. He’ll be playing Wes Lawrence, who has close ties to the President. The ABC website said of his character: “Wes must navigate the murky, dirty battlefield of politics in order to fight back against the Enemy.”

Milo will be playing a particularly interesting character, a John Doe, whose real name is Sean Bennigan. He wakes up close to death in a remote village in the African desert. He manages to use his animal instincts to get himself back to D.C., but he becomes the target of a manhunt. He believes that something or someone is waiting for him.

Milo’s character is right, someone is waiting for him in D.C., his wife. Lily Rabe play’s Sean’s wife, Claire. She’s desperately searching for answers to what happened to her husband, who is assumed dead in a plane crash. She’s also an F.B.I. agent investigating the aliens. She discovers that her son is talking to them too.

‘The Whispers’ also stars Derek Webster, Kristen Connolly, Kylie Rogers and Kyle Harrison Breitkopf.

Aliens have been done so many times, but we still search for new takes on what lives beyond our planet. This time the aliens are getting at us through our children. It’s an interesting approach. Children are more open minded, so I can see the appeal of making contact through the children. But are these aliens a threat? Most stories make them a threat. What do they want? All these questions will start to be answered on Monday, June 1 at 10/9c.

Take a look at the promo:

And check out the first five minutes of ‘The Whispers’:

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Review: Everyone Finds their Home

They dance it out.

They dance it out.

After eleven seasons ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ is still incredible. This season finale was one of it’s best. It had the most exciting surgery yet and a lot of emotion.

Couples were coming together and they were ending. Jo and Alex are finally taking that next step. They are finally getting a place together and starting their life. Meredith had to knock some sense into Richard and Catherine, but she got them down the isle. April and Jackson are going down their own paths now and Amelia got to hear Derek’s voice one last time. It was a very emotional episode.

I really like where Meredith is. She’s bonding with her sister. Maggie didn’t want to tell Meredith about her parent’s divorce or her mother’s affair. Looks like Maggie’s life isn’t as far off from Meredith’s after all and Meredith can help her through it. I absolutely loved that she danced it out with Maggie and Amelia. As mush as I love Alex being her person, Alex needs to put Jo first and Amelia, Maggie and Meredith seem like a nice little threesome. There’s something that feels so right about Meredith and Amelia moving into her old house. It’s where everything all began.

I’m very glad that Richard and Catherine finally worked out their issues. They are both very intelligent and competitive people. They both have to be right. Does this mean Catherine will be sticking around?

Are April and Jackson leaving? April is going back to the army but Jackson said he won’t be there when she returns. Does he mean in person or in the marriage? I like Jackson and I don’t want to see him leave. I don’t really want to see April leave either. I really enjoyed this tough new April. The army has made her a great surgeon and she was a big part of that man surviving in this episode. She gave him a chance and then the whole hospital pitched in to see it through. They accomplished the impossible.

I liked that Meredith let the guy see his baby before they started. It gave him a reason to fight. It was such an emotional moment.

We got one last glimpse of Derek before we say goodbye forever. Amelia got one last glimpse too. It was a great message. Derek had changed. He was no longer that brain surgeon with the big ego. He was a father, a husband and a brother. He knew what is priorities were and that is a nice way to remember him.

I wasn’t sure how ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ could go on without Cristina and here we are a season later and it’s been a great season. I know that ‘Grey’s’ will continue on without Derek. I know there are more stories to tell. I wasn’t sure what I thought about Meredith having another sister, but I absolutely love Maggie’s character. I was happy when Amelia became part of ‘Grey’s’ and I’ve enjoyed watching her become as good, if not better, than her brother. As long as the stories continue to be this good and they keep making me cry, laugh and be on the edge of my seat, I will continue to watch.

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ABC Renews ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Nashville’

greys-anatomy-eleventh-season.32035 ABC has renewed ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Nashville’. With how well ‘Grey’s’ has been doing it was no surprise, but ‘Nashville’ was a worry with it’s declining ratings.

Fans are still upset after Derek Shepherd’s death, but the show will go on without him. The storylines have been really good this season, even without Cristina Yang. Derek wasn’t in too many episodes either, and the story kept moving forward.

Derek’s death has propelled the story on even more. Now Meredith really does have to figure out how to be the best surgeon and mother without him. Amelia is also dealing with Derek’s death. Derek’s death and Meredith running away, prompted April to go into the army and study surgical field techniques. This has only made her a better doctor, but has distanced her from Jackson.

The tragedy also inspired Owen to go back to the army and to step down from chief. Now someone else will get the honor of running Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. Plus there is tension between Jo and Alex. She wants to go on an adventure, while he’s finally putting down roots. Derek’s death has definitely had a ripple affect. So it wasn’t a surprise that ABC wants another season of Shonda Rhimes’ show.

nashville___poster1_by_emreunayli-d6llccb‘Nashville’ looked like it could be in danger of being cancelled, but luckily ABC has decided to renewed the show for a fourth season. There’s still more stories to tell and so much more music!

Gunnar and Scarlett are finally making it work as a duo. Plus, we can’t really end the show without these two together.

Juliette has such an interesting storyline at the moment with her postpartum depression. Avery is trying desperately to help her.

Will is about to come out of the closet a lot sooner than he expected and his career is just starting to heat up.

Let’s not forget Ryana and Deacon are finally together, Teddy trying to get himself out of a big mess and who can say no to seeing Maddie and Daphne sing more! I’m really looking forward to another season of these talented musicians.

Are you looking forward to another season of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Nashville’? Will you even watch ‘Grey’s’ with out Derek? What would you like to see next season?

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Review: Tragedy Hits and Time Stops

Will they do the impossible?

Will they do the impossible?

This week we were back to real time and back to what ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ does best, tackle big tragedies. This one was really big. A tunnel collapsed and there was mostly causalities, but finally live victims started coming through.

These tragedies also have a way of ruining wedding days. This time it was Richard’s wedding. They weren’t exactly doing things conventionally. Jackson was a bridesmaid and Bailey was the best man. But will we ever get to see Richard and Catherine actually walk down the isle? These two have had such a tough road. Both are brilliant surgeons, who don’t agree often. This time they didn’t agree over a very experimental surgery that had never been done on humans before. “Grey’s’ has done some experimental surgeries before, but never this experimental.

Alex, Jackson, Owen, Richard and Catherine stood their arguing while a teenage boy was dying. Catherine and Jackson said no, but Alex and Richard said yes. They only needed two surgeons to sign off, so they went for it. They got really, really lucky. When Owen suggested it, he failed to mention that its only been successful on pigs. And for a moment it seemed like all was for nothing, but they got his heart going again.

This wasn’t the only crazy surgery going on. April, Maggie, Amelia and Meredith had their own miracle they were working on. A man was trapped in a car. They did what they could and then April sent them back to the hospital. Maggie kept thinking they could have done more and this triggered something in Amelia. She never got the chance to save her brother or to even say goodbye. She attacked Meredith very angrily about this. She blamed her for not getting to say goodbye. This in turn made Meredith break down. We’re still seeing the affects of Derek’s death and he lives on through the show because of that.

April decided that all hope wasn’t gone and she brought the man to the hospital in the car. So they could give him a chance. Now there’s going to be a crazy surgery for the season finale.

We go into the finale with questions. Are Jo and Alex actually breaking up? They seemed so perfect, but since Owen and April got back from the army, Jo thinks it would be cool to go too. Alex said he’s put down roots and he doesn’t want to uproot them.

Also what did Maggie’s mother tell her? What is wrong? It doesn’t sound good.

Things have changed a lot this season and next season there will be a new chief. Richard is recommending Bailey, but Catherine wants to pick the new chief. Who will actually get the job?

After 11 years we got to go back in time a little. We got to see the new interns come in and flashback to when Meredith, Alex, Cristina, George and Izzie started. But these interns are not like Meredith’s class. One came in on an ambulance acting like a full blown doctor and later confessed he was only an intern. Another almost paralyzed a woman. Not exactly inspiring.

How will this crazy season end? Take a look at the promo:

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‘Nashville’ Review: Is the Best Behind Them?

This was an episode of music. So many performances!

This was an episode of music. So many performances!

Beverly walks through the door and says she wants to help Deacon live, but then she gives Rayna an evil eye. What will she want in return? Rayna to leave Deacon? If she won’t take a million dollars it’s either her leaving Deacon or a whole lot more money. The money she believes she would have gotten if Rayna didn’t steal Deacon away.

Assuming ‘Nashville’ gets renewed for season four, I don’t think Rayna and Deacon will be together. That doesn’t say that this couple isn’t the end game. But as you know with TV show couples, they can’t end up together before the show is over. This seems to be the writers way of tearing them apart again. And clearly making us hate Beverly even more. I hope Scarlett completely disowns her mother, if my predictions are correct, because Scarlett doesn’t need that negativity in her life. Or maybe Beverly will ask Rayna not to sign her daughter. There’s another plausible possibility too. Either way, Scarlett doesn’t need this mother, she has Deacon, who has been more of a parent to her even with his drinking.

I said it over an over again that Scarlett and Gunnar should sign with Highway 65 and it’s finally coming true! There was really no other option. Rayna is trying to build a record company with talented artists and Scarlett and Gunnar are that. It’s a shame that Avery couldn’t join them, but he has some more pressing matters to deal with.

I called it again. Juliette has postpartum depression. I’m very happy about this actually. I think after we weak storyline Hayden Panettiere had while she was pregnant, she’s really getting good content to work with now. Juliette is very stubborn and doesn’t believe anything is wrong with her. But clearly there is. She can’t connect with her daughter and as the doctor said, she’s hyper focused on her career and that is a symptom. Juliette is also not happy that their accusing her of being sick. It does seem off that she’s also writing off Deacon’s cancer and not even understanding what’s going on with Rayna.

Will’s about to come out of the closest a lot sooner than he would have liked. It’s amazing he’s been able to stay under the radar this long, of course Jeff was a lot of help to that. Now pictures are about to come out in the tabloids with him and Kevin. Luke doesn’t look too happy about this. How will Luke approach Will? Will is just starting to get a long with his father again too, though as Kevin said, it doesn’t mean anything. Will is just so desperate for his father’s approval he’s accepting false love.

Jeff is turning back into the Jeff I do not like. He’s lying to Layla about sending the tweet, he’s lying to Bucky about the publicity that he’s creating for Layla. Lies and more lies. Maybe his heart is in the right place, but he’s going about it all the wrong way. I thought Jeff was good for Layla, I thought he cared. And now Layla has gone and signed a contract.

Why is it that Teddy’s extracurricular activities always seem to loop back around to his family? He’s been given a pass, but he has to takedown a senator. He thought his ex-father in-law was the one involved, but it was his former sister in-law. He may be in the clear, but will this hurt Tandy?

Next week is the season finale and things are not looking good for Deacon. Please say we don’t lose him! Take a look at the promo:

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Get Out Your Red Sharpie, Emily Thorn’s 5 Best Takedowns

As much as I believed that ‘Revenge’ should come to an end, I’m still sad to see it go. I’ve watched Emily avenge her father over the last four years and even got to see her reunited with her father. But I also got to see her lose her great love, Aiden. That was a high cost to pay to clear her father’s name. A very high cost. At least Aiden got to see it before Victoria killed him.

Emily has only one more person to use the red sharpie pen on, Victoria. She thought she had taken Victoria down already, but she got out of the mental hospital. So now Emily has to clear her own name and takedown Victoria, the woman who started it all.

There’s been some epic takedowns over the last four years. So take out your red sharpie pen and lets relive Emily Thorn’s five best takedowns. This should be fun.

5. Bill Harmon testified against David in the trial, so he was a major target. Emily likes to get close to her targets, she likes to get to know them well. What was the easiest way to take this man down? Leak him false information to make him bet big and lose it all and not just his money, his client’s money. Emily was sure to tell his clients what he did.

Season 1, Episode 2 , Trust

4. Tom Kingsley was the prosecutor that sent David to prison. The Hamptons wasn’t the first time Emily met this man, she’d been plotting his destruction for some time. Emily was a senior volunteer on his first campaign. She really earned this guy’s trust. Tom made this very easy for Ems. Tom had an affair, which made this takedown a piece of cake. The icing on top was that the woman was pregnant and she decided to keep the baby. This ended his political career very quickly.

Season 1, Episode 3, Betrayal

3. Robert Barnes was the judge on Emily’s dad’s trial and a very evil man. She kind of did a good dead when she took this man down. He had been abusing his wife, Patricia, and Patricia also knew the truth. Emily thought Robert’s clerk James had sent an unsigned letter to her father in prison, saying Robert failed him, but Patricia wrote the note. Emily gave Patricia the courage to tell the truth and ruin Robert’s career an reputation in the process.

Season 2, Episode 10, Power

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2. Michele Banks was the Psychiatrist that convinced Amanda that her dad committed those horrible crimes and locked her away. This was a very personal takedown for Emily. It wasn’t about her father. It was about her. For this one she not only ruined her reputation, she also set Victoria on her. Michelle recorded sessions with her patients and Emily used those to tarnish her reputation by playing them at an Annual High Tea Charity Event. Emily even played part of her session and pretended to look very embarrassed in the process. She also exposed Victoria saying Charlotte was a mistake. That wasn’t the end of Michelle’s downfall though. Ems then kidnapped her and locked her away, just like Michelle had done to her as a child.

Season 1, Episode 4, Duplicity

1. Conrad Grayson was the man that initiated the framing, plotted to kill David and killed Amanda to silence her. This was the most epic takedown of all. Not only did Emily clear her father’s name, Conrad also got exactly what was coming to him. Everything Emily had been working towards had finally been realized. Nolan broadcasted Conrad’s confession for all to see. This takedown came at a high cost though. She kidnapped her own sister to make this happen. She even had Charlotte confront him with the truth. Charlotte was already messed up enough before this. Emily has had to pay a high cost to succeed in her revenge.

Season 3, Episode 21, Impetus

Will Emily be able to takedown Victoria and clear her own name in the series finale? Are we in for one more great takedown before we say goodbye to Emily Thorn?

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Review: Meredith is Running Away

How do you really tell people you're husband is dead.

How do you really tell people you’re husband is dead.

This is one brutal episode. I don’t think I’ve cried as much for any other ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ episode and maybe even any show. Shonda just tore at our hearts and didn’t let up.

It was an intense two hours. Meredith barely said a word the entire episode. She was dealing the only way she knew how, to run away. Everyone was dealing in their own ways. Whether that meant running away too, or arguing over how they wanted to die.

The scene where Meredith tells everyone was done so well. She didn’t comprehend what had happened. She didn’t know what to do or how tell anyone. Everything was just fuzzy and meaningless. You felt the moment, you were in the moment. It was the start of a beautiful and emotional episode and a great way to say goodbye to Derek Shepherd. He left behind great achievements and he was loved.

Derek’s death hit April hard too. She never recovered after the loss of her baby and this drove her away, just like it drove Owen away. They joined the army and were off saving people in a war zone, while Jackson wondered if he was ever going to see his wife again.

Bailey told Ben she didn’t want to be hooked up to any machines, but he wanted extraordinary measures. They argued over this for months. She didn’t believe in miracles. Then when he got the papers signed of no extraordinary measures, she broke. She’s terrified of losing him. She was just distracting herself.

Much like Amelia was distracting herself. She threw herself into her work. She didn’t take a second off, one second and a patient could die. Then Richard asking her to coffee broke her. This was hard to watch. And it was even harder when she told Owen she had oxy in her pocket and she might take it, but the Derek thing is handled.

Owen was right. Amelia has never dealt with the pain before. She pushed is down, she covered it over with drugs. But she never dealt with the pain. She never worked through it. Now she’s feeling every ounce of pain and it’s killing her.

Meredith left everyone behind. She just left her old life behind. No one could deal with the loss of Derek.

Callie broke down when her and Derek’s invention was helping her patient walk again. Arizona broke down when another doctor was talking about the inconvenience of losing Derek.

Throughout the whole episodes we got tons of flashbacks. We almost relieved Meredith and Derek all over again.

There were some happy moments. Meredith had a daughter. Derek said he wanted more babies and his wish came true. At least he got his last wish. And Meredith named her after her mother.

Ellis played a big part in this episode. Meredith was going though so many memories of her pass, just trying to make sense of everything. I was so happy that Alex finally brought her home. She used him as her emergency contact. Alex is truly her person now.

Richard also got proposed to in the way he was going to propose to Catherine. It was romantic and it was great for Richard.

In the end Meredith was seen laughing with Alex and Maggie. It was good to see her laugh. It was good to see her back at the hospital. She even put on Derek’s scrub cap. She’s finally on that path to moving on.

It’s brutal and it’s tough, but Derek’s death has affected all the characters in a big way. And this is something that won’t just go away. Next week Amelia is mad at Meredith. She believes she could have saved him or at least got the chance say goodbye. Take a look at the promo:

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