I think it’s fair to say we were all shocked by this ending. Never in a million years would I have ever expected Alex and Izzie to live happily ever after. It seemed like that ship had sailed long ago. Oh, and also that they would have two kids?! But everything was laid out so perfectly, I question if the writers already planned this ending years ago.
The episode was split into four perspectives reading the same narrative written by Alex. It may be an unpopular opinion, but I do love that Alex and Izzie ended up together. However, I don’t agree with how it happened.
This installment was, in a sense, a love letter to his past and now future with Izzie and their twins. Scenes from way back when showed the evolution of their relationship and I would be lying if I said I didn’t cry.
A large part of me wanted them to bring back Izzie for a brief moment, but I understand the cost of that would’ve been outrageous.
Starting with Meredith, he storied the growth of their friendship. He explained how she bettered him as a man when she threw him up against lockers and called him out on his bullshit. He told her that she didn’t need him or Cristina, she was her own person.
The moment in the letter when he explained that reaching out to Izzie wasn’t for Meredith’s benefit, but for his hit me hard. Hearing that he loved Izzie for so long was beautiful, but it made me question how he could love Izzie that deeply while also marrying Jo and starting a life with her.
Bringing in old scenes of Izzie and Alex fertilizing embryos while she was going through chemo was genius. This is where I question if the writers had already planned this ending long ago.
It offered a satisfactory explanation, but also it seemed like an easy cop-out for the writers.
Jo’s explanation was the most heartbreaking. He included cliched words to explain that it wasn’t her, it was him and his abandonment didn’t mean he didn’t love her.
He says he did it for his kids, but we all know he did it for Izzie. When he tried to play on Jo’s past growing up without parents I thought this was a cheap shot. If Alex was trying to explain to Jo who has already been abandoned that he had to abandon her in order to not abandon his kids, that seems a bit backward.
Jo didn’t deserve to be abandoned for the second time. He should’ve done a better job of communicating his feelings. Apparently, breakup letters are more romantic than breakup texts?
I hope the writers have given Jo a future with Link because she deserves something and somebody good and stable.
— Greys Anatomy (@GreysABC) March 6, 2020
Bailey and Weber’s letters thanked them for going above and beyond. Not only were they his teachers and colleagues, but they became his close friends and family.
Bailey and Weber were hurt by his sudden exit and wished they had at least gotten an in-person goodbye. I share the same sentiment. We–heck Alex– deserved more than a letter.
The scenes portraying his younger self who was an outright jerk compared to who he finally became continue to amaze me. His character development is honestly one of the best on TV.
He wanted to be the dad he never had and there’s something heartwarming in that. I just wish he hadn’t left Jo with divorce papers and a note. This decision deserved much more.
I’m torn between my excitement for an Alex and Izzie happily ever after and an abandoned Jo.
Don’t even get me started on the ending with Zola saying she had to show Uncle Alex her invention. That was the cherry on top. How do writers just write off an entire character this way? This is one of the worst ways to explain a character’s ending.
Weber’s speech at his AA meeting was so vulnerable and deep it filled me with so much sympathy. His feelings of abandonment, yet his understanding of wanting to be there for your children were so raw. This was a side we don’t see much from Weber and I’m happy we were able to witness it.
This episode brought back so many happy memories and scenes of Cristina, Izzie, and George. Maybe this is what Shonda meant when she said she would bring back an old face this season.
This episode focused solely on Alex’s farewell that I nearly forgot we were still left on the cliff with Teddy and Koracick’s rogue kiss. I hope this is addressed next week, alongside Weber’s possible decline in motor movement. This was hinted at slightly in his AA meeting, but I hope this doesn’t mean a soonish exit for his character.
Additional Side Notes:
- The girl they had play Izzie and Alex’s daughter resembled Katherine Heigl so well. Props to the casting team!
- This entire ending between Izzie and Alex was very reminiscent to Ted and Robin’s from How I Met Your Mother and you know that didn’t go over well with the fans.
- Does anybody remember that scene from Season 6 when Alex was dating Lexi, but said Izzie’s name when he was shot? Yeah, we knew Izzie was his “one that got away.”
- The throwback scenes made me feel so old. Watching as each person has aged over the course of nearly 20 years, I am in shock by how they still look so good.
Best Tweets About the Return of McDreamy on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 17 Premiere
Grey’s Anatomy surprised fans with the return of McDreamy (Patrick Dempsey) during the season 17 premiere!
The series is saving lives and saving 2020!
Read the best tweets about Dempsey’s return now!
— Fatima (@ameliamywife) November 15, 2020
— Michael Harrison (@Michaelh747) November 15, 2020
Just now catching up on #GreysAnatomy and HOW MANY TIMES DO WE HAVE TO WATCH MERE ALMOST DIE?!?! And to bring back Derek?! No no no my heart can’t take it!
— Kathryn Baker (@kbthing2) November 15, 2020
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— Mudblood and Proud.⚡ (@mudblood1427) November 15, 2020
— Emma (@zolas_anatomy0) November 14, 2020
— Mychal (@mychal3ts) November 13, 2020
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— Can (@CanCan69057927) November 13, 2020
Grey’s Anatomy Review – Season Finale! (16×21)
It may not have been a hospital shooting, a major fire, or an explosion, but it was certainly a Grey’s Anatomy season finale. A bittersweet one at that! It’s finally that time of year when we are left dangling on a very high cliffhanger with almost no end in sight.
The past episodes have left Richard’s health in danger, but the doctors finally figured out the cause of his mysterious symptoms.
Initially, everyone thought it was Alzheimer’s, but DeLuca caught it just in time. In fact, Richard was suffering from Cobolt poisoning as a result of an old hip replacement.
Meanwhile, Teddy and Owen’s wedding was scheduled for the end of the night but was halted indefinitely after Teddy left Owen an unfortunate voicemail.
In an installment that was certainly the lamest finale, it still left us with some major questions.
The entire hour was focused on Richard’s surgery and recovery from his new hip replacement after his old one failed him and essentially rotted in his body. I’m not sure how they expected us to focus on any of the other cases when all I wanted to do was focus on Richard’s status.
Oh, and also amidst the chaos, Link and Amelia welcomed their new baby boy into the world. What a day to be born little man!
Thankfully the episode ended on some happy notes for all patients involved. The little girl finally got her smile, the guy got the bat dislodged from his chest, and Richard seemed to make an easy recovery from his surgery.
However, there was certainly some strain left behind in a couple of relationships, to say the least. After Richard woke from his surgery Katherine was by his side ready to sleep next to him, but despite his previous delusions he remembered their old fights and didn’t seem to want anything to do with her.
I was hoping their relationship would be mended by this stressful time, but it was far from it. It’s understandable that Richard wouldn’t want anything to do with Katherine, but also she did run to his side during his most vulnerable time. Katherine was completely at fault for their latest blowup, but Richard knew Katherine was a hard woman. I hope they’re able to forgive each other because, at this point in life, they both deserve to have a companion by their side.
Well, Teddy majorly f-ed up. Koracick’s a good guy and deserves so much better. However, I had hoped that Teddy could have been exactly what he deserved.
I’m not sure why she kept messing around with him. She knew she didn’t want him, so how could she sleep with him and then proceed to tell him that was just her saying goodbye?
Owen’s not a saint either, so I’m not sure what’s going to transpire after this major incident, but I have a feeling things will eventually continue toward marriage. I’m putting my prediction in writing! Owen and Teddy will have a large rough patch, but will eventually take each other’s hands in marriage, even if it’s by the end of Season 17!
I’m not sure what will happen for Koracick because Teddy seemed like the woman for him, especially after he’s gone through so much life trauma. I hope the writers wrote him a happy ending with a lovely lady. Though, I will continue to secretly cross my fingers for a Teddy and Koracick miracle!
Anybody else with me??
On a small side note that only feels right because Meredith is the main character of the show, Meredith and DeLuca seem to be doing well? They’re not officially back together, but their trajectory seemed to be heading in that direction. Meredith was last seen taking DeLuca home, which I can only assume was back to her place. He was sobbing, and I really question if he’s going through a mania of sorts because he did lash out a few times. I’m not sure if he could attribute that to the fact that nobody would believe him and he had to take extra measures to ensure he was heard? However, I am curious if this will finally be addressed in the next season.
Let me know your thoughts on the season finale down below!
I guess this is ta-ta for now, until at least mid-September.
Additional Side Notes:
- I had the same exact questions Amelia shouted! Why do we have babies? How does humanity exist?
- That look shared between Jo and Hayes made me question if they’re going to become something! I guess I had never thought of Hayes pairing up with anyone except for Meredith, but things have been set up nicely so that Meredith will end up with DeLuca and Hayes isn’t left alone!
- Maybe I’m not observant enough, but it seemed like Amelia didn’t really show a baby bump until this last episode before she went into labor!
- I will always enjoy the subtle humor thrown into the drama and I’ve noticed a common trend, Bailey. Amelia demanding Bailey stay after she stole her baby daddy from taking the grunt of her squeezes was too precious. Bailey’s been there for many births on the show, so it only seemed right she be there for Amelia.
Grey’s Anatomy Review – What’s Wrong with Richard? (16×20)
Richard’s mysterious ailment remained the greatest puzzle of the hour, alongside a more humanizing storyline for Koracick.
Apparently, dementia and Alzheimer’s are ruled out for Richard, but what else could it be? The doctors having a ticking timeline and it doesn’t look like it’s going to be an easy case to solve.
All the surgeons except for neuro were put on Richard duty and had to do some hard thinking. It has been a while since they had to sit and map out an entire diagnosis.
And of course, the patriarch of the show was not going to make it easy.
The scariest moment was when Meredith found Richard about to cut into himself. Initially, the thought of him cutting into another unsuspecting patient was terrifying, but then when it revealed the reality of the situation my blood pressure soared.
Meredith came in like a superhero and saved the day, but I honestly didn’t know which way it was going to go. They better find a cure fast, or Catherine’s going to kill them all, well before Richard goes.
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If you were on the fence between Team Koracick or Team Owen you might be no longer! I know this episode only strengthened by loyalty to Koracick.
Despite his rudeness and overall impertinence toward life in general, Koracick has suffered a loss very few understand. The loss of his son David devastated his entire life and gave him a grim outlook on the future. I’m not making excuses for his behavior, but the death of a child can certainly harden someone.
Since this event that rocked his world, Teddy seems to be the only thing that gives him true happiness, besides his large surgeon ego. When his ex-wife paid him a visit with her youngest son, Koracick was thrown for a major loop. Not only did Guthery closely resemble David, he even sounded like him. Koracick could barely handle seeing his ex-wife, let alone a look-alike of his late son.
If you didn’t feel every shade of sadness for Koracick this entire hour, do you even have a heart?!
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I just want to side comment on the beauty of his relationship with his ex-wife. It didn’t seem like there was any bad blood between the two and rather than a loss of love being the reason they could no longer stay together, it seemed like the pain of losing their son was the biggest reason.
Anyway, Teddy stayed by his side the entire time and even squeezed his hand many times. I don’t understand how she didn’t recognize that Koracick was the man she needs to be with.
Teddy was the only person who could calm him down during Guthery’s surgery and every moment she was standing by she had a genuine look of concern and love. I am convinced she deep down loves him, but Owen’s just the easier choice.
Owen and Teddy have gone through their own share of problems and hurdles, but Owen’s just made to much of a mess and Koracick’s the less complicated past, I’d argue.
Of course, Koracick carries a lot of baggage, but Owen carries the same amount if not more. There’s been nothing recently on Owen, he’s honestly just clueless to Teddy’s indecisiveness.
The final scene between Teddy and Koracick didn’t look promising to a happy future between the two. Instead, Teddy grabbed Owen after her emotionally taxing day and pulled him into a supply closet to sex him up and tell him she wanted to get married sooner. I’m confused by her thinking.
After a day like that with Koracick, how could anyone not feel compelled to choose him? Maybe she was looking for a happier outlet and Owen was the easier choice? I’m not sure, but Teddy needs to be 120% sure with her choice. By the looks of next week’s preview, Koracick is still fighting for Teddy even on her wedding day. Will he win? Comment your thoughts down below!
Additional Side Notes:
- The case of the singing lady heavily reminded me of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. No way musicophelia is a real phenomenon! Because mind blown.
- “How do you fix it?” “Singing lessons.” Honestly, the best line of the night. Koracick deflects pain with humor, at least it gave us a good laugh.
- It looks like Amelia’s baby’s coming in fast! Are we ready? Maybe more than Link appeared to be!
- Schmidt and Jo need each other right now and it’s perfect they moved in together. Starting another chain of coworking roommates, very Grey’s Anatomy.
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