[WARNING: This is going to be a kind of mean, and VERY angry, post about the Season Finale of Grey’s Anatomy. So, if you LOVED this episode, then what I’m about to say is just going to make YOU very angry. And YOU will be very tempted, to leave mean comments here — comments that will make ME very sad . . .
. . . Plus, I’ll probaby delete them. But, of course, we are BOTH entitled to our opinions. So, if you were a big fan of the finale, you might want to stay away from this post, for both of our sakes. But, before you go, let me just say that, for six seasons, I have truly LOVED Grey’s Anatomy, which is why this episode hurt my heart so very much.]
OK . . . here goes nothing . . .
You know how people always talk about BIG TWISTS and DEATHS during SEASON FINALES of popular programs that air during MAY SWEEPS? Then, you probably also know that, whenever fans of a show engage in such discussions, there is always someone who jokes that, “Haha, I think X is going to come by and SHOOT THE ENTIRE CAST!”
They aren’t really SERIOUS, when they say this, of course. Because no show would ever SHOOT THE ENTIRE CAST, right? That would just put the whole show in jeopardy, wouldn’t it?
Ummmm . . . yeah . . . they basically did that on tonight’s two-hour long Grey’s Anatomy episode entitled “Sanctuary / Death and all his Friends”. . . or, as I like to call it, “We’d really enjoy making our fans miserable for two hours, in order to gain ratings and publicity.”
She LOOKS so nice and SWEET. I just don’t understand . . .
I don’t think I’ve ever been so TORTURED by a television show or movie in my entire life. And I’m someone who ACTUALLY LIKES slasher films!
I LOVE the Scream series . . . well, at least the first one . . . and parts of the third . . . and the beginning of the second.
I’m really torn between being impressed by how truly shocking and upsetting this episode was . . .
(The entire cast did an amazing job tonight, with some very difficult scenes. There truly wasn’t a weak performance in the bunch. This is one of the few NICE things I’m going to say here. So enjoy it while it lasts.)
. . . and REALLY INFURIATED at the writers for seemingly DESPISING the show’s fans enough to put them through this! (I think I’m going to go with INFURIATED, thank you very much!)
That was me, after the episode ended. A rabid racoon . . .
Just to give you an idea of how plagued with terror and misery this episode truly was . . .
(It had more blood, gore and torture in it than SAW, or Hostel.)
. . . here’s just a brief list of some of the things that occured. SPOILERS if you haven’t seen this, OBVIOUSLY! (And if you care about your heart at all, maybe you shouldn’t watch it . . .)
Gary Clark . . .
makes Freddy Krueger . . . .
look like Betty White . . .
(1) Dr. Reed got shot in the head and DIED!
(2) Dr. Percy got shot in the stomach (Or was it his back? I couldn’t tell, because I was watching through my fingers, while shaking and crying hysterically). Anyway, he bled disgustingly and painfully for two hours, until, ultimately, he suffered a seemingly never-ending, and agonizing death. (Oh, and I think this was the MOST lines this guy has ever had on this show, since he started here, about a season ago . . . Figures, right?)
During that time, he continually told Bailey . . .
and Mandy Moore . . .
(She was a guest star in this episode. She did a great job. This clearly isn’t her fault!)
. . . to tell Reed he loved her, because he never got to tell her himself, before he died. But . . . um . . . Percy? You’re going to see her WAY SOONER than Bailey and Mandy Moore. Because, congratulations, she’s dead, just like you!
(3) Derek . . .
was SHOT in the chest, right in the center of the hospital. (You know, right near that HUGE OPEN WINDOW . . . where the SWAT TEAM, or the HELICOPTER, could have easily taken out the SHOOTER?)
Then Cristina . . .
. . . and Dr. “Hotness” Avery . . .
(One of the few bright points of this episode was that he saved the day! And he actually had a decent amount of lines, for a change.)
. . . operated on him. Then the CRAZY LUNATIC SHOOTER held a gun to everyone’s head and told them to stop operating. So, they stopped, and the monitor flatlines, and Meredith . . .
(Why have I chosen to show her in a wedding dress, you ask? You see, I’m trying in vain to cheer myself up after this insanely upsetting episode!)
. . . who’s in the room at the time, cries hysterically and screams bloody murder. Because, after all, it WOULD HAVE BEEN BLOODY MURDER! But ultimately we find out, they were only fooling (haha – April Fools! Seriously? Was that really necessary?) They finish the operation, and he survives.
(4) About 10 random people we don’t know get shot and die. Some of them bleed disgustingly on camera.
(5) Meredith finds out she is pregnant at the beginning of the episode, and is (surprisingly, especially for her) really happy about it . . .
But then she miscarries from stress, while operating on Owen. (We’ll get to him later). Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on how you look at it, she never gets to tell Derek about the pregnancy.
(6) Both Alex . . .
(There I go, trying to cheer myself up, again . . .)
and Owen (who was in the ARMY, and, you would think, would be a bit better at handling TRAUMA situations, like this one, but Noooooo . . .) . . .
. . . get shot, and bleed disgustingly, but don’t die.
(7) Bailey gets dragged out from underneath a bed and ALMOST gets shot, but doesn’t, because she tells the shooter she’s a nurse. Don’t ask. Speaking of Bailey, where the HECK was her boyfriend during this episode?
Maybe he was hanging out with that useless swat team for two hours . . .
(Remove the “S” in their name and replace it with a “T,” because that’s about how effective they were at protecting our beloved characters)
( 8 ) Lexie . . .
. . . almost gets shot, but the Keystone SWAT team get to the shooter first. They only barely wound him, of course. And he gets to walk around killing people for another hour, while the T SWAT Team scratches its ONE collective brain, and wonders where he went. But, hey, he didn’t shoot Lexie!
(9) April . . .
. . . almost gets shot, but she starts babbling about her personal life to the Killer. So, he decides to let her go. (I loved how this Killer got to be sensitive and emotional, when it was convenient for the plot, and cold-blooded, nuts, and Supernaturally EVIL, when it wasn’t. When Derek told him, “You seem like a good man,” I would have actually laughed my ass off, if the whole thing wasn’t so incredibly disturbing and sad.)
(10) Christina almost gets shot like 5 times during the episode!
(11) Meredith ASKS to be shot, to save Derek, but the shooter leaves when he thinks Derek is dead.
(12) Old Chief Webber . . .
. . . who’s outside of the hospital when the episode begins, goes in and CONFRONTS the killer (Note: Those 20 or so idiot cops still haven’t found this guy, since the last time they barely wounded him. Webber finds him IMMEDIATELY, no problem!) Killer is GOING to shoot Chief, but only has one bullet left, and FINALLY shoots himself, which we all wish he did before this episode aired, to put us out of our misery. Oh, but Chief DOESN’T fall off the wagon, even after Killer RANDOMLY offers him a flask.
(13) Arizona and Callie get back together, and FINALLY agree to start a family. . .
. . . because the writers had to add something good to the two hours, so that their entire fanbase didn’t slit their wrists. (Not that the writers would care — since they seem to hate us ALL. They just didn’t want to get sued . . .)
When the promos “spoiled” us fans, informing us, in no uncertain terms, that this episode would have a shooter, we all knew it was going to be that loony tunes, Gary Clark, who lost his wife a few episodes ago. And we might have even understood him coming after Derek, under the circumstances. It wouldn’t be JUSTIFIED, mind you. But it would be MILDLY understandable.
However, since when does killing 80 people (OK, it wasn’t 80, but it SURE felt like it was), constitute and “eye for an eye?” (Yes, Gary Clark actually used THAT biblical saying as an explanation for his MULTITUDE of murders. If bibles could cry, they’d be bawling right now . . .)
We’ve seen this guy for two episodes prior to this. And, given what we saw, his sudden psychopath tendencies, just didn’t make sense to me. A completely random crazy person, would have been a more realistic option as shooter, in my opinion. But seeing as this was a ploy for ratings . . . ANYTHING GOES!
Generally, I try to find “the positive” in episodes that I recap, even ones I don’t particularly care for. But this was just too much! If I didn’t care so much about these characters, having watched them grow and change over six seasons, I would stop watching this show, just because of this episode. The writers were just plain cruel tonight. And this was completely uncalled for, in my opinion.
Bash me, for saying this if you want, fellow Grey’s fans, but I’m pissed off . . . and, like I said, I might need therapy now. So, thanks Shondra Rhimes!
But to end this post on a high note, here’s a cute picture of a kitten, to make us all feel better . . .
See you next season?