We have a new chief resident, an unwanted and wanted baby on the way, a child adopted, a new mother and father, two marriages on the rocks, a new relationship forming, a relationship going to the next level, a potential rekindling of a previous relationship, a relationship ending, and friendships in turmoil. So basically nothing happened in the 7th season finale of Grey’s this year!!
Derek and Meredith
The fallout from the news about Meredith tampering with the Alzheimer’s trial has made its way to the Chief and Derek. At the end of the last episode, Alex, in a drunken stupor, told Owen, who is making the final decision and was just bragging about how great Meredith is, that Meredith tampered with the results of the Alzheimer’s trial. Owen of course tells Derek who tells the Chief. Not only is the trial ruined but they are considering firing Meredith. Chief wants to know who Meredith tampered with and she refuses to tell him. Her point, and I agree, is that the trial isn’t compromised as long as she doesn’t divulge who was involved with the switch. But the Chief figures it out that it was Adele that received the benefit of the switch. As a result he wants to suspend her vs. firing her. Derek still can’t seem to forgive her so he is now staying at their new home that isn’t built yet. The problem with that is, they were approved to adopt so Meredith was able to bring the baby home with her but she can’t get a hold of Derek to let him know since he won’t take her calls or return her calls.
Here is what bugs me about this whole thing. The Chief was ready to fire Meredith. However, once he found out that she did it to help his wife, now he’ll just suspend her to save face? What? If she ruined a trial and put the reputation of the hospital at risk, it shouldn’t matter who she saved. If she should be fired, she should be fired. Logically, you know it had to be someone she knew. Why else would she tamper with the trial? Not to mention, she’s right. If no one knew who was effected by the switch, the trial still works. But the whole situation is ridiculous because the Chief was just as guilty as Meredith here. He let his personal feelings affect his decision-making and made a choice he shouldn’t have based on personal connection.
Cristina and Owen
This is a perfect example of why you should have conversations about having children BEFORE you get married. Cristina is pregnant and has made it perfectly clear that she doesn’t want children. Owen has made it perfectly clear that he wants children. I don’t know how they thought they were going to be able to move past this since both are firmly entrenched in their view-point.
I have to say, I am on Cristina’s side here. She was always very clear about her thoughts. Owen thought he could change her opinions over time. And now that she is actually pregnant, he wants her to go through with it because he knows she will change her mind about being a mother. Could he be any more disrespectful to her and her feelings? This isn’t the same as asking her to like one of his friends and give him a chance because once you get to know him he’s great. This is bringing a human life into this world. This is not a decision you enter into lightly or crossing your fingers hoping that you eventually change how you have always felt about parenthood. And I give her credit for standing her ground about this very serious, life changing situation. She also brought up a great point. What if she has the baby and doesn’t change her mind and doesn’t feel any different? How is that fair to the child? I guess what really bothered me is that Owen never really seemed to listen to what Cristina had to say. Every time she would try to explain how she felt and why she felt the way she did, Owen seemed to just blow her off and brush off her feelings. That really pissed me off. She’s your wife so whether you like what she is saying or not, you have to listen to her. Just as she should give you the respect of listening to you.
I have no sympathy for Owen. You knew how she felt about being a mother. She never kept it from you and she never lied to you. YOU just assumed you could change her mind overtime and never respected her true feelings. So it shouldn’t shock you that she made an appointment to terminate the pregnancy. And your solution is to kick her out? Screw you. I understand that you are angry and upset because it’s your child as well. But again, this is the woman you married. If having a child was THAT important to you, you shouldn’t have married Cristina Yang.
I never liked Cristina and Owen as a couple and never bought into them the way I did when she was with Burke. So if they break up over this, it wouldn’t bother me at all. In fact, I hope they do because Cristina deserves better and Owen should be with someone who can give him what he wants.
I don’t know how this friendship will ever be the same again. Alex has made a lot of very self-destructive decisions over his tenure on the show but this has to be the biggest. He wasn’t in the lead for Chief Resident so he sabotages his best friend to knock her down because he’s pissed. Cristina was right. There were so many times Meredith stuck by him when no one else would. And he can disagree with what she did because there were lots of times Meredith disagreed with him, but he still should have had her back the way Meredith always had his.
This group dynamic should be very interesting moving forward and I’m curious to see how the writers are going to handle it.
Finally, Teddy saw what we have all seen all season long…she should be with Henry!!!!! I was so mad at her because of the way she was handling this relationship with Henry. She knew he was falling for her. She’s not stupid. But she would go to his apartment and tell him about her dates and I hated that. While it set up and showed how good they are together and how comfortable they have become with one another, I hated how clueless she was.
But she finally woke up to not only his feelings for her, but her feelings for him. You knew it was going to happen, it was just a matter of time! Plus I hate all the hinting around. She would ask if she should go so she can test to see if he really does have feelings for her. And he doesn’t tell her to stay because he loves her and isn’t sure how she feels about him. For gosh sake will one of you have the balls to tell the other person how you feel and just have an honest discussion? dear Lord people!!! But Teddy finally did and kissed Henry and told him she was falling in love with him. Yeah!!!!
So I hope Scott Foley will be back next season and they don’t kill him!!! Do you hear me Shonda Rhimes? DO NOT KILL SCOTT FOLEY!!!!!
Eli and Bailey
I love these two. I love how he doesn’t take her crap and she respects him for it. However, I don’t think it was fair of him to push her into bringing him home when her son was there if she wasn’t ready to introduce her son to Eli yet. Now maybe she needed that push because Bailey has always been hesitant in the relationship department since her marriage broke up but when it comes to kids, I have no problem with parents being extra cautious. Bailey throws up her walls very fast and Eli brought up some valid points. So valid that Bailey agreed to let him come home with her. I just hope he respects that she may have to let their relationship move forward at her pace because she does have a son. But I think these two are in it for the long haul because they are really great together.
Slone and Lexie still love each other. It’s quite obvious. But she’s with Jackson and he’s got his life with Callie, Arizona, and the baby. But something tells me the love story between Slone and Lexie is far from over and this episode’s interaction between them I believe was purposely done to remind us of that connection. So we’ll see where this goes.
Alex and Lucy
Alex turned down the Africa position and Lucy ended up taking it. So she’s leaving to do Charlie’s Angels, I mean help children in Africa and she goes to see Alex to beg her not to go. He tells her to go to hell and she leaves. Good riddens Lucy.
Dr April Kempner was named Chief Resident. Ok I didn’t see that coming. I hope she proves me wrong and she is fantastic. But I would have picked Dr Jackson Avery.
A much different season finale from last year but lives were still turned upside down. Just in a very different way. This was a better season of Grey’s than they’ve had in a few seasons. Still not as good as the old days, but better than it had been. So I will be tuning in next season…especially since it may be Patrick Dempsey and Ellen Pompeo’s final season. I don’t know how you have Grey’s Anatomy without Meredith Grey (and don’t give me Lexie because you know this show is about Meredith and her perspective on things) so I wonder if this will be a final season of Grey’s or not. I would think not because it’s still pulling in huge ratings but you never know. But I will be back next season to see how all these hanging storylines play out.