Grey's Anatomy Review: Looking Grim

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Did that just really happen?

Okay, let’s back up a few minutes and discuss “Migration” - and not just the crazy ending we just witnessed.

Webber Works It. I have always been a big fan of Richard. He’s had such a presence throughout this series, almost like a father figure to all of these doctors, not just Meredith. This hour had Webber helping Alex get everything he wants. And what he wants is Johns Hopkins. It’s pretty great to see the underdog, or evil spawn as Cristina says, come out on top. He has worked hard for it and deserves it. 

Seattle Grace is looking like it might be less crowded next year...

Callie and Teddy

Can You Go Back? Cristina was weighing her decision and taking into account all of her options. Mer wants her BFF close to her but Yang is set on leaving. After an old school on call room hook up with Owen, Cristina makes the decision to head to the Mayo Clinic. Looks like these two are officially done.

You Should Make The Decision With Your Husband. Meredith wants Seattle, Derek wants Harvard. Grey finally consulted with her husband instead of her "person,: and the two are heading off to Boston. Derek will become the head of Neuro at Harvard. 

Starting Over. Who knew crossword puzzles could be so much fun? Ben decided to pop the question to Bossy Bailey before getting the news of a job offer 1,000 miles away. It took so long for Bailey to get her groove back, she can’t lose the adorable Ben. I won’t have it!

Besides, who do these docs think they all are leaving Seattle? Not cool!

Ben and Bailey Photo

Lonely. The only doc not heading somewhere for a better job is poor Kepner. Girl failed her boards, got her job offers pulled and even lost her current gig at SGH. How awkward was the firing between her and Owen? 

April headed over to the bar to drink her sorrows away and freak out on Jackson before running out. Are we losing April, too?

Is Slexie Coming Back? After dropping the L-bomb on Mark last episode, Lexie used her few minutes of screen time to act awkward. Mark is torn between Julia, who can give him everything he wants, or Lexie who he loves.

Who should he choose? If I was making the call, Lexie would be the winner. You hear that, Shonda?

Life in Peds

OMFG. When I glanced at the clock, I couldn’t believe the episode was just about over. I thought to myself: pretty solid. It advanced the plot for the finale. Nothing too surprising. Yeah, I was totally wrong.

In true Grey’s Anatomy fashion, the writers decided to shake everything up and keep us impatiently waiting until next week’s season finale. Most of the main characters boarded a small plane to head to Boise for a conjoined twin operation. Who would have thought that you would blink and the plane would be crashed? Definitely not me! 

People can say that GA has fallen off over the past few seasons. But if there is one thing this show does right, it is finales. They kill it every time - pun intended! (Sorry, I had to.) 

So what is going to happen to our favorite doctors? Will they all survive? Will the latest Grey’s Anatomy news be any indication? 

After Thoughts:

  • Callie and Arizona’s scenes were short and sweet. Maybe if some of our docs leave, these two will finally get some more screen time.
  • We finally got a glimpse of the Mer and Der dream house! 
  • How hilarious was Cristian pretending to be April on the phone? The voice was perfect. 
  • Who would have thought that Ben proposing to Bailey would not be the biggest news to come out of this hour?
Doctor Teddy Altman Photo

Let’s discuss it. Will Mark and Lexie get back together? Are all of the doctors really going to leave Seattle? Are Yang and Hunt done? This is all under the assumption they survive the plane crash!

One week until the season finale. Make your predictions now and hit up the comments to let us know what you thought of “Migration.” Can you wait until next week? I know I can’t! Don’t forget to check out the Grey’s Anatomy quotes page for the best from this episode and the Grey’s Anatomy Round Table for the staff’s thoughts on what’s to come for the rest of Season Eight. 


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Meredith's last shot of episode 23 "Migration" reminded me of Derek in the last shot of episode 23, season 6


Sorry about my comment was sloppy, I hate predictive text on apple products.


Chyler who plays Lexie is said to be under contract for a few more season if treys continues which it will... I feel like Mark will save Lexie and it will force him to choose her and tell her how he really feels... I know teddy wasnt them in the crash but her dying would make cristina wanna stay to eventually fill the position also if Lexie died mer wouldn't want to stay... Since she listed her little Sid a reason to not go to Boston and now that her and der have signed on for 2 more years the obviously aren't going to Boston. Could sways be April in a car accident.. She was pretty drunk and upset when she left the bar.


I think Kempner finds out Alex is the reason SGH can't afford her...she goes postal and kills him. But I can't see how Derek survives if he really was sucked out of the plane. Holy crap!


I'm hoping it's not Arizona. I think her and Callie bring a softer side to the story of Grey's anatomy. I like the fact that their baby has two moms and a father. I really truly think Arizona/Callie/Mark are the funniest trio of the show. They could make a show on their own. Killing Arizona would be crazy! In fact, the only character that I could bear to loose is April. I didn't like her from the start...JMO


I'm disappointed about the airplane crash....Every season finale I am really impress but I'm just not feeling it this year...Does anybody feel that way? BTW I think the person dying isn't part of the crash...I think it's going to be April...All characters can still have great storylines...I don't think she can have a storyline appart from being a doctor and she doesn't have a job anymore ...


Did anyone else expect the LOST logo to show up at the end of that episode??? or was it just me?


It's not going to be Lexie who die, I think it'll someone who's not even in the plane crash, that's the Shonda'like dark twisty scenario!


@ Chelsea T
You couldn't be further from the fact's if you tried. Derek will NOT die Patrick Dempsey has reupped his contract for 2 years. Have you not read anything. This has also been confirmed by Patrick on Twitter that he is back. Lexie will be the kicking the bucket, Arizona seriously injured and Derek to be MIA until beginning next season.


My theory is this: Derek dies because: 1.In real life, he seems to so want out, like really. 2.It would be the explanation as to how the other residents come back.
Meridith Wanted to stay, and with Derek gone, she would have no reason to leave.
CristinaWould want to stay to help Meridith out with Zola.
AverySloan would be begging him to stay, since his best friend died and he wanted his bro to stay.
KarevHe was on the flight, and he is a softy. I bet he as a "I need to keep to my home" moment.
April Would be a "respecting his wishes thing" since he had brought her back a few seasons previous.
3.They might bring him back as sort of a ghost again, for Meridith.

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Grey's Anatomy Season 8 Episode 23 Quotes

Hopkins is the dream.


It's really not cool to mess with someone's head like this.