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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this season finale caught my attention unlike any other show, EVER. I've been watching Grey's for 8 years, and if there is one thing you can count on its the writers throwing some horrible irony into their show. how many of you REALLY think that they would announce that all original cast members resigned BEFORE the season finale, if there wasnt something tricky going on. I think they released that to make all of us THINK it HAS to be lexie or arizona. Arizona would make sense to me in the ironic aspect. The comment she made to Callie last night about never leaving her, and she dies! brilliant irony. However, with these particular writers they have a tendancy of leading you to believe something, making you think you are 100 percent right and then out of left field BAM! your hit by a bus. You never see it coming. I really dont think the writers would have worked this hard for this long to keep things hush hush, only to release all the info the WEEK before the finale!! So i dont think anyone is safe. I will say if it isn't an original cast member, its Arizona. If it is an original cast member its Derick.


OMG i hope teddy will stayyyy finger cross!!!!!


I think Derek dies in the plane crash. I've read that he doesn't want to come back next season. That would leave Mer in Seattle at the house & maybe Christine will move in with her :)


Altough if you look at next weeks sneak peak Teddy is getting a tempting offer. She may be leaving the show for a better offer, creating an urgent need for Cristina to stay. I don't know if Shonda said a main character will die or is just leaving the show.


I hope it is not Lexie, but it seems like that is the way it will be. What a perfect way to get Mer/Der to stay at Seattle. If the death is from the plane crash I think everyone else is safe. Possibly Arizona, but I think Shonda likes Ar/Cal story line too much.
The other way it could go is something could happen to Kepner. She was a mess and left the bar intoxicated. Owen would be torn up and feel like it was his fault, making Cristina maybe come to his side and not go to Mayo. Lexie being hurt might keep Mer/Der to stick around too. Might be like the season with George and Izzy. One dies, one is in bad shape. Either way I hope it is Kepner or Arizona and not Lexie. I want her and Mark to get back together. I loved what she did last week having the guts to make that speech. It was so sweet and real.


isnt it weird.. Normally when those little planes crash, everyone dies, maybe 1-2 people survive
but on tv show just one person dies.. I really hope christina changes her mind... poor owne Arizona...ooh that made me sooo sad


Oh my god! I think Arizona will die! :(((( It might be Kepner, too. She has nothing and I don't know if she can really handle everything, I'm afraid she'll kill herself. I know the Originals live, ditto Jackson, Bailey, and Sloan That leaves Teddy, Callie, Ben, and God forbid, Lexie! :( I will die if Slexie does not happen ever again


Ok here are a few possible scenarios running through my head... weber dies and maybe izzy returns for his funeral and it ends with Meredith visiting adelle in the same place she visited her own mom and she stays feeling like she needs to look after her and he could always still be in the show as a ghost. OR.... Arizona dies and it is extremely dramatic for callie because she loses both a husband and now a wife on the show and maybe Dr. Hahn reappears ...OR... the crash is a dream and Owen dies(without his relationship with Christina his character isn't as exciting) and burke reappears to take over as chief but that is probably unlikely because Isaiah left on a bad note . Let me know what you think!!! :)


Of all the characters on GA, I've leased liked Arizona...she should be the one to go. I can see McSteamy rescuing his love, Lexie; Yang & Owen getting to back to gether, down the road; Meredith not leaving because Seattle Grace is where she grew up, hence Derek would have to stay; Alex would take over the PEDS dept; and Kepner...perhaps staying on & retaking boards at the end of next season...Jackson may leave or not, depends on Kepner; Ben & Bailey...long distance relationship until either one finds a new love interest...??


I hope to goodness that Arizona dies, I have hated her from the first time I saw her. I don't really mind if Callie goes because she doesn't want to work at Greys without her, don't mind either way if Keppner, Lexie and Alex leave,they are all irrelevant to me, any other actors could take their places, other than Katherine Heigl, I won't be watching if she comes back, she's loathsome.

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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.