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Grey's Anatomy Season Finale Round Table: "Flight"

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Welcome back to TV Fanatic's Grey's Anatomy Round Table!

Our official review broke down last week's season finale, "Flight," in great detail. Now, TV Fanatic staff members Courtney Morrison, Sean McKenna and Christina Tran have assembled for their weekly Q&A discussion.

Read their answers below and weigh in with yours!

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1. What was your favorite scene from the finale?

Courtney: How could you not pick the Mark and Lexie scene (below)? As pissed as it made me that this relationship has been built up and we have been waiting for them to get back together for a year, it was so sweet and emotional. I had been rooting for this couple for a long time and it sucks that it didn't happen, but you have to appreciate the stellar skills Eric Dane showed.

Christina: My favorite scenes are always the ones that leave me speechless and teary-eyed so I’m going with Lexie’s final moments. I could barely catch my breath as I balled my eyes out. As an older sister like Meredith, it was extremely difficult for me to watch. Sure, I’ve been rooting for Slexie since the beginning, but the thought of losing a sister left me with unstoppable tears. Mer didn’t even get to say goodbye to her little sister!

Sean: I enjoyed the call backs to the pilot episode. The show has certainly come a long way from its early days and the characters have definitely all grown up in some form or another. Great way to tie things together.

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2. We knew a main character was going to die in this episode. Going in, who did you think it was going to be?

Courtney: My thoughts were on Arizona. She hasn't had too much of a story lately and her leaving would give the opening for Alex to head up the department at SGH.

Christina: April. I assumed and naively thought that it would be someone who wasn’t on the flight and just wanted it to be April.

Sean: I had a feeling it might be Lexie or Mark. I figured if they killed off April fine, but that would be an easy out death because she wouldn't have the same type of impact one of the major players would.

3. Were you surprised it was Lexie? Will you miss her?

Courtney: Somewhat surprised. I was hoping it wasn't her because I didn't want Meredith to lose another family member. I really enjoyed this character and she will definitely be missed.

Christina: Definitely! I will miss her terribly just as Mark and Meredith will miss her. I am growing immensely sad again just responding to this question. Next question, please.

Sean: Even when it was happening and I knew she was going to die, I was still a little surprised. Sure, I'll miss her and I can only imagine how next season will deal with the fallout.

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4. How did this finale compare to the previous season endings?

Courtney: Ehhh... so so. Grey's finales are usually unbelievable. This one was different though. Having the contract negotiations happening made it impossible to secure the future for all of the characters so I get that it had to be left open. But it felt like the episode jumped around a little too much.

Christina: It reminded me a lot like the very first episode of Lost. In comparison to finales past, it was shocking as usual, but I simply thought it was subpar. I didn’t like the back and forth from the hospital to the woods. I must admit that I wasn’t all too pleased that it was Lexie that got the axe either. As a Slexie fan, it was incredibly disappointing and all I will remember is that we lost Lexie. 

Sean: I totally agree it reminded me of Lost, but I've enjoyed other finales more. In a way it felt like the plane crash was thrown in to simply raise the dramatic stakes. It was an okay episode and it did include a huge death, but maybe because it felt split up between the woods and the hospital that it wasn't my favorite of all time.

5. Write a farewell to the departed Lexie Grey.

Courtney: Little Grey. It took you a while, but you finally found your place in the Seattle Grace family. You were a great sister and your relationship with Mark was one of real love. Your photographic memory and little bits of crazy will surely be missed. Sadly, your bangs will not be. RIP Lexie.

Christina: Little Grey, we will always miss you. You had an amazing photographic memory. You already were a fantastic surgeon. You were also an incredible sister and aunt. Most importantly, you loved. Mark knew it, and we have always known it. SG-MW just won’t be the same without you!

Sean: Lexie Grey, you will be missed. There was so much life and charisma in you that it was infectious. No one will be the same without you and no one will ever forget you. You will be in everyone's minds and hearts.

What do you think? Did you expect it to be Lexie? How will the characters respond going forward? Will anyone else be lost in Grey's Anatomy Season 9? Share your responses in the comments below!

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1. As weird as it might seem, when Christina was draining Mark's tamponade, I loved the back and forth between the hospital and the woods, it was kind of ironical to see all these great surgeon, who were used to top equipment reduced to using the tube of a moisturiser to cure one of their owns ! 2.At first, I had thought it was gonna be Arizona because of Callie's speech and because she wasn't even supposed to be on the plane in the first place, but then, I realized what they had been doing to Lexie was the exact same thing as what they had done to George in the 5th season ! Less and less screen time, says (or does) something bold, is killed off ! 3.I was only half surprised it was Lexie ! I will most definitely miss her, she gave me hope since she was one of the only Seattle Grace residents who hadn't had a screwed-up childhood and still was a surgeon... Grey's was making me think you had to be twisted to be a good surgeon ! 4.I think it was too much ! And bits of it were overplayed ! Particulary Ellen Pompeo's part was very very poorly executed ! 5. Lexie, you've been one of my favourite characters since day one, I loved your optimism, you gave a breath of fresh air to the show with your nevroses and craziness. You were a great friend, sister, aunt and surgeon ! RIP

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Time for the show to end. Thge writers have lost it, the characters no longer have any consistancy and the plots are beyond ridiculous. The finale was desperate. Perhaps if
Chyler Leigh had had a reasonable story line and some decent character developent, she wouldn't have wanted to leave. Or perhaps she was pushed.......
Anyway, farewell Grey's, I'll miss the characters as they used to be, but not the charicatures they have become.

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1.Since I'm a Grey's Anatomy junkie,I'd say that I loved this episode and every single scene.Mark and Lexie scene was sad and beautiful at the same time
2.Since the rumor started about this death I changed my theories about who is going to die every single day.And I killed almost every single character.But after we saw the people on the plane and everybody got a close-up but Lexie,she was high on my list.
3.And definitely I'm not surprised.Of course Lexie Grey will be missed.She had a great dynamic with every character
4.Classic Grey's Anatomy episode- big tragedy,lots of tiers,funny moments,what elesi can I say
5.RIP Lexie Grey

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I'm going to miss Lexie and really did'nt want her to go.I did'nt want Meredith to lose another loved one.I wish it was april who got the boot.Oh well as long as Meredith and Derek are still in the show I'm good w that I also want Cristina and Owen to get back together I love them.

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I LOVE YOU LEXIE!!!!
WHEN DOES season 9 fricking start.. I cant wait that long!!

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WHEN THE HELL DOES SEASON 9 BEGINS??
SOMEONE TELL ME, IM DYING FOR KNOW IT!

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When does the new episode begin?????

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i think that either April or Arizona should have been written off, and Teddy should be staying being Christina said she was leaving.

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What the hell lexie!!! She was awesome since merdith got married shes borring I used to love her drunk episodes and now shes all drama like and not fun at all thats what lexie kept alive... After last seasons finale with the shooting in the hgospital nothing can compare this accident was a weak plan at best the effects sucked butt come on not even a fire? seriously? n the acting was really not what i expected merdith crying... was painfull it looked so foreced,... nothing flowed in the finale looked like a cuts pasted togther and it was very poorly done very dissaponted Greys is my all time fav show and i hope it isnt dying

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Balling your eyes out? Really? I don't think that means what you think it means. Try 'bawling'. And a proof reader.

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