I had really high hopes heading into the Grey’s season finale last week. While there are some questions that have been raised, ultimately I walked away a little disappointed. The writer’s had given us such incredible ways to end each of the past three seasons. (SPOILERS AHEAD if you plan on going back to watch.) The clumsy way that Meredith met Addison to end the inaugural season. The painful way that Izzie’s carried off after losing Denny, leading to all sorts of questions about her career. And the third season, for me, gave us the ultimate in closure with the wedding break up, Alex being abandoned and so many other satisfying details. I was expecting the same this season. And while they can’t all be like last season’s finale, I wanted more. Maybe the strike-shortened season is to blame.
I’m actually a little frustrated with the directions that everyone seems to be headed in… Just a few random thoughts…
- I once was ready to play my guitar outside of Callie Torres’ window. (I guess that will never be now.) But beyond my own personal hangup, I just kinda don’t get it. I respect the writers for having characters that reflect folks that we live and love everyday. But this just seems strange. One minute she was begging Sloan to come in the closet and now…. I just need to see the way that this plays out. Perhaps she was hiding the attraction? Obviously that’s what the writers are hinting at, but they didn’t seem to go down this course until very late in the season. Perhaps I’m reading into this too deeply, but one thing we do know about Callie is that she’s unstable. She lived inside the stock closet. She fell for George and took part in the mistake that was their marriage. She started looking to Sloan and now this. Perhaps the book isn’t closed. And I hope it isn’t because…
- …I can’t take Erica Hahn. The attitude. The snide comments. The weird expressions. She just bugs the hell out of me. She’s one of those people that you see in the airport and want to slap because they remind you of everything that frustrates you about the show. But in that way, she’s done her job — good actress. I just don’t like the character. And for her to kinda get the payoff in this episode was kinda unfulfilling. I don’t wanna see her drown, but she just doesn’t seem to deserve to “go home happy”. The chief made me proud when he carefully yet sternly told her how she might want to reconsider her approach. I’d have preferred a slap from Christina. (Kidding.)
- George and Lexie. I just don’t like it. Lexie’s nice, but she needs someone else. She needs another intern. George has matured so much over the course of the show. Lexie would be the “right now” girl…. again. I hope this doesn’t come to pass. It’s a step backwards for him and it certainly doesn’t help his reputation. (I guess I didn’t get the theme of the episode: don’t care about what people think. Yes… I got it. You practically hit us over the head with it.) I still don’t like the pairing. If he thought there was no chemistry with Izzie…. Continue reading ‘Grey’s Anatomy Season 4 Finale: Thoughts (I Still Like Rose….)’