Lorena On ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season Finale: Owen And Derek Need To Get A Grip!

Fri, May 20, 2011 4:43am EST by 6 Comments

What was wrong with the men on Grey’s Anatomy tonight? Almost all of them acted like jerks!

If you had told me 7 years ago that we would see a Grey’s Anatomy season finale one day that had Meredith comforting her crying baby while Derek immaturely ignored her, I’d have laughed in your face. Meredith with a baby? Please. But last night we began to see Meredith as a mother, and it was a beautiful thing in contrast to the harshness that was Derek Sheperd.

“I don’t know how to raise a child with someone who doesn’t understand that there’s a right and a wrong in the world. You’ve been saying [you’re a bad mother] for weeks, maybe you’re right.” Doctor Derek Sheperd you have SOME nerve. You saw Zola and decided you and Meredith were ready to adopt her, then you jumped in with both feet, barely hearing what Mer had to say, and now after getting legally married so that you could finalize the adoption you tell Meredith she couldn’t be a mother? Way harsh Der.

This interaction with Meredith and Derek made me think back to when Derek’s mother gave him the family engagement ring to propose to Meredith. She explained Derek needed Meredith because she could see the shades of grey when all Derek can see was the stark black and white. The couple feed off of their differences, but occasionally they butt heads on the case of morals. And to be honest, I think Derek could have been a little more considerate when factoring in Adele. Although the scene where the patient’s wife says, “My children’s father is disappearing,” is pretty heartbreaking to watch, especially if you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s.

Owen started out being adorable, and as I said earlier today, I would love to see Cristina as a mother. But I really didn’t appreciate his overreaction to Cristina’s decision not to have the baby. It was obviously not something she viewed as easy, and as funny as her jokes were at times, (‘I’m not a monster’, ‘You can’t have half a baby’), there was truth in what she was saying. She can’t have a baby in way that would make her not even notice. I feel for Owen, I do, but I think he handled himself too angrily.

Other memorable moments

  • The sole survivor plane crash was tragic. It was also really well-done with the families staying around for the unaccompanied minor, and totally drew tears from me when the woman lied that her son was still in surgery.
  • Mark and Lexie. That speech Lexie gave… poor girl. I could feel her desperation to get over Mark just oozing out of her. She does really want to be happy, and Jackson Avery gives her the simplicity that allows her to be happy in a way Mark can’t right now. But their reunion, at this point, seems inevitable.
  • April gets Chief Resident. I find her irritating at times but think this will end up being a good position for her. I felt sorry for April when nobody congratulated her, until Avery. Not as sorry as I started to feel for Alex when Owen pointed out he turned on the “most universally liked” resident in the hospital. He shouldn’t have told on Meredith but he was drunk and angry and we can’t all be held accountable for what we do when we are drunk and angry.

What did you guys think of the episode? Of Bailey’s storyline? Of Teddy’s love triangle? Sound off below!

Lorena O’Neil


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