Sunday, July 11, 2010

TV Meme: Day 26 - Biggest Season Finale Shocker

This will be short today as I plan on doing two because I missed yesterday - these weekend posts are not my forte.

For the biggest season finale shocker from this past season I am going with a show that does season finales pretty darn well - and that is Grey's Anatomy.

For pretty much the entire time the show has been on the air it truly has mastered the season finale, so much so that you are craving that next episode (some four months later) to see how everything panned out.

A year ago, the show let George (T.R. Knight) pass away while Izzie's (Katherine Heigl) fate hung in the balance. We didn't know what was going to happen with her as the show came to an end.

This year, they ramped it up.

What appeared to be a bit of a throwaway story during the season, Dr. Shephard (Patrick Dempsey) made the call to take a woman off of life support. This crippled her husband, Gary Clark (Michael O'Neill).

However, as the episode came to an end it felt as though this story was complete. But, episodes later Mr. Clark was back, this time suing Dr. Shephard.

As the ruling came down and Dr. Shephard came away victorious - again you felt that this story was over.

But, the final two hour season finale (broken into two episodes "Sanctuary" and "Death and All His Friends") proved that this story line was not finished yet.

Mr. Clark walked through Seattle Grace with a plan - to kill Derek Shephard. Along the way, those not willing to help him find Dr. Shephard were taken out - and thus a shooting rampage began.

The losses began to pile up - and others hung in the balance, including major characters like Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) and Shephard himself.

There was so much going on in this episode(s). Even though I felt most of the season was sort of run of the mill, this showed just how good of a show Grey's Anatomy can be.

Kudos to once again keeping your viewers on the edge of their seats - you truly know how to make outstanding finales (now lets make the rest of those episodes equally as good).

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