SPOILERS for WEST COASTERS ! ! !
The show began where we left of last week, with the plane crashing carrying Mark, Lexie, Christina, Meredith, Arizona and Derek. Derek was thrown from the plane, and was caught in wreckage alone. He had to break his hand to get free. It was fairly nasty as he took a rock and literally was smashing it.
Lexie was pinned under part of the plane and slowly dying. She knew there was nothing to be done for her. Mark professed his love to her, saying she couldn’t die, they would get married. However . . . Lexie died! Yes, for real! They killed off Lexie!
Meredith and Christina went looking for Derek, who they found. They had to tend to his hand, cleaning it as best then could and setting it.
Arizona was trying to help the pilot, who was stuck in the cockpit and couldn’t feel his legs.
Mark eventually passed out, and Christina discovered he was bleeding internally. It was some kind of heart wound. Christina had to perform surgery in the woods with no anesthesia!
Everyone had to bunk in for the night. Their flare gun wasn’t working, and the transmitter got damaged in the crash . . . so the pilot said nobody would be able to find them. Christina did her best to keep everyone awake, worried if they passed out some may fall into a coma.
Back at the hospital, Bailey was upset because Ben was moving (again?) and they would have to be long distance. He applied for an internship at another hospital. They had just gotten engaged, as Baily proposed. Baily laid into for making decisions without consulting her. He was not a single man anymore, they were an us now!
April was preparing to leave as not only did she fail, but Hunt couldn’t hire her back next year as she’s not the best person for the job. April was in limbo, she doesn’t know who she is anymore. She also was struggling with sleeping with Jackson, and now she’s not a virgin for the man she will marry. Jackson decided to take the job in Tulane, while Karev was planning to go to John’s Hopkins.
Teddy turned down a great job offer, which infuriated Hunt. Teddy claimed she wasn’t leaving because of her loyalty to him, and the fact that this is where her husband died. She finally admitted she had treated him unfairly, but he was still her best friend. She did not want to leave him while he was already possibly losing his wife. Hunt later fired her to force her to go. He said he didn’t want her here anymore, she has been hostile and disruptive, the board has been notified and it’s a done deal. However that was just the excuse Hunt gave, he just wanted her to take the better job.
The Chief was looking forward to making a dinner for his residents, but none of them really wanted to go. They eventually did. However he didn’t want to start until the others showed up . . . but of course they never did.
By the end of the show, the gang were still stuck in the woods, while Hunt received news that their surgeons never arrived at the hospital they were supposed to be going to . . .
My thoughts . . .
Holy fricken crap! Are you kidding me? What I don’t get is that Shonda wrote this before she knew the fate of the originals, including Meredith/Ellen. She had always said there would always be a Grey on the show, which could become Lexie if Meredith/Ellen ever left the show. So if Meredith/Ellen had left . . . what would the show have done? NUTS! I believe there is still one more sister out there also in medical school?
I’m guessing Derek’s hand was his way out if needed. He’s going to need a lot of therapy and surgeries to perform surgery again, let alone have a working hand.
I’m really pissed that April failed her boards. I was hoping there would be a way to magically undo this, or something was wrong. This is too much like George failing his exams. Why do I want to watch her not move on with her classmates? Annoying!
I’m stunned that Hunt fired Teddy! What the hell! I wasn’t expecting her to leave. It’s like the show just cleaned house in this episode. How are they going to suddenly keep all these people next season?
Leaving them stranded in the woods by the end was the worst too. How long does it take to figure out a plane crashed! That it disappeared from radar. These planes are tracked!