So last night was the big premier. We picked up several weeks after the plane crash it seems. Meredith is now an attending, though I’m not exactly sure what in? I’m assuming Neurosurgery as planned. Christina is stuck in Minneapolis working in some freakish hospital where everyone is happy and cheerful and helpful. It’s a smurf hospital, and she is grouchy smurf. Alex is planning to head out to John’s Hopkins, but has guilt as he was supposed to be on the plane that crashed and wasn’t. Derek has gone through surgeries for his hands, but it’s still not working properly. There was no update on Adele, but the old Chief and the new Chief are still around. It seems Owen and Christina are over for the moment. A new batch of first years arrived, and Meredith is the new Bailey. Her nickname is Medusa. Bailey meanwhile is pissed because she’s no longer the Nazi, she’s BCB . . . which means Booty Call Bailey! Her relationship has softened her, and it’s been noticed by others.
By the end of the episode shocks and sadness. Mark was on a ventilator, and had orders to be removed after 30 days if there were no signs of improvement. Mark was taken off it and died. I just can’t believe McSteamy is gone . . . it was so sad! It also appeared through most of the episode Arizona had died too. People kept telling Callie how sorry they were, and a new guy came in to take over the pediatric department. When it was clear he was going ruin Arizona’s legacy, Alex refused to go to John’s Hopkins and stayed to take it over. However Arizona is not dead! We learned she had her leg (or legs?) amputated, and has been in bed battling depression. She seemingly blames Callie for being the one to take it as well. April left the hospital after Owen fired her and went back to her family’s farm. Owen showed up saying what he did was wrong, and offered her a job. Finally Christina was told to take some time off from the hospital she’s at because she didn’t seem to be meshing with the other happy people there. It’s clear she’ll return to take over Cardio with Teddy also gone from the show.
Next week’s episode is a flashback episode that will fill in the blanks of what happened between this week’s show and the plane crash.
I’m still upset over Mark’s death, even though it was easy to guess it was coming. It’s just so depressing. The teases and twist with Arizona at the end was really shocking. I would have been even more pissed if they were both dead. I’m glad April is coming back as well, and love the interns and Meredith’s interactions. I was excited to see one of the new interns is the Tech Vampire from “True Blood!”