Derek Deserved Better

Shonda Rhimes giveth and Shonda Rhimes taketh away.

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(Don’t read if you haven’t yet viewed the April 23 and 30 episodes of Grey’s Anatomy.)

Shonda Rhimes eats her fandom’s tears for breakfast. She laughs at your heartache. She pokes needles in the voodoo doll hearts of our (fictional) loved ones and taps her fingers together maniacally as she bears witness to our pain through our furious Tweets and emotionally unstable Tumblr threads. Am I overreacting? Maybe—but I’m also still far too distracted from real life because I’m mourning the death of a person who doesn’t even exist. And I get to blame Shonda for that. Continue reading

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What is Grey’s without our person?

It’s old news at this point, but when I heard about Sandra Oh‘s plans to leave Seattle Grace Mercy Death—or, as it’s lamely known these days, Grey-Sloan Memorial—my general reaction was:

Cristina Yang has been one of my favorite Grey’s characters from the moment she first arrived in the OR with a fiery hunger in her eyes. Always no bullshit but never cruel, I loved her matter-of-fact approach to life in the surgical wing and how she had the ability to zing you with a life lesson when you least expected it. Here are five reasons Grey’s just won’t be the same without her. Continue reading