Ahhh…we’ve finally gotten a possibility for why Cristina Yang would need to leave Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital…and it involves a guest appearance by BURKE!!!! *queue fangirl squealing*. I have to say, I never expected a guest appearance in the final days of Sandra Oh on Grey’s. When I heard Burke’s voice, I was so excited! It just seemed really cool to have him there, and it brought up so much history. Of course, the entire possibility for Cristina to leave Grey-Sloan is just absolutely preposterous, but I’ll get to that.
Arizona and Callie : More with the baby talk, like that is all they are good for now. OVER IT!
Bailey and Weber : Bailey is kicking ass with her secret administration of the disabled virus into Immuno-boy. So far, no consequences. I’m sure that will change later. Weber is absolutely on the warpath for that Harper-Avery award situation. He spends a good chunk of this episode laying into Avery who seems to be totally unaware of the situation. I’m not sure how long they’ll pursue this little plot, but I like Warpath Weber.
April and Jackson : So April’s being pregnant has basically resolved all their issues? I mean, they sort of fought at the beginning of the episode and then Jackson came into the sanctuary at the hospital to make up with April. On one hand, I like them together. On the other, I think it’s unrealistic. I’ve known plenty of families, who weren’t divided by atheism, where one parent wouldn’t attend church because it just wasn’t that person’s thing. Now Jackson is just gonna start attending church to be with his family? I mean, Christians are pretty hardcore throughout America, but like Jackson is just gonna get over his belief that a deity IS ABSURD so he can hang out at church for a few hours every Sunday? I just don’t buy it.
Derek and Meredith (and Amy) : I kind of love episodes where Meredith is not a big part. I miss dark and twisty Meredith. Anyway, this episode brought Derek and Amy, Derek’s sister, together. At the end, Derek invited her to come to work at the hospital. So maybe she’ll be a regular next year? When he extended that invitation, my mind just got all excited about the potential drama of a recovering addict surgeon working alongside her brother who is an established cast member. So basically, count me in.
Cristina (and Owen and Burke) : So yeah, guest appearance by Burke and it brought back all those FEELS! Basically, Burke flew Cristina to Switzerland, but he sort of lied about it. He had someone else in his hospital make the arrangements so he could show up at the lecture she gave and surprise her. She was all mad about it too, and I don’t blame her! But she was also confused too. At the end, Burke offered Cristina a job and she really felt like working FOR him was the worst idea (I agree), but really, he was just handing her his job as head of a hospital funded by a billionaire. Umm…right? NO big deal, just a really convenient and implausible situation. Based on Meredith’s reaction to Cristina’s return, I think she took the job. It’s a good plot device, because it puts her far enough away to be out of any communication with the other surgeons. I mean, I guess I can buy into this fantasy…because that is exactly what it is.
Meanwhile, Karev LOVES his new job and was really absent for this episode, so maybe he’s leaving too? Also, all the residents maybe will be fired? WHO CARES?! I just wanna meet the next round of interns. Let’s get some more young idiots in the hospital who can mess stuff up since all the older cast members are just happy and super BORING! I don’t know, what do you think? Did you like seeing Burke? Will you miss Cristina? Do you think Karev and the residents should go? Let me know in the comments!