91 THOUGHTS WHEN RE-WATCHING GREY'S ANATOMY

16.7.20

When 2020 is a distant memory and people ask, how did you spend your time in lockdown? I don't know whether I should be proud or ashamed of the fact I managed to rewatch the entire 16 (yep, s i x t e e n) seasons of Grey's Anatomy. 

...I know you're thinking I should be ashamed but man, that's an achievement.

If I'm correct I've only watched this show on one run through once before and it's like rule of thumb that your favourite shows get the annual reruns. It's one of those shows that once you get started you just can't switch off and when you've got nothing else to do, basically this was inevitable. 

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I created a post similar to this four years ago when I'd do my annual run of One Tree Hill - and so I decided it was about time I share my thoughts when watching Grey's Anatomy, so please be warned they're many spoilers ahead. As much as I don't want you to switch off from my blog, if you've not watched every seasons - please click off now. 

This is bound to be a long post, so shall we get started? 

1. YOU DON'T REALISE HOW IMPORTANT RICHARD INTERN SPEECH REALLY IS.

"Say hello to your competition. Eight of you will switch to an easier specialty, five of you will crack under the pressure, two of you will be asked to leave. This is your starting line. This is your arena. How well you play, that's up to you"

2. MIRANDA BAILEY IS A QUEEN. 

3. OH BOY THESE RELATIONSHIPS ARE TOXIC AS HELL. 

4. I DON'T THINK I SHIP MERDER IN THE FIRST 5 SEAONS... 

5. QUITE FRANKLY DEREK IS ABIT OF AN ASS. 

6. BUT MER SAYING 'PICK ME, CHOOSE ME, LOVE ME' 

7. & WHEN ADELE SAYS 'THAT'S NOT THE SHE HE WAS LOOKING FOR'

8. THE EPISODE WITH THE BOMB IN THE CHEST IS INTENSE. 

9. AW WHEN GEORGE HELPS BAILEY GIVE BIRTH. 

10. BUT HIM AND IZZIE GETTING TOGETHER WAS WEIRD. 

11. WOW, ACTUALLY THOSE TWO ARE REALLY ANNOYING. 

12. I'M NEVER READY FOR THE EMOTIONS I FEEL WITH DENNY DUQUETTE.

13. WHY DO ALL THEY KILL OFF THE GOOD ONES (this is a recurring thought fyi)

14. 007 - WHEN THEY REALISE THEY'RE TRYING TO SAVE GEORGES LIVE, OH. 

15. OMG, I FORGOT ABOUT THE HOSPITAL MERGER 

16. THE SHOOTING EPISODE REALLY HITS DIFFERENTLY THOUGH. 

17. HOWEVER THEY COULD'VE SKIPPED THE MUSICAL EPISODE. 

18. HOW DID I MISS MARK SLOAN DATING TEDDY??? 

19. BUT WHEN THE RESIDENTS TAKE CALLIE TO SEE HER BABY, OW MY HEART. 

20. BREAKS MY HEART WHEN ADELE IS DIAGNOSED WITH ALZHEIMER'S & THAT MEREDITH RUINS HER CLINICAL TRIAL TO HELP HER. 

21. OH AND AROUND THE SAME TIME STEALS ZOLA - THIS FELT SO RANDOM. 

22. TEDDY MARRYING HENRY TO GIVE HIM HEALTHCARE. 

23. WHEN HE NEEDS LIVE SAVING SURGERY BUT REFUSES TO LET CHRISTINA KNOW IT'S HIM, POOR CHRISTINA. 

24. WHY DO THEY ALWAYS DO THE DIRTY TO OWEN - I DON'T KNOW WHETHER TO LOVE OR HATE HIM. 

25. I HATE THE FACT FOR AN ENTIRE SEASON LEXIE & MARK AREN'T TOGETHER - AND THEN THEY DIE. I'LL ALWAYS BE ANGRY AT THIS. 

26. BUT AW, THE NIGHT BEFORE THE BOARDS WHEN THE APRIL & JACKSON LOVE STORY BEGINS. 

27. HONESTLY DON'T GET ME STARTED ON MY THOUGHTS ON THE PLANE CRASH, TOO MANY EMOTIONS. 

28. OR THE FACT WE WERE LEAD TO BELIEVE MARK WAS GOING TO SURVIVE IT... 

29. BAILEY LEAVING HER WEDDING TO HELP SAVE ADELE'S LIFE. I REALLY APPRECIATE HER & WEBBER'S RELATIONSHIP AT THIS POINT. 

30. MY HEART WHEN JACKSON SUGGESTS RENAMING THE HOSPITAL GREY SLOAN MEMORIAL, SO MANY TEARS. 

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31. MATHEW DOING A FLASH-DANCE TO PROPOSE - SO FRICKIN' CUTE. 

32. THEY REALLY SHOW HOW MEREDITH IS A BAD-ASS WHEN SHE HAS HER C-SECTION IN THE POWER OUTAGE. 

33. JEEZH I FORGET HOW INTENSE THIS SHOW IS.

34. ARIZONA & APRIL GETTING DRUNK IN THE SUPPLY CLOSET IS THE START OF A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP.

35. MAKES ME SAD WHEN MEREDITH & CHRISTINA ARE FIGHTING

36. I KNOW I SHOULDN'T BUT I TOTALLY SUPPORT JACKSON STOPPING APRILS WEDDING WITH MATHEW.

37. LITTLE GUTTED WE DON'T SEE A PROPER WEDDING FROM THEM THOUGH.

38. SEEING CHRISTINA & OWEN'S ALTERNATIVE ENDINGS & HAVING TO ACCEPT THAT THEIR RELATIONSHIP BEING OVER IS FOR THE BEST, REALLY BREAKS MY HEART.

39. BUT MEREDITH & OWEN SURPRISING CHRISTINA  TO SUPPORT HER AT THE HARPER AVERY AWARDS IS SUCH A PURE MOMENT.

40. BUT THE POLITICS BEHIND HER NOT BEING ABLE TO WIN, UGH.

41. OH SHIT, I FORGOT BURKE RETURNS & ASKED CHRISTINA TO RUN A HOSPITAL FOR HIM.

42. EVEN WHEN THEY FIRE MURPHY BUT SHE RETURNS TO HELP WITH A HUGE TRAUMA ANYWAYS - KINDA LOVE THIS GIRL.

43. HE IS NOT THE SUN, YOU ARE. ALREADY MISS YA CHRISTINA x

44.  HOW? DID? ELISE GREY? HIDE? A? PREGNANCY?

45. IT BREAKS MY HEART TO SEE APRIL & JACKSON LOOSE SAMUEL.

46. OH SHIT, I FORGOT ABOUT DR HERMAN - SHE'S A BADASS AND I KINDA LOVE HER.

47. I NEED TO ADOPT AMEILA SHEPARDS SUPERHERO POSE FOR FUTURE POSI-VIBES

48. I KINDA HATE HOW THEY SEND DEREK OFF FROM SEASON 11, ONLY TO BRING HIM BACK FOR HIM TO BE KILLED OFF.

49. I DIDN'T LIKE DEREK AS MUCH THIS TIME ROUND BUT OMG, I'M STILL HEARTBROKEN ABOUT THIS.

50. SERIOUSLY THEY MAKE DEREK A HERO AT THE CAR CRASH AND THEN KILL HIM...NOT THAT I'M BITTER.

52. OH AND THEN IT'S LIKE HE'S BEEN COMPLETELY FORGOTTEN ABOUT.

53. BUT YAS TO CHIEF BAILEY!

54. RICHARD WEBBER HELPING ARIZONA PICK UP DATES IN THE BEST

55. I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MUCH I CRIED OVER THE FIREFIGHTER WHOS HEART YOU COULD SEE BECAUSE OF BURNS, OW :(

56. MY HEART WAS RACING SO MUCH WHEN MEREDITH GETS ATTACKS, THAT WHOLE EPISODE I WAS SO TENSE.

57. 'YOU KNOW YOU CAN'T DEAL WITH FAMILY'.. THE MOMENT ALEX SAYS 'EVERYONE IN THIS DAMN ROOM IS HER FAMILY' - THE TEARS MAN..

58. I CAN'T DECIDE WHO'S RIGHT/WRONG WHEN IT COMES TO JACKSON AND APRIL GETTING DIVORCED - THAT FLASHBACK EPISODE I WAS SO TORN

59. BUT OMG WHEN BEN HAS TO DO HER C-SECTION ON MEREDITHS KITCHEN TABLE.

60.  I FORGOT THAT ALEX BEAT DELUCA

61. ALSO HATE THAT THIS WAS THE SAME EPISODE I NOTICED HOW I LOVE ALEX & MEREDITHS RELATIONSHIP.

62. MAJORITY OF SEASON 13 HAS BEEN ABOUT GETTING RICHARD WEBBER FIRED (I THINK?) AND I'M SO BORED OF IT.

63. LIKE MINICK, YOU BORE ME. SORRY HUN.

64. SO MANY TEARS WHEN MAGGIE'S MOM DIES

65. BUT OMG I LAUGHED SO MUCH WHEN MEREDITH EXPLAINS THAT ELISE'S ASHES WERE POURED DOWN THE SINK IN OR 2.

66. THE PLANE EPISODE WHEN MER & NATHAN HAVE TO SAVE LIVES WHILE IN THE AIR.

67. THE EMOTIONS I FEEL WHEN EDWARDS IS CAPTURED BY THE RAPIST, BUT ALSO SETS HIM ON FIRE AND SAVE THE LITTLE GIRLS LIFE. THE TEARS MAN.

68. OMG AND THE MOMENT WHEN NATHAN HEARS THAT MEGANS ALIVE AND MEREDITH SAYS 'IF THIS WERE DEREK, ID HAVE ALREADY LEFT'. I CAN'T STOP CRYING.

69. AMELIA BRINGING BACK SUPERHERO POSE BEFORE HER OWN BRAIN SURGERY.

70. UGH THE MAGGIE & JACKSON STORY LINE BORES ME FROM THE BEGINNING.

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71. BUT MEREDITH BEING NOMINATED FOR A HARPER AVERY, MY LIL HEARTS IS SO PROUD. 

72. AW BUT THE 300TH EPISODE HAVING BABY IZZIE, GEORGE AND CHRISTINA. CUTE LITTLE NOD TO THE ORIGINAL CAST. 

73. UGH MY BODY GOES SO COLD WHEN JO'S HUSBAND FINDS HER. 

74. I AM HEARTBROKEN BY THE EPISODE WHEN THE BLACK TEENAGE BOY IS SHOT TRYING TO GET INTO HIS HOUSE. THE FACT THIS IS REALITY AND THIS IS THE WORLD THAT WE'RE LIVING IN.  

75. I CAN'T STAND OWEN AND TEDDY...

76. MY HEART ACHES FOR APRIL WHEN SHE'S STRUGGLING WITH HER FAITH AND WHATS HAPPENING IN HER LIFE. 

77. IT'S SO SWEET THAT JACKSON IS TRYING TO HELP HER. 

78. AND THE TEARS, WHEN SHE'S SPEAKING WITH ELI AND PRETENDS TO BE HIS WIFE BEFORE HE PASSES AWAY. BUT HE GETS TO SAY GOODBYE AND FEEL THAT PEACE AND MY HEART. 

79. OH BUT DON'T GET ME STARTED ON THE HARPER AVERY SCANDAL - ALTHOUGH I WAS REALLY MOVED BY THE CHANGING THE FOUNDATION NAME TO THE CATHERINE FOX FOUNDATION! UGH MY HEART! 

80.  I WAS ALWAYS SO ANGRY THAT THEY WROTE ARIZONA AND APRIL OUT THE SHOW - BUT HOW THEY CLOSED THEIR STORIES WAS AMAZING! 

81. WATCHING APRIL AND MATHEW GET MARRIED - AND WITH JACKSON BY HER SIDE WAS, UGH HOW CUTE! 

82. THE EPISODE WITH THE DAY OF THE DEAD & THEY NOD TO EVERYONE WHO'S PASSED AWAY, I AM CRYING! 

83. MEREDITH AND DELUCA CONFUSES ME... 

84. AND SO SAD WHEN CATHERINE IS DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER.   
 
85. MEREDITH SPENDING THE FINAL MOMENTS WITH THATCHER IS SO SWEET.

86. BETTY'S PARENTS TRYING TO TAKE LEO AWAY FROM OWEN MAKES ME SO SAD. 

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87. WATCHING JO FIND HER MOM :( 

88. BUT THE WAY SHE HELPS THE LADY WHO WAS SEXUALLY ASSAULTED, AND HOW ALL THE EPISODE FOCUSED JUST ON THE WOMEN & THEM HELPING THE LADY, MY HEART.   

89. I DON'T CARE WHAT ANYONE SAYS SCHMIT IS MY FAV INTERN EVER

90. AND SEEING HIM BE THE HERO TO HELP LUCAS RIPLEY - I LOVE HIM

89. THE LITTLE BOY WITH THE GOLDEN BLOOD, OW. 

90. LOL HOW TYPICAL THAT AMELIA HELPS TEDDY DURING LABOUR. 

91. I LOVE THE STORYLINE WITH THE LITTLE GIRL, BUT I'M SO PISSED THAT DELUCA TAKES THE FALL FOR MEREDITH... 

...Woah, that was one way to spend the 13 weeks in lockdown and thankfully season 1-15 were available on Amazon Prime to keep me entertained - and much to my own surprised I'd finished the binge watch just in time to return back to work...but obviously I was so ashamed admitting this achievement when asked how I'd spent my time in lockdown, oops. 

Grey's anatomy is a wild ride let me tell you, I've still got season 16 to re-watch but it's a battle and a half waiting for the full season to be available online... But woah, re-watching these seasons gave me a whole lots of feelings, reminded me on some seriously questionable storylines and reminded me of my most emotional television deaths. Let's not forgot it made me realise how annoying half the cast can be, but I've still cried for hours when the character was cut out the show.

Thanks for coming on this journey with me, not only through this post but via my narration on instagram since mid-March, I hope it was everything you expected it to be...

What's been your favourite moment of the show? Whats the best episode? Who was your favourite character? Least favourite? I'd love to hear your thoughts... 


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