“You’re My Home” picked up exactly where the previous episode left off. The impossible case of the impaled guy was in the spotlight and exhilarated anxiousness and racing against the clock. Meredith Grey’s voiceover opened the season finale with a depressing statement and a wondrous question. Throughout the episode things and people were pulled apart and put back together. Probably Meredith’s opening narration has some deeper meaning- what is home? Where is home? Is there really such a thing as a broken home? Is home a place, a person or the people around us?
Despite being kept busy with the demands of their workload, the doctors spent the hour in searing for home- a theme in the episode which is barely noticed, like a humming background song. Some found home in another person (Catherine and Richard), others in a place with another person/ people (Jo, Alex, Meredith, Maggie, Amelia), third lost the sense of home (Jackson and April) and joined the ones who keep searching to call something or someone home (Callie and Arizona).
Dr. Bailey and Edwards showed other way to feel at home- even behind the walls of the professional life one can also “build a house and call it home”.
Grey’s Anatomy has always been notorious for its earth- shattering, thrilling and devastating season finales, leaving viewers hanging over a cliff during the long summer hiatus. However, this season finale was different for a few reasons. It was a quite one (like season 7 finale) and the episode neatly and cleverly wrapped up the entire season eleven. It was celebrated with a wedding and with saved patients’ lives, with moments of dancing it out, with moments of love and a shoulder of a friend to cry on.
The entire season eleven was emotional and probably devastating for many viewers, however the season provided a summary of all the past 10 seasons, loose ends of storylines were tied up, characters’ journeys took twist and turns, drama was flooding all over the place until this very last episode of the season. The closing narration of Meredith’s words is one full of hope, possibilities and opportunities for all the characters. A huge chapter has been closed. Things at the Grey- Sloan Memorial Hospital won’t be the same when the show returns for its twelfth run. Neither will be the doctors same.