The last two Grey’s Anatomy episodes, “True Colours” and “Ring of Fire” could be considered as a two part season finale episode. The last episode of the season picked up exactly where the previous one left off.
The season finale was a teasing episode and instead of shedding light to some of the storylines, it created even more questions and left the viewers hanging.
“True Colours” started out smoothly, the opening scenes showed how after some up and downs the doctors have finally established a control over their personal and professional lives, navigating once again through the well-known daily routine.
However, the day at Grey-Sloan memorial turned out to be another hectic day, charged with plenty of adrenaline.
Two injured people, supposedly a couple, turned out to be the reason that triggered all the action and consequently led to some surprising outcomes.
Dr. Bailey was handling well the lockdown and not so well the fire explosion.
Since she was appointed Chief of Surgery, her authority and management have been put to test a few times. She was faced with tough decisions on several occasions and some of them weren’t even her decisions, for example hiring Dr. Minnick.
At the time she didn’t have the courage to oppose Catherine Avery’s proposal for replacing Webber with Minnick. And of course, like a weak person she took advantage of Minnick’s misstep and decided to side with Webber and subsequently to fire her.
As a whole Minnick’s dismissal was a low and cheap plot to serve the purpose of a cliffhanger and to anger viewers, who passionately ship the Robbins/Minnick relationship. Technically Minnick is a doctor, there was a crisis, she was needed to be close to the patients. Bailey, on the other hand is the chief of surgery.
So if you have the authority to call the lockdown of the hospital, then you should care about your staff and inform the police of a missing doctor, who might be held hostage by a rapist on the loose.
Moreover, Dr. Webber seemed to miss being the chief and giving orders.
The other intriguing thing is, that we never heard what Catherine Avery had to say when Bailey decided to sack Minnick, which gives a bit of hope that this may not be last we saw of Dr. Minnick.
Another thing that makes Minnick firing unbelievable, is the effort and the amount of time the writers spent to develop her relationship with Arizona. If her purpose was to push Arizona into any kind of action, surely we would have seen a repeat of Lauren Boswell storyline.
But with Grey’s Anatomy one never knows. We can speculate and delve in it till the hiatus ends, however there are behind-the-scene things that more or less influence a storyline development.
While the doctors were fighting the fire at the hospital, Dr. Hunt, was fighting his own personal fire – his long lost sister, presumably death, turned out to be alive. But again, we can’t be sure about it, because the whole action was moving with the speed of a snail thought the last two episodes. And when we thought that we might get a conformation that Owen’s sister is actually alive, the screen fade to black. Another thing to bug the die-hard Grey’s Anatomy fans for months on end.
On a side note, the mentioning of Teddy Altman was quite a good pitch!
Alex Karev, on the other hand, was close to start not just a fire but a blaze. His mysterious call threw him in the role of a detective and he tracked down Jo’s husband. He was picturing all kinds of scenarios to finish off the guy, but the reason got hold off him and he ceased to pursue any kind of revenge.
What would happen between him and Jo, and whether their relationship will be renewed is an ongoing story that got no resolution for the entire season.
Unresolved was left Avery and Kepner’s storyline. And now that April kind of open the door to Maggie Pierce, comes to tell that things might get complicated in the upcoming season 14.
Meredith and Nathan, finally started to take their relationship a step further and BANG! Megan Hunt “showed up”. Again, another plot with a loose end.
The season finale raised more questions instead of providing some answers, which is not that bad. People can find a reason to tune in and find out what will happen next.
At least for Edwards, we don’t have to wonder if she would stay or not. Nice, simple and proper exit which leaves the door open for any future guest starring.
Enjoy the summer peeps, and don’t let Grey’s Anatomy getting too much into your heads!