This is something we’ll take.
Grey’s Anatomy finished its 17th season with a wedding, an adoption, and a text message between two old friends, among other things.
Grey’s season 17 finale, which aired in the United States yesterday (June 3), ultimately flashed forward to 2021, with Grey Sloan’s physicians receiving their first doses of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine.
With Meredith Grey’s struggle with the virus now finished, viewers are unlikely to see her beach of dreams – and, let’s face it, death – again, but not everyone in the hospital was so fortunate.
Cristina Yang is a good example of this.
In a typically heartbreaking ending surprise, the COVID-19 patient who had been the focus of Grey’s finale was given the chance to recover with a lung transplant.
Meredith emailed her old coworker Cristina to let her know that the patient was “stable” after she snuck out of Maggie and Winston’s wedding to perform the successful procedure.
This is a good example.
Cristina answered, “Donor lungs available, booking the OR for the evening.” “Don’t forget who did it first,” Meredith replied in a beautiful text conversation that is as close to a Sandra Oh response as we’ll ever get.
Sandra, after all, just stated that her time on Grey’s Anatomy is “over.” “I quit that program, my gosh, almost seven years ago,” she recently said.
“So it’s no longer there in my head. But it’s still very much alive for a lot of folks. And, though I appreciate and understand it, I’ve moved on.”
Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 breaths of air on ABC in the United States on Sky Witness in the United Kingdom, with select episodes also available on NOW. Seasons 1 through 16 is available to watch on Disney+.