We are in the final hours before the season 10 finale of “Grey’s Anatomy” airs and we say a final goodbye to Cristina Yang. TV Guide reminded us yesterday that the tearful goodbye will be set against the backdrop of a possible terrorist attack and the ensuing chaos at the hospital. We’ve also rounded up all the spoilers and sneak peeks we could find for this epic milestone episode.
The synopsis for episode 24, “Fear (of the Unknown), makes it seem as if the tearful goodbye may have to be put on hold. Given the circumstances, that might be understandable.
In the first sneak peek, it’s morning in Owen’s trailer. He is in bed and she is getting dressed and late for work. She’s talking about having to leave today after having delayed her departure for 2 weeks. There’ a staff meeting in Zurich Monday morning and it will make a bad first impression if she’s not there. Owen asks, “This is goodbye then?”
Cristina replies, “Last night wasn’t enough?” There is hugging and playful kissing. Owen says no, it wasn’t. She doesn’t want a big goodbye here because they will still see each other at the hospital. Watch the clip.
In the second sneak peek, even April sharing her pregnancy news with Owen is dampened by preparations for the aftermath of the attack. The sneak peek video shows April telling Owen her news just as the TV delivers the first reports of an “explosion” that has caused “massive fatalities” and “scores of injured”. Owen and April swing into action.
Here is the synopsis from the final episode as shared by International Business Times:
“In the Season 10 finale, the doctors of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital bid an emotional farewell to the beloved Cristina Yang. A possible act of terrorism rocks Seattle and causes chaos at the hospital. Meanwhile, Meredith makes a life changing decision and one doctor receives shocking news.”
The promotional pictures focus on incoming patients and the doctors responding to them. Owen Hunt, April Kepner, Arizona Robbins and Stephanie Edwards are seen getting busy as patients appear to be coming into the ER in large numbers. Owen is orchestrating the hospital’s resources, no doubt while having to say goodbye to the love of his life.
The actual episode promo for the finale promises us the “goodbye you never expected.” While we know Cristina is leaving, Shonda Rhimes has promised that will happen on good terms so we don’t believe she dies. Other possibilities include what may happen to Shane Ross as Gaius Charles is leaving after season 10 as is Tessa Ferrer who plays Leah Murphy. Murphy got fired last week so she is probably safe.
Another option could be Derek. Meredith is seen crying in the promo. Derek pitched a relocation idea to Meredith last week that she didn’t seem keen about. Could she have told him to go without her? Would they attempt a long distance relationship? Could something happen to Amelia? She and Meredith have recently grown closer.
The season 10 finale of “Grey’s Anatomy” airs Thursday, May 15 at 8 p.m. Don’t miss your last chance to say goodbye to Cristina.