Finally, the show is tackling head-on just how many ludicrous life-threatening situations Meredith has been in over the past few years and Cristina reminds Derek of all of them: she’s survived a bomb, drowning, a gunman, and a plane crash so she’s not going to die during surgery today. Also, she’s the only Grey left on a show with her name in the title.
- Lauren S, just sayin, Grey’s Anatomy 9x 24 “Perfect Storm” Recap
Callie Torres (Grey’s Anatomy)
You’d get two moms for the price of one with Callie and Arizona (though Arizona’s had some emotional issues lately and didn’t make our list outright). Callie’s endlessly supportive, likes to see broken bones and has fun putting them back together, co-runs a hospital and is just insanely hot. All of the boys would want to hang out with you because of your MILF.
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Kill Off: Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo)
Much as she’s bright and perky now, killing off this formerly dark and twisty character would be a good (if depressing) way to go. And it isn’t like this show hasn’t killed off big characters before; there’s totally precedent (RIP, George, Mark and Lexie). McDreamy would go into a fugue state (which would explain away Dempsey’s eventual exit from the show) and Cristina would left to be godmommy to all those babies. She’d be nuts, and Owen would be delighted.
Would We Miss Her? Sure, but now that the Grey name is in the moniker of the hospital, she’ll sort of live on, and thanks to ER, we got used to characters leaving all the time. And with Mere, they can always have her do voiceovers from beyond the grave, Desperate Housewives-style.
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Plans never work out the way you think they’re going to, especially with babies. You try and try to get pregnant, and you can’t. And then a baby comes when you least expect it. Probably because you didn’t plan it. Plans don’t mean anything.