I will honestly be so sad if they kill Tom. I thought Teddy was going to find he had killed himself, and when she walked away next I thought they'd pan to him unconscious on the floor. I hope that they use Tom being sick as a vehicle for Teddy to realize how she really feels about him, eventually pushing the two of them together and killing the Tewen (Oweddy? Huntman? Do they have a couple name?) pairing for good. I really do not want to lose Greg Germann.
I was mad at Meredith's "well, they'll get over it and move on" in reference to her young children losing their mother. Are you freaking kidding me? We know Meredith is generally pretty self-centered, but that was just a bridge too far to me. I can't buy her being so callous about that, especially when she had such complicated relationships with her own parents and it screwed her up so badly. I mean, how many seasons did we talk about her "mommy issues"? How abandoned did she feel by her father, only to feel that all over again when she learned he had a whole new family? Does she really want her three kids to be "dark and twisty"?
So much of what was said on the beach hit me hard, in a way that this show's dialogue doesn't often do to me anymore. But the lines about grief were like an arrow through my heart.
While so many of this show's storylines have stuck with me after viewing, I don't know that it's ever translated to me evaluating my own life. But those lines did, and even today, almost 20 hours later, I've been thinking about how I've moved through different griefs in my own life. I don't really know why those lines hit me so hard, but they did.
This episode was the one that made me think this could really be the final season. I wonder if the network could decide to renew (and extend Ellen's contract) but somehow keep it from being announced publicly until close to the season's end.