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  1. LaughingOne

    S15.E07: Anybody Have a Map?

    Pretty sure Krista thinks she’s writing Jaggie as a great love story. She thought all their awkward moments last season were creating great build-up and anticipation, and that they really “earned” their relationship. I’m sure she thinks this storyline is really great angst and that they will be even stronger for it. I have no idea why, but she seems to see some sort of potential and chemistry in this couple that hardly anyone else sees.
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    S04.E03: I'm On My Own Path

    It’s a new jack swing song, which was popular in the late 80s and early 90s. Bobby Brown is a good example of the genre, but it’s mere than just him - Boyz II Men and Bell Biv DeVoe were a couple other really popular new jack swing artists. The dance moves in Don’t Be A Lawyer were totally Bobby Brown, but the costumes were way more Boyz II Men.
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    S14.E24: All of Me

    I think it's pretty simple why April fans don't buy this ending for her - they didn't see how she got there. She gave up a surgical position that she had fought hard for, clawing her way back in after she was fired twice. She quickly fell in love with a man that had previously been just a placeholder for her. And the man she fell for? He had been publicly left by her at the altar and his wife had just died. And they didn't bother to show any of these huge twists on-screen. They were explained by other character in a few sentences of dialogue. You can "yada yada" minor details. You can't "yada yada" huge life changes for a character. Fans don't buy April's ending because Krista didn't bother to write the scenes that led up to it.
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    Grey's Anatomy in the Media: Incident Reporting

    So no April and Arizona, and now a likely Teddy-Owen-Amelia triangle. Wow, Krista really wants me to stop watching Grey's. Okay, okay, Krista, I can take a hint.
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    Spoilers and Spoiler Speculation: Benchmarking

    Considering that this episode would’ve been written after public backlash to Sarah and Jessica’s firings, my guess is that Krista opted for a happy ending for April to try to appease fans. And since Krista is completely clueless about April’s character and has no desire to write for her, she went the easiest ending for that would make a sweet, Christian, country girl like April happy... marriage. Can you tell how much I hate April’s ending?
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    S14.E24: All of Me

    Yeah, who knows. It could’ve just been banter for this episode but I thought it was interesting they brought it up again. As to what holds him accountable, I figure it would be Jackson’s own sense of honor / superstition.
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    S14.E24: All of Me

    This is one of the only season 15 stories I’m actually interested in, just because it’s different than the average personal stories we’ve seen on Greys (which usually just involve falling in love, cheating, surprise pregnancies and sucky parents). We’ve seen Jackson reach out to God before - asking him to show up for April when they found out about Samuel - so it’s not entirely out of nowhere. And now as he sees it, he made this deal - April lives, he will believe. Jackson is a frustrating character to me at times, but one thing he tends to do is follow through, so I can see this spiritual quest actually turning into a real thing. It could be interesting.
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    S14.E24: All of Me

    The time elapsed can't be that great because April and Matthew reconnected AFTER the episode where Teddy and Owen hooked up and Teddy isn't showing at all.
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    S14.E24: All of Me

    As a big April fan, I’m so, so, so disappointed with this finale. Krista wasn’t around for April’s development into a complex character and apparently had no interest in learning about it. With this ending, she reduced her to the most simple version of herself - a sweet Christian girl who just wants to fall in love, get married and do good things - basically who she was when we were introduced to her. But simplicity is the exact opposite of what made April interesting. She moved away from home and became a kick-ass surgeon, a decision her mother couldn’t understand. She was a good girl who lost her virginity on a whim because she had desires she couldn’t fight. She was supposed to marry the sweet boy just like her, but selfishly ran off with the guy who was her opposite. She had big ambitions that showed themselves in stunted ways because she didn’t have the ego to claim her awesomeness. She could be selfish and erratic because she didn’t know how to assert her needs in a healthy way. She was a ball of contradictions and that made her so real and relatable. Krista decided to undo that with this ending. And worst of all, she just TOLD us this is who April is now because she couldn’t be bothered to write the relationships, interactions and insights that led to April reverting back to the girl her parents expected her to be. But hey, who cares because I guess she’s happy, right? At least that’s what we were told.
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    S14.E24: All of Me

    Hopefully the coroner’s office processed Karen’s death certificate quickly.
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    S14.E24: All of Me

    So who do you think will be more pissed about Matthew marrying April - his parents (who watched her ditch their son at the altar and run off with another guy) or Karen’s parents (whose daughter died a couple months ago)? What a garbage ending for April. Krista was so clueless about her character.
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    S14.E23: Cold As Ice

    Eh, I can't imagine April's blink-and-you-missed-it, off-screen relationship with Matthew is going to deter Japril fans from hoping for a reunion. And I gotta say, if they are aware enough to believe that Jaggie's only hope for fan acceptance is to pair off/write out April, maybe they should consider for a moment that they haven't created that awesome of a couple.
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    S14.E23: Cold As Ice

    Why are you so confused? It's obvious that Matthew and April exist on an alternate reality plane where they experience time differently than every other character on the show. I mean, duh. Really though, I'm not sure why they bothered with April having a time-bending, ham-fisted, under-developed reunion with Matthew. The woman just re-discovered her faith, survived a near-death experience and got Jackson to believe in God. That's a pretty good run as of late and plenty of reason why she might decide to take her life in a different direction. A poorly written, off-screen reunion with the guy she dumped at the altar actually detracts from her journey, and the episode overall, rather than enhancing it.
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    S14.E23: Cold As Ice

    It's such a problematic relationship because of their terrible history, his newly dead wife and his newborn child. And they tried to fix all that with 30 seconds of exposition from Arizona. Just horrible, lazy writing.
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    Spoilers and Spoiler Speculation: Benchmarking

    Ugh, I would hate this. If I was Matthew's mom and he came to tell me that he got married a couple months after his wife died and his child was born (not to mention married to the woman that RAN OFF WITH ANOTHER GUY AT THEIR WEDDING), I would drag him to see a therapist immediately. It's just such lazy writing that has zero concern for their characters' history. If they wanted to re-build Mapril, that's fine. They should've started doing that six months ago rather than lazily doing an exposition relationship.
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    S14.E23: Cold As Ice

    Seriously. It was such a violation of the show-not-tell rule that it made me embarrassed for the writers. If having April end up with somebody was so important to her endgame, then write the damn scenes. Anyway, I thought it was a decent, but uneven episode. However, the two minutes of Jackson promising to believe if God saved April made the episode for me. Jesse was the best he’s ever been on this show.
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    Spoilers and Spoiler Speculation: Benchmarking

    Exactly. In Krista’s mind, April is still who she was in season seven when Krista left the show - a dorky, insecure, sweet, religious girl who is not worth featuring. To ship her off with the dorky, sweet, insecure, religious guy just further confirms for me that Krista has zero clue of what Sarah Drew and the last seven seasons of storylines brought to April that turned her from pariah into a beloved character for so many fans. But since Krista doesn’t get April at all, a Matthew-April ending wouldn’t surprise me in the least. Ugh, I hate that a new showrunner is ruining and ending a character I’ve loved for years.
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    S14.E22: Fight for Your Mind

    This episode made me sad because I realized the only thing I really cared about in it were the Arizona and April scenes. Even Alex isn't entertaining me anymore. Sigh...
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    Spoilers and Spoiler Speculation: Benchmarking

    Of course she has the right to defend herself, but it doesn't make it a winning PR strategy. I think tweeting mean things at celebrities is completely ridiculous. I also think a 48-year-old woman who makes $20 million a year attacking 13-year-old fans of her TV show because they were mean to her on social media is completely ridiculous. There's a reason most celebrities don't comment about this kind of stuff.
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    Season Five Wishlist: Fears, Hopes, and Theories

    My guess is that Michael will have amnesia, so Jane will be focused on helping him try to recover his memory. They’ll also discover that Jane and Michael are technically still married, now that the death certificate has been vacated, and Jane will feel pressure to try to make her marriage work. This, of course, will be so hurtful to Rafael and he will pull away. Jane will also be very sad because she loves Rafael and Michael is not the same person she married. Eventually, Michael will regain his memories and he and Jane will grow close again, but they’ll ultimately decide they’re better as friends now. Jane will reunite with Rafael toward the end of the season, eventually marrying him. Not sure what will be Michael's endgame, but I’m sure they will find a happy one for him. I think Alba and Jorge’s fake marriage will become a real one over time. I think Xo will beat the breast cancer and Ro’s show will be a success. JR and Petra will break up (so Rosario can do other stuff), but reunite toward the end of the series. It’s a telenovela, so basically everything will work out in the end.
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    S04.E17: Chapter Eighty-One

    I agree with this, but I also think we may all end up feeling like the season 3 death was really the death of the guy Jane fell in love with when she was a young woman. Regardless of whether this is the return of the real Michael or not, no way will this guy or his relationship with Jane be the same. You’re not “dead” for five years and go back to who you were or your same life. I actually like this twist because it’s very telenovela and also creates some great drama for the last season. But I do fear it’s going to end up pissing off the major Michael stans even more.
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    S14.E20: Judgment Day

    And then April sloooooowly leaning away from her - LOLOLOL. April and Bailey were definitely the best stoned duo.
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    S14.E18: Hold Back the River

    I hate how much Alex has been put on the backburner this season and now he's being written as a violent child yet again. Krista's characterization of so many of people seems to be stuck in the early seasons. Alex is only violent and petulant. Jackson is just hot and rich. April only thinks about God all the time. Arizona is just the fun-loving lesbian. It's like she didn't bother to go back and watch any of the trauma and subsequent growth these characters had over the last half of the series.
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    S14.E17: One Day Like This

    It didn’t just look like that shot, it actually WAS that season one shot.
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    S14.E17: One Day Like This

    The scenes between April and Eli were soooo good. Sarah Drew continues to be the best thing about Grey's. And man, I wish Scott Speedman could stick around. That guy is so charming that I actually bought Meredith vibing with his character after just a day. These two showed more chemistry in just this one episode than every current Grey's couple have shown all season long.
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