When it comes to shocking character deaths, Shonda could really learn a thing or two from Joss Whedon!
What I liked, was the scene where Mer is asked to sign the papers! Ellen acted her ass off. I thought the flashbacks were good too!
But, I hated how emotionally manipulative the episode was. I spent the first half waiting for a sudden catastrophe!
And, it's a small detail, but cops would never have lights going when delivering bad news. Although, that scene did get me choked up, but being married to a cop, I do worry about receiving a similar knock on the door.