Even knowing how many cast members renewed their contracts for next season, imagining the halls of Seattle Grace without Meredith, Cristina, Derek, Alex, Avery and April is just sort of sad. Of course, that's probably nothing compared to what Grey's Anatomy has planned for us next week, but let's not even get into that until we have to!
"Migration" was an episode of transition and exodus. Nearly every character has a major life change coming their way. All five residents are planning to leave Seattle Grace, either with the glory of a prestigious fellowship or in the shame of failing their boards. Bailey is losing her relationship, Owen is losing his wife, Arizona is losing her friend. And Mark, of course, is stumbling all over his Lexi/Julia dilemma. So check out the episode's 10 best quotes below, and gear up for the season finale-- it's bound to be a doozy!
April: You just feel guilty. For having sex with me. And then I failed and now nobody wants me!
Meredith: I'm going to Boston. I told Hunt.
Cristina: I'm going to Mayo.
Meredith: I don't know how those birds do it. Travel thousands of miles without getting lost. Bang into windows. Get eaten by cats. But every spring, they're always here. I guess they come back to what they know. People say it's pretty cool, watching them go. They say you can actually see the moment when, at some mysterious signal, all at once, the birds all decide to leave. So maybe I've been missing out. Whatever. There's always next year.
Alex: Hopkins is the dream.
Chief Webber: I know!
Alex: It's really not cool to screw with somebody's head like this, you know that.
Chief Webber: I know!
Meredith: Cristina, you are my person.
Cristina: We're not married, you're not my...He's my person.
Hunt: I'm happy. I know this doesn't fix anything. I'm just happy.
Cristina: I'm leaving.
Chief Webber: You should be proud. You trained these kids well.
Hunt: You should be proud. YOU trained them.
Chief Webber: I sure did.
Cristina: This is Kepner. Oh yeah? You know what? I am an awesome surgeon and I would have rocked your stupid little program, so go to hell!
Meredith: So Seattle's still in the mix, that's a surprise. Because of Owen? Cristina, he should be with someone who wants a baby and you should be with someone who wants you.
Alex: Hopkins wants me!
Meredith: I'm not surprised at all!
Cristina: I am 100% surprised. Hey...nice job, evil spawn!
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