The brouhaha over Izzie (Katherine Heigl) and George (T.R. Knight) and Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Derek (Patrick Dempsey) has been so loud that we might forget that the final four episodes of Grey's Anatomy (including the two-hour season finale) has potentially as much bearing in the lives of the other characters. For instance, Callie (Sara Ramirez) is set to introduce Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) to her father, who won't exactly be jumping for joy with the news while Owen (Kevin McKidd) continues to struggle with PTSD, after the seriously scary strangling episode involving his now ex Cristina (Sandra Oh).
In fact, I don't think a lot of Grey's Anatomy fans noticed how heartbreaking (and ingenious) it was that Cristina told Meredith they broke up immediately after Meredith broke the news that she's engaged. I'm not blaming anyone for being overly engrossed in the who's-getting-married and who's-dying bandwagon; both are no doubt very exciting. For the sake of fairness, however, let's take a break from Izzie and George and MerDer and speculate on how the other Grey's characters would fare, as this season heads to its conclusion.
- Whoever gets married, Cristina will be a bridesmaid (unless Shonda pulls a big one and she ends up the bride, but that's a bit pushing it). It will be interesting to see how she'd react to Meredith getting hitched given that she (1) was left at the altar and (2) is single and possibly heartbroken. Nevertheless, I remember how Meredith told the hesitating Cristina on her wedding that they "need" this. "We need you to get your happy ending," or something. As for her own love life, no doubt Cristina will swing it single or with someone. I remember writing before that I actually preferred her be gloomy and sad. Now I'm not so sure. (Supposing Meredith walks out of her own wedding, will Cristina be doing the "It's over" speech?)Mark and Lexie
- Judging from the comments from previous articles, not a lot of Grey's
fans like this pairing. To these characters' eternal chagrin, this relationship will be put to the test in the last few episodes of the season, as Mark is set to meet Little Grey's dad. Must be bad news for those who don't approve, since meeting the parents is normally perceived to be a big step, whether things turn out positively or not.Callie or Arizona
- Despite being in separate relationships with other people and looking happy, I still believe that Mark and Callie are meant for each other. As mentioned before, a bump in Callie and Arizona's relationship is seen as we meet his disapproving dad (whom we met before, and who approved of George). If this turns out to be a way to discard this storyline, I'll be very disappointed. It will also reaffirm previous theories that Callie is just not lesbian enough to merit a romantic storyline yet. Read: Erica Hahn.
- Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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