Grey’s Anatomy: End the Show in Peace so we can Enjoy the Beautiful Memories

Samantha Odom, Staff Writer

What I would do to go back to the old Grey’s days. While Grey’s Anatomy will forever be my comfort show, even I can admit this show has to come to an end. It’s been drawn out for years and it’s humiliating for the fans.

For those of you who might not know, Grey’s Anatomy is a medical drama that has been on the air for 18 years. And it’s not even your typical soap opera. It’s just that good (or is it?).

If you knew me personally, you would know Grey’s Anatomy is my favorite show. It is a topic I’m always ready to talk about but lately it hasn’t been the same. Grey’s has been doing a lot of things right and a lot of things wrong. In its last couple of seasons, it’s been a rocky road and disorganized. 

Last year, Grey’s Anatomy focused on Covid-19 in an in-depth way. It covered all the bits and pieces that we don’t see about what people in the medical field went through. It highlighted who the real heroes of the pandemic have been; the nurses, doctors, and other people in the medical field. In the last couple of seasons, Grey’s has been focusing on real current events which help get messages across. 

While you would think this would make for a good season, the main character wasn’t in it. She was in a coma for more than half of the episodes which made an excuse for Grey’s to bring back 5 old characters. I loved and hated this. It felt unnecessary to bring back old characters to further the season. 

I highly enjoy this show but even this season it is just so upsetting because you can blatantly see they are running out of the plot. The show needs to come to an end and I think this season has been hinting at it with some of the different storylines.

Although Grey’s has a near stopping point, its spin-off, Station 19 is a work of art. Honestly, station 19 episodes are a lot better than Grey’s episodes right now. That may be a controversial opinion, but it is one I share with a lot of other people. It follows Station 19, the fire station in Seattle, and all the drama and crazy fire stories of what goes on. I love the way it is written and the way the characters interact. It definitely reminds me of Grey’s in its prime. It is on its 5th season and I can definitely see it continuing on til at least 10 or 12 seasons. It is too underrated to go down with Grey’s.

At the end of the day, who wouldn’t want to curl up with a cup of tea and watch Merideth and Cristina gossip about attendings and surgeries. I know those were my favorite days of Greys. But now that it has accomplished so much, what else do we need to say? 13 main characters have been casualties of this show, and they are not afraid to take more. We need to cut the cord on the show or else, it will only get worse and you don’t know who else could get hurt.