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Were You Satisfied With the Grey’s Anatomy Season 8 Finale?
Warning: This post contains spoilers about the Grey’s Anatomy finale. Read spoilers at your own risk! For more on Wetpaint Entertainment's philosophy on spoilers, click here . As we pointed out last night , the highly-anticipated (and feared) death on the Grey's Anatomy Season 8 finale ( Season 8, Episode 24, "Flight" ) came much sooner than most expected. Lexie Grey ( Chyler Leigh ) passed away after getting crushed by plane debris and, as we predicted , she and Mark ( Eric Dane ) exchanged heartfelt confessions of love, as she slowly closed her eyes forever. Given the amount of buzz surrounding the finale, some immediate reactions around the web involved disappointment, and a general sense of feeling underwhelmed. Was the episode as shocking as we were promised? Show creator Shonda Rhimes and other cast members had said that we could expect a major season-ending cliffhanger in which many of the main characters were “in jeopardy.” But are they, really? We know that the many of the stars are signed on for Season 9 already , so we can safely assume that the plane crash survivors — Meredith ( Ellen Pompeo ) , Cristina ( Sandra Oh ) , Derek ( Patrick Dempsey ) , Arizona ( Jessica Capshaw ) , and Mark — will be found by a search committee. Derek may never regain the use of his million dollar surgical hand. Richard ( James Pickens Jr. ) has a “secret” to tell the residents. Teddy’s ( Kim Raver ) gone for good. But we didn’t feel like Season 8 closed with lots of unanswered questions. So it’s your turn to tell us: Were you satisfied or disappointed with the finale? Vote in our poll to share your opinion!
Miss Grey’s ? Us too. Luckily the show will return with all-new episodes in the fall on ABC . Molly Friedman is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @MollyFriedman . Satisfy your Grey’s Anatomy addiction: Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter and Tumblr .