It's hard to believe, but it's been exactly a year since Lexie Grey (Chyler Leigh) breathed her last breath in the devastating Grey's Anatomy Season 8 finale. To commemorate the date, let's take a trip down memory lane with our favorite Lexie moments in Grey’s history.
Flirting with Derek (Patrick Dempsey): The first time we met Lexie, she was just a girl at a bar … flirting with Derek. Hey, at least she had good taste in men.
Defending George (T.R. Knight): When Alex (Justin Chambers) teased George about being a repeat intern, Lexie was the one who stood up to defend our favorite 007. That was the first sign of her tenacity.
The diaper: Much like all the doctors at Seattle Grace-Mercy West, Lexie was competitive. So competitive, in fact, that she inspired Cristina (Sandra Oh) to wear a diaper during a long surgery. After all, bathroom breaks are for wimps.
“Teach me”: We have nothing but respect for a girl who decides she wants Mark Sloan (Eric Dane) … and then goes after him. R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
Pitching perfection: Throwing a baseball at Mark’s girlfriend and hitting her in the boob? Yea, you don’t mess with Lexie.
“You’re a disease”: Lexie’s final big “I love you” speech to Mark was spastic and heartfelt and all the things we loved about her.
What do you miss most about Lexie? Sound off in the comments below!
Samantha Highfill is a contributing writer to Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter at @samhighfill.