We Need To Talk About The 'Grey's Anatomy' Sendoff For April And Arizona

We Need To Talk About The 'Grey's Anatomy' Sendoff For April And Arizona

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I've been watching Grey's since I was ten years old. It's the reason why I was interested in science and want to become a doctor. The thing I love about it the most is the fact that it's a powerhouse of strong female characters who kick ass at their job and in life, even when it gets complicated. Shonda Rhimes made this amazing show that glorified girl power.

That's when the bomb, or should I say two bombs dropped.

So I was enjoying my International Women's Day at the library when I get a notification on Twitter. Sarah Drew and Jessica Capshaw will not be returning to Grey's Anatomy after season 14 ended. Mind you, we are in the middle of season fourteen and have SEVEN EPISODES left in the season. They are still filming the last three episodes.

They aren't just characters we want to see hit by a bus so they can leave the show or some intern we want to see fired after screwing up in the ER. We've lived with these women a decade.

They've survived shootings and plane crashes, lost babies and jobs, been through more relationships than I have that with my Netflix account. And this is how you plan to end their stories? One in the middle of a hot mess while the other's in a meaningless friend with benefits work relationships. They deserved better than this. Now we're waiting to see if they die or get fired before the season finale.

Now there are so many rumors about the reasons why they were fired. Ellen Pompeo got a huge pay raise by ABC that made her not only get paid $250,000 per episode for the next two, twenty-four episode, seasons of Grey's Anatomy, she is now an executive producer.

People apparently connected the dots to assume that the firing was because of the rise. Ellen went on Twitter for three days to respond to fans telling them that the powers that be are in charge of the call sheet. The lead actress of this show, not ABC, not Shonda Rhimes, had to go on social media to defend herself because fans are mad at her for the mistreatment because the show constantly promotes itself for being "pro-women".

I'm not mad at Ellen here. This was beyond her control. The executive producers, the show-runners, and the ABC are the puppet masters in this narrative. This happens in every show that gets big and continues to grow in popularity. When the actors demand a raise, you have to cut the budget in certain places.

Sometimes that includes the supporting cast that are expendable. It happened to Friends, The Big Bang Theory, and even Game of Thrones. All are popular TV shows but suffered in a way by doing a pay upgrade somewhere. I get that they had no choice but to cut cast members. When you have a show for this long, it's hard to come up with new story lines for that many characters.

How are two characters that have emotional story lines and have dedicate half their career to a series to be treated with such unfairness and disrespect to the show's message. I'm not mad, well not anymore, but I'm disappointed in another network taking apart a show for ratings and money.

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35 Major Life Facts According To Nick Miller

"All booze is good booze, unless it's weak booze."
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Fact: If you watch "New Girl," you love Nick Miller.

You can't help it. He's an adorable, lovable mess of a man and you look forward to seeing him and his shenanigans each week. While living the infamous and incomparable life of Nick Miller, and obviously Julius Pepperwood— he has learned many valuable laws of the land. And, although Nick refuses to learn anything from anyone besides his mysterious, old Asian friend Tran, he does have a few lessons he'd like to teach us.

Here are 35 facts of life according to 'Nick Milla Nick Milla':

1. Drinking keeps you healthy.

"I'm not gonna get sick. No germ can live in a body that is 65% beer."

2. Dinosaurs never existed.

"I don't believe dinosaurs existed. I've seen the science. I don't believe it."


3. A paper bag is a bank.

"A bank is just a paper bag but with fancier walls."


4. Having sex is similar to delivering mail.

"I'm like a mailman, except instead of mail it's hot sex that I deliver."

5. Moonwalking is a foolproof way to get out of any awkward situation.

Jess (about Nick): "Now he won't even talk to me. I saw him this morning and he just panic moonwalked away from me. He does that sometimes."

6. Using a movie reference is also a great way.

Cece: "Come on, get up!"

Nick: "No, I don't dance. I'm from that town in "Footloose."

7. There's no reason to wash towels.

Nick: "I don’t wash the towel. The towel washes me. Who washes a towel?"

Schmidt: "You never wash your towel?"

Nick: "What am I gonna do? Wash the shower next? Wash a bar of soap?"

8. Exes are meant to be avoided at all costs (especially if/unless they're Caroline)

"I don't deal with exes, they're part of the past. You burn them swiftly and you give their ashes to Poseidon."

9. IKEA furniture is not as intimidating as it looks.

"I'm building you the dresser. I love this stuff. It's like high-stakes LEGOs."

10. You don't need forks if you have hands.

Jess: "That's gross. Get a fork, man."

Nick: "I got two perfectly good forks at the end of my arms!"

11. Sex has a very specific definition.


"It's not sex until you put the straw in the coconut."

12. Doors are frustrating.

"I will push if I want to push! Come on! I hate doors!"

13. All booze is good booze.

"Can I get an alcohol?"

14. ...unless it's weak booze.

"Schmidt, that is melon flavored liquor! That is 4-proof! That is safe to drink while you're pregnant!"

15. Writers are like pregnant women.

Jess: "You know what that sound is? It's the sound of an empty uterus."

Nick: "I can top that easily. I'm having a hard time with my zombie novel."

Jess: "Are you really comparing a zombie novel to my ability to create life?"

Nick: "I'm a writer, Jess. We create life."

16. All bets must be honored.

"There is something serious I have to tell you about the future. The name of my first-born child needs to be Reginald VelJohnson. I lost a bet to Schmidt."

17. Adele's voice is like a combination of Fergie and Jesus.

"Adele is amazing."

18. Beyoncé is extremely trustworthy.

"I'd trust Beyoncé with my life. We be all night."

19. Fish, on the other hand, are not.


“Absolutely not. You know I don’t trust fish! They breathe water. That's crazy!"

20. Bar mitzvahs are terrifying.

Schmidt: "It's a bar mitzvah!"

Nick: "I am NOT watching a kid get circumcised!"

21. ...so are blueberries.

Jess: "So far, Nick Miller's list of fears is sharks, tap water, real relationships..."

Nick: "And blueberries."

22. Take your time with difficult decisions. Don't be rash.


Jess: "You care about your burritos more than my children, Nick?"

Nick: "You're putting me in a tough spot!"

23. Getting into shape is not easy.

"I mean, I’m not doing squats or anything. I’m trying to eat less donuts."

24. We aren't meant to talk about our feelings.

"If we needed to talk about feelings, they would be called talkings."


25. We're all a little bit too hard on ourselves.

"The enemy is the inner me."

26. Freezing your underwear is a good way to cool off.


"Trust me, I'm wearing frozen underpants right now and I feel amazing. I'm gonna grab some old underpants and put a pair into the freezer for each of you."

27. Public nudity is normal.

"Everbody has been flashed countless times."

28. Alcohol is a cure-all.


"You treat an outside wound with rubbing alcohol. You treat an inside wound with drinking alcohol."

29. Horses are aliens.

"I believe horses are from outer-space."


30. Turtles should actually be called 'shell-beavers.'

Jess: "He calls turtles 'shell-beavers."

Nick: "Well, that's what they should be called."

31. Trench coats are hot.


"This coat has clean lines and pockets that don't quit, and it has room for your hips. And, when I wear it, I feel hot to trot!"


32. Sparkles are too.

"Now, my final bit of advice, and don't get sensitive on this, but you've got to change that top it's terrible and you've got to throw sparkles on. Sparkles are in. SPARKLES ARE IN."

33. Introspection can lead to a deeper knowing of oneself.

"I'm not convinced I know how to read. I've just memorized a lot of words."


34. It's important to live in the moment.

"I know this isn't gonna end well but the middle part is gonna be awesome."


35. Drinking makes you cooler.

Jess: "Drinking to be cool, Nick? That's not a real thing."

Nick: "That's the only thing in the world I know to be true."

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