'Grey's Anatomy' Recap: Season 12 Finale 'Family Affair'

'Grey's Anatomy' Recap: Season 12 Finale 'Family Affair'

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The storm brewing in the skies throughout the season 12 finale of “Grey’s Anatomy” reflected the storm brewing in the lives of our beloved characters on the ground. From a runaway bride and a potential love triangle to the revelation of a shocking secret and an in home C-section, the finale was definitely not an episode to miss.

To kick off the episode, Meredith and Alex have an iconic Meredith and Cristina moment as they lay in the grass while discussing current life problems. Meredith calls Owen and Amelia’s wedding doomed as Alex vents about Jo not wanting to marry him, and they both come to the conclusion that there may be a limit on love. You may only get one.

After a depressing, yet classic Grey’s conversation between Meredith and Alex, Amelia has a mental breakdown as she prepares to marry Owen. Naturally, as all emotional wrecks on Grey’s do (looking at you, Izzy Stevens), she locks herself in Meredith’s bathroom while she cries over the fact that no one in her family will be attending her wedding (which is understandable).

Meredith, Maggie and April attempt to console her. Meredith tells her, “Amelia, stuff your feelings in!” Classic Mer advice, but it’s Owen who comes to the rescue, and everything’s back on track…for now.

At the wedding location, Meredith helps Owen with his cufflinks and asks if he has told Cristina about the wedding. When he said he hadn’t told her, Meredith tells him she thinks that he should. Conveniently, Amelia overhears this conversation and confronts Meredith in the midst of another mental breakdown, which ends in Amelia deciding she wants to run. So, Meredith, Amelia and Maggie hop in the car and go grab slushies at a gas station because what else would you do when you run away from your wedding?

Meanwhile, April has Ben drive her back to Meredith’s house to get the rings and, of course, right when she finds them, she goes into labor. Her contractions were fast and the storm was picking up. There was no way she would make it to the hospital in time. Ben was going to have to deliver the baby right there. Ben was freaking out for a moment, but he quickly pulled himself together, got the preparations, then discovered April’s baby was breech. She needed a C-section ASAP.

Ben was hesitant to perform surgery on Mer’s kitchen table, but he did what he had to do with the help of Bailey, Arizona and Jackson over the phone. You could almost feel April’s pain as Ben made the incision across her belly without anesthesia.

While all hell was breaking loose, Alex stopped back at his apartment to grab his things and Jo unexpectedly said to him “Let’s make a baby!” What an interesting proposition, considering she said no to marrying him. Alex tells her that he’s done with crazy and that he wants a normal life with a house and a family, then he leaves.

Jo handles it badly and drowns her sorrows at the bar. She is eventually taken home by Andrew and finally confesses why she can’t marry Alex. She is already married! (One of the many hunches I had.) She explained that her ex was abusive, so she had to run away from him and change her name in order to escape him. She fears that filing for divorce would lead him to her. That’s not a risk she’s willing to take. Between this, and living in a car for most of her life, she has had a pretty rough past.

Miraculously, almost everyone’s story ends on an uplifting note. Amelia walks down the aisle and marries Owen. April and her baby both survive. Bailey forgives Ben because of his heroic actions. Arizona goes over to Callie’s with Sophia and agrees to let everyone be happy, despite all of the legal issues that went down. Unfortunately, Alex goes back to his apartment and mistakenly thinks something was going on between Andrew and Jo, so naturally he beats the s**t out of him. And, right when Mer believes love may be limitless because of a budding connection with Riggs, Maggie reveals she likes him. Well, there’s a plot twist.

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75 Last-Minute College Halloween Costume Ideas

To all the procrastinators out there: I got you.
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Halloween is only a few days away and is a time to have fun getting dressed up as practically anything you want to be. This year, the college gods have blessed us by putting Halloween on a Saturday and if you’re not a freshman, you know what that means: two nights of fun and two different costumes!

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Now if you obsess over Halloween like I do, you probably plan your costume months in advance and wait around until it’s finally time to wear it. Kudos to your crafty self for not procrastinating! But maybe you’re more of a last-minute type of person who scrambles to find a costume the day before Halloween. Or maybe you’re the type of person who wears normal street clothes when you go out on Halloween because you “couldn’t think of anything.” Here are 70 worthy costume options I’ve seen throughout this year's picking process that I would love to see people sporting on Saturday. Feel free to adapt any of these ideas and make them your own!



1. Ginger Bread Man

If you're a red head and I see you dressed like this, I'm buying you a drink.





2. Brawny Man


Nothing's manlier than paper towels.







3. Rosie The Riveter

Girl power.


4. Elmer’s Glue

People will be stuck on you all night!





5. Ned Flanders




6. Ceiling Fan




7. Laziest of the Lazy

Even this is better than wearing no costume at all.






8. Regina George






9. Beanie Baby

How to do it: dress up as any animal you want and wear a paper TY sign around your neck. Easy!




10. Heisenberg

Or, even better, if you happen to own a burger suit, wear it with the hat and glasses and be Heisenburger.




11. When Life Hands You Lemons

Lazy, cheap, and clever. What can be better?




12. Dancing Twins Emoji




13. Bank Emoji




14. Nudist On Strike

Nothing says lazy and last-minute like this!




15. Margarita






16. Franzia

And yes, that is me sophomore year.




17. Sim Getting Out of the Shower

18. Strawberry



Red dress + paper cutouts = this sweet costume!




19. Pineapple

A yellow dress and green paper is all you need!



20. M&Ms


21. Wayne & Garth

Party time! Excellent!




22. Blue & Steve

23. Dora the Explorer

Just please don't make it slutty.




24. Hot Rod


25. Game Boy






26. Reggie Rocket




27. Ace Ventura






28. Energizer Bunny

Keep the party going!

29. Crayon




30. Sriracha

Add a little spice to everyone's night.


31. Dilbert

32. Dexter and His Victim


33. Spice Rack

At least one person might think it's funny?

34. Bamm Bamm & Pebbles


35. Curious George & The Man in the Yellow Hat



AKA one of the cutest things I've seen in a while.





36. Ice Cream Cone







37. Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy



What's better than wearing slippers all night?





38. Lilo and Stitch







39. Kermit the Frog







40. Blair and Serena

XOXO, Gossip Girl.





41. Cat & Dog

For you and your inseparable friend.


42. Spongebob & Patrick


43. Damien from Mean Girls









44. Teletubbies









45. Deviled Egg







46. Pacman Ghost





47. Clueless





48. Miss Universe

Just wear galaxy print and a homemade sash!





49. Cereal Killer







50. Almond Joy and Mounds


Relationship goals amirite?





51. Tom Hanks and Wilson from Castaway







52. Most Interesting Man in the World and Dos Equis







53. Bud Light Year





54. Drunk 1 and Drunk 2




Just be honest with everyone.



55. Pinata


I wouldn't recommend wearing this if it's supposed to rain. I learned that lesson the hard way freshman year.


56. Ash and Pikachu




57. Cruella De Ville and Dalmatian



58. Loofah


Bonus: it doubles as something to sleep on in case you don't make it to your bed.



59. Beer



60. Troll Doll


Your childhood nightmares turned into a costume.



61. Garth & Kat from SNL




62. Target Lady from SNL




63. Moaning Myrtle




64. Death Eater




65. Napoleon Dynamite Characters




66. Taco Bell Sauce Packets




67. Candy Corn



68. Solo Cup





69. Gum Ball Machine




70. Skeleton




71. Cuzco from Emperor's New Groove




72. Darla from Finding Nemo




73. T.J. and Spinelli from Recess




74. Kim Possible


Call me, beep me, if you wanna reach me.



75. Russell & Mr. Fredrickson from "Up"




There you go! Now you have 75 potential costume options, so if you still go out in normal clothes, you'll have to tell people the real reason you're not dressed up: you're lazy. I hope these inspire at least someone and I'd love to see these being rocked this weekend!


Happy Halloween!

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Forget Halloween Costumes And Trick Or Treating, Inktober Has My Full Attention This Year

Inktober dares artists to push some time for themselves to draw at least one drawing each day in their October schedules.

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Besides waiting for October to celebrate Halloween, artists look forward to something else in October, which is Inktober.

Inktober means artists can draw things each day according to the month of October, under the requirement that they must be drawn in ink. Often times, many people will think it is a waste of time to draw during the month of October, but it's not for artists. Other than putting up costumes and preparing Halloween decorations, artists can try out ink for the first time if they have not done so already during this time of the year when drawing. Also, for ink, artists do not have to use expensive or any fancy ink at all, it can just be simply drawing with pens that have ink. And of course, artists need to draw on a paper to do Inktober as well.

In addition, this does not only challenge artists in drawing in ink but also their consistency and time management. Inktober is more fun if you actually do create one ink drawing each day in October. However, many people who are so busy with their lives, have the tendency of not able to have time to draw. Therefore, Inktober dares artists to push some time for themselves to draw at least one drawing each day in their October schedules.

Besides challenging artists for time management and consistency, it is also a time for artists to see and view other artists' Inktober drawings. This is also the best part. Artists will then can see many unique and beautiful Inktober drawings posted on social media such as Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram. Then, all the inspiration will be overflowing within the artists during the month of October. This is the perfect time to do Inktober because this October is a big hype for many Halloween festivities and film anniversaries. Artists will then be in touch with their creativity and imagination this October.

Furthermore, this year is the first time that I have tried Inktober, which is great to do in an hour or so. Although I was cluttered with lots of work and homework, I decided to take a little time off from them and give myself some time to draw a little to celebrate October. It is a perfect way to cope with stress. As I was drawing for Inktober, I already forgot what I was stressing about. Then, I was amazed by what I could draw with ink. After, when I am done with an Inktober, I will have the confidence to finish up my homework. Other than that, you will also be amazed by how your Inktober drawing turns out at the end and the reaction you will get after seeing the finished product of your Inktober drawing.

It's another fun activity that I insist artists should do this October because it's another way for artists to express themselves through drawing. I also encourage artists to hurry to do some of the Inktober because it only lasts only in October, which means one month. Overall, I am excited to see what kind of Inktober drawings there'll be for this year!

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