Grey's Anatomy's Best Forgotten Character

Grey's Anatomy's Best Forgotten Character

Maybe it should be called Bokhee Anatomy?

When anyone thinks about Grey's Anatomy, they think about Meredith Grey, Christina Yang or McDreamy (Derek Shepherd). People think about the surgeons of the show and often forget the other very important characters such as the nurses. With all of the chaos that has surrounded Grey's Anatomy over the years, there has been one constant: Bokhee. Don't know who Bokhee is or remember her? She is the cute little Asian scrub nurse that appears throughout the show and she should be everyone's favorite character.

1. Bohkee has appeared in every Season of Grey's Anatomy, with very few words.

12 seasons -- that is how long Grey's Anatomy has been on the air, plus it's been renewed for another season. If you have survived all 12 seasons, you are a living legend. Let's be honest, most people don't make it through all 12 seasons, with the exception of Meredith Grey of course, and Bokhee. But what makes Meredith different from Bokhee is that Bokhee has one line in all 12 seasons. "Yes, Doctor," are the only words that the best scrub nurse at Grey Sloan Memorial says. Yet, she is always there, in every O.R. of every major surgery.

2. She is a retired scrub nurse in real life and works with open heart surgeries in Los Angeles.

Lets just say that this fact alone makes Bokhee win at life. No wonder she is everyone's favorite scrub nurse, she already knew what she was doing! Forget training, forget acting school, she is just doing what she always does. What really makes me wonder is why Bokhee would want to play a scrub nurse when she did it most of her life already but I guess you could say that's just the kind of person Bokhee is.

3. She guest appeared in Private Practice, during one of the cross over episodes at Seattle Grace Hospital

If you are like me, after the first time you binge-watched Grey's Anatomy, you weren't quite sure what to do with your life. Well, of course, you looked up related television shows and found the second best option to GA itself, Private Practice. Private Practice is a spin-off show of Grey's Anatomy that stars the hot and fierce Addison Montgomery, the first wife of Derek Shepherd from GA. Although the show takes place in Los Angeles, there were several episodes that starred characters from Greys Anatomy and some episodes even took place in Seattle at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. Of course, they couldn't have cross over episodes without their favorite scrub nurse, Bohkee. So she didn't get to air on just one medical show, but two well-known shows with some of the best "doctors" I know.

4. She survived the "clear out" during the Mercy West merger.

Grey Sloan Memorial went through a lot of "clear outs" before it even became Grey Sloan. The nurses went on strike, they had rotations in chief's, they even had a shooting. But of course, the infamous Mercy West merger cleared out the most employees, especially the nurses. However, in the face of all that, Bokhee remained an employed scrub nurse at one of the best hospitals in the country.

5. Sandra Oh claims that Bokhee in real life is like her second mom

Christina Yang is my spirit animal. She is literally me in a nutshell and one of the best things to happen to Grey's Anatomy (yes, I am still upset about her departure). Since Yang is my spirit animal, that, by default, makes Sandra Oh one in the same. Therefore, if Sandra Oh claims that Bokhee is like her second mom, Bokhee is therefore my second mom, which I am perfectly okay with.

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To The Friends I Won't Talk To After High School

I sincerely hope, every great quality I saw in you, was imprinted on the world.


So, for the last four years I’ve seen you almost everyday. I’ve learned about your annoying little brother, your dogs and your crazy weekend stories. I’ve seen you rock the awful freshman year fashion, date, attend homecoming, study for AP tests, and get accepted into college.

Thank you for asking me about my day, filling me in on your boy drama and giving me the World History homework. Thank you for complimenting my outfits, laughing at me presenting in class and listening to me complain about my parents. Thank you for sending me your Quizlets and being excited for my accomplishments- every single one of them. I appreciate it all because I know that soon I won’t really see you again. And that makes me sad. I’ll no longer see your face every Monday morning, wave hello to you in the hallways or eat lunch with you ever again. We won't live in the same city and sooner or later you might even forget my name.

We didn’t hang out after school but none the less you impacted me in a huge way. You supported my passions, stood up for me and made me laugh. You gave me advice on life the way you saw it and you didn’t have to but you did. I think maybe in just the smallest way, you influenced me. You made me believe that there’s lots of good people in this world that are nice just because they can be. You were real with me and that's all I can really ask for. We were never in the same friend group or got together on the weekends but you were still a good friend to me. You saw me grow up before your eyes and watched me walk into class late with Starbucks every day. I think people like you don’t get enough credit because I might not talk to you after high school but you are still so important to me. So thanks.

With that said, I truly hope that our paths cross one day in the future. You can tell me about how your brothers doing or how you regret the college you picked. Or maybe one day I’ll see you in the grocery store with a ring on your finger and I’ll be so happy you finally got what you deserved so many guys ago.

And if we ever do cross paths, I sincerely hope you became everything you wanted to be. I hope you traveled to Italy, got your dream job and found the love of your life. I hope you have beautiful children and a fluffy dog named Charlie. I hope you found success in love before wealth and I hope you depended on yourself for happiness before anything else. I hope you visited your mom in college and I hope you hugged your little sister every chance you got. She’s in high school now and you always tell her how that was the time of your life. I sincerely hope, every great quality I saw in you, was imprinted on the world.

And hey, maybe I’ll see you at the reunion and maybe just maybe you’ll remember my face. If so, I’d like to catch up, coffee?



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