Shonda Rhimes, Please Let 'Grey's Anatomy' Go
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Shonda Rhimes, Please Let 'Grey's Anatomy' Go

There is no questioning the brilliance of Shonda Rhimes, but I vote that it’s time to tie up the loose ends of "Grey’s Anatomy."

Shonda Rhimes, Please Let 'Grey's Anatomy' Go
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Before you pull out your pitchforks, let me say: I love Shonda Rhimes and I love "Grey’s Anatomy" as much, if not more, than the next person. Shonda Rhimes is immensely creative and indescribably talented; however, I think it’s time to let this masterpiece thrive for what it is.

To be completely honest, I haven’t watched "Grey’s Anatomy" in a couple of seasons, but I have social media so I can rest assured Shonda is still out there doing her thing, breaking hearts episode after episode.

"Grey’s Anatomy" is shooting its 13th season currently and I am one to give credit where credit is due: "Grey’s Anatomy" is outrageously successful and equally as brilliant. For a television series to run for 13 consecutive seasons is outstanding and not extremely common, but at this point, there is nothing "Grey’s Anatomy" can do to out "Grey’s Anatomy" itself.

There have been countless character deaths – and near deaths (we still don’t mention the bomb episode) – so many deaths that there are only a few lone survivors from the original cast. Like I said, "Grey’s Anatomy" has been running for 11 years now, so it’s expected that some of the actors would pursue other projects, but really there aren’t any more ways for you to kill off the characters your audience has grown to adore. You’ve killed them with car crashes, plane crashes, running them over with buses while they are trying to save strangers (RIP George – honestly, this one still hurts), deranged shooters in the hospital, and the list goes on. Honestly, let our hearts rest, Shonda. Please.

Besides the heartbreaking deaths of nearly all of my favorite character, most every character has been romantically linked to every other character at this point. You’re not going to surprise me with who I find in the on-call room together anymore. Speaking of romance and death, you killed off the person that loved Meredith Grey even when she was still dark and twisty. OK, to be fair that one is kind of a personal grudge, but the point is, every strange, shocking, ‘what in the world’ relationship that could be made, it’s already happened and probably ended (yes, I am talking about that awkward post Mer/George tension). Also, remember the 30minutes that Callie and George were together? Me too. P.S.: Thank you for letting my Japril ship sail, I’ll give you that one, Shonda, but then you did the thing with their baby so I only forgive you a little. I won’t be able to forgive you if Alex and Jo don’t stick it out. No, seriously, please let Jo and Alex survive. I need that.

One more thing, Callie and Arizona are exhausting. I know that plane crash was meant to be the worst thing that happened to their relationship, and it was, but it was the worst thing to happen to me as well. They’ve been fighting about the same thing for at least the last full season that I watched. We get it: Arizona cheated, Callie cut off her leg. I’m exhausted by their relationship and I miss Mark Sloan.

All spoilers aside, "Grey’s Anatomy" is an incredible television series. It has made me laugh, cry and yell in anger. The creator, Shonda Rhimes, is brilliant and she is not only amazing at writing a heart-wrenching television series, but making moves for women in the black community as well with her successes. She has several amazingly successful projects and there is no questioning her brilliance, but I vote that it’s time to tie up the loose ends of "Grey’s Anatomy" and let it go.

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