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Thursday, February 23, 2006

Grey's Anatomy: They killed Kyle. Those bastards!

February 12, 2006

It’s hard to forgive someone for blowing up Kyle Chandler.

That said, the conclusion to Grey’s Anatomy post-Superbowl episode was so gripping, I’m boldly declaring it the best hour of television I’ve seen so far this year.

Grey’s creator Shonda Rhimes is an evil genius. There is no other explanation for introducing the magnificent Chandler as the head of the bomb squad, only to have him eviscerated into pink mist in the hallway, all over Meredith.

Evil. And yes, genius.

When he took the bomb from Meredith, I was certain he was going to make it out. I had no idea he was a dead man walking. (Thank you Ms. Rhimes for spoiler-free TV!)

Chandler is an outstanding actor, and he had sparks – pardon the pun – with Meredith. He’s been sorely missed on episodic television, since his run on Early Edition ended. But couldn’t Chandler have been a recurring patient or a visiting doctor, instead of someone they have to clean off the hospital walls? I’m just saying.

The last 30 minutes of the show made me weepy. I’m talking, need-a-box-of-Kleenex, weepy. The bomb sequence, Bailey’s birth, and Derek’s surgery were beautifully choreographed to one of my all-time favorite songs: Anna Nalick’s Breathe.

From the bookend shower scene, to Burke and Shepherd finally calling one another by their first names, the storytelling was hypnotic. And the ending scene was excellent, when Burke showed up at Meredith’s house. We all expected him to kiss her, at least, after their traumatic experience. Thankfully, he didn’t. He simply recalled their last kiss and that her hair had smelled like lavender. Perfect.

But, they still killed Kyle. Those bastards!

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rachel said...

OMG I LOVE him. why??????? He was soooo goood.

Big Tuna said...

Tube Talk Girl, you are so right with this one. He stole that show.

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