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- Ellen Pompeo, Chandra Wilson, Justin Chambers, James Pickens Jr., Kevin McKidd, Jessica Capshaw
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Alex Karev has earned a happy ending. Hear me out. He may have entered our Thursday night line up 14 seasons ago as an arrogant, selfish, womanizing piece of mildly attractive garbage, but through numerous heartbreaks, family strife, and the gradual evolution of his loyalty to his friends, the guy has grown on me. His work as a pediatric surgeon has increased the size of his little Grinch heart tenfold, and I’m excited to see him and Jo Wilson joined in blissful matrimony.
Aside from the wedding, this finale also had the burden of capping off the storylines of two major characters: April Kepner (Sarah Drew) and Arizona Robbins (Jessica Capshaw). Needless to say, there were a lot of moving parts, so I’ll dive right in. But first, I’d like to note that the last time that Jackson Avery took a girlfriend to a wedding he left with the bride. I entered into this nuptial-centric episode with justifiable caution and a prayer for Maggie Pierce.
First surprise: April bounced back from the life-threatening accident that had viewers across the nation sweating through their PJs and quit her job at Grey Sloan Memorial. Apparently, she is now helping homeless patients at a local shelter. Although her career path has changed, her commitment to micromanaging Alex and Jo’s wedding has not. Second surprise: Meredith doing Zola’s hair. I’m always excited for some ZoZo airtime, but I was also very happy to see that Mere can handle her daughter’s luscious curls. As her mother sweeps her hair into two perky puffs, the flower girl asks if Meredith would ever get married again. Mere swats off the question with a spiel about having already had a great love and not wanting to be too greedy, but Zola hit her with an adorable dose of wisdom. “Mom, I don’t think love is like candy,” she says. “I don’t think you can be too greedy for it. And I don’t think you could fill up on it.” UGH. I’m officially starting a petition for more Zola content.
Suddenly Jo shows up at Meredith’s house, interrupting a sweet moment betwe