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Did anyone watch the Grey's finale last night? Burke totally stood up Cristina right before the ceremony! I don't get what she said at the end... was she happy or sad? Maybe both? She kept saying "I'm free!" and crying so it sounded like she didn't want to get married?
Posted on May 18, 2007 at 11:38 am
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She said I'm free then dammit. The writer's blog has quite a bit on it:

http://www.greyswriters.com/

Excerpt:

Oh, the Cristina of it all. What this season is about most of all ? for all of our women ? is the idea of ?having it all? is a myth. And that was true for Cristina more than anyone. Slowly, over the course of the season, we?ve watched as hard-nosed Yang sliced off little pieces of herself to accommodate Burke. From helping Burke hide his tremor to Colin Marlowe telling her she?s not the woman he knew to prepping for the wedding, she slowly morphs from kickass surgeon-girl into a woman we don?t quite recognize in that wedding dress with penciled eyebrows. I wanted you to have the feeling in the finale that she?s become this painted doll ? beautiful, everyone?s fantasy bride, but a painted doll all the same. No longer our Cristina. There?s that wonderful moment where she begs Bailey to let her cut because a part of her knows she?s becoming someone she doesn?t recognize. And then, just as she?s lost almost all of herself standing there in that gown ready to walk down the aisle, Burke is telling her that he can?t marry her. Because even Burke realizes that this Cristina is not his Cristina. It?s devastating. I hope you noticed that in the beginning of the episode Cristina talks about a heart as a purely anatomical thing (?it pumps blood?) and then Burke?s vows are all about the heart as an emotional thing (?I promise to lay my heart in the palm of your hands?) and it?s so sad to realize that they have completely opposing views of the world. I feel for Burke and you should too because he knows that, in a way, by leading, pushing, cajoling her down this path to being together, he?s done this to her ? he?s changed her. That the only way to save her from disappearing completely is to set her free. And then in that wonderfully painful moment (how much do we love Sandra Oh and her incredible talent?) in the apartment, Cristina turns to Meredith and says ?He?s gone. I?m free. Damn it.? And it?s so nuanced and so layered and so tragic because she?s relieved and terrified and heartbroken and suffocated all at once. Watching her journey back from this is going to be amazing next season.
Posted on May 18, 2007 at 11:56 am
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Also in general, this was a pretty depressing season. Not as good as the previous, in my opinion.
Posted on May 18, 2007 at 11:58 am
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Yeah, this season made me want to slit my wrists. Although I loved that dress on her!
Posted on May 18, 2007 at 1:47 pm
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Srini, that's a really interesting article. I didn't realize how deep that moment was and how symbolic her journey was. Cristina's journey is pretty profound now that I think about it more. I guess if you really love someone then you take them for who they are, not what you hope they can become and not try to change them.
Posted on May 19, 2007 at 6:11 am

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