If you haven't watched the season finale of Grey's Anatomy, stop right here. Go watch it NOW (seriously, you need to see this episode), and then come back here so we can discuss! If you have seen the episode, keep reading!
Let me start out by saying that I think I'm still shocked from the finale. Considering TV is what I do for a living, I knew that George was going to be joining the army as a doctor. I figured that was his way of being written out of the show. After all, we've all known for awhile that both Katherine Heigl and T.R. Knight have wanted out of Grey's Anatomy.
And yet, even knowing all that, my jaw is still on the ground. George was the John Doe who had been dragged by the bus and left virtually unrecognizable! Did any of you see that coming as the episode progressed? I sure didn't! I saw it as another random patient love story that was playing in the background. Nothing in my mind even hinted at the fact that it was George. When the Chief told Callie and Bailey that George had left early to see his mother before heading off to the army, I truly thought, "Wow, I guess T.R. Knight isn't getting a good sendoff." How wrong I was!
Izzie's storyline wasn't as much of a shocker. I think we've all been waiting to see her fate, and knew it would come to this. However, that doesn't take away from that final scene of seeing Izzie in her prom dress from the night Denny died and George in his army uniform, just staring at each other. Words weren't needed. Their emotions and ours spoke more loudly than any scripted lines could have.
Alas, the fate of George and Izzie hangs in the balance. Will both of them die or will both of them live? Will only one of them live? Will George be able to go off to war? We have until the fall to find out the answers, but why not start speculating now?