It was only this last weekend that I realised what the integral part of Grey's Anatomy was. To all Grey's fans this has been such an epic finale. The news was in months back that Sandra Oh was not going to return to Grey's for season 11. Once the news broke, there were speculations abound about how her character was going to be written off. Thankfully it wasn't the classic Shonda Rhimes style of killing the character, but in fact was a very nice way to let go of Dr. Christina Yang.
For someone who has followed every single episode for the last 10 years, I did not understand what the fuss was all about. Fine, one character less again the next season, but what did that have to do with the show. Well I found out.
It was the most difficult season finale for me. It made me realise what Christina was to Grey's and that the whole show revolved mainly around her friendship with Meredith. It made me realise just how much I liked her, and that she was infact my favourite character. Am I looking forward to the nest season premier like I always do? No. Will I watch the next season premier? Yes.
But, I am scared. Scared that I might not enjoy the show, scared that it may come to an end for me when I am not yet ready to let go. It makes me feel like i am losing my best friend, my person. Yes thats what Grey's Anatomy has been to so many of us for the last 10 years of our lives. 10 years of friendship, laughter, tears, love, broken hearts, medical drama, growing up, family, grit, dedication and so much more.
So I have my fingers crossed that Grey's Anatomy continues to enthral and entertain and remain a very important part of my life. And in the meanwhile, as an ode to my favourite character, I start watching the show again from season 1 because I am not willing to let you go just yet.
Dearest Sandra Oh, I wish you the very best in life! Thank you for being Christina and doing such wonderful justice to the character. There could be no other!