The longest running medical drama calls for a lot of patients!
My relationship with Ellis Grey is more complicated than my relationship with my own mother! But, as much as we wanted to hate Ellis, her death still resonated with us. When she told Meredith that she was "anything but ordinary," ya girl felt that, and cried real human tears.
Appears in: Seasons 1 through 3 (regularly)
Talk about a Greek tragedy. Alex really can't catch a break, can he? As much as Ava/Rebecca's storyline pained me, through it we got a rare glimpse of a softer side of Alex, which was the only good thing to come out of that whole ordeal. But still, when Alex broke down after Rebecca's psych diagnosis, all I wanted to do was jump in the screen and take his pain away.
Appears in: Seasons 3 and 4
The baby that reunited Mer and Der! OK, not really, but the adoption process of Baby Zola, not to mention her recurring medical problems, definitely had me on the edge of my seat. But when Mer and Der were finally able to call her theirs, I burst into happy tears — a rarity for Grey's.
Appears in: Season 7 — Present
"My Funny Valentine." That's it. That's all I'm gonna say.
Appears in: Seasons 2 through 9
Another heartbreaking scene with Alex. He had every reason — and then some —to hate his dad and let him die alone. But, instead, he stayed with his dad and eased his mind so that he could go in peace. Alex really does deserve a medal.
Appears in: Season 10
Two words: poor Maggie. Not only did she lose Ellis before she could meet her, she also lost her adoptive mother, too. The final scene when Maggie painted Diane's nails after she passed away had me ugly crying for hours.
Appears in: Season 13
Oh, you sweet, precious angel. Jessica was a patient Bailey got attached to who, unfortunately, died from Tay Sachs disease. Nothing was harder than watching her father break down after she died, knowing there was nothing he could do to save her. Ugh, gets me every time.
Appears in: Season 5, Episode 20
L-VAD wire? Pink prom dress? "I'm here for you"? Need I say more??
Appears in: Seasons 2 and 3.