WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!
Everyone is buzzing about the death in the Grey's Anatomy finale. It was in-sane!
Show creator Shonda Rhimes thinks so too! (So why did she do it??)
ON THE POSSIBILITY OF MORE DEATHS FROM THE PLANE CRASH:
Everyone is still so immersed in 'Who died?' and no one is talking about the thing that I actually think is important and was the point of the episode - which is they are still out there. They're still out there in the forest, and we don't know if they are going to be OK. We left it open for a reason because…I hate to say this, but just because you saw people alive at the end of the finale doesn't mean they're going to be alive when the season starts up. We are completely jumping off into the unknown next season.
ON WHY CHYLER LEIGH (LEXIE GREY) HAD TO LEAVE:
Stuff that happens inside our family is stuff that happens inside our family. I have so much respect for Chyler, and the decision was really, it was very hard for everybody involved and I want to respect her privacy on that.
ON WHETHER CHYLER CAN RETURN VIA PARANORMAL ACTIVITY:
We saw Denny as a ghost, and people didn't really like that, did they? It was a really hard decision to let that character die versus send her off into the sunset somewhere. It was really difficult. It was not made lightly. I don't think we're going to see Lexie Grey ever again. That's not the intention, to see her again. It's a big loss. It's a big loss for the characters and it's a big loss for the show. We're busy feeling that loss.
ON LEXIE/MCSTEAMY'S RELATIONSHIP PANNING OUT IF SHE HADN'T LEFT:
I always felt like Mark and Lexie were meant to be together. If things had not turned out the way they had this season, I had a completely different thing planned for them. I was one of the people who loved Mark and Lexie together; I had a completely different thing planned for them. The introduction of Julie was part of planning a completely different storyline for them. So for me, there was a lot of heartbreak in that. There were so many moments and so many things that I had wanted to happen with those characters that we're never going to get to see. When Mark and Lexie say "meant to be," it wasn't about servicing the fans. That's how I felt. That's what was supposed to happen, and that's what I wanted to see. It was heartbreaking.
Every time we watch Grey's, we end up almost suffering a heart attack by the end of it.