Nothing is permanent in this wicked world. Not even our troubles.
I’m using my annoying lack of sleepiness to share one of my favourite ever quotes. I love collecting quotes (mainly, as with this one, from the start and end of episodes of Criminal Minds; lame I know) because words cheer me up when I need them to and they can also put things, like my life, into perspective.
So this is for anyone else struggling like I am with work and exams at the moment, and just anyone having a bit of hard time.
The wise words of Charles Chaplin.
It’s a bad week for TV this week, in that pretty much everything I watch is wrapping up for the season. Mainly my two favourite shows; Grey’s Anatomy and Criminal Minds. I’ve watched them both, and I cried at both, especially Grey’s Anatomy which is always an emotional rollercoaster but more so this week as it was Sandra Oh’s last episode. Oh god even writing that makes me want to start crying again. I’m heartbroken that she’s left.
For me her last episode was perfect, Shonda Rhimes did not let me down. I had a niggling feeling that she might do something awful like kill Cristina off so I can’t tell you how relieved I am that she didn’t! The moment where she comes up to Alex and we all see that she’s alive I was like yes I can start breathing again thank the lord. This episode also gave me what I think is my new favourite ever scene from Grey’s which I can’t stop watching, and one of my favourite speeches they’ve ever done. I love a good inspirational/emotional speech and this show does them so well but Cristina’s to Meredith about not being a hero, looking after Owen, looking after Alex was amazing. And when she told Meredith that Derek is “not the sun. You are”, I was finished off. Part of me cannot wait for the next series but another part is a bit apprehensive about what it’ll be like without Cristina in it. I guess we’ll soon see! The only part that made me sad was that she didn’t get a proper goodbye with Callie; I feel like they’ve got a special connection and you didn’t get to see them together one last time, which was a shame. I really loved the goodbye scene with Bailey and Webber though, it was exactly what I wanted.
Also, I won’t lie, I was slightly disappointed that the explosion at the mall wasn’t a terrorist attack; it felt a bit anticlimactic. It would’ve been different to things they’ve done before, but I suppose it would’ve been too much with Cristina leaving in the same episode.
With Criminal Minds, I was super nervous beforehand because I’d seen all over twitter etc that someone was going to be leaving and I didn’t want it to be anyone. The only person I was okay with leaving was Blake, because while I really liked her, I wasn’t as committed to her as I am to every other character, so I was relieved when it turned out to actually be her. Before we saw it, me and my friend spent a lot of time when we should’ve been working coming up with theories of who it could be. Too much time. I didn’t think it would be Reid or Morgan because yeah they got shot but it was so obvious. My friend disagreed. I thought they might throw a curve ball and it would be Hotch or someone because he hasn’t had a lot of central action recently. She was convinced it wouldn’t be Blake. I did love the episode though, I love to see them all coming together as a family. And I was surprised when it turned out that the whole police force were in on it, I wasn’t expecting there to be that level of corruption!
I wonder if they’ll bring in someone new or leave it at the six of them? I kinda hope they just leave it for now, they’re a perfect group in my eyes.
So two great season finales in my opinion, but also heartbreaking. What am I going to waste my time doing now?! September can’t come quick enough!
Evil is always unspectacular and always human. And shares our bed…and eats at our table.
Written by W.H Auden. I got this quote from Criminal Minds (Season 1, episode 12). I love the quotes that they have on that show, and the way they have one at the beginning and end of each episode. This one hits so close to home because a lot of people assume that they have the most to fear from strangers when in reality the people you know and see every day are likely to be just as, if not more dangerous to you.