One of the things that I love about modern technology: TV on DVD. While I love curling up with a good movie, there’s something great about having an entire season of television at your fingertips. I think the brilliance lies in the immediacy of it all – finally, the weeklong anticipation is eliminated and we get to see what happens RIGHT away. One of the series that I never get sick of is Grey’s Anatomy. (Hello, musical godsend!) Grey’s Anatomy is well known for launching the music careers of the bands that they feature into stardom, and in the case of today’s very special Television music moment, that’s exactly what happened.
Grey’s Anatomy revolves around the many trials and tribulations faced by a group of doctors and interns at Seattle Grace Hospital. After the first season’s finale episode left viewers in disbelief when it was revealed that the seemingly perfect boyfriend of lead character Meredith Grey had a wife, season two picked up even more drama-fueled than it left off. All season we see Dr. Derek Shepard (appropriately nicknamed McDreamy) torn between his head and his heart; Addison or Meredith. Meanwhile, Meredith tries to move on with veterinarian, Finn Hudson (McVet). Talk about an awkward love square.
And if that square weren’t enough, insert a love triangle into the mix. When Dr. Izzie Stevens falls in love with a transplant patient, she simultaneously ends her relationship with Dr. Alex Karev. Following one of the most intense and highly illegal medical endeavours displayed on the show, Izzie succeeds in saving her new man’s life, much to the chagrin of Dr. Karev.
All of these plot lines combust in the second season’s finale, when the characters are at the hospital for, what else, but a prom. Derek and Meredith get together again, unable to deny their chemistry and passion any longer. Izzie finds her new fiancé to be dead from a complication of his procedure. Snow Patrol’s ballad “Chasing Cars” plays perfectly into the background as we see Izzie mourning her loss and leaving her job as a surgeon. The song swells one last time as Derek and Finn both say, “Meredith?” signaling for her to join them. Its final melody plays out as the camera pans to Meredith’s face and then fades to black, which, at the time left millions of viewers in a frenzy over who she would choose, once and for all…