I, like you guys, liked April for 5 minutes or so. She was enjoyable and now she's back to irrational. I don't think her thoughts of how she wants her children raised are irrational - I just think she's dealing with them irrationally. Make sense?
I miss Cristina already. I loved her with Burke - they brought intensity and equality. They were surgeons. I know Burke was a bit more of a softy with choosing Cristina before surgery but ultimately, I think they were equal. I hate her with Owen. That's not the Cristina I love. She's not submissive and unable to make a decision. I think the Burke thing will be Cristina realizing she can't excel at Seattle-Grace-Mercy-Death-Grey-Sloan Memorial hospital and he'll offer her a job.
What I want most is a good Meredith-Cristina episode. Not a finale of their friendship, but more of a recap of where they started and how far they've come. How they worked through their issues both professionally (remember the serial killer?) and personally. To me, they are the crux of this show - not MerDer - but MerCristina. I hope Shonda does that friendship justice.
When George and Izzie left, I feel like I lost friends. I loved watching them. But with Cristina, I feel like I'm losing my best friend! I can't describe it. I don't think this show will be the same. I'll watch because I still love some of the characters and some of the plot themes, but ultimately, it will lose something with Cristina leaves.
as far as Karev - not sure what he'll do, but I LOVE how he's grown over the years - he can still throw a good ole douchebag softball into the middle of a heartwarming conversation. Which is what I love about him.
and Bailey would NOT go against the rules - remember how pissed she was at Meredith during the Alzheimer's trial? Poor writing. I miss Nazi Bailey.