SPOILER WARNING: If you haven’t watched up to season 14 episode two, we suggest you stop reading. (And search for this story again when you’re all caught up.)
Grey’s Anatomy is coming up to its 300th episode this month, and while the medical drama hasn’t gotten this far without a talented cast and a team of great screenwriters, there’s been the odd shark-jumping episode or two.
So let’s take a look at the most ridiculous plots ever to face the surgeons at Seattle Grace.
When we found out Meredith had ANOTHER secret sister
Meredith was not at all happy when her half-sister Lexie Grey showed up at Seattle Grace and tried to bond with her, but eventually, she did. And then she died. Maybe that’s why the writers decided to introduce a second secret sister for Meredith in the form of Maggie Pierce? But what’s more ridiculous than Thatcher Grey having another child is the fact that she also became a top-class surgeon. Clearly, there are no other career paths for the Grey kids.
Meredith wasn't the only character to have long lost family members show up out of the blue. Andrew DeLuca's sister Carina appeared at the start of season 14 to research female orgasms (because of course, she is also a doctor). And then there was that time Owen Hunt's sister Megan came to the hospital after being missing in a warzone for 10 years.
When Dr Derek Shepherd - AKA McDreamy - um, died
No character death (with the exception of Patrick from Offspring) has been more upsetting than the death of Dr McDreamy.
The car accident scenario was over-the-top enough (a semi ploughing into his parked car after he just rescued a bunch of people) but we had to watch as a voice over of brain-dead Derek told doctors it was too late to save him in this sad, slow death that ended with Meredith turning off his life support.
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