Friday, February 23, 2007

The greatest moment in television...

Scott told me it's just a show. But, it's not...it's so much more.

I watched the greatest moment in television ever for me. It outranked the first kiss Ross and Rachel shared at Cafe Perk. That (Ross and Rachel) was NOTHING compared to Izzy and Denny last night.

When my dad died almost 13 years ago I was young and wasn't real sure of faith, the world, etc. I didn't really put a lot into it because teenagers think they're invincible. They truly do. I did. But, then dad died. Reality smacked me in the face so hard that it left bruises. Not physical ones, but emotional ones.

I often would ask my mom "Mom - do you ever "feel" dad? Sometimes I feel like he's with me." And she would tell me that she did, get teary eyed and we'd change the subject. I asked her again this morning and we had a good cry. Almost as good as the one I had last night when I cried myself to sleep over Izzy and Denny. It was validation. Even though it's television it was validation through the writers. Someone - maybe Shonda - has felt the same way. I'm not alone. Mom's not alone. Dad feels us. He's there. I told her about the scene and we cried for a moment. That's what's great about my mom and I. We can share those things and that faith.

I didn't expect that scene. I really didn't. I thought it was over when Meredith came back. I thought that Izzy would be burning bridges with George and it would be over. But then...it happened. That moment in the hallway where Izzy stands there and closes her eyes and the camera pans away and there's Denny. He's beside her. He feels her. She feels him. (Oh God - I need another Kleenex)

Sorry I don't have a photo. I looked everywhere for one. I guess it hasn't been posted, yet.

5 comments:

Michelle*G said...

I totally agree with you. That moment was so amazing. I loved the one of just him alone when he stops and smiles because she was near...

It's nice to know others can sometimes feel those who've left us...I'm not alone in that belief and that's good.

Tina said...

Ginger...As I was reading this, I pictured you and your mom together having a good cry over someone you both love deeply and dearly. Someone you both miss so very much. My heart aches for you both. I can't imagine my life without my dad. I'm so glad you watched the show, and that it did what it did for you. God bless those amazing writers. You're right, it's more than just a show. there was a message there for you and many others. I'm sure of that.
Love -
T.

americanmom said...

I thought the exact same thing about the show lastnight. I also lost my dad, about 14 years ago but it still hurts everyday. I DO feel his presence sometimes. I just love the writing on Grey's. There were some lines by George and Christina a few episodes back about losing their dads. I wrote them down because they exactly captured how I feel. Bravo, Shondra and writers!

Stephanie Homburg said...

I cried for hours last night after the show. That moment was so real, and so perfect.

ScrapGenie said...

I read your post and then promptly signed up for itunes.com and downloaded the entire season 3 of GA. You can't tease me like that when us in the UK are still reeling from the end of season 2. So within 2 days I watched all of season 3... and sobbed and sobbed. What a gift!! The best $34.99 I ever did spend...