Grey's Anatomy - Derek's Episode

Last night’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy, titled “How to Save a Life,” (aired on Apr 23, 2015) was about as powerful of an episode from this series that I could ever remember. It was powerful, yet not shocking and for some, quite spoiled. We also know WHY events in this episode took place.

Last night my wife and I were going to catch up on Grey’s Anatomy. We had one (episode) in the box (DVR) and were recording last night’s episode.

Just a little after six pm, Entertainment Weekly and then TVLine do what they always do and that’s to start splattering shocking spoiler headlines on the web long before the west coast gets a chance to catch an episode.

(I think these sites are more about being tools and trying to drive west coast viewership ratings up than they are news reporting entities. It makes sense, considering they are pretty consistent with their spoiler-like reporting. They’re still doing it this morning with no thought towards time-shifted viewers.)

Then more and more sites started chiming in. I started to warn my wife to get off Facebook and the like, but then when I saw that ABC News was reporting on the episode, I called a black out on the internet in the house until we got through the two episodes of Grey’s in our box.

SPOILERS AHEAD

SPOILERS warning

And so we watched last week’s episode which showed Meredith being worried that her husband never made his meeting in Washington DC, and then last night’s episode where we watch the cool and suave Dr. Derek Shepherd come upon a horrible car wreck on a mountain road and then save each and every life.

He was absolutely amazing.

REALLY, HUGE SPOILERS COMING UP

But when all was said and done, as Derek was pulling away from the scene of the accident, his car is center punched by what looks like a big-rig tractor trailer, sending him to the hospital, where, after much effort on the ill-trained trauma team’s part, he dies.

What made this a powerfully engaging episode was the process it took for Dr. Derek Shepherd to pass away. First he calms and saves the lives of four people in a horrible accident on this mountain road, only to be claimed by a truck on the same spot.

As he’s wheeled into the ER of this strange hospital, he is fully functional mentally but unable to speak. But we hear his every thought during the process. He was awfully calm about the entire process, even if TV fans were not.

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There is an update (4-24-15) to this event appended to this tale of angst, and the problem was resolved.

This is a tale of what seemed like a “curious” experience with my local Big 5 Sporting Goods store and what seemed like questionable labeling tactics with their merchandise. It pretty much ruined my day with the level of disappointment we experienced.

It was a Saturday night (4-18-15), about 7:45pm, when I visited my local Big 5 Sporting goods store here in Morgan Hill, CA, off of Cochrane. We were returning because we had spotted some tennis shoes (Asics) that were on sale the night before, but tonight we had brought a coupon with us that said we could get an additional $10 off any purchase over $45. It seemed like a pretty good deal.

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The shoes in question were marked with a bright green sticker of $59.96. Next to the price was another sticker that said take an additional 20% off.

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In my mind, the box is marked as is and the yellow sticker said I can take 20% more off that price. And after the $10 discount coupon in my possesion, I was ready to seal the deal!

The first snag:

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