‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Fans Express Devastation Over Tragic Season Premiere

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It looks like we’re not the only ones still reeling from last night’s emotional season premiere of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy.

While we knew that the episode would be heartbreaking, as most Grey’s premieres and finales are, we weren’t quite prepared for all that went down.

Note: Spoiler alert if you didn’t watch Thursday’s episode, “Going Going Gone.”

In case you didn’t see the episode, fan favorite Mark Sloan (Eric Dane) aka McSteamy, died in a beautiful and emotional scene surrounded by his good friends Callie (Sara Ramirez) and Derek (Patrick Dempsey). While he didn’t die at the site of last season’s horrific plane crash, he was in a coma and taken off life support per his own wishes.

Led to believe that Callie’s partner Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) died as well, we learned at the end of the episode that she was alive and well. Well, maybe not well. Arizona’s leg was amputated as a result of her crash injuries and it seems she hasn’t left her bed since. Capshaw had warned us, “No one will be happy,” and boy was she right.

Meanwhile, Cristina (Sandra Oh) and Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) seem to be experiencing some post-traumatic stress and Alex (Justin Chambers) has decided to forego John Hopkins to stay at Seattle Grace.

Fans are – how should we say this – destroyed over the premiere’s death and developments. Looking through Twitter Friday, we found tons of fans still grieving and lamenting the loss of one of their favorite characters. Some are bordering on over-investment, some are targeting their anger at creator Shonda Rhimes while others are pretty hilarious.

Here are the 15 of the best reactions we found:

@Le_Raachel: i feel without greys anatomy, shonda would have been a mass murderer

@simply_stacey: Mark & Lexie deserved a happy ending, not an impossibly sad, heartbreaking demise. #greysanatomy

@Crismbarbero: ‘Shonda rhimes ruining life, couples and fandoms since 2005′

@The_Gunn_Man: No more heelies for Arizona? Does it get anymore emotional than that? #GreysAnatomy

@ashcash:I didnt think emotional stability was required to watch a tv show. Clearly #greysanatomy proves otherwise

@MsMonicLauretta: If you excuse me, my floor is flooded with tears, I have to clean it up. (-̩̩-̩̩-̩̩__-̩̩-̩̩-̩̩) #RIPMarkSloan #GoodbyeMcSteamy #GreysAnatomy

[email protected]: Killing off Mark Sloan was like punching me in the ovaries #Painful#GreysAnatomy

[email protected]Season 9 of Grey’s will be the very last season for me. I’m done playing emotional ping-pong with Shonda. #greysanatomy

[email protected]: Moment of silence for Arizona’s leg. #GreysAnatomy

@RaulSwanepoel: Grey’s Anatomy is giving me suicidal thoughts.
@oliviaswift13: This is not okay. This is not okay. Grey’s Anatomy isn’t the same anymore. Oh GOD. Mark, Arizona, LEXIE, SOMEONE TELL ME ITS NOT REAL.
@BelleProblems: I said when you killed off Lexie you were dead to me ShondaRhimes, clearly I was mistaken. This is so much worse.#GreysAnatomy
@Miss_Talie:Listen @shondarhimes. One group of friends doesn’t experience THAT many deaths in real life…unless if you live in a war zone! Ok??
@GirlCalledRach Shonda you have the power to wreck me completely. RIP McSteamy. @shondarhimes @greysabc
@megynstacey: A month’s worth of rain to fall in the next 24 hours. Is this because ofShonda Rhimes? The collective tears of her viewers?
It’ll be OK Grey’s fans,we promise, just not for a little while. Next week, we flash back to what happened immediately after the crash so prepare yourself and grab a box of tissues.
Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursdays at 9 PM on ABC.
What did you think about the Season 9 premiere? Sound off in the comments below!
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