Grey’s Anatomy Season Finale Guns Down Rivals; Why The SWAT Team Didn’t Take a Second Shot

Variety reports that Grey’s Anatomy’s season finale was a hit. [NOTE: to see the initial gun violence, click on the link and skip to 7:44] The show wasn’t as big a hit as last year’s finale, but what do you want, blood? Well yes, obviously. Before I share the viewer stats, a quick heads-up to TV producers: portraying the hearing damage caused by a gun shot / shots opens up tremendous acting possibilities. It would also serve the public interest: showing another “consequence” of gun violence. How civic-minded would that be? After the numbers, an answer to the question plaguing gun-aware viewers: why didn’t the SWAT team take out the gunman after their first shot?

The two-hour season finale of ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” in which a revenge-minded gunman shot and killed several members of the hospital staff, dominated the final Thursday of the television season. ABC won the night with ease in all key demos, while CBS held the advantage in total viewers.

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Variety reports that Grey’s Anatomy’s season finale was a hit. [NOTE: to see the initial gun violence, click on the link and skip to 7:44] The show wasn’t as big…

Grey’s Anatomy Shooter Fingers “Local Superstore”

Last night’s Grey’s Anatomy season finale featured a spree killer with a grudge. Apparently, every member of the hospital staff was told that the best way to deal with a shooter is to “connect with the killer’s humanity.” I’m thinking a little Krav Maga would have been the better option. Anyway, there was the usual “who’s gonna get it” tension, with a high body count and a ridiculously slow police response. And a quick answer to the gun debaters’ “where did he get it” question, as reported here by blog.zap2it.com . . .

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Last night’s Grey’s Anatomy season finale featured a spree killer with a grudge. Apparently, every member of the hospital staff was told that the best way to deal with a…

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