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 . . .
Richard finds Mr. Clark on the surgical floor, and the shooter proceeds to tell him that he bought the gun at a local superstore, but didn’t have enough room in his jacket for all of the ammunition he bought, plus the flask so he could have a shot of courage. Now he’s down to just one bullet, which means he can’t kill both Richard and himself. So he has a choice to make, Richard says — either shoot him and go to prison or shoot himself and see his wife in the afterlife. Richard’s had a hell of a life and he’s not afraid to die, he says. Then the SWAT team makes it in and we hear a gunshot — one way or another, it seems, Mr. Clark is out of the picture.