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Another Top 10 Saddest Grey's Anatomy Moments

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We're back again with another Top 10 saddest greys anatomy moments! Get ready for the waterworks because this is going to be a pretty depressing list. This countdown includes the time Penny Tells Amelia How Derek Died, Callie Loses Custody of Sofia, Charles Percy's death, April Loses Her & Jackson's Baby, April & Jackson Sign Divorce Papers, April Thinks Jackson Died in a Bus Explosion and George's Reveal: 007.
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Top 10 Saddest “Grey’s Anatomy” Moments

Get ready for the waterworks again! Welcome to MsMojo, and today, we’ll be counting down our picks for Another Top 10 Saddest “Grey’s Anatomy” Moments.
For this list, we’re looking at more heart-wrenching moments across the “Grey’s Anatomy” series. If you don’t see the moment that created waterfalls for you, be sure to check out our first video of the Top 10 Saddest “Grey’s Anatomy” Moments.

#10: Cristina Leaves Seattle

It’s never easy saying goodbye to a friend, whether or not they are fictional. Throughout the episode, we’re waiting to finally say goodbye to Cristina after ten seasons. The final surgery and some of the farewells are certainly upsetting, but the biggest moment that made us choke up was her final goodbye to Meredith. At first, it’s a little light-hearted, like watching a mother give his or her child a list of chores. Don’t let Owen get all dark and twisty, mock Alex at least once daily, the usual. Then, things get serious as Cristina says a few things that hit too close to home for us. At least we got to see the two dance it out one last time.

#9: Meredith Has a Panic Attack

Working in a hospital can be a traumatic experience. So, it’s hard to imagine being in Meredith’s shoes when she’s suddenly attacked by one of her patients and bedridden for weeks due to a loss of hearing. The hardest part about this comes after a troubling experience with her children, which causes a panic attack and some difficultly breathing. It’s truly heart-breaking to see someone’s kids say they don’t want to see their own parents. We can’t ignore what happens later though, when Meredith meets her attacker. After a few words from him (and not much else from Mer), we experience a poignant moment between the two when she reaches for the man’s arm, showing he’s forgiven.

#8: April & Jackson Sign Divorce Papers

What could be more heartbreaking than finding out your significant other wants to file a divorce? So, before the famous fortune cookie argument make-out session, the episode immediately hits us with a divorce signing before we see the history between the two. April asks Jackson if he’s sure about the divorce, but the silence is more than enough. There’s not even a moment of hesitation about his decision, leaving April to believe the marriage was a total failure. Even while the remainder of the episode shows us how these two worked, the haunting image of the divorce papers, coupled with a few disagreements, tells us otherwise.

#7: Callie Loses Custody of Sofia

As Meredith puts it, a “true mom would rather give her baby up than have it ripped in two. But what happens when there are two true mothers?” Callie almost died giving birth, but tried making Arizona out to be the bad guy. Arizona, however, was better for Sofia’s well-being. Seeing these two butt heads was just as sad as April and Jackson’s divorce. While many were rooting for Callie, the tears came flooding in when we found out Arizona won the case. Take whichever side you want, but we can all agree that at the end of a custody battle, nobody truly wins.

#6: Penny Tells Amelia How Derek Died

Damn, Season 12 was a rough one. When Penny shows up to dinner at Amelia’s house, the tension gets high, and Meredith does not do a good job at hiding it. It isn’t until the dinner begins that it really hits the fan as Amelia figures out Penny is the same doctor who treated her brother before his death. Seeing all the details, from Derek’s condition to Penny admitting her failure as his doctor, being unloaded on Amelia is hard for us to watch without shedding a tear. It was too much for Amelia to bear, and results in Penny being told to leave.

#5: April Thinks Jackson Died in a Bus Explosion

Along with being one of the saddest, this was also one of the most intense moments across the entire series. When a speeding bus loses control during a rough storm, the doctors rush outside to assist. Upon hearing a little girl is trapped inside, Jackson rushes back in the flames to save her. It’s a race against time before a fuel leak ignites, and then…boom. It’s agonizing to see April’s horrified face, to see Jackson go inside an exploding bus, and then possibly his death. Yes, we said possibly. Thankfully, we see Jackson emerge with the girl in his arms, but that moment was all too shocking for us. Please, “Grey’s Anatomy”, never pull that stunt again!


#4: Into You Like a Train

When a massive train accident leaves passengers in critical condition, a woman and a man named Bonnie and Tom are bound together in surgery from being impaled by a metal pole. While comforting her, Bonnie asks Tom if he believes in Heaven and while Tom’s yes is resounding, Bonnie’s answer is less than relaxing. Tom even tells the doctors to save the younger Bonnie’s life at the expense of his. The entire episode has us bawling our eyes out and especially so when we find out that Bonnie is a lost cause, and things end in her death.

#3: George’s Reveal: 007

In an attempt to save a woman’s life, a mysterious man is hit by a bus and brought in to Seattle Grace Hospital, dubbed none other than a John Doe. When Meredith goes to check on him, the patient grabs her hand and keeps tracing numbers with his finger. It’s at this particular scene where we finally figure out – through our tears - who the patient is; the surgical resident with a licence to kill, George O’Malley. Despite the best efforts from his peers, it was the last time we got to see George before he hit the flat lines. What’s sadder was that George was about to join the US Army.

#2: Charles Percy’s Death

Didn’t think we were going to forget about this one, did you? The final moments of intern Charles Percy were not easy for fans to sit through. Due to a police lockdown, Dr. Bailey finds the elevators are inaccessible with no other way to the OR, and she must accept that her colleague is dying. So that he does not die alone, Dr. Bailey and patient Mary stay with him until he takes his last breath. Touching, horrifying, and depressing, this moment destroyed all hope for us that Percy would make it. Yes, our tears began hitting the floor right when the song started playing.

Before we get to our saddest pick, here are a few Honorable Mentions:

Amelia with Peter, the Boy Who Accidentally Pulled the Trigger

Callie & Arizona's Shower

Stephanie Loses Kyle

#1: April Loses Her & Jackson’s Baby

Oof! This one just hit us too hard. The death of a newborn is never easy to digest, and this was heart wrenching for everybody. Appropriately named “All I Could Do Was Cry”, the eleventh episode of the eleventh season showed April and Jackson spending their first few and last moments with their child. The birth and death of Samuel Norbert Avery happened too quickly for us to comprehend that the moment feels all too mournful. The writers just like to use April & Jackson to make us cry, don’t they?

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