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“Grey’s Anatomy” Celebrated Dia De Los Muertos And I Cried The Entire Time

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For the past 15 seasons, I’ve been watching “Grey’s Anatomy” religiously. The show’s dramatic life-or-death plots, not to mention their love stories, has drawn in me for years and I love it to pieces.

However, I was super heartbroken when actress Sara Ramirez, who played Callie Torres, left the show. She was the only featured Latina who brought some of my culture to this show.

It’s only been recently, in the last year or so that they’ve taken on some issues close to my heart. In one episode last season, they focused on a doctor that had DACA status. She, the only Latina on the show, had to unfortunately leave the country because she was undocumented.

Last night, “Grey’s Anatomy” focused their episode on my favorite holiday: Día de los Muertos.

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While the show always deals with patients suffering from all kinds of health issues, the doctors embraced Día de los Muertos thanks to a little girl that needed surgery.

The episode titled “Flowers Grow Out of My Grave” featured a little girl named Flor, who’s entire family stayed in her hospital room to give her support while she prepared for surgery.

The show typically makes me cry, but seeing this Latino family celebrate Día de los Muertos on prime-time TV was too much!

In the clip above, Flor’s family is playing music and singing the classic song “El ultimo trago” made famous by Chavela Vargas.

I took one look at Flor and her family, and it reminded me so much of the time I was little and was in the hospital for months after a car accident.

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My family was also by my bedside every single day. If they couldn’t be with me because of work, they would make sure someone would be there so I wouldn’t be alone.

Thankfully Flor’s surgery was minor because I truly thought to myself, if she dies I’m gonna lose it. I say that because I know very well people on this show die left and right. No one is safe.

It was really special to see the non-Latino doctors embrace Día de los Muertos. Each of them discussed someone special that had died.

The Latino family told the doctors that Día de los Muertos isn’t necessarily to mourn those that have died, but more to celebrate their life. However, I think because some of the doctors were new to this holiday, they couldn’t help but feel sadness when thinking of their loved ones.

It was especially cool to see Ellen Pompeo — aka — Dr. Meredith Grey wearing a marigold flower for most of the episode.

Meredith Grey has seen her fair share of death on the show. She’s probably experienced more death than anyone.

Here’s a list of everyone that has died — that has been close to Meredith — since the show began:

  • Her mother.
  • Her husband.
  • Her sister.
  • Her best friend.
  • And countless colleagues.

The Latina grandmother informed Meredith that our loved ones, even though they have passed, are always with us.

After that special moment between the two, those words must have really resonated with Meredith because after that something insane happened.

Meredith’s dead family and friends appeared on the show!!

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All of those people pictured, aside from Meredith, including the dog have died. Meaning those characters are no longer on the show, but they made a special appearance, which is huge because they were such beloved people.

People on social media could not contain their emotions.

We were truly blindsided.

The mere idea that so many people that were close to her all died is honestly too much.

And yet Meredith goes on like a champ.

Some of us are still not over the fact that these characters are no longer on the show.

The only time we get to see them again is in re-runs.

One of the most special moments was hearing an old “Grey’s Anatomy” classic song “Chasing Cars” in Spanish.

“We were trying to figure out what song would play over that sequence and Kiley suggested playing an iconic Grey’s song and having it be covered in Spanish,” showrunner Krista Vernoff told The Hollywood Reporter. “That was her idea. As soon as she said it, I said, ‘Oh my God it has to be ‘Chasing Cars!” I mean how many times has that song played? It’s always our go-to. It felt like the most beautiful way to pay tribute to the history of the show while keeping alive the culture that we were celebrating with this episode. We commissioned that song.”

Here’s the Spanish version of “Chasing Cars” by Moon and Sun featuring Israel De Corcho.” But first get some tissues.

Okay, I’ll leave you with that.

¡Feliz dia los Muertos!


READ: 25 Ways Grey’s Anatomy’s Callie Torres Is Relevant AF

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Mitú Weekly Horoscope Nov 5 - Nov 11

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Mitú Weekly Horoscope Nov 5 – Nov 11

Aries

Welcome to a brand new month, Aries! Venus is still retrograde in your romantic sector until the 6th, but its effects weaken with each day, so don’t feel disheartened about love as you think you should be. You’ll feel sparks flying with a potential new someone when out with friends this week, and although they may be new, you definitely feel like you’ve met them before. Since Aries are known for their impatience, you don’t trust any connection that doesn’t have immediate chemistry. Good thing this is it! If you’re already in a relationship, expect fresh new sparks with your steady mate, and even some grand financial news that benefits both of you. This week will bring you new ambitions and the means to make them happen. You love staying on the move, so take the progressive action for new knowledge and skills on the 7th and 8th to continue making yourself unstoppable!

Taurus

This is a great time for you to strengthen your work and romantic relationships, Taurus! Venus is still doing that retrograde dance until the 6th, but her power progressively wanes each day. Remember that when Jupiter moves into your 8th house of regeneration and sex on November 8th! This is all about basking in the joy that is your current relationship and seeing your connection and commitment to one another get even stronger. Things will get more serious, but only in the best way. As a Taurus, your steady bull nature makes you the most loyal sign of the zodiac. Single Taureans should spend this time to focus on loving themselves. You work for everyone else, so put that effort back on yourself!

Gemini

It’s all about your goals right now, Gemini! With such dual personalities, you definitely have a lot! On November 7th, the Moon begins a new phase in intense Scorpio, encouraging you to work on those ideas you might have left sitting on the backburner for far too long. Remember to set aside some time to work towards those goals each day and before long you’ll be amazed at the progress you made. It’s all about time management. You’ll really begin to see it pay off later in the month! Jupiter moves into your relationship sector on the 8th, so make sure to place yourself in the center of attention as best as you can. It’ll be well-received!

Cancer

We know Cancers have great taste and love their creature comforts. Make that crab shell of yours even more comfortable and beneficial to your well-being by giving your schedule and living situation an overhaul. Get more sleep, eat better, and get more sunshine to make sure you’re keeping yourself at your best. This focus on personal rest and rejuvenation will payoff when Mercury goes retrograde on November 16th. Single? Wednesday’s New Moon is smack in your romance sector. Someone’s been eyeing you and they’re finally ready to make their move. You. will. love. this. Ummm, you’re welcome!

Leo

Leos already seem to have everything work out for them, right? As a regal lion with a commanding presence, it’s hard not to. Expect to see a positive and light energy surrounding you from through the end of the year when Jupiter moves into your 5th house of pleasure on November 8th. It’s all about good vibes and sending those out into the world. Project positivity and all you can do is watch it come back to you, Leo! Obviously, the same goes in your romantic realm, as well. Expect beautiful love connections and, ummm, maybe even some baby news before the year is over?!

Virgo

Things might start to feel slow at work this week, Virgo, but don’t let this get you down. Take the opportunity to reboot before Mercury goes retrograde on the 16th. Make sure to spend more time at home or with loved ones who can offer good life advice. A deep conversation with your partner will only bring you closer together as you feel safe enough to reveal some of the darker facts about yourselves neither of you shares with just anyone. Single? Any connections that don’t feel deep enough aren’t. Only focus on genuine humans now, but that’s also your nature, Virgo!

Libra

November will feel a little haywire for you, Libra, and it all starts going down this week. On the 4th, you’ll feel a stroke of bad luck when Mercury goes wonky in your sector before it goes fully retrograde on the 16th. You’ll be able to express yourself better when you come out of the stress and shock on the 8th and Jupiter has your back in your 3rd house of communication. On the bright side, that pesky and heartbreaking Venus retrograde is losing her power with each day until she’s completely gone on November 6th. This week, you won’t even feel her anymore when your romantic sector is nothing short of glowing, glowing, glowing! Those butterflies and sweet connections are on full blast this week, Libra!

Scorpio

Focus on the home this week, Scorpio. Now that Uranus has migrated from your relationship sector and into your work one, you’ll finally get the breathing room you need and can finally relax and watch things fall into place for you now. This may sound weird for you, a sign of passion and transformation, but in order for you to receive the pleasure you seek, you must first sit still for a moment and appreciate the life you do have. Focusing on your base helps to center you before work and relationships speed back up again. Such as on the 8th, when you can expect some great new financial prospects with the help of lucky Jupiter!

Sagittarius

Your ruling planet Jupiter is on the move this week, Sag, which means it’s all about you and focusing on finding yourself again. That pesky Venus retrograde offered you a dose of heartbreak but has her power decreases each day until she turns direct on the 6th, you’ll be feeling that aggravation less and less. I guess all I can really say about this week and the rest of the month for you is luck, luck, luck! It’s all thanks to that Jupiter and its good fortune, which will have you feeling victorious in every aspect of your life right now. Take advantage and strike while the iron’s hot!

Capricorn

A New Moon in Scorpio on the 7th will help calm any relationship problems you’ve been fretting over, Cap. Venus ends her stressful retrograde on the 6th, so at this time you’ll be able to better communicate what’s on your mind without the messages getting crossed. You’ll feel a sense of renewal this week as your spiritual planet Jupiter makes his moves on the 8th. You’ll be able to see everything that was hazy and uncertain in your love life much clearer now and feel a calming sense of relief that if things are meant to work out, they will. If they don’t it’s for the best. What’s wonderful is that you’ve been through enough to be fine with whatever outcome. You’ve had the time to balance yourself.

Aquarius

Funny to say this with Thanksgiving just around the corner (and maybe you’re still finishing up those Halloween clearance-priced candies, as well!), but this week you’ll be thinking about ways to improve your health. Maybe all those sweet treats have started to take their toll and making your body feel out of whack. A healthy body is a healthy mind, so focus on getting yourself in the condition that makes you feel your best and stick to this plan. After spending so much time focusing on your career, lucky Jupiter moves into your 11th house of friends on the 8th, making you want to spend more time with those you enjoy instead of long hours at the office. Rightfully so! Tis the season for being with people we love.

Pisces

Don’t let your financial worries get the best of you, my anxious fishy. Whatever money frustrations you’ve been experiencing are about to see an easier resolution. Perhaps you accrued a debt without realizing its depth or have to help out someone close to you who’s stuck in a bind. This week will show you the light at the end of the tunnel, so don’t point fingers or play the blame game, because this is a time of realizing healthy solutions and knowing how to make wiser choices moving forward. Mercury will retrograde next week on the 16th, but having everything in place before this transition should make this a smooth one, especially with Jupiter in your 10th house of career on the 8th, so seize this moment to make the professional leaps you’ve been waiting for!

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