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Burn Before Reading: A Carly Allen Story

An Unstoppable Force Meets an Immovable Object

(Plz somebody get me a new set of letterboard letters.)

Anyone who knows me knows that I am insanely squeamish. Bruises, cuts, scrapes, blood, none of that for me, thanks. It grosses me out to no end and makes me wish I were a turtle so I could hide away from that grossness.

Unrelated bit of info, television dramas featuring weepy, dramatic declarations of love are my favorite things in the world.

So, here we are. An unstoppable force (my intense squeamishness) vs. an immovable object (my love for television dramas) AKA I started watching Grey's Anatomy fifteen years late.

As you know by now, I'm easily swayed by cute girls, and when it comes to my television viewing habits, I'll watch anything for cute actresses. However, I am struggling through Grey's Anatomy because the slightest glimpse of a surgery or a bloody limb makes me hide my head in my shirt. I watch each episode through my hands. I am WEAK.

I'm also weak for Lexie Grey.

She's the kid sister of the main character, Meredith, but she's like a half-sister? Or something? I don't know. If I'm being honest, I skipped all the seasons without Lexie Grey. (Also, yes, I'm aware of the fate of Lexie Grey. No, I'm not happy about it.)

What I do know is that Lexie Grey gets one of the best weepy, dramatic declarations of love I've ever had the pleasure of watching on TV. I have ZERO idea what the context is and ZERO idea who Mark Sloan is, but good lord, Lexie Grey, you can confess your love to me any day, any time.

Also, Mark Sloan, I don't know who you are and I've only seen you in this one scene, but you don't look like shit and Lexie Grey deserved better.

I've watched this scene, conservatively, 100 times in the past four days, so I'm not sure what that says about me or my mental state, but what are you gonna do??

In other news, I'm also watching the Great British Bake-Off, which is so charming and whimsical. This is my favorite show of all time and I watch it to calm down after watching Grey's Anatomy. Somehow, I'm an adult. Who let this happen???