Grey's Anatomy's Spanish Cover of "Chasing Cars" Has Everyone Weeping Into Their Scrubs
The literal ghosts of Meredith Grey's past — like George, Derek, Mark, Lexi, her mother Ellis, and even her dog Doc — came back in a shocking-but-sweet montage at the end of "Flowers Grow Out of My Grave." As Meredith happily strolls through the hospital and reminisces about the loved ones she's lost over the years, they pop up in the halls in the perfect ode to the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos).
On top of seeing familiar faces like Patrick Dempsey, T.R. Knight, and Chyler Leigh, the ABC series also brought back a familiar tune: "Chasing Cars." The song was originally performed by Snow Patrol and made iconic by the show in a gut-wrenching season two episode, but this time around, Grey's opted to give it an update in honour of the holiday by featuring a Spanish language cover by the band Moon and Sun.
"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 explained to 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. It's by Moon and Sun, featuring Israel De Corcho."
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