Grey's Anatomy's eighth season ended with a plane crash that left one doctor dead and five injured in the woods. Season 9 is going to show what happened in the woods in the second episode, while the premiere will be jumping ahead and likely will be giving fans a pretty good idea about what the doctors went through. How will those who survived deal with what happened?
Grey's Season 9 Spoilers
According to Entertainment Weekly, Meredith will be dealing with her sister's death "in a way that's a little surprising." They've shown Meredith deal with loss before, but will the fact that they were out in the woods with Lexie's body for however long it was affect how Meredith grieves? There's also still the question of where Meredith will be doing her grieving, however that is. Meredith and Derek were planning on leaving Seattle behind before the crash. However, that could change with Lexie's death, Mark's fate, and Derek's hand.
Speaking of Derek's hand, it was in bad condition after the crash and what he had to do to free it. Shonda Rhimes has said that in Grey's Anatomy season 9, he'll face figuring out, "what kind of doctor are you when you can't do the thing you're greatest at any more?" She went on to explain, "We're going to see him head back, but there is that question for him." How will Derek be different in the aftermath of the crash? Will he get back to being the same doctor everyone knows him as? Could all of this influence where Meredith and Derek will be in season 9? There is going to be another location other than Seattle Grace, and that second location could be where Meredith and Derek are. Fortunately, it's almost time for the season 9 premiere and some answers. That's coming on September 27 at 9 p.m.
What do you think of the latest Grey's Anatomy season 9 spoilers?
In the new promo for Grey's Anatomy Season 9, we see someone being rushed into a hospital — the first real indication of what might happen in the first two episodes when we return (Season 9 premieres on September 27).
But the question is: Who's in the gurney? It seems pretty clear that it must be someone who was in the plane crash. But which person?
It's possible that there will be more than one person in desperate need of immediate emergency care by the time a rescue team arrives. But if we had to put our money on the one person who will be the most in need of help, we'd put it on Mark (Eric Dane). He was nearly passing out the last time we saw him on screen. Plus, we know Eric Dane is leaving the cast, and we're pretty sure that means Mark dies.
That said, we're expecting to see Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) in bad shape at the start of the season, too, so we wouldn't be surprised to see her rushed into the ER to try to save her leg. And it's not like Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), Derek (Patrick Dempsey), or Cristina (Sandra Oh) are doing all that well, either.
Who do you think it is? Let us know in the comments below!
I have read a rumour of the possibility that Jessica Capshaw will not be returning to Grey’s Anatomy for season 9. Do you have any information regarding this rumour? Thanks! – Scully I don’t. But the promos that keep popping up have me worried. What also worries me? What Shonda Rhimes told me during our last chat. “I can’t say anything other than [Callie and Arizona’s arc] is interesting. There’s a big story this year in the Callie camp – but that’s all I’m going to say.” Now, please leave me so I may watch the latest promo on a loop in peace. (Also, read this great chat EW’s Tanner Stransky had with Mrs. Former-Chief, Loretta Devine.) Any Grey’s Anatomy scoop on MerDer? How will Meredith deal with Lexie’s death? Will Derek ever be able to operate again? Thanks. — Barbara Mere will deal in a way that’s a little surprising. And as for Derek, I think it’s safe to say that he’ll always be a doctor, but says Rhimes, he’ll deal with the question of “what kind of doctor are you when you can’t do the thing you’re greatest at any more?” “We’re going to see him head back, but there is that question for him,” she says. 34 days to go, people!
Grey's Anatomy season 9 begins airing on ABC next month, on September 27, and fans have been waiting all summer to find out what happened to the survivors of the plane crash, especially Mark and Arizona since their fates are unclear. Do teases about Callie's storyline reveal what could happen to them?
Grey's Season 9 Spoilers
Shonda Rhimes hasn't been saying much about what's coming up for Arizona, leading many to worry about her future. She was badly injured in the crash, and it's all combining to look like Arizona could die. According to Entertainment Weekly, Rhimes has only teased, "I can't say anything other than [Callie and Arizona's arc] is interesting. There's a big story this year in the Callie camp—but that's all I'm going to say." Will Callie be mourning after losing her wife and her best friend in the same plane crash?
Grey's Anatomy season 9 is going to see Eric Dane leave the show after the first two episodes, meaning it's looking likely he's dying, leaving Sofia without a father. That's something that will be hard enough on Callie. It doesn't look like Mark's just going to be somehow written off in another way; it would be hard to have him leave when he has a daughter, and it would be anticlimactic to just have him only move a short distance away for some reason or just never appear on screen but still be around.
But while Callie's dealing with losing Mark, will she also be grieving for Arizona? There has been a lot of speculation about what could happen to Arizona, including what could happen with the injury to her leg. Could Arizona survive but have serious injuries that lead to Callie having to help her wife through the pain and recovery while also taking care of their daughter without Mark around? With Rhimes describing their arc as "interesting" this season, that could be a strong possibility. Arizona's fate is a big mystery going into the new season, and nothing has been revealed. Because of that, some think she's going to die, but will that be the case?
What do you think will happen to Arizona and Mark in Grey's Anatomy season 9? Will they be two more fatalities from the plane crash? Fortunately, September 27 is almost here, and fans will get answers to those questions in "Going Going Gone."
Debbie Allen is returning to Grey's Anatomy both in front of and behind the camera!
Allen will reprise her role as Catherine Avery, the mother of Jackson Avery (Jesse Williams), for at least one episode in the upcoming ninth season, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
Details on Catherine's return are scarce, though we know she'll pop up in the fourth episode. The last we saw of the Avery matriarch, she had quite the fling with Richard Webber (James Pickens Jr.) during the medical board exams, much to Jackson's chagrin.
As we first reported, Allen will also step behind the camera to direct this season's third episode. The ninth season picks up two to three months after the Stranded Six Five (RIP Lexie!) were rescued after the plane crash. The second episode will jump back in time to when they were rescued, while the Allen-directed episode will jump back to the present timeline, which will find some doctors outside of Seattle Grace with new jobs.
Grey's Anatomy returns Thursday, Sept. 27 at 9/8c on ABC.
Please give us some Meredith scoop on Grey's Anatomy! — Jen
NATALIE: Get ready to meet the new Nazi: Meredith! "She's definitely angry at the beginning of the season," Ellen Pompeo tells us. "She's angry about all the stuff that happened, so she's teaching her interns and she's really mean to them. It's an homage to the first Dr. Grey, Meredith's mother, who is the first b***h surgeon, so I get to channel Kate Burton and be mean."
Grey's Anatomy Exclusive: Season 9 to Feature a Wedding — But Who Is Getting Hitched?
Extra! Extra! Somebody’s getting married! No, we’re not channeling the show-stopping closing number from The Muppets Take Manhattan — we’re previewing Grey’s Anatomy‘s upcoming Season 9. Series creator Shonda Rhimes tells TVLine exclusively that the ABC drama’s new season will find one of the show’s couples exchanging “I dos.” “We are going to have a wedding this season,” Rhimes confirmed. “But that’s all I’m going to say.”
Considering that three of the show’s main duos — Derek/Mer, Cristina/Owen, Callie/Arizona — have already taken the plunge, that leaves Bailey/Ben and Jackson/April as the perceived frontrunners. Of course, a lot can happen over the course of a 24-episode season. For instance, Rhimes reveals that longtime bachelor Alex will at long last exorcize the ghost of Izzie. “I feel like it’s time,” she says. “We’re going to watch Alex really grow up and step up this season and find real love with somebody who doesn’t leave him for once.” Another possible nuptial scenario: Adele’s ongoing losing battle with Alzheimer’s could clear the way for the Chief to marry Jackson’s mom, Catherine (Debbie Allen, who is confirmed to return). Who do you think will walk down the aisle in Season 9? Hit the comments with your predictions. And remember, Season 9 of Grey’s Anatomy premieres Thursday, Sept. 27 at 9/8c.
Exclusive: Grey's Anatomy to Air Standalone Meredith and Cristina-Centric Episode
In the grand tradition of Season 7′s musical detour and Season 8′s alternate reality head trip, Grey’s Anatomy is planning another out-there hour in Season 9 — although this one will focus on only one of the ABC drama’s core dynamics.
“It’s just the story of Meredith and Cristina,” shares series creator Shonda Rhimes. “It’s really going to be original. I don’t think we’ve ever told a story the way we’re telling a story in this episode.”
Rhimes declines to specify what genre the standalone installment will fall into, hinting only that, “It’s not a regular episode. I won’t be able to explain what the gimmick is until I’ve seen it shot and we’ve decided on the visual style of it. But it is going to be fairly different.” What do you think Rhimes has up her sleeve for Mer and “Her Person?” Hit the comments with your predictions. And remember, Season 9 of Grey’s Anatomy premieres Thursday, Sept. 27 at 9/8c.
Grey’s Anatomy | One person we know not to be dying from injuries suffered in the season-finale plane crash is Derek, though the way he mangled his surgical hand while tugging at wreckage will have significant repercussions. “How do you remain effective and relevant when perhaps you may never operate again?” show creator Shonda Rhimes asks. “Or if you are going to operate again, perhaps you want to be the same kind of surgeon you were again with the same skill” – which is a tall order given the extent of Dr. Shepard’s injury. (Then again, he could always become an M.E. for the city of Philadelphia. What?)
Grey's Anatomy: Desperate Housewives' Steven Culp to Play Doctor
Grey’s Anatomy is adding a bit of Rex appeal — as in Rex Van De Kamp — with the casting of Desperate Housewives alum Steven Culp in a recurring role.
As reported by our sister site Deadline, Culp will recur during Season 9 of the ABC drama in the role of Dr. Parker, a top surgeon. It is not clear if Parker practices at Seattle Grace or elsewhere, given that some of the residents’ fates were in play at the close of last season.
"Grey's Anatomy" will return to Channel 15 in Tempe later this month, and now fans are getting more inside scoop on the upcoming ninth season. On Friday, August 31, TV Line shared the latest casting news for this series. Entertainment Weekly also shared a new spoiler. Check out the most recent photos from the set of this series here. If you missed any of the previously released photos or spoilers for this series go here.
There is another new surgeon coming to the series. TV Line reported on Friday that Steven Culp would be a new top surgeon on the series, but it isn't clear yet where he will work. Some of the former residents might go through with their plans to take jobs at other hospitals at the start of the upcoming season.
As for Meredith, more has been revealed about her behavior at the start of season nine. She has lost her sister in the plane crash, and she will change because of it. EW said the following:
"Rest assured: She’s not as injured as the rest of the gang. But look for her to be carrying a surprising reputation in the premiere, which, as previously reported, will jump ahead a few months in time."
It had been previously revealed that she would be the new Nazi doctor on staff. Bailey held that title in season one. Meredith will be tough on the new residents and interns apparently.
Right now, it seems like everything is up in the air on Grey's Anatomy. We don’t know what’s going to happen to Arizona (Jessica Capshaw), how Mark (Eric Dane) is going to leave or what exactly is behind Meredith’s (Ellen Pompeo) anger … among other things. But what we do know for sure is that we have lost Lexie (Chyler Leigh), and we are losing Mark.
So with that in mind, what we want to talk about is how the departures of Mark and Lexie could potentially affect Seattle Grace-Mercy West’s newest couple, Jackson (Jesse Williams) and April (Sarah Drew).
The latter half of Season 8 saw the best friends become friends with benefits and then more than friends altogether. But between April’s breakdown about betraying her pact with God and April’s breakdown about failing her boards, Jackson didn’t exactly have time to fall head over heels for the emotional wreck that was April, no matter how great her hair looked.
But if both April and Jackson are back in Season 9, here’s how we think the departure of Mark and Lexie could help and/or hurt the fragile couple:
Help: Role Reversal
The fact that April is still around in Season 9 means that she must return to the hospital after having failed her boards. We assume that means that the woman is going to find (at least) some trace of confidence.
And we also assume that the loss of Lexie is going to hit Jackson hard in the emotional department while the loss of Mark is going to hit him hard in the job department. Let’s be realistic: The poor guy is losing his ex-love and his present-day mentor.
So if April returns with a new sense of purpose and Jackson loses two of the people closest to him, might we see a role reversal in the couple’s dynamic? Could April be the strong one for Jackson just this once?! And could that be just the thing the couple needs to actually work?
If losing Mark and Lexie causes Jackson to stray off his picture-perfect job course BUT April isn’t quite ready to be his rock, that could very well be the last nail in their coffin. After all, April was friends with Lexie. Maybe she’s hurting too. But how many times can Jackson be April’s shoulder to cry on before it gets old (if it hasn’t already)? And there’s always the fact that losing Lexie could make Jackson feel emotionally unavailable, and he could choose not to want to be in a relationship at all.
Hurt: Not Enough Time
Without Mark, Jackson could be left to prove himself all over again, which would mean working twice as hard. April, due to failing her boards, could have no other choice but to prove herself again, which would mean, you guessed it: working twice as hard. There’s always the possibility that they won’t have time for a relationship.
Help: Similar Situations
Considering everything we’ve mentioned above, there’s always the chance that any or all of it will be the reason that they get together. Even if they’re both upset or have to work twice as hard, perhaps the simple fact that they’re in similar life situations will bring them closer.
Final thought: This is all assuming that April even still wants to be a doctor. Could the couple ever work if April gave up medicine for good?
To say that the new couple is on shaky ground is an understatement. Let’s hope they can pull it together, because: 1) April with Jackson is much less annoying that April on her own, and 2) We really love it when Jackson takes his shirt off.
What do you hope Season 9 has in store for Jackson and April? Will the situation with Mark and Lexie help or hurt the couple? Or are you over it completely and more curious about Alex’s (Justin Chambers) love?
Change is in the air for Grey's Anatomy Season 9. Deadline has the latest Grey's casting update, and it sounds like there's a new face who will challenge the Seattle Grace-Mercy West residents.
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According to Deadline, Desperate Housewives star Steven Culp has landed a recurring role on our favorite hospital drama. He'll be playing a "top dog doctor." Does Grey's really need another one of those?
There's no indication of whether Steven's character will be a Seattle Grace-Mercy West newbie, or if he'll work at one of the hospitals the residents will potentially leave Seattle Grace-Mercy West for.
Either way, we're guessing heads will butt. You can only fit so many top dogs in one OR!
Grey’s Anatomy Season 9 will premiere on Thursday, September 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
Question: How will Meredith deal with Lexie’s death on Grey’s Anatomy? —BP
Ausiello: She deals with it by throwing herself into her work — and taking a hard line with the fresh crop of interns. “I don’t know if she’s angrier or meaner, but she’s a lot more no-nonsense,” explains exec producer Shonda Rhimes. “She doesn’t have a lot of patience for less than perfect. She’s very good at what she does, and after her experience in the woods, takes saving lives very, very seriously.” Mer won’t be in denial forever though. Rhimes tells me that there’s a “lovely episode” coming up where Mer is forced to deal with the loss. “We sort of build to the idea where Meredith, who tends to clamp down because that’s her way, finally has a moment when she really mourns.”
Hey Natalie, what did you learn from your Grey's Anatomy set visit, specifically about Cristina and Owen? —Selma via Twitter
NATALIE: Cristina will not handle the crash well, with Kevin McKidd calling her "deranged, crazy" and likening her to a "wild animal." "Owen's feeling very helpless and very out of control," he tells us. "It's going to be Owen striving to win her back... they're definitely the damaged couple, but they seem destined to be together."
Exclusive Grey's Anatomy Photo & Scoop: Get Ready For a 'Sexy and Fun' Meredith and Derek!
The extended forecast for Derek and Meredith calls for record heat with an increased chance of bow-chicka-wow-wow.
Grey’s Anatomy boss Shonda Rhimes has famously declared Season 9 the “Year of Romance,” and, as you can see from the following exclusive photo, the show’s central super couple will definitely be among the participants.
“One of the things I said to the writers was, ‘I want a lot more romantic scenes. I want to see that Derek and Meredith are a happy, sexy couple,’” Rhimes tells TVLine. “They basically settled down in a lot of ways. They are very settled. They’re married, they have a child, and they’re both working. I want to see what that means for them as a couple and how they, against the odds, manage to keep that relationship sexy and fun. So we’re playing with that and it’s been really fun.”
Rhimes and and her fellow scribes aren’t the only ones enjoying the increased intimacy. She notes that the duo’s longtime portrayers, Patrick Dempsey and Ellen Pompeo, are “having a good time with it as well.”
Rhimes, meanwhile, is giving the pair a shiny new playground to frolic around in: The empress of Shondaland confirms that Der and Mer will officially take up residence in their years-in-the-making dream house. “We’re spending a lot of money and it’s quite beautiful,” she raves of the ginormous set piece. “Viewers saw a little bit of it last season, and we just sort of expanded on that a little bit.”
Sneak a peek at the happy couple sharing an intimate moment at work in the show’s Sept. 27 opener and then hit the comments with your thoughts.
GREY'S ANATOMY PREVIOUSLY ON... | Lexie died and Derek, Meredith, Cristina, Arizona and Mark remained stranded in the aftermath of the plane crash. Back at Seattle Grace, Teddy resigned, Bailey and Ben got engaged, and Jackson and Alex accepted positions at Tulane and Johns Hopkins, respectively.
COMING UP NEXT | The premiere, which picks up several months after Lexie's death, will quickly answer two questions: Who survived the crash (Derek, Mer and Cristina are safe, a confirmed-to-exit Mark and an in-limbo Arizona remain question marks) and which of the docs actually followed through on those new job opportunities. "You come back to discover that a lot of them are having a hard time, even the ones who stayed [at Seattle Grace]," reveals series creator Shonda Rhimes. "All of our interns are now attendings so they're all in new circumstances." Rhimes has dubbed Season 9 the Year of Romance, a theme she confirms will extend to Dere/Mer and, believe it or not, Cristina/Owen. "They're going to find their way back to one another, but it's going to be a long journey," she warns of the latter, fractured pair. "I want everyone to be clear on that." Elsewhere, this season's second episode will flash back to shed new light on what happened immediately following the plane crash, and Alex will at long last find a love with "somebody who doesn't leave him for once."
TVLINE BONUS SPOILER | With Mark out of the picture, Derek will be in the market for a new BFF. Who will fill that void? "Derek and Callie become very good friends," reveals Rhimes. "When we come back we see that they have become very good friends; they spent a lot of time together in the intervening months."
This is apparently the press release for 9.01 "Going Going Gone":
“Going Going Gone” – The doctors of Seattle Grace are faced with the aftermath of last season’s plane crash. As they try to move on with their lives, they must learn to adapt to the changes, cope with their losses and move forward with their relationships and careers, on the ninth-season premiere of “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 (9:00-10:02 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
“Grey’s Anatomy” stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd, Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang, Justin Chambers as Alex Karev, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens, Jr. as Richard Webber, Sara Ramirez as Callie Torres, Eric Dane as Mark Sloan, Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt, Jessica Capshaw as Arizona Robbins, Jesse Williams as Jackson Avery and Sarah Drew as April Kepner.
Guest cast for “Going Going Gone” includes William Daniels as Dr. Thomas, Jason George as Ben, Steven Culp as Dr. Parker, Gaius Charles as Shane, Philip Casnoff as Dr. Mel Barnett, Camilla Luddington as Josephine, Tina Majorina as Heather, Jerrika Hinton as Stephanie and Tessa Ferrer as Leah.
The episode was written by Stacy McKee and directed by Rob Corn.
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