Not only is there much more on the line this year (with the six original cast members’ contracts up after Season 8), but Shonda knows how much hype will surround what may be MerDer’s last Grey’s episode of all time.
"Last season, we probably had the quietest finale we've ever had in terms of our characters," Shonda told TVGuide. "And I loved everything about it. But this season it's going to be very different from that."
So don’t expect any long, sobbing scenes involving Zola. It looks like we’re in store for some action!
Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.