Updated Grey’s Anatomy Season 8 Death Watch: What Do the New Spoilers Tell Us?
At this point, we're not sure if we trust anything we hear about the big Grey's AnatomySeason 8death. After all, Shonda Rhimes is a tricky showrunner who likes to keep things very close to the chest. Really, the only thing we 100 percent believe is that someone is going to die.
According to Sarah Drew (April Kepner), nine characters will be "in jeopardy" at the end of the episode (cliffhanger, much?), and we're betting many of the original cast members will be caught up in that, but they could all survive. But what about the one death that is definitely supposed to happen, no matter what? Just because the originals have signed contracts doesn't mean Shonda is necessarily required to bring them back; plus, a killed character could always return for flashbacks, alternate universes, or ghost sex.
Here's what we know about the fates of the different characters:
Owen and Cristina (again): Shonda has suggested there is more she wants to explore about Owen (Kevin McKidd) and Cristina's relationship in the future. While that doesn't guarantee they both survive, it seems like a good sign.
Richard and Adele: Shonda has said she hopes to revisit Richard Webber (James Pickens Jr.) and Adele's relationship. Again, this is no guarantee — after all, there would be a lot to delve into if either outlived the other — but it's something.
Callie and Arizona: Shonda has refused to say anything about what Calzona is up to in the finale, which has us worried. But she wouldn't kill half of one of the show's most popular couples for no reason … right?
April and Jackson (again): Sarah Drew has said she hopes the April/Jackson (Jesse Williams) relationship is explored in Season 9. Does that mean they both survive, or is she being misleading?
Derek: There hasn't been much word on Derek's fate, but we have a hard time believing Shonda would kill McDreamy if Patrick has agreed to come back. Right?
Lexie, Teddy: There hasn't been news on these two. Is that a bad sign?