Grey’s Anatomy Season 9: Who Is Definitely Coming Back?
Okay, guys. It's July, which means it's time to take a moment to pause and look at what we know about Grey's AnatomySeason 9. More specifically, we want to look at what we know about which characters are and aren't coming back. Because although the entire cast is still on contract, the end of Season 8, Episode 24, "Flight" left many fates up in the air.
Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd): Owen is one of the few characters who is obviously safe: He is keeping his job at Seattle Grace-Mercy West and he wasn't in the plane crash. Plus, Kevin McKidd has chatted a lot about what he hopes to see for the character next season.
Miranda Bailey (Chanda Wilson): Like Owen, Bailey is safe and sound at Seattle Grace-Mercy West, and there are even spoilers about her plotline next season — namely that Jason George, who plays her hottie fiancee Ben, will still be around some of the time.
Richard Webber (James Pickens Jr.) and Callie Torres (Sara Ramirez): Although there hasn't been much Grey's talk from either actor, there's no reason to think Richard or Callie won't be back, since they are also in the special category of "employed by Seattle Grace-Mercy West and not in the crash."
Mark Sloan (Eric Dane) and Arizona Robbins (Jessica Capshaw): We also don't really think Shonda will kill Mark or Arizona, but it's worth noting that these two were in the worst shape by far when Season 8 ended. There have been (very unsubstantiated) rumors that someone else might die in the Season 9 premiere. If that rumor does turn out to be true (hopefully not!) Mark and Arizona seem to be the most likely targets based on their injuries.
Lexie Grey (Chyler Leigh): We don't even want to talk about this. We all know why she's not coming back. (*sob*)
Teddy Altman (Kim Raver): Shonda Rhimes confirmed that Teddy is indeed leaving Seattle Grace-Mercy West for good. (Though since she's alive, there's still a chance she might return as a guest star now and then.)
Miss Grey’s? Us too. Luckily the show will return to Thursdays at 9 p.m. with all-new episodes in the fall onABC.