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ABC released an official synopsis of the premiere, which showrunner Shonda Rhimes has said will jump forward in time from the Season 8 finale (Season 8, Episode 24, "Flight"). “We are ahead enough in time where we see the outcome of lots of things,” Shonda said in July. We will also see the extent of Mark’s (Eric Dane) departure from Seattle Grace-Mercy West.
According to ABC’s press release, the doctors will be “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.”