As all but the most spoiler-avoidant Grey's Anatomy fans have probably heard by now, the Season 9 finale will feature a superstorm that hits Seattle, sending the hospital into crisis mode due to scarce resources and an overwhelming number of patients.
Of course, it's hard not to assume this plot was at least partially inspired by the real-life superstorm, Hurricane Sandy, which ravaged the East Coast in October. Here's the question: Is this plotline an example of smart ripped-from-the-headlines writing, or is it too soon to turn a real-life tragedy, which many are still recovering from, into fodder for fictional drama?
Personally, we lean towards the former. Grey's showrunner Shonda Rhimes and her crack writing team have shown that they are very capable of handling difficult situations with nuance and sensitivity, so we have a feeling this plot will turn out to be both interesting and well executed.
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