Update (October 2, 2013): TV Guide reports that the party in question will be a circus-themed fundraiser for Grey Sloan Memorial and its recovery after the ravaging superstorm. And, in typical Grey's tradition, the party will get a little out of hand.
"Jackson thinks it's going to be a very tasteful, elegant gala," creator Shonda Rhimes tells the outlet, "and instead it turns out to be a hot mess."
Plus, despite MerDer's surgical hiatus, "Meredith sees the opportunity to jump into an OR, and she takes it," Shonda reveals. "[It's] not a Grey's gala if somebody doesn't get hurt."
Yikes. As cited below, executive producer Betsy Beers promised a wild party, and it seems like she's not kidding!
Update (9/30/13): Don't expect doom and gloom from the landmark 200th episode of Grey's Anatomy. As creator Shonda Rhimes tells Entertainment Weekly, "We really wanted to play the joy of the medicine and the joy of our character's journeys."
Seattle's finest MDs have extra reason for jubilation, too. "It’s the first episode that Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) has really come back to work," Shonda reveals. "So we wanted to play some of the joy of that as well.
And from what executive producer Betsy Beers tells the mag, we could see some out-of-the-blue hookups. "I’m just going to say, if you're going to a fancy party on Grey's, you better watch yourself because you never know what's going to happen," she teases. "There are some interesting combinations of people who are going to start to get together and get a little closer, and it’s a really, really different kind of party. You haven't seen a party like this before."
Update (9/5/13): TV Guide reveals that "the momentous 200th outing will be marked by subtle touches that longtime (and eagle-eyed) Grey's fans will surely enjoy — seemingly a nod to those that have kept the show on the air." You hear that, fans? Keep your finger on your remote's pause buttons, because the episode sounds like it'll be filled with Easter eggs!
Original story (8/9/13):
The cast and crew of Grey's Anatomy have stayed relatively quiet on the topic of the show's 200th episode, which is the fourth episode of Season 10. We know they're doing something special, but we don't know much else. Fortunately, Entertainment Weekly got Camilla Luddington (Jo) to spill a little about the highly anticipated event, and we like what we're hearing.
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Camilla reconfirmed that the episode "will be a celebration of sorts," and added that it's "a little bit different of an episode." How is it different? She didn't say, but she did drop this hint: "It’s not just necessarily all about the hospital."
Hmmm... Could we be seeing the docs out and about? Perhaps there's a party at Meredith's old house? Or the bar? We'd love to see the docs gathered together at one of the show's iconic locations!
What do you want from the 200th episode? Let us know in the comments below!
Catch the Grey’s Anatomy Season 10 premiere on Thursday, September 26, 2013, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
Source: Entertainment Weekly, Entertainment Weekly
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