14 Hopes For ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 14

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14 Hopes For ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 14

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14 Hopes For ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 14

Shonda Rhimes and her cabal of writers will soon be getting back to work to plot out Grey’s Anatomy Season 14 — if they haven’t already — and as fans of the show since 2005, we have high hopes for the drama to come.

In fact, we’ve written down those hopes to not-so-humbly submit them for consideration.

Check out the photo gallery here to see why we want Maggie and Jackson to hook up, why we want another disaster to strike Seattle, and other probably-controversial desires for Season 14.

Grey’s Anatomy returns for Season 14 this fall.

14 Hopes For ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 14
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1. The hospital learns from its mistakes

The hospital learns from its mistakes Credit: ABC

Stephanie’s fiery act of self-defense — burning a rapist alive — is proof the hospital needs better mental health support, especially for the more junior surgeons.

Stephanie attended three therapy sessions, but clearly that wasn’t enough. And as great as Richard is as a mentor, he was the one who allowed her back into the hospital, so we daresay Eliza wasn’t totally wrong in her critiques.

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1. The hospital learns from its mistakes

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Stephanie’s fiery act of self-defense — burning a rapist alive — is proof the hospital needs better mental health support, especially for the more junior surgeons.

Stephanie attended three therapy sessions, but clearly that wasn’t enough. And as great as Richard is as a mentor, he was the one who allowed her back into the hospital, so we daresay Eliza wasn’t totally wrong in her critiques.

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2. Bridget Regan becomes a series regular

Bridget Regan becomes a series regular Credit: Richard Cartwright/ABC © 2016 Disney | ABC Television Group. All rights reserved.

Megan Hunt, Owen’s long-lost sister, is officially in Seattle after a decade of captivity overseas, as we saw in the Season 13 finale.

Bridget Regan played her winningly in Season 13 flashbacks, and she and Kevin McKidd and great chemistry, so now we want to see more of her. She is, after all, a doctor. Plus, Megan has unresolved drama with Nathan…

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2. Bridget Regan becomes a series regular

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Megan Hunt, Owen’s long-lost sister, is officially in Seattle after a decade of captivity overseas, as we saw in the Season 13 finale.

Bridget Regan played her winningly in Season 13 flashbacks, and she and Kevin McKidd and great chemistry, so now we want to see more of her. She is, after all, a doctor. Plus, Megan has unresolved drama with Nathan…

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3. Nathan returns to Meredith

Nathan returns to Meredith Credit: Mitch Haaseth/ABC © 2016 Disney | ABC Television Group. All rights reserved.

In fact, Megan’s reappearance seems to have thrown another wrench in Meredith and Nathan’s relationship. And sure, he’s no McDreamy, but at this point, we have no more patience for any other Meredith ships.

So even though Nathan sped away to see Megan with Meredith’s blessing, we hope he turns that Range Rover back around.

3. Nathan returns to Meredith

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In fact, Megan’s reappearance seems to have thrown another wrench in Meredith and Nathan’s relationship. And sure, he’s no McDreamy, but at this point, we have no more patience for any other Meredith ships.

So even though Nathan sped away to see Megan with Meredith’s blessing, we hope he turns that Range Rover back around.

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4. Owen and Amelia reconcile

Owen and Amelia reconcile Credit: Richard Cartwright/ABC © 2016 Disney | ABC Television Group. All rights reserved.

We honestly don’t know how Owen and Amelia can overcome their children-vs-childfree debate unless one of them backs down, but we hope they do overcome it. Given the trauma Amelia has gone through trying to become a mother, we’re on her side.

Assuming she doesn’t capitulate, it’ll be up to Owen to figure out whether he values his relationship with Amelia more than the prospect of progeny.

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4. Owen and Amelia reconcile

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We honestly don’t know how Owen and Amelia can overcome their children-vs-childfree debate unless one of them backs down, but we hope they do overcome it. Given the trauma Amelia has gone through trying to become a mother, we’re on her side.

Assuming she doesn’t capitulate, it’ll be up to Owen to figure out whether he values his relationship with Amelia more than the prospect of progeny.

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5. Leah gets a storyline

Leah gets a storyline Credit: Richard Cartwright/ABC © 2016 Disney | ABC Television Group. All rights reserved.

Why did Leah Murphy make a much-heralded return in Season 13? Yeah, we can’t remember either. We last saw her losing a surgical case to Stephanie, so we imagine she’s still on the Grey Sloan staff.

We’re sure the writers had bigger plans for her, and we’ve heard much ballyhoo about her career turnaround, so let’s see it in action already!

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5. Leah gets a storyline

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Why did Leah Murphy make a much-heralded return in Season 13? Yeah, we can’t remember either. We last saw her losing a surgical case to Stephanie, so we imagine she’s still on the Grey Sloan staff.

We’re sure the writers had bigger plans for her, and we’ve heard much ballyhoo about her career turnaround, so let’s see it in action already!

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6. DeLuca gets a storyline

DeLuca gets a storyline Credit: Richard Cartwright/ABC © 2017 Disney | ABC Television Group. All rights reserved.

Speaking of underutilized characters, what did DeLuca do this season, besides carrying an ill-advised torch for Jo? He’s been on the show for two seasons now, and he has never had a bigger role than Alex Karev whipping boy.

6. DeLuca gets a storyline

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Speaking of underutilized characters, what did DeLuca do this season, besides carrying an ill-advised torch for Jo? He’s been on the show for two seasons now, and he has never had a bigger role than Alex Karev whipping boy.

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7. Ben leads the firefighter spinoff

Ben leads the firefighter spinoff Credit: Mitch Haaseth/ABC © 2016 Disney | ABC Television Group. All rights reserved.

Ben actually got some screentime this season — it really does pay off to be married to the Chief of Surgery. But when he’s not taking too many surgical risks, he’s taking too few, and perhaps it’s time for a chance of career.

He did a good job tracking down Stephanie with the firefighters in the finale, so we think he’d be a good choice to lead Grey’s Anatomy’s Seattle Fire spin-off next season… with plenty of crossovers between the shows, of course.

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7. Ben leads the firefighter spinoff

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Ben actually got some screentime this season — it really does pay off to be married to the Chief of Surgery. But when he’s not taking too many surgical risks, he’s taking too few, and perhaps it’s time for a chance of career.

He did a good job tracking down Stephanie with the firefighters in the finale, so we think he’d be a good choice to lead Grey’s Anatomy’s Seattle Fire spin-off next season… with plenty of crossovers between the shows, of course.

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8. Jo’s ex drama gets resolved quickly

Jo’s ex drama gets resolved quickly Credit: Byron Cohen/ABC © 2016 Disney | ABC Television Group. All rights reserved.

The threat of Jo’s abusive husband has been hanging over her head for a whole season now, with little headway toward a resolution.

Alex finally laid eyes on the guy at the end of Season 13 and wisely ignored his violent fantasies and let the guy go unscathed. Let that be the end of the drama, yeah?

Jo doesn’t need to confront Paul again just to get a divorce. After all, she and Alex don’t need to be married to have a committed relationship.

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8. Jo’s ex drama gets resolved quickly

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The threat of Jo’s abusive husband has been hanging over her head for a whole season now, with little headway toward a resolution.

Alex finally laid eyes on the guy at the end of Season 13 and wisely ignored his violent fantasies and let the guy go unscathed. Let that be the end of the drama, yeah?

Jo doesn’t need to confront Paul again just to get a divorce. After all, she and Alex don’t need to be married to have a committed relationship.

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9. Callie and Cristina come back

Callie and Cristina come back Credit: Ron Batzdorff/ABC © 2016 Disney | ABC Television Group. All rights reserved.

It’d be a long shot to hope for either Sara Ramirez or Sandra Oh to return to Grey’s Anatomy, but as long as their characters aren’t dead, there’s always a chance.

Plus, their reappearances would inject drama into their exes' new relationships. Callie could return and disrupt Arizona-Eliza (if that’s even still a thing), and Cristina could come back to upend Owen-Amelia.

(More importantly, Meredith needs her person!)

9. Callie and Cristina come back

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It’d be a long shot to hope for either Sara Ramirez or Sandra Oh to return to Grey’s Anatomy, but as long as their characters aren’t dead, there’s always a chance.

Plus, their reappearances would inject drama into their exes' new relationships. Callie could return and disrupt Arizona-Eliza (if that’s even still a thing), and Cristina could come back to upend Owen-Amelia.

(More importantly, Meredith needs her person!)

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10. Izzie comes back

Izzie comes back Credit: ABC

If those were longshots, an Izzie comeback is a near-impossibility.

We get that Shonda Rhimes has a lot of reason to hate Katherine Heigl, but the story should reign over personal vendettas. Fans deserve closure for Izzie’s storyline, at the very least.

And with Cristina and George gone, Izzie might just bring back a little bit of the M.A.G.I.C. of the original intern class. Plus, Katherine could use a win, no?

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10. Izzie comes back

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If those were longshots, an Izzie comeback is a near-impossibility.

We get that Shonda Rhimes has a lot of reason to hate Katherine Heigl, but the story should reign over personal vendettas. Fans deserve closure for Izzie’s storyline, at the very least.

And with Cristina and George gone, Izzie might just bring back a little bit of the M.A.G.I.C. of the original intern class. Plus, Katherine could use a win, no?

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11. Maggie and Jackson get together

Maggie and Jackson get together Credit: Richard Cartwright/ABC © 2017 Disney | ABC Television Group. All rights reserved.

Listen, we were just as weirded out about this ship as you were, but it officially set sail in the Season 13 finale. And we’re coming around to the idea, especially if Japril is as kaput as they seem to be.

Maggie and Jackson aren't related by blood, after all — it’s just that his mom and her biological dad are each other’s second spouses. Plus, Maggie could use a win, no?

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11. Maggie and Jackson get together

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Listen, we were just as weirded out about this ship as you were, but it officially set sail in the Season 13 finale. And we’re coming around to the idea, especially if Japril is as kaput as they seem to be.

Maggie and Jackson aren't related by blood, after all — it’s just that his mom and her biological dad are each other’s second spouses. Plus, Maggie could use a win, no?

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12. More standalone episodes

More standalone episodes Credit: Michael Desmond/ABC © 2016 Disney | ABC Television Group. All rights reserved.

Yes, we love seeing all the docs every week, but the standalone episodes of Season 13 — the ones focusing on just a few docs, at most — were some of the most interesting installments.

Remember ‘em? Jackson and April’s trip to find his father and to enjoy some Montana sex? Meredith and Nathan’s humpy and bumpy flight? Bailey, Arizona, and Jo going to prison and treating the teenage inmate? Even that divisive flashbacks-in-the-OR episode gave us some of the most emotional moments of the season.

12. More standalone episodes

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Yes, we love seeing all the docs every week, but the standalone episodes of Season 13 — the ones focusing on just a few docs, at most — were some of the most interesting installments.

Remember ‘em? Jackson and April’s trip to find his father and to enjoy some Montana sex? Meredith and Nathan’s humpy and bumpy flight? Bailey, Arizona, and Jo going to prison and treating the teenage inmate? Even that divisive flashbacks-in-the-OR episode gave us some of the most emotional moments of the season.

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13. Another event episode

Another event episode Credit: Richard Cartwright/ABC © 2017 Disney | ABC Television Group. All rights reserved.

Yes, yes, we’ve seen it all — plane crashes, ferry crashes, earthquakes, mass shootings. Just accept the fact that Shondaland Seattle is the most catastrophe-ridden place on the planet… and the fact that the disaster episodes are some of the most thrilling, memorable episodes.

We don’t need these tragedies to kill off any surgeons — R.I.P. Lexie and Mark. The mortal danger itself is captivating enough.

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13. Another event episode

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Yes, yes, we’ve seen it all — plane crashes, ferry crashes, earthquakes, mass shootings. Just accept the fact that Shondaland Seattle is the most catastrophe-ridden place on the planet… and the fact that the disaster episodes are some of the most thrilling, memorable episodes.

We don’t need these tragedies to kill off any surgeons — R.I.P. Lexie and Mark. The mortal danger itself is captivating enough.

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14. Season 14 sets up Season 15

Season 14 sets up Season 15 Credit: Richard Cartwright/ABC © 2017 Disney | ABC Television Group. All rights reserved.

We’ve long since accepted that Grey’s Anatomy will outlive us all, and the show has proven its staying power. Season 13 held the show’s quality and popularity steady, and we’re sure Season 14 will, too.

Plus, a 15th season puts it one season away from beating ER as the longest-running primetime medical drama in America. #goals

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14. Season 14 sets up Season 15

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We’ve long since accepted that Grey’s Anatomy will outlive us all, and the show has proven its staying power. Season 13 held the show’s quality and popularity steady, and we’re sure Season 14 will, too.

Plus, a 15th season puts it one season away from beating ER as the longest-running primetime medical drama in America. #goals

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Shonda Rhimes and her cabal of writers will soon be getting back to work to plot out Grey’s Anatomy Season 14 — if they haven’t already — and as fans of the show since 2005, we have high hopes for the drama to come.

In fact, we’ve written down those hopes to not-so-humbly submit them for consideration.

Check out the photo gallery here to see why we want Maggie and Jackson to hook up, why we want another disaster to strike Seattle, and other probably-controversial desires for Season 14.

Grey’s Anatomy returns for Season 14 this fall.