The return of Grey’s Anatomy is still a few months away — has it really been less than a month since the Season 10 finale (Episode 24: “Fear (Of The Unknown)”) aired? — but we still desperately want to know what to expect in Season 11.
However, we have a feeling some bad news is headed our way. Why? Showrunner Shonda Rhimes is known for bringing on the (albeit unrealistic) tragedy, and we haven’t had our share recently. Usually, she alternates emotional drama with horrific death on her season finales, and we’ve just had two season finales that gave us all types of feels but the cast of characters' lives remained intact.
So we all know what that means: The you-know-what is so going to hit the fan. Here are the perils we feel could befall our Grey’s gang in Season 11:
A massive catastrophe. Sure, there was that explosion in the Season 10 ender, but it didn’t endanger the lives of any of our favorite doctors. Something major is going to happen, and when it does, it’s not going to be pretty. You know what we haven’t seen on Grey’s? A deadly fire. Not that we’re trying to give Shonda any ideas or anything.
The departure of a dearly beloved cast member. It’s been awhile since a main character bit the dust, and we think that’s fair — losing Mark (Eric Dane) and Lexie (Chyler Leigh) in a single plane accident? We’re still getting over it, so we couldn’t imagine dealing with the death of another doc. But should anyone ask for a way to get out of their contract, we have a bad feeling the curse of Seattle Grace Mercy Death is going to strike again.
Major marital strife between Meredith and Derek. This one is a fact — TVLine has already confirmed that their marriage is hitting a serious rough patch in Season 11. Derek (Patrick Dempsey) wants to put Meredith’s (Ellen Pompeo) life and career on hold in favor of moving forward with his new BFF, who some people refer to as the president of the United States. Sorry, Derek, but we side with Meredith on this one. Her career as a surgeon is just as important as yours!
Big time family drama. After all, Ellis Grey and Richard Webber do have a secret love child. Bring it on!
What do you think will happen in Season 11? Hit the comments and tell us your ideas!