Have you ever wondered how far ahead Grey's Anatomy shoots episodes before they hit your television screen on Thursday evenings? You’re not alone.

A fan asked Sarah Drew (April Kepner) that very question on Twitter, to which she responded, “We are shooting ep 9 now.” And we just watched Episode 3, so to do some simple math, they’re six episodes ahead, which means that they’re just about to the midseason point.

What do you hope happens by the middle of Season 9? Will the plane crash be forgotten by then? Will Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) be back on her feet? Will Cristina (Sandra Oh) be back in Seattle?

Hit the comments below with your wishes and theories!

Catch the next new episode of Grey’s Anatomy on Thursday, October 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Source: @SarahDrewGreys

Samantha Highfill is a contributing writer to Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter at @samhighfill.

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