Credit: Patrick Dempsey's Twitter Photo: A Lion on Grey's Anatomy

Is it just us, or has Grey's Anatomy gotten even more depressing than normal lately? Fortunately, according to TVLine, we're going to get a bit of a break during Season 8, Episode 18: "The Lion Sleeps Tonight."

Last week, Patrick Dempsey (Derek Shepherd) tweeted this pic of a lion, saying, "lion on the show today," following up with another tweet adding, "he is part of the story line."

Now, Chandra Wilson (Miranda Bailey) has teased that the episode's main plot involves "animals and children."

That sounds adorable. Unless the lion attacks the children... Say it isn't so, Shonda! Maybe the docs have to treat someone at a zoo. Fingers crossed for a Matt Damon/Scarlett Johansson cameo!

Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Source: TVLine, Twitter, Twitter

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