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In the first sneak peek from the Grey's Anatomy Season 9 premiere (Season 9, Episode 1: "Going, Going, Gone," airing September 24), Callie (Sara Ramirez) and Derek (Patrick Dempsey) are back in their scrubs, almost acting as if no plane crash took place. That is, until Derek insists that a patient’s back needs operating, and Callie questions his readiness.

“You said you weren’t ready,” Callie tells Derek, after he says that the patient looks unstable, and “we need to get in there.”

“Well now I’m saying I am,” Derek responds, somewhat cavalier.

Will Derek’s ego get in the way of his healing? We also suspect that Derek is trying to throw himself into work, whether he’s ready or not, to avoid dealing with the emotional aftermath of the crash and his sister-in-law’s death.

Watch the clip below!

Grey’s Anatomy Season 9 will premiere on Thursday, September 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Molly Friedman is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @MollyFriedman.

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