As we reported earlier, there will be a special Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo)/Cristina (Sandra Oh) episode of Grey's Anatomy in Season 9. Now, Ellen Pompeo is dishing on Meredith’s storyline, and how this episode will differ from all the rest.

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So far, we know that the episode will focus only on the (formerly) dark and twisty sisters. As Ellen points out, there is usually at least one Meredith-centric episode per season of Grey’s.

“This season, they decided to do Meredith and Cristina to break it up a little bit and just focus on two people,” Ellen tells TVLine. “They're individual storylines, but in our own storylines, it's sort of ALL us."

So what’s in store for Meredith?

"[Mer] has a super-critical patient,” Ellen says. “The underlying subtext of my medical case, as usual, is dealing with issues of like my sister's death. Emotionally, things that I haven't dealt with, I sort of play out through taking care of this patient."

In a way, it’s sad to think that Meredith will still be avoiding the emotional aftermath of Lexie’s death so far into the season. But, given the recent spoiler that Meredith will become a quasi-Nazi with her new interns in the first few episodes, it sounds like she’ll be settling into the anger stage of grief for quite a while, with a bit of denial thrown in for good measure.

As for Cristina’s half of the episode, all we know is that her storyline will run parallel to Meredith’s — just remember that Cristina will be working her new job at the Mayo Clinic, so the BFFs might not interact very much.

We can’t wait!

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

Source: TVLine

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