In the past few episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, we’ve gotten to know a patient named Ethan, whose parents were critically injured in the tanker spill that happened in Episode 19, “Can’t Fight This Feeling.” Rather than send him away with child services until his parents are well, Owen took Ethan under his wing, and we’ve loved to see him in action with a kid since we know how much he wants to have one of his own.

Things aren’t going too well for Ethan, though. Just as soon as his grandma showed up to take care of him while his parents are in the hospital, his mom died. And with his dad still in a coma, it looks like things aren’t going to improve for him anytime soon -- especially after this recent Ask Ausiello scoop on TVLine.com.

“There are a lot of interesting twists coming up, ones that I did not expect,” Jennifer Bassey, who plays Ethan’s grandma, told Ausiello. “It will really tear your heart out... it’s heavy-duty stuff!”

Oh no! This news bums us out, because we love Ethan and the bond he has with Owen. We were really hoping for a happy ending for him, but we know on Grey’s happy endings can be few and far between.

What do you think happens to Ethan next?

Grey’s Anatomy airs on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.