Grey's Anatomy Season 9 is still over a week away (it returns on January 10), but at least we have spoilers to help us through the wait. In that spirit, we've rounded up the juiciest spoilers about what happens when the show returns right here.
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Episode titles: We know the titles of the first three episodes when we return. Episode 10 is "The Things We Said Today." Episode 11 is "The End Is the Beginning Is the End." Episode 12 is "Walking on a Dream."
Adele dies: Sad news, guys. Adele does not survive past January.
Will Bailey and Ben get married? Chandra Wilson (Miranda Bailey) has hinted that Bailey and Ben (Jason George) will tie the knot eventually, and Jason George has confirmed that he won't necessarily be leaving the show, even though he has landed a big role on another show. On the other hand we do know that Bailey puts the wedding on "hold" during Season 9, Episode 10: "Things We Said Today."
Derek's hand? Ellen Pompeo (Meredith Grey) thinks that Derek's (Patrick Dempsey) hand will get better, and the synopsis for Season 9, Episode 11: "The End Is the Beginning Is the End" hints that he will begin to recover.
How does Meredith share her big news? Mer spills the beans on her pregnancy when she has to explain why she can't drink at a dinner. Is it this dinner?
"Fantastic" Arizona storyline coming up: Jessica Capshaw (Arizona Robbins) is very excited about one of her upcoming storylines. We wonder if it's related to Calzona getting their sexy on again, which will happen.
Owen and Cristina? The cast and crew have been hinting that Owen (Kevin McKidd) and Cristina (Sandra Oh) might make it work for a while now, and in Episode 10 they're still "undecided" about their divorce.
Jackson's new love interest. Jackson (Jesse Williams) will sleep with someone other than April (Sarah Drew) and, based on the winter preview, we assume it's with intern Stephanie. Does April get a new love interest, too? Maybe ... but that doesn't mean Jackson/April is done for good.
More Alex and Jo: Camilla Luddington (Jo) has hinted that Jo might be Alex's "person," so expect to see more between them. We know they are definitely crying next to each other at one point.
Richard and Catherine: For some reason, Richard (James Pickens Jr.) "avoids Catherine's romantic advances" in Episode 11.
New characters: There's a hot new paramedic that might be a love interest for someone, a new doc played by Constance Zimmer, and a mysterious character who won't actually appear on screen.
A big conference scene: Why are all the docs (all of them!) in a conference room?
A big breakup: Could Calzona or MerDer be headed for a breakup at the end of the season?
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Catch the next new episode of Grey’s Anatomy on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.