Grey's Anatomy Season 8 is coming to a close this week with Season 8, Episode 24, "Flight," and there's one question on everyone's mind: Who is going to die? We don't have the answer to that, but we do have a lot of clues about what's going down this week.
If you can't wait until the episode airs to find out what happens, we've collected all of the juiciest spoilers right here for your reading pleasure.
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It's going to be scary, sad, and generally traumatizing: This episode has been called sad, jaw dropping, and even harder and more intense than the Season 6 finale. The point is, be prepared for a lot of thrills and heartbreak. Based on the end of Episode 23: "Migration" and the previews for the episode, much of the drama will center on the big plane crash. Find out who was on the plane here.
Someone dies: Everyone knows that by this point, but yeah, it's gonna happen.
Many characters will be in jeopardy: According to Sarah Drew (April Kepner), there are like "three or four" characters who don't end the episode in a cliffhanger situation, but "like nine of [them]" end the episode with their fates up in the air.
It will start with a flashback: Apparently the episode will open with a flashback to Richard (James Pickens Jr.) giving the residents a speech in the pilot. Makes sense, thematically.
Bailey and Ben's decision: It's not all about the big dramatic plane crash. According to the ABC press release, in this episode Bailey (Chanda Wilson) and Ben decide on the future of their relationship. Shonda has said the finale will feature "extraordinarily romantic" Ben and Dr. Bailey stuff, so we have hope they will get a happy ending.
Alex's struggle: Alex (Justin Chambers) will "struggle with a decision he's made." Probably the choice to leave for Johns Hopkins. We also will "watch Alex have a really lovely moment where we discover how much he's grown up this season."
Teddy's offer: Also according to the press release, "Teddy [Kim Raver] is presented with a tempting offer." We … are still not sure what this is about. Could she get a job offer, too? Everyone else in the hospital seems to have one at this point.
Richard's dinner: Finally, "Richard plans a special dinner for the residents." Does he not know half of them are in the middle of a life-or-death situation?
Catch the episode on Thursday, May 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
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