Grey's Anatomy Season 9 is still on a hiatus for several weeks (new episodes return on January 10), but at least we have spoilers to help us get through the break.

We already have some idea about what to expect in 2013, and now an episode synopsis of Season 9, Episode 11: "The End Is the Beginning Is the End" (January 17) gives us a more detailed look at what's coming up.

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According to the synopsis, "Meredith [Ellen Pompeo], Derek [Patrick Dempsey], Cristina [Sandra Oh], and Arizona [Jessica Capshaw]" receive big news regarding the plane crash lawsuit.

Meanwhile, for some reason, Richard (James Pickens Jr.) "avoids Catherine's romantic advances" — perhaps he's too upset about Adele for romance? — and Jackson (Jesse Williams) "takes on one of Mark Sloan's [Eric Dane] old patients."

And here's some good news: "Derek begins recovery in his hand." Finally!

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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.

Source: ABC

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