The effects of the plane crash have barely begun on Grey's Anatomy Season 9, but we got our first glimpse at what’s to come for the doctors on Season 9, Episode 1: "Going, Going, Gone." For Derek (Patrick Dempsey), it might be the end of his operating career.

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Is it never again going to be a beautiful day to save lives for McDreamy? We’re not sure. But we are sure that his bromance with Owen (Kevin McKidd) will continue to grow. And now Kevin McKidd has spilled to TV Guide about said bromance.

"Derek has to try and find his peace with [potentially not operating]," Kevin explained. "He doesn't get to cut anymore, but he gets to be this amazing teacher. Owen helps him learn how to be a teacher again."

But with Lexie (Chyler Leigh) gone, who will become Derek’s best student?

Will having Derek on the outside of the operating room change how you see him, or are you just excited for some Owen-Derek time? As interested as we are in seeing this friendship grow, we're already missing Mark (Eric Dane)...

Have fun hitting golf balls off the roof, guys.

Catch the next new episode of Grey’s Anatomy on Thursday, October 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Source: TV Guide

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