What happened to Meredith Gray and other key characters in Grey’s Anatomy Season 17?
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There is no denying the emotional weight of Grey’s Anatomy Season 17. The ABC medical drama chose to cover the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), even giving the illness to beloved Meredith Gray (Ellen Pompeo). Now, many fans are wondering if Meredith will live or die by the end of the season.
Meanwhile, doctors at the Gray Sloan Memorial lost one of their own when Andrew DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti) died. His death had a major impact on every character. Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson), who just lost her mother, took a step back. Teddy Altman (Kim Raver), who worked closely with DeLuca, also reached his breaking point after years of trauma.
However, Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 isn’t all dark. Fans got to see Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) and George O’Malley (TR Knight) again. Meanwhile, the blossoming romance between Maggie Pierce (Kelly McCreary) and Winston Ndugu (Anthony Hill) has been like taking to the air. The friends with benefits dynamic between Jo Wilson (Camilla Luddington) and Jackson Avery (Jesse Williams) was also a delight.
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Now a lot Grey’s Anatomy fans are wondering what’s on the horizon for season 17. In an interview with TVLine on March 25, Vernoff suggested that the next episodes would be “a lot of darkness.” But don’t worry too much. The showrunner also hinted that there was beauty inside.
“Am I planning any light and sparkling episodes to come?” I don’t, ”Vernoff said. “I would say we are dealing with a lot of darkness, but we are also dealing with the beauty within that darkness.”
Vernoff also confirmed that Maggie and Winston will continue to bring Grey’s Anatomy fans have a well-deserved joy as Season 17 continues.
“Even though there is darkness, there is light in darkness,” Vernoff said. “Maggie and Winston fall into this love deep and deep in the darkness. ”
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From the gaze of Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 Episode 10 April 1, Vernoff is already keeping his promise. In the preview for the next episode, Meredith is still unconscious in the real world, and viewers will see another character returning to the beach. But do not worry. We’re not losing another beloved actor – at least not yet.
Meredith’s sister Lexie Gray (Chyler Leigh) is expected to return to Grey’s Anatomy. The character died in the plane crash episode of season 8. So naturally many fans are excited about the new episode.
ABC has also confirmed that Sarah Drew will reprise her role as April Kepner in an upcoming episode. So despite all the darkness that comes next, fans still have some romance and returning cast members to look forward to. Stay tuned.
Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 airs Thursday nights on ABC.