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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Another Grey's Anatomy Character Bites The Dust

In breaking news today via an article in People magazine it was announced that actor, Eric Dane who plays Dr Mark Sloan (McSteamy) in Grey's Anatomy is leaving the show.

It is not known whether Eric Dane's character: Mark Sloan is going to make it out of the plane crash or die in the next few episodes, however it is believed that Mark Sloan will survive which will enable Eric Dane to return to the role in the future if asked. 

It has been reported via TVGuide.com that there will be a time jump of around three months in the first episode of Season 9, however we will get to see what happened to the remaining five stranded doctors. There may well be another death; given Eric Dane's breaking news, however it seems unlikely. If anyone else were going to die, it would probably be the pilot; however even that would be far fetched as his injuries weren't critical, he was paralyzed.

So three main characters are going to be missing next season, which will be very strange. It will not be the same without McSteamy, and this news also raises the issue on Jackson Avery. If Jackson's mentor leaves or dies, then perhaps Jackson Avery is one of the characters who does leave and we see his storyline from another location. We already know that April Kepner goes home to her parents farm; however not much has been said about what role she will play in the storyline now. April failed her boards and was fired by Owen Hunt last season, so her future is very uncertain. However, Shonda did say that April would not be bar-tending at Joe's.

RIP Lexie Grey

The other news is that Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), Cristina (Sandra Oh) and Derek (Patrick Dempsey are all going to live. This is definitely good news for many fans, however not really a surprise as they all signed new contracts just before Summer and it was pretty certain they would be back, but you never know. 

Classic McSteamy pic; he will be missed

Shonda has also been very quiet on the subject of Arizona and Callie which would probably make any Calzona fan very nervous, however I am very confident that they will be okay. Events for Callie's character are rumoured to be very interesting this season and unfortunately this is all the information that Shonda has let slip about her golden girls. I really have a tough time believing that she would break this couple up and looking back at Season 8; to kill either one didn't make sense. 

Calzona Fans won't miss these scenes

We will also be introduced to some new faces come September; at least two more new faces will be introduced in Season 9. No news has come out about what role these new people will play on Grey's. One is rumoured to be cast as a doctor, however that's the only information that has leaked about the new cast members. 

So as we count down the days and weeks until Grey's Anatomy, Season 9 airs in the United States; I will endeavour to keep you up to date with the gossip and goings on behind the scenes. Season 9 of Grey's will premiere in the US on Thursday, September 27, 2012, that is less than two months away, so we are more than halfway through the long Summer hiatus. 

Now it's your turn: What do you think about Grey's Anatomy with no McSteamy? Will it be the same without him? Comment below or you can catch me on Twitter or Facebook.

Source: Eric Dane Leaves Grey's Anatomy

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Grey’s Anatomy Season 8 Rant and Rave - Part 1

Season 8 of Grey's Anatomy in mine and many fan's opinions' totally kicked ass over Season 7. The general feeling from the first nine episodes was that the creators were well aware that they may lose some of their major players; the six original stars whose contracts were up at the end of Season 8. 

This is most likely why most of the focus was on the original characters: Meredith and Derek, Cristina and Owen, Alex, Richard and Bailey. In the first couple of episodes the focus was squarely on Meredith and Derek's marriage and story with Zola's adoption. Cristina's story arc was focussed more on her career, rather than her personal life, with Shonda saving Owen and Cristina's drama for the later part of the season. Callie, Arizona and Mark were mostly back stories throughout the first few episodes. Richard and Bailey also took a bit of a back seat, with Bailey being portrayed as very angry and upset until sorting out her differences with Meredith in Episode 8, Heart Shaped Box. This annoyed many Bailey fans, as they had to sit through many episodes of her being less than happy. However we all know Shonda Rhimes does not do happy.

Richard, Meredith

Meredith and Richard 

Season 7 also started out well; however the time jump of a month after the shooting upset many fans. I was on the verge of forgiving Shonda as the first half of Season 7 was pretty good until the Callie, Arizona, Mark triangle.  So many fans hated this story arc mostly because it was such a cliché. This seems to be typical of Shonda Rhimes and her team of writers, however the focus on most of the original characters in the first half of Season 8 for me; all was forgiven. It just seems as though Shonda and her writers start out so well, and then don't bring the good stuff at the end. Her finales are always well written and entertaining, however the huge tragedy endings to the season are getting old. Season 7’s finale was actually a refreshing change and yet still a cliffhanger that kept all of us wondering for four, long months. As a fan, I loved it.

Derek and Zola Pic         

Never get tired of seeing these two

Baby Zola was the cutest and the scenes with Meredith and Derek were so adorable. The first two episodes where they lose Zola was heart breaking and I didn't expect it to happen so soon, I was expecting trouble with Meredith and Derek's marriage and the adoption process, but it was a shock it came so soon and that baby Zola was given to them about three months later according to Shonda's timeline. That seemed a little fast for an adoption, however I know nothing about the process so who knows?

Rallying the Troops

Meredith is so pissed at being fired

Meredith's firing came as no surprise; it's what should have happened in the circumstance and very real; however Chief Webber stepping up to take the blame kind of threw me for a loop, I was not expecting that, I was actually expecting Alex to step in; in what capacity I do not know. Then when Dr Webber resigned as the Chief of Surgery, basically firing himself; Derek and Meredith's marriage seemed to be in all sorts of trouble and Derek's 'holier than though' attitude upset many fans. It almost seemed to me that Shonda was trying to create dislike for Derek amongst his fans, should Patrick Dempsey decide not to re-ink his contract, because at the time he was misquoted as saying he was not coming back in Season 9; however as it stands right now, all the original cast have signed new contracts for two seasons.

Callie and Bailey Picture

Bailey and Torres Supervise a Gunther

The Gunther was the best part of the Season Premiere, it was the funniest thing I've seen on TV in a long time; especially the part with Cristina and Alex when Cristina accidentally stabs with a syringe in the OR and he codes. Alex yelling "You Crazy Bitch!" "You almost killed me!" at Cristina was hilarious, best scene from episode two, by far. And when Alex helps Meredith after her and Derek lose Zola was beautiful. I was in tears when they walked out together. 

April never quite got the hang of Chief Resident by the mid-season hiatus she was still struggling. However by season's end I guess I got used to it. All the other residents still gave her trouble no matter what she did, however who could Owen have chosen realistically? Not his wife, not Meredith (after what she did with the trial), not Alex after he narked on Meredith, not Jackson who walked away from Dr Webber's trial. So April with her checklists and procedures was the logical choice. Even in the OR in Suddenly, Episode ten when Cristina bags her out to avoid talking to Teddy about Henry; she lets it go and takes orders from Cristina later when the surgery is done. A Chief Resident does not do that; Bailey would not do that.

Mark and Derek Image                Hunt, Sloan and Webber

Derek, Mark, Webber and Owen after he punched someone

Meredith and Derek finally make it back to each other and a happy place, no matter what happens with Zola. However; Cristina and Owen are avoiding the fact that she has just aborted their child and this story arc continued on through Season 8; with no resolution. Meredith's solution to saving her marriage is migrate over to OBGYN for a while, and not work with her husband who says he cannot trust her. She thinks that she is enjoying delivering babies and making life however, she is really marking time trying to figure out what kind of surgeon she wants to be.

Mer and Cris Pic                             You Want Us to What?

In Put Me In Coach  Meredith gets a dressing down from Bailey and Webber and she ends up on Bailey's Diabetes Trial, even though she was working on it in secret the whole time. Webber tells her to get out of those ridiculous pink scrubs and get back to the work you were born to do; being a surgeon. He forces Bailey to put Meredith on the trial, and in Hope for the Hopeless; the halfway mark of the season, she decides to be a General Surgeon like her mother and Chief Webber who is already her mentor anyway. Many fans were against this choice and were hoping to see her working with Derek, including myself; however I got to like the fact that Meredith was forging a career of her own instead of being in Derek's shadow, which is what would happen if she'd stayed working with her husband as he is the famous neurosurgeon on the show.

So when all is said and done; I felt that the first part of Season 8 was excellent. I felt that Shonda and her team were really giving their all, however as you will see in my next post: Part Two of my Grey's Anatomy Rant; my opinion is less than flattering. Part Two will be posted in a few days.

Best Scenes: Teddy and Cristina in Suddenly when Cristina breaks the news about Henry.
Alex and Cristina in She's Gone - all their scenes.
Meredith and Derek's reunion with Zola in Suddenly.

Best Quote: Alex's "You Crazy Bitch.....etc." 
Meredith's speech to Owen about Cristina wanting kids.

Worst Scene: Owen's confrontation with the patient in What Is It About Men?

Shonda and her writer's really rocked it with the first half of Grey's Season 8, however the closing part of the Season did leave a lot to be desired. However I will discuss that in my next post. Thank you all for reading.

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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Grey's Anatomy Cast Return to Work for Season 9

Less than 72 hours have passed since the news broke that filming has begun on the Grey's Anatomy set; the gossip has started flowing thick and fast.

It's hard to believe that Season 9 will begin in the US in just over two months time and yet we are still three episodes away from the Season 8 Finale here in Australia. Many of you who regularly read my blog already know what's coming for our beloved doctors, but for the sake of my readers who want to remain in the dark about coming events, I will keep this post spoiler free. However; when Season 9 begins in the US, this blog will be one huge spoiler for some of you. So if you don't want to know, then don't read it or do what I do; watch Grey's online or download it.

Anyhow, getting back to the purpose of this post; the gossip and spoilers flowing from the Grey's Anatomy camp and the actors have only been back at work for one day. Someone accidentally on purpose tweeted a picture of table read that they shouldn't have. Shonda Rhimes tried to direct everyone's attention to a Patrick Dempsey picture that was also tweeted at the same time. And now there news from the Grey's Anatomy camp that a new character will be joining the show. Apparently this female character will be a new intern. This news comes directly from The Hollywood Reporter, and I'm reasonably sure their sources are reliable; but didn't Shonda recently tweet that no new characters were being added? And why on earth would we want an intern on Grey's, especially when the storyline is most likely going to be about our original interns and their journey forward as attending surgeon's about to undertake their fellowship studies'.

Back to Neuro?

The Hollywood Reporter also reported that this new actor will play a recurring role in Season 9 and has been offered a regular spot on the series come next Season; I'm assuming this means Season 10 and that depends on whether ABC pick up the series for Season 10. Speculation is rife that she is a love interest for Alex; which is well overdue in my opinion, but the cast is too big to begin with, so why add another series regular. When Season 8 came to a close in May 2012; it seemed clear to me and many other fans that Shonda was cleaning house, however it would seem there is room for another character, but an intern? I just can't see how that is going to fit with the current storylines and characters. 

There is also speculation that Adele may die given the severity of her alzhiemers and how quickly she seems to be slipping away from Richard (her husband). However Shonda also said that she was looking forward to revisiting Adele's story come next season, which leads me to believe that she is not going anywhere. Many fans also believe that someone may die in the opening episodes of Season 9; however I can't see it. It wouldn't really make any sense and would seem like an easy out for someone who perhaps did not want to continue on.

All we really know for sure is that most of the cast will be back for Season 9, or we really wouldn't have this TV show, so I'm content to wait and see what September brings us when Grey's returns to US screens and if I'm not mistaken that is going to happen in less than two months. 

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