Confirmed: Grey's Anatomy to Return April 24

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ABC announced today that Grey's Anatomy will return Thursday, April 24, at 9 p.m. EST, with the first of five original episodes.

Let the countdown begin! Five new episodes makes 16 for this fourth season, which leaves us short of the usual 20-plus, but at least it's something.

Tell us what you think will - or should - take place in these new episodes of Grey's Anatomy. We welcome your best guesses, hopes and dreams.

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All I want is george and Izzie together, that is all I want!


mer and der: they are becoming way too boring its like o were together o now were not.. make up ur mind shonda and if it doesnt work out give us some GOOD guest stars as a love interest (no one like rose) i mean bring in like brad pitt! izzie: i think it would actually be interesting if she started her own real relationship with sloan... she could probably change him and they would make an interesting couple george and callie: need to stay away from each other and NEVER get back together! alex: like ashley said, he needs a serious relationship with someone that doesnt work at the hospital! thats what made ava so good! bring her back and either make her come back for good and make her leave her husband and then alex and her can go out for a while and he can realize that he is better than he thinks cristina: like i said under another article... unfortunately i dont think cristina can be saved.. she has become way too boring and a nuisance on the show.. no guest star love interest (joshua jackson) can save her character and without burke she is just NOTHING! hopefully this is what will happen in the next episodes of this season and into season five!


I would love to see the scenario that greyswatcher created. It would really let Meredith and Derek work out their own problems and get to the point where they are emotionally stable. Meredith could get help from another man to realize that she needs to let her emotions out instead of keeping them welled up inside of her, like a dark cloud looming above her head. Derek would also realize with Rose that Meredith was the only one who he really loved and let his true emotions come to the surface as well. Even though I do not like the idea of Rose with Derek and Meredith with another man, I still think it would strengthen their bond as lovers and would give the audience a little bit of fresh air. I would also love to see Bailey and Tucker work things out, seeing as they were the only true working couple up until the point where we left off. Their relationship working out would give us hope that the writers can keep a couple together without slicing and dicing them up. I would love to see Callie and Mark together. They both have failed relationships, and that common thread could really work out in their favor, especially to the fans of the show. Goodness sakes, Shonda, keep Alex with someone, not this Lexie then Ava ordeal that we are going through currently. Alex in a stable realtionship will truly expose his emotions to whom he really loves, instead of being the player that he is portrayed as currently. Lastly, George and Izzie need to either stay together or be apart. I am sick of this "oh I love you, oh wait I don't" thing going on with all the characters. That is what I wish would happen this season and into the next.


i like greyswatcher's idea. they should give each other space and time for healing and for them to realize that they can't live without each other. but during the separation, meredith should discover that she's pregnant with derek's baby(of course.) and this will bring them back together-stronger and more loving partners. then they should face problems of a married doctors, too busy to build a family.


Megan C, that would be so cool Finn coming back as a patient it would be a really awesome twist!!!


Hey Greyswatcher: I just love the storyline you just created! Now that would be an episode well worth watching. Both Mer and Der need something to happen that will make them realize that they need to be together! I'm sure Rose will serve her purpose though. I wish Dr. Bailey and Tucker would work things out in that marriage. They have a beautiful son to raise.....together. Tucker knew what he was up against when he married a doctor. He never should have volunteered to be a "house husband". I want to see Callie and George move on to other people. He never loved her as much as she loved him anyway. Neither one needs to be married right now. And Christina needs a man!! Alex needs to get into a serious relationship. I don't think he needs to be with Ava or Lexie either. He doesn't need to go back to Izzie because they just had a physical relationship anyway. Izzie needs to get over Denny and not jump into anyone else right now. Mark doesn't need to be with Dr. Hahn. He needs a relationship outside of that hospital. He has practically slept with every woman there! Well, whatever happens, I'M SO LOOKING FORWARD TO APRIL 24TH!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I've been a true Grey's watcher since the first episode.
If I were one of the writers this is the direction I'd take the show:
We were left with Derek and Meredith ending their "go around" but getting "no place" relationship and Derek asking Rose to dinner. Derek thinks he knows what he wants but does he? One day he's kissing a scrub nurse the next day he's wanting to build a dream home for Meredith. He wants Meredith he always has. His knee jerk reactions to things are coming out of a place of frustation. I think this is what Meredith and Derek both need at the moment. They need to be apart and realize what's at stake. In order to be truly happy together, they need to bring about clarity into their lives.
Meredith begins serious therapy to overcome her issues and misses Derek terribly. She is longing for him and does her best to put on a brave face and numb her pain. They have awkward moments but
the feelings are still there.
Derek will start to date Rose but she is a substitute for Meredith. He's trying like heck to get over her. He really wants to move on, but he won't be able to and Rose will start to see that.
It will become especially evident when Meredith walks into Joe's with Mark Sloan and sits down and has a drink with him. She's laughing and having fun and she's enjoying Mark's company. We are all assuming at this point that Mark is just being a lame friend and wants to sleep with Meredith. In other words "he's just being Mark." But is he?
Derek is there and becomes annoyed in front of Rose. Derek becomes increasingly annoyed and approaches Mark and words are exchanged. Derek pointing out that he should have never let him back in his life and that he's still a snake. Mean while Meredith gets up and leaves the bar and goes home. Then Mark says to Derek, in a very dry manner, "Did it ever occur to you that maybe I am your friend?"
(Meaning he was trying to get a reaction out of Derek on purpose, so that Rose would see his true feelings for Meredith and move along. And, the thing with Addison, Mark knew all along that Derek never truly loved Addison.)
As Rose witnesses this reaction from Derek, Rose will turn to Derek and say, like I said, "Everyone knows about you and Meredith Grey." She will be mature about it, but let Derek go back to where his heart belongs. Derek rushes over to Meredith's house and finds her sobbing on the sofa all alone.
This is the first time he sees her crying and being emotional. She finally opens up to him and tells him her true feelings. She tells him how her father abandoning her has always made her feel undeserving of love. She tells Derek how therapy has helped her move past those issues. She tells Derek that she truly loves him and wants to be with him completely. Derek also realizes that Mark
Sloan may have a funny way of showing it, but is indeed his friend.


i kinda think it would be cool if finn came back as a patient.
also i want to see joe! he hasn't been here this whole season.
plus meredith and derek together, but that's the usual.


Get rid of Rose, work things out with Derek and Meredith. If Derek was ready to move into a house and build a future with Meredith, how can he be ready to get into a relationship with someone else later that very day? stupid. he should have a lot of meredith-baggage or something and have rose dump him. whatever, just dont have rose and derek together. that is ridiculous.


I think the writers consistent storyline that makes Meredith a perpetual victim of "worst case scenarios" is going to eventually backfire and very quickly. Viewers are not only forgiving of characters that constantly screw up their lives with poor decisions or commit adultery, betray their friends and family, surrender their integrity for lust and greed and stabbing their friends in the back for their own personal gain, but they thrive on those storylines. Those are realistic and believable storylines for a primetime weekly drama. What is not believable or even likeable is current direction the writers are taking with Meredith. • Her father abandoned her after her parents divorced.
• Her mother was a self-centered bitch who not only felt but voiced to Meredith she was a burden to her and was the reason the love of her life wouldn't leave his wife to be with her.
• She has the classic commitment issues because her father abandoned her, i.e. the on vs. off cycle of Meredith and Derek.
• Just beginning to get reacquainted with her dad and beginning to learn and enjoy the comforting, over protecting and supportive mom from her stepmother who suddenly dies of some ridiculous and absurd complication from hiccups. Seriously!
• Then of course her father once again rejects her and blames her for her stepmother's death.
• Her stepsister not only chooses the same hospital to do her residency in she choose the same program.
• Oh, and she drowns and has some death experience. Which is almost believable because it was a cold water drowning, but just barely. But then her mom dies at the exact same time she begins to come back because it was suggested that her mom died to go and save her.
• Oh, (again) she was involved in an explosion that killed three people that were less than twenty feet away from her BUT knocked her probably twenty feet but she didn't sustain any cuts, bruises, burns or broken bones.
• Oh, (again) her dogs dies from cancer. All these tragic things happening to a person over and over again is just not believable and if we wanted to watch a storyline like that we could just watch Days of Our Lives. Her mother was this great surgeon but her surgical skills and ability is never discussed, nor is her interest in a particular specialty ever mentioned, but we do know she likes tequila shots and since this is a show about medicine knowing more about her tequila preference is probably more important than knowing about her surgery skills. So, inclusion, Meredith's stringy hair really matches her worst case scenario tragic life.

Grey's Anatomy Quotes

When we say things like "people don't change" it drives scientist crazy because change is literally the only constant in all of science. Energy. Matter. It's always changing, morphing, merging, growing, dying. It's the way people try not to change that's unnatural. The way we cling to what things were instead of letting things be what they are. The way we cling to old memories instead of forming new ones. The way we insist on believing despite every scientific indication that anything in this lifetime is permanent. Change is constant. How we experience change that's up to us. It can feel like death or it can feel like a second chance at life. If we open our fingers, loosen our grips, go with it, it can feel like pure adrenaline. Like at any moment we can have another chance at life. Like at any moment, we can be born all over again.


Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)