Grey’s Anatomy is currently one of the longest-running television shows out there, with its 17th season having ended a while ago. The show made its debut in 2005 and was a smash hit with fans and critics alike. It remains ABC’s most popular drama.
Throughout its duration, the show has featured several characters being killed off or actors leaving the show. It was reported earlier that fan-favorite Jesse Williams confirmed that he will be leaving the show and that happened on an important episode of the show. On top of that, even Greg Germann left the show as a series regular.
Kate Walsh already made her return to the show during the show’s 18th season. Sandra Oh left the show many years ago and made it clear she is never coming back.
While speaking with Variety, Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes said that all the potential endings she wrote throughout the run of the series “have already happened.” Rhimes then admitted that she has no idea how the show will even end.
I’ve written the end of that series, I want to say, a good eight times. I was like, “And that will be the end!” Or, “That’ll be the final thing that’s ever said or done!” And all of those things have already happened. So I give up on that, you know what I mean?
Am I the person who decides when the show is over? Yes. And I take full responsibility for that when or if everybody gets mad at me. Am I going to be the person who decides like what the final scene is? I don’t know!
If you’d ask me this question three years ago, or prior to Krista arriving, I would have said, “Yes, I can tell you exactly how it’s going to end.” But once you hand off the ball for real, it’s just different. So I don’t know yet.
It was also said that season 18 will have a lot of homages and easter eggs for fans. It remains to be seen how the show will even end, as it is unlikely the series will conclude anytime soon.
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