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'Grey's Anatomy': What's next?

Series creator Shonda Rhimes weighs in on the future of the show

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I’m sitting here doing what I always do this time of year, the finale time of year: I’m thinking about fleeing the country. France or Italy, perhaps. Anywhere with cheese. Mmmm, cheese… I know I’m never going anywhere really. See, my friends at ABC/Disney have gifted me with a pink sparkly ankle cuff that suspiciously beeps whenever I try to leave the L.A. city limits. But a girl can dream. Fleeing the country is my go-to dream when working out the Grey’s Anatomy finale.

Because finding ways not to write is what we writers do. And because you Grey’s fans, you take your finales very seriously. And look, what is coming up is pretty intense. It’s the kind of finale that changes everything. I know people like to wave the phrase ”game changer” around like a red flag in front of a bull. But dude, this year? GAME. CHANGER. I’m not gonna tell you anything about it. Because I’m scared to. Instead, let me tell you a few things that are going to lead up to it.

·Derek and Meredith are going to have a very serious conversation that may or may not involve the word baby.
·Teddy is going to find herself fighting for her job.
·You’re going to see what happens when two Karevs get in the same room together.
·Mer is gonna go a little badass and protective on Owen when it comes to Cristina.
·Callie and Arizona and Mark are going to do something dirty with pound cake. They were going to do something dirty with mini-muffins, but Broadcast Standards and Practices said no.
·A 700-pound man comes to Seattle Grace, and our residents have a hard time remembering their sensitivity training.

I’m on my way to the airport. There’s a sale on direct flights to Rome…