On this week’s all-new two-part episode of Grey’s Anatomy, Meredith is confronted with the realization that her life has changed drastically now that Derek is gone.
As a quick recap, you’ll likely remember that last week, Derek was hit by a large transport truck while sitting in his car on a mountain road. The courageous doctor had just spent the last few hours rescuing four victims of a serious car accident before being struck down himself.
Derek’s internal dialogue, while the doctors at a nearby hospital tried to save his life, made it abundantly clear to those watching that Derek could have been saved had it not been for the general incompetence of those tending to him.
This week, Derek is gone and Meredith is left with her two children and a hospital filled with close friends – and Derek’s younger sister – to whom she now must break the news.
The episode, titled “Shes Leaving Home – Parts 1 & 2”, shows “how Meredith and the doctors cope after they learn the news of Derek’s death.” At the same time, “April makes a shocking decision that Jackson cannot understand, and Bailey and Ben argue over their future.”
New photos from the episode have also been released:
The pictures, and the episode’s title, indicate that Meredith is leaving, but we know it’s not for good. In a time of crisis, when she doesn’t have Derek to lean on, where would Meredith turn? To her person, of course. Could Meredith and her children be making a trip to Switzerland to see Cristina Yang – played by Sandra Oh – who departed the series at the end of season 10? It’s possible.
Some have pointed out that if Grey’s was bringing back Oh, if only for a single episode, then would they not be teasing the heck out her return? My answer is, “hell no.” If Grey’s Anatomy is known for anything it’s their ability to keep a secret and shock viewers over and over again.
Oh, and if you’re not already crying enough, check out these three new promos:
“Grey’s Anatomy” season 11, episode 22 “She’s Leaving Home – Parts 1 & 2” will air Thursday, April 30 at 8PM & 9PM EST on ABC.