The carousel never stops turning… maybe.
Season 17 of Grey’s Anatomy is back tonight and *spoiler alert* it’s back with yet another shocking death!
Who knew Shonda could be so cruel? Actually, fans who’ve been following the show since the beginning might.
Enter: O’Malley’s death.
Yes, we’re never forgiving you for that. Like ever.
Anyway, let’s get back to season 17, because Grey Sloan is currently trying to navigate the pandemic and the first half of the season ended with Meredith on the ventilator.
So you might’ve guessed it already, but emotions were running high when the season returned – there was chaos everywhere and, amidst all of this, Deluca got stabbed and died during the operation. Yes, you read that right. Take your time to process this piece of information, it is a heavy one.
The ending of this episode got us wondering what the rest of the season would look like. It’s like the pandemic wasn’t enough, and Shonda wanted us to go through more pain. Typical.
But what could possibly be the reason? Why did she kill off such a loved character, and that too so suddenly? It’s unfair to the fans, because they’re simply killing off characters for the shock value – no particular reason, just plain formulaic masochism.
The one question that is on everyone’s mind right now is: Will there be another season? If no, then how are they planning to end the series on season 17? No one can deny that Grey’s Anatomy has been one of the most loved TV show for decades, and people are going to feel the void once it ends – but maybe the time has come and no one is interested in dragging it unnecessarily.
What do you guys think?
For all we know, this could very much be the series finale. So far, we’ve not had any news regarding the next season. The contracts of all actors end at the end of this season, and the channel operators have no yet renewed it. What could that be an indicator of? Is this it?
Krista Vernoff, who rejoined the crew in Season 14, said that she is planning a season as well as a finale. Could this mean that this season would be the final season after all?
But look, that’s not the end of the story. Vernoff also confirmed that ABC will verify the date of the final episode, so that production and writing can be done accordingly. Nobody would like the final episode to end on a cliffhanger – that would be unfair to the audiences who’ve invested almost 15 years of their life on this show.
What we’re trying to say here is that there’s no good news – but there’s no bad news either.
In 2020, Ellen Pompeo said that this could very well be the final season. Although she didn’t know when the show would end, but she knew that it could potentially be this year, because that’s when her contract ends.
But hey, it’s not like she’s said this for the first time. In fact, it seems like she’s been saying this for the last couple of years. Every time she does promotions for the latest season, these are her prototypical responses.
But this time, it’s not just the actors who’re hesitant, it’s also the network. Why do you think ABC has not given a confirmation of another season yet?
ABC Entertainment President,Karey Burke did say that Grey’s Anatomy will continue for as long as Ellen Pompeo stays.
“Grey’s Anatomy will live as long as Ellen is interested in playing Meredith Grey. We will let her lead the pace on that.” – She said.
So maybe that’s what it is. We just need to keep our fingers crossed and hope that Ellen never gets tired of the series.
But apart from Ellen, there are other cast members, too. Some of them have signed contracts up until season 19 – at least, that’s what the rumors claim. But that’s exactly the kind of optimism that we need right now, don’t we?
Anyway, so we still have Kevil McKidd, Kim Raver, Chandra Wilson, and Camilla Luddington on board. While speaking to Variety, Wilson said that she’ll be there until the wheels come off.
Anyway, let’s just hope that no more characters die on the show and we get a happy ending. And please, like our page on Facebook for the latest developments and updates.