We are still in the process of getting over what happened on the season 8 finale of “Grey’s Anatomy” — and yet, the details about sad things to come are still coming out.
For example, it’s still looking as though the same group of people alive at the crash site during last week’s finale may not be the people who end up surviving at the end of the day. Speaking to E! News, showrunner Shonda Rhimes kept open the possibility of more deaths coming up down the road:
“They’re still out there in the forest, and we don’t know if they are going to be OK. We left it open for a reason because…I hate to say this, but just because you saw people alive at the end of the finale doesn’t mean they’re going to be alive when the season starts up. We are completely jumping off into the unknown next season.”
So what’s the logic behind Rhimes doing this? The answer seems to be simple enough — to gauge the feeling of the writers and the audience after the death of Chyler Leigh’s Lexie, and then figure out whether or not it is best to have everyone else survive until they are inevitably rescued. (For the record, it should be pointed out that the only two real candidates to die based on contracts are Arizona and Mark.)
In going back to Leigh, Rhimes explained that we shouldn’t expect to see Leigh again on the show moving forward — in other words, don’t expect to see her pop up in a flashback or in a ghost form a la Denny. (Mostly because we all know how that turned out.)
Who do you think could be in jeopardy moving into next season?