If there is one thing that we know very well about the world of medicine courtesy of television series of the years, it is very much a cycle — at least in a hospital setting. If the focus is on the younger doctors, then we get an opportunity to watch them grow, prepare for their future, and ultimately take the reigns of the people that have been teaching them so much over the course of the past few years.
On season 9 of “Grey’s Anatomy,” it is looking like everything is going to come full circle. Speaking to TV Guide, executive producer Shonda Rhimes had the following to say about the transition for some of the doctors:
“One of the things I want to see our attendings do is teach and that’s what we’re seeing.”
Some of the new doctors that the likes of Meredith and Cristina are going to assist this season are those played by Gaius Charles (“Friday Night Lights”) and Camilla Luddington (“William & Kate”) — who are each joining the show in recurring roles that have the potential to become series regulars if the stars align correctly. If the ratings stay strong — which we expect given the show’s loyal fanbase — we are going to have two more seasons of the journey for these characters, and it should lead to some exciting moments as we see how these doctors learn to deal with a different kind of pressure.
Do you think that all of our doctors are going to be able to handle their new attending roles, or do you anticipate more drama than ever now that there is so much responsibility looming over them? We want to hear your theories below! To find out what Patrick Dempsey thinks about the exit of his co-star Eric Dane, be sure to pay a visit to this link.