Grey’s Anatomy has a reputation of being both funny and sexy as well as dark and dramatic and will continue to explore both sides of the spectrum in season four. This season is so different from the previous three because of the spin-off show Private Practice with Kate Walsh. Fans, critics and show creators are all holding their breath to see what will happen with the split. Will Grey's Anatomy be able to stand up to the loss of a main character, and will Private Practice live up to the buzz surrounding the series premiere?
The end of last season left fans asking plenty of questions - How will the adjustment of Addison Montgomery leaving for her Private Practice effect the dynamic at Seattle Grace Hospital?
Who is this new girl that Derek meets at the bar - Lexie Grey? Is she Meredith’s sister - does this mean the end of Derek and Meredith?
What will happen with the George, Izzie and Callie’s love triangle - especially now that Callie has been promoted to Chief Resident and George has failed his big test? What will George decide to do since he didn’t pass - will he repeat his intern year, or what else could be in his future?
Now that everyone has taken THE test - how will they react to being residents, who will the new interns be, and will the new characters and interactions in the hospital alter the show?
What will become of Mark? Addison is gone and he is left in Seattle to pick up the pieces - will Mark start picking up the interns one by one, he did say in the season 3 finale, "once a manwhore, always a manwhore"?
Will Richard be staying on as Chief since Derek told him he is the one who is best for the job?
Will Alex and Rebecca/Ava reunite and what does this mean for their relationship - will Rebecca leave her husband and be Ava with Alex?
Christina exclaimed that she was free - Dr. Burke was gone and she ripped her choker and wedding dress off - such a symbol of her not wanting to be tied down. What is next for her? Will Christina throw herself into her work and leave love behind for good?
And who could forget about Dr. Bailey, the one who has it all together - or so we thought. Now that she lost Chief Resident, is it time to put her family first?
Grey’s Anatomy creator, Shonda Rhimes, stated in her ABC Blog on 5.17.2007:
“So that’s it. That was our season. I did my level best to burn it all down this season, to burn it to the ground so that we can have a place to build from next season. Burning it down was hard. But next season…oh, next season is all about the fun and the pain and the new beginnings. Because our interns are going to become residents. Because everyone is single again -- well, there is the little matter of Izzie and George and Callie…but still…
…the future is wide open, people.”
Be sure to catch the season premier, “A Change is Gonna Come” Thursday, September 27th at 9pm for the answers to all of these questions, and then some.
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