A 'Dark' Season Coming Up for 'Grey's Anatomy'
A 'Dark' Season Coming Up for 'Grey's Anatomy'
Glenn Diaz
Glenn Diaz
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Haven't we had enough darkness on Grey's Anatomy?

Kevin McKidd teases that something big is in the offing on Grey's Anatomy, reports Entertainment Tonight. "Something happens that is seismic to the hospital," he said. "In these economic times, things start to come down the pike that start to impact people's lives. So the stakes become higher as the season goes on."

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What could this be? Of course, when you hear the word seismic, you immediately think about earthquakes (but don't count on it, really). Seattle Grace has had its fair share of disasters, natural or manmade. Be it bombs or flooding or blizzards, this hospital had seen it. But then, why would McKidd qualify his statement by couching it "in these economic times?" Will there be cutbacks in the staff? We already know that at least three interns will join Seattle Grace. Does this mean the hospital might be letting go of - gasp - doctors?

As if that's not bad enough, the actor who plays trauma surgeon and Cristina Yang love interest Owen Hunt cautioned that this season is going to be "dark" - in no small part thanks to George!Death. In relation to that, he said, surely, that season 7 will "start in grief."

I can't stop thinking of that "dark" part. I think most Grey's Anatomy fans would agree with me that season 5 is a pretty dark season, the majority of which had Izzie battling cancer if she wasn't sleeping with Dead!Denny. Early in the season, we saw Seattle Grace's ranking go down to #12, a deadly ice storm, a flood, the departure of Erica Hahn (Brooke Smith), a bunch of interns cutting each other, and a very creep death row patient.

In relation to that, we found out that a majority of our readers think that Izzie (Katherine Heigl) will be the most heavily affected by the death of George - with Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Callie (Sarah Ramirez) a distant second and third. How's that for a combo? Surviving cancer (if ever) then finding out that your best friend is dead? Didn't she suffer enough when Denny (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) died? I wonder how many of these tragedies can Izzie take.

Since the McKidd quote left us more questions than answers, what else is there to do except tune in on September 24 when Grey's Anatomy returns.

- Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: ET Online
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