Much like the year following the gunman's assault on Seattle Grace Mercy West, season 9 of Grey's Anatomy
has a very clear trajectory. The doctors must deal with the aftermath of the plane crash in all its forms.
Cristina flees town. Arizona loses her leg. Mark and Lexie are dead. And Meredith and Derek, as dark and twisty as they can be, seem to be celebrating life with some steamy sex.
In this new season 9 trailer we see glimpses of what's to come, and most of it seems pretty rough (a scene with Callie and Arizona in the shower looks particularly great). There's also talk of marriage between Jackson and April, which is just plain weird.
This Thursday viewers will get to see the full backstory as the show flashes back to the week the doctors spent in the woods, struggling with the immediate aftermath of the crash. On the bright side, that means we'll get to see Mark again.Grey's Anatomy
airs Thursdays at 9pm on ABC.(Image and video courtesy of ABC)