Wedding bells will be ringing on Grey's Anatomy this season!
When the cast of the ABC medical drama celebrated its 200th episode on Saturday night, executive producer Shonda Rhimes revealed to TVGuide.com that they're planning a wedding this season. Naturally, the first guess is that April (Sarah Drew) and Matthew (Justin Bruening) will be walking down the aisle since the duo patched things up in the premiere. But will they really be the ones to get married? Get the scoop on that, new love interests, a fun return and an emotional exit below:
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Wedding bells: Since April accepted Matthew's proposal — and even proposed in return — the duo will start planning their wedding. Whether their wedding actually occurs remains to be seen, but Rhimes promises there will be a wedding. "I've been planning one, so I think we're going to see one, yes," she says. "I'm not going to say a word, but we've been making plans for that kind of thing." Drew says, as of Episode 7 which they are currently shooting, that April has "been talking about the wedding and she has talked about her fiancée." But since Justin Chambers swears that Jo (Camilla Luddington) is really Alex's person, maybe his character will take a second trip down the aisle.
Cristina's exit: There is still a whole season ahead of us before Sandra Oh exits the series, but Rhimes reveals that she has figured out how Cristina will say goodbye. However, Rhimes declined to comment on whether that means Yang won't survive the season. "We're all avoiding it tremendously," Rhimes said of the idea of Oh leaving. "It's the back half of the season, so we have 22 episodes to really enjoy Cristina and love her, so we're just going to enjoy ourselves doing what we're doing now."
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New love interests: When asked if Cristina, Owen (Kevin McKidd), Callie (Sara Ramirez) and Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) may actually start to move on and get new love interests, Rhimes replied, "Perhaps, yes." Naturally, that would cause any fan to freak out. "I totally understand that because I freaked out a little bit too, but I think it's going to be good," she added. In possibly related news, Rhimes also revealed that Intern Leah (Tessa Ferrer) will be dipping her toe in the relationship waters this season as well. "She gets a very interesting love interest, that's all I'll say."
Ben's return: Even though Mistresses was just renewed for a second season, Jason George will reprise his role at Bailey's (Chandra Wilson) husband Ben in an upcoming episode that they're filming this week. "It's always good news for Bailey and Ben when Ben makes it up to Seattle, but it's a long distance relationship and that wears and tears on everybody," George says, cautioning that in the episode, "nobody is acting like themselves."
Grey's Anatomy airs Thursdays at 9/8c on ABC. Who do you think is getting married?