When Grey's Anatomy returns Thursday (9/8c on ABC), there will be plenty of changes going down at Seattle Grace. First and foremost, Jackson (Jesse Williams), who was only promoted to attending this season to fill the void left by Mark Sloan (Eric Dane), is now actually in charge of the whole hospital.
Seattle Grace may have to close its doors — at least the ER, for now — unless the doctors of Grey's Anatomy can figure out how to keep the hospital alive. The obvious solution would be for the plane crash survivors, who were each awarded $15 million, to donate their money, but even that may not help.
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Chandra Wilson recently celebrated a momentous occasion. No, we're not talking about the impending nuptials between her character Bailey and boyfriend Ben (Jason George). The original Grey's Anatomy castmember stepped behind the camera for the seventh time to direct this Thursday's episode, which includes a story line that she not only pitched, but also hits very close to home for the 43-year-old actress.
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Below, Wilson discusses taking another spin in the director's chair, as well as whether Ben and Bailey will actually make it down the aisle — not if Bailey has a say in it! — and what's in store for the returns of Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh) and Arizona Robbins (Jessica Capshaw). Get the scoop:
Grey's Anatomy will lighten up a bit when Kevin McKidd steps behind the camera for the fourth time for Thursday's episode.
Following the plane crash — which brought on the deaths of Mark (Eric Dane) and Lexie (Chyler Leigh) and the amputation of Arizona's (Jessica Capshaw) leg — Grey's kicked off its ninth season on a very dark note. But McKidd promises he's about to turn that around with what he calls an "upbeat" episode.
Debbie Allen is returning to Grey's Anatomy both in front of and behind the camera!
Allen will reprise her role as Catherine Avery, the mother of Jackson Avery (Jesse Williams), for at least one episode in the upcoming ninth season, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.