The teaser for next week's episode shows Bailey in the beginning stages of a heart attack, but it looks like the beloved Chief of Surgery won't go down without a fight."I'll be damned if I'm gonna let a blocked artery take me down," she declares.
Bailey's husband Ben (Jason George) is poised to star in the Grey's spin-off Station 19, leaving many worried that she might be killed off in order to wrap up their storyline before the transition in March. However, executive producer Krista Vernoff previously told TV Guide that "they go through a real journey with this [career change]," suggesting Bailey will be around to deal with the fallout of Ben becoming a fire fighter.
Still, fans took to Twitter to let their sentiments be known."YOU BETTER NOT!!!!!!!!!! SHONDA RHIMES YOU BETTER NOT TAKE DR BAILEY #GreysAnatomy," wrote user @ItsGREYSquotes. @Ancia246 added,"Nothing better not happen to Miranda Bailey!! #greysanatomy."
See more of the impassion reactions below.
@shondarhimes please, please don't hurt the character of Miranda Bailey. Other than @IamSandraOh's Christina, Bailey has been my favorite character throughout the series. She's the best on the entire show. I got chills about next week's episode #donthurtbailey #GreysAnatomy— Elizabeth Potter (@Little_BeerGirl) January 26, 2018
I've been through a lot with Grey's, but if Bailey dies next week to support the plot line for the spin off.....me and Shonda are gonna have some words😬 #GreysAnatomy— Courtz💫 (@Tamagotchibra) January 26, 2018
Grey's Anatomy airs Thursdays at 8/7c on ABC.