ABC's medical drama Grey's Anatomy is one of the longest running series on television. This fall will bring us Season 13 of the Seattle surgeons' adventures, so it presumably is quite difficult to keep the series fresh. We've seen a mass shooting, a plane crash, a blackout, and even an escaped lion come into the lives of our favorite surgeons- so what is next? Luckily for us, it turns out that Grey's Anatomy is going back to basics in the upcoming 13th season.
Kelly McCreary, who plays Meredith Grey's half sister and fellow surgeon Maggie, recently opened up withTV Guide regarding what to expect from Grey's Anatomy's Season 13. It turns out that his season will focus on the characters we know the best- the remaining original cast members.
Yes. Please. This sounds like exactly what Grey's Anatomy needs moving forward.
Season 12 of Grey's Anatomy really focused on the title character, Meredith Grey. While we've seen most of the series through Meredith's eyes, last season focused on Meredith adjusting to her new life as a single mother. We saw her mourn the death of Derek, adjust to working with Perfect Penny, recover from an attack by a patient, and even begin to date and have sex again. Yes, this all happened in one season.
Focusing on Meredith helped die hard fans of the series, as well as those who might have drifted off a bit in recent years, stay interested in the long-running drama. We all care about Meredith, so it was easy to be captivated by the stories that Grey's was showing us. Now it appears that they're going to continue this trend, but with the rest of the original cast members.
After 13 seasons, there are still a handful of original cast members on Grey's Anatomy. In addition to Meredith, we still have Alex Karev (Justin Chambers), Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson), and Richard Webber (James Pickens Jr.). These characters have all had quite the transformation over the years, so it will definitely be satisfying to go back to basics and reexamining their respective journeys. Alex has gone from gruff and guarded to emotionally available and nurturing. Webber has lost his wife, stepped down as chief, and recently remarried Jackson Avery's mother. And Bailey divorced from her first husband, remarried, and has (finally) become Chief of Surgery. There have been some serious arcs, and I'm ready to get into how they feel about their professional and personal changes.
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