Station 19 Season 2 ended its winter finale on a literal hanging-off-a-cliff cliffhanger. The Grey's Anatomy spinoff set its final episode of 2018 during the same wind storm as Grey's Season 15. In this case, Andy Herrera (Jaina Lee Ortiz) and Captain Robert Sullivan (Boris Kodjoe) have actually fallen off a cliff, since the ambulance they were in went off the road. That's pretty intense, to say the least. Showrunner Stacy McKee explained why they ended the midseason finale on that low note:
It was definitely a punch of sorts for Andy and Sullivan. Boris Kodjoe just joined Station 19 this season as the new captain. We only just got to learn more about Sullivan's past, with his wife dying on the same street as the accident. So it's especially horrible that he's now over the side of that cliff with Andy. Showrunner Stacy McKee told ET what's ahead for that twosome, first confirming that the finale didn't include some kind of last-minute cheat:
"If and who gets out" is rather ominous. If they survive this experience, it should bring Andy and Sullivan closer together. But if only one of them gets out, it would have to be Andy, right, as the main character of the spinoff?
One of the people who will be hit hardest by this literal cliffhanger is Andy's best friend, Maya Bishop (Danielle Savre). The episode showed Maya trying to reach Andy, not knowing her friend was in this terrible accident. As Stacy McKee noted, this will not only be awful for Maya because her BFF is in danger, there's also the added guilt factor:
"Weather the Storm" was Episode 7 of Station 19 Season 2, which will run for a full 22 episodes. Season 1 only aired 10 episodes, so the ABC series really does have time to stretch out its storytelling legs in 2019. So far, ratings have been pretty steady, with the November 8 episode picking up 5.10 million viewers and a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demo. It helps to directly follow Grey's Anatomy, which is still hugely popular, with 6.60 million viewers and a 1.6 rating for its own episode last week.
ABC has yet to announce exact 2019 midseason return dates, but Grey's Anatomy always returns in January, so it would make sense for Station 19 to continue its own wind storm story right behind it. On that note, keep up with the whole 2019 midseason tv schedule in our handy guide. But before 2018 says goodbye, check out everything that's still ahead in our fall TV roundup.