Grey’s Anatomy Season 9 Episode 23 Jo is a victim of domestic abuse. She came to Alex for help, and with the help of an ice pack and a safe place to stay, she is slowly but surely healing. However, he also appears to confront her boyfriend, Jason, so who knows what will happen with this triangle. Alex and Jo get closer — and he confronts Jason. There’s a storm. The crises this year will involve a superstorm that knocks out the power (is that the rumored explosion?), leaving the docs scrambling to figure out how to treat their patients. There is only one episode standing between us and the Grey’s Anatomy finale, and this week’s episode will introduce us to the crisis we already know our favorite doctors will be facing in the final episode.
Grey’s Anatomy Season 9 Episode 23 We’re hearing tons of spoilers as the finale gets closer, which we usually love… but now we’re starting to worry what they could mean for Meredith and her baby. We already know that at the end of this week’s episode, Meredith will go into labor. Which already makes us a little nervous, since we know the superstorm we’ve been promised will have already hit. And in the promo for this week’s episode, we see her falling down the stairs, which can’t mean anything good for her or the baby.
Creator Shonda Rhimes has already warned us that “We will see a doctor fighting for their life. We will leave the season with someone fighting for their life.” Could this mean both Meredith and the baby’s lives will be in jeopardy? Possibly, especially since Shonda’s also mentioned that Mer’s fall will set events into action that are a “cause for concern.” We have a bad feeling the season finale cliffhanger might leave us wondering all summer if Meredith and McBaby are okay.
Shonda has also said to expect a lot of “emotional death,” which might not actually mean real death. It could just mean some serious drama surrounding the baby’s birth, which could make for an awesome episode… as long as the baby survives, that is. Meredith’s pregnancy has been pretty much flawless until now, and we know that on Grey’s, when something seems too good to be true, it probably is. Especially for Meredith, who can never seem to do anything the easy way!
Do you think Meredith’s baby will make it? We hope so — she and Derek have already had so much trouble in the baby-making department, and Zola’s adoption was so stressful for them. After all that, they deserve a perfect, healthy baby, and we would hate to see anything but a happy ending to Mer’s pregnancy.
Though there haven’t been any hints that Grey’s Anatomy is planning a mass exodus in the Season 9 finale, we’re still worried about our favorite doctors. Historically, creator Shonda Rhimes throws curve balls at us in the breathtaking final seconds of the season ender, and last year, we were unsure if anyone would survive.
This time around, we are cautiously optimistic that no major deaths will happen, but we can’t be certain. The two-part finale (Episode 23: “Readiness Is All” and Episode 24: “Perfect Storm”) feature a superstorm that wipes out the power, and in turn, the NICU. Since Meredith is definitely going into labor and the synopsis for the first part says “one wrong move puts the lives of Meredith and her baby in jeopardy,” all signs point to one or both of their lives hanging in the balance.
Additionally, Bailey will have to head back to the ER “to help a fellow surgeon survive,” and “one of the doctors fights for their life.” Eek. No matter how you spin it, someone will likely almost die, but the question is: who?
If it isn’t Meredith, we have a feeling it could be the interns (who are notoriously disliked and wouldn’t be terribly missed) or one of the main trauma surgeons, aka April Kepner or Chief Owen Hunt. Neither of them have been as directly in danger as some of the main cast (Meredith, Derek, Cristina, Bailey, Arizona, Callie, etc.) who have all had near-death moments throughout the show’s nine seasons.
Honestly, with the way Shonda has been jerking us around with little hints and ever-changing, top-secret storylines, anything can happen. She also recently told TV Guide that “you’re going to be wondering what the heck happens next” in many moments, so no matter how much we try to predict, we will ultimately just have to sit on the edge of our seats with a box of tissues and hope for the best.
Do you think someone will die during the Season 9 finale’s superstorm?
Grey’s Anatomy Season 9 Episode 23 It’s hard to believe that the Grey’s Anatomy Season 9 finale is less than a month away (it airs on May 16, 2013), but somehow that’s the case. How time flies! Although most details about the finale are being kept under lock and key, we’re starting to get a sense of the general shape of things thanks to some juicy spoilers, which we’ve gathered here.
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It’s a two-parter. The finale will span two weeks, taking up both Season 9, Episode 23: “Readiness Is All” and Season 9, Episode 24: “Perfect Storm.” A two part finale means lots of drama!
Someone fights for their life. We know Meredith and her baby find themselves in trouble and one doc fights for their life (could someone really die?). We have a feeling those two clues go together.
Interpersonal drama, too. Chandra Wilson promised there will also be a lot of “personal stuff.” It sounds like that includes some more Alex-Jo moments, and one doc getting a big shock.
Callie and Arizona should be OK. “I will be good to Callie. I will be good to Arizona, ”Shonda promised about the finale. But does that mean she’ll be good to Calzona as a couple?
Worth talking about. Jessica Capshaw calls the finale “thrilling,” and says the writers somehow keep making things “more and more exciting,”; Camilla Luddington says there’s a lot to digest; Ellen Pompeo thinks it’s a home run; and Shonda has said she hopes fans will be talking about the finale “all summer long.” Does that mean it will end on another cliffhanger?
Are you excited for this finale, or are you scared?
It’s been a long, difficult road for Japril shippers this season on Grey’s Anatomy. After Jackson and April finally hooked up after will-they-won’t-the tension, they didn’t immediately get together; in fact, April had a breakdown for losing her virginity and they stopped. But then they started again, all was right in the world, and we imagined them getting married and having too-gorgeous-for-their-own good children.
However, then they broke our hearts again by splitting up; April moved on to cute virginal paramedic Matthew, and Jackson started dating intern Stephanie. They’ve both had rough patches in their new relationships that gave us hope, and when April cried on Jackson’s shoulder after the gasoline tanker explosion on the highway, we thought that flame might be reignited again. Sadly, no one has lit the match just yet, but we have a feeling it’s only a matter of time before they accept they are meant to be and reunite.
In Thursday’s episode (Season 9, Episode 22: “Do You Believe in Magic?”), they finally broke the tension and operated together, celebrating a successful complicated surgery after a sorority girl ingested liquid nitrogen and they had to physically remove her stomach to fix her up. April yelled at the patient’s friends and told them to focus in school so they can be “awesome,” and that jolt of adrenaline promoted her to ask Jackson to go for a drink. While he declined, the moment of sheer joy and mutual excitement as they looked at each other in the hallway made it clear that they won’t lose track of each other just yet.
Unfortunately, after that, Jackson’s girlfriend, Stephanie, delivered a long speech about how it had been 11 days since they talked and he needed to treat her better. To our surprise, he responded with a long apology kiss, and things seem to be back on track for them. Sigh
With two episodes left, an April/Jackson scene in the promo for next week’s finale (part one of two, Episode 23: “Readiness Is All”), and April’s portrayer, Sarah Drew, dishing about how much she loves the final two eps, we think something good is coming. It’s clear that Sarah is a Japril shipper, so we’ll trust her and keep our fingers crossed that those two crazy kids get together by season’s end. However, we are a bit concerned that Jackson suffers a head trauma after being hit by a tree, but let’s not worry too much yet…
Do you think that Jackson and April are ever, ever getting back together?
Grey’s Anatomy Season 9 Episode 23 Grey’s Anatomy fans let out an audible gasp when they watched pregnant Meredith Grey slip and fall down the stairs in the Season 9, Episode 23 (“Readiness Is All”) promo. Is Meredith going to be OK? And what about her precious McBaby?
Creator Shonda Rhimes told TV Guide that Meredith’s scary fall “starts a string of events that is cause for concern.” In other words, Meredith is going into labor at a hospital that doesn’t have any power. Uh oh. This doesn’t sound good, MerDer fans!
"Then, in the finale, we have the storm hit and the conditions under which Meredith Grey has to go into labor are the exact opposite of any conditions under which anybody ever in the world would want to have to give birth,” Shonda continued. “Ellen joked, ‘That’s, of course, how it would be for Meredith Grey.’ It’s also a really beautiful story, and I think Ellen did amazing work on it and I’m really excited about it."
Judging from Shonda’s choice of words (i.e. “beautiful”), we’re going to assume that Meredith and Derek’s son is going to be OK, but that doesn’t mean Meredith’s life won’t be in jeopardy.
"We will see a doctor fighting for their life,” Shonda teasingly told TV Guide. “We will leave the season with someone fighting for their life. There’s plenty of jeopardy in the finale, there’s a lot of pain, but there’s also some joy. Unlike some seasons when there was no joy and only pain, there is some joy."
Perhaps another doc’s life is in danger? Either way, nothing about this news is comforting.
Are you worried for Meredith and her baby, Grey’s fans?
It’s that time again, Grey’s Anatomy fans: finale season. Next week, we head into the first episode of the two-part Season 9 finale (Episode 23: “Readiness Is All,” May 9) and with a superstorm brewing, there’s a lot of drama ahead.
However, the question is, how much drama should we expect? We’re constantly looking for clues about what’s coming up next, and what better source of info than the promo itself?
We’ve taken a close look at the American and Canadian previews for Season 9, Episode 23: “Readiness Is All,” and honestly, we’re nervous for what’s ahead. Here’s what we gathered from our frame-by-frame analysis of the latest promos.
MerDer’s baby is in danger. As we predicted, Meredith and Derek’s second journey to parenthood won’t be any easier than their first; in fact, it may be even more scary and difficult. In both promos, we see Meredith trip and fall down the stairs, putting both her and her baby’s lives in danger.
Is Jackson’s life in jeopardy, too? In the American promo, we see a tree crash into the window of the hospital, appearing to almost hit April and Jackson. Then, in the Canadian promo, someone who looks very similar to him is being examined by Derek, and Alex bursts in to say, “You gotta help him.” Is Jackson in danger?
Bailey is getting worse. Even after finding out that her patients deaths’ were faulty gloves’ fault and not her own, Bailey is still having trouble coping with her MRSA problems. Though husband Ben is back and trying to help, she still thinks “she’ll kill anyone she touches.”
The superstorm even has Owen worried. Trauma extraordinaire Chief Owen Hunt is usually calm, cool, and collected, but as he explains the storm ahead, even he looks worried. “Massive storm’s coming: hurricane, force winds, and heavy rain,” he warns.
An intern is going rogue! It looks like intern Heather Brooks is flying off the handle and trying to tackle a solo surgery. We see Cristina yell, “No, mousie, no!” but it’s difficult to tell exactly how badly Heather is behaving. We’re sure there will be consequences.