Grey's Anatomy's eighth season ended with one dead from the plane crash (Lexie) and the possibility of at least one more. Is it possible that fans will have to say goodbye to another character when season 9 begins?
Grey's Season 9 Spoilers
Shonda Rhimes is staying pretty secretive about what's coming up for Arizona in season 9 and previously teased that Alex is going to have a somewhat dark storyline coming up in regards to how he feels since he was supposed to be on the plane. That certainly made it seem likely that Arizona could die. Well, in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, what Rhimes has to say almost seems to solidify the fact that this could maybe be the end for Arizona.
Rhimes did "confirm...that Meredith, Cristina and Derek survive," leaving question marks for Mark, who Rhimes says is "given [his] due," and Arizona. Eric Dane has already announced he's leaving Grey's, but it seems more likely that he's leaving alive than dead. However, the same can't be said for Arizona. Rhimes said, "I don't know that I want to talk about Arizona," then went on to say, "We don't make decisions lightly and I certainly don't make these decisions lightly. ... We're doing what feels completely right and in line with where we've been and where we're going." Something like that certainly sounds like a decision to kill off a character.
It gets worse, as Rhimes also said that what happens to Arizona will "impact [Callie] hugely" and "we're going to spend a lot of time with Callie this season, there's a lot of story to be told there" in Grey's Anatomy season 9. Fans already had to mourn the loss of a Mark-Lexie reunion when Lexie died in the season 8 finale. Could fans also have to say goodbye to the Callie-Arizona relationship? It is possible. Arizona was not doing well at all as the finale came to a close, and it wouldn't be odd if she ended up dying from those injuries. Still, it would be sad, and it would mean the end of a couple that has ben through so much already. It would also fit as to why "there's a lot of story to be told" about Callie this season. She'd be a single mother with Arizona dead and Mark gone, and she'd have to find a way to balance that and work. So while nothing has been confirmed regarding Arizona's future, it's not looking good at all.
What do you think of the latest Grey's Anatomy season 9 spoilers?
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