Gray’s Anatomy fans are ready for Meredith Gray (Ellen Pompeo) to indulge their television screens when the ABC medical drama returns to its 17th season. The Shondaland series ended last season with only 21 episodes after being abruptly cut short. This left viewer with a mess of loose strings to be addressed when the show returns. Then recently, Pompeo teased what is next for Meredith in Gray’s Anatomy Season 17. And her comments will make any fans excited.
How did Season 16 ‘Gray’s Anatomy’ end for Meredith Gray?
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Meredith had plenty of travel inside Gray’s Anatomy Season 16. At the start of the new cycle, the main character faced the consequences of committing insurance fraud. She was convicted of community service ordered by the court. But when she missed several hours and failed to appear in court because Zola was ill, Meredith was sent to jail.
Meredith also almost lost her medical license. However, she was rescued by her own person, Alex Karev (Justin Chambers), who brought in a sea of colleagues and patients who were guaranteed to the general surgeon either in person or in writing.
Meanwhile, Meredith said goodbye to Alex and became her person. Then on the romantic front, Meredith and Andrew DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti) exploded. And although Mer started flirting with the gift of Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh), Cormac Hayes (Richard Flood), it is possible that things do not end with Andrew.
After their separation, Meredith admitted that she still loves Andrew. Then on Gray’s Anatomy At the end of season 16, Meredith accepted McWidow’s offer to get drinks somewhere. Although when he noticed Andrew experiencing a breakdown, Mer helped the former and drove him home.
Ellen Pompeo hints at what fans can expect from Meredith Gray in season 17 ‘Gray’s Anatomy’
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Of course, Gray’s Anatomy fans have been patiently waiting for the news on season 17. Showrunner Krista Vernoff previously hinted that the new season will start production soon. Although the shooting schedule could be reversed again due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).
However, it seems Gray’s Anatomy cast has started building hype around season 17. On August 5, Pompeo answered some questions from fans and confirmed that filming is expected to start soon. She also shared Debbie Allen (Catherine Fox) has already started “preparing”.
“The plan is to start within a few weeks, but there is no exact start date but @msdebbieallen is preparing,” Pompeo wrote on Twitter.
Pompeo then entertained fans with her thoughts on Meredith’s bow in Gray’s Anatomy Season 17.
“I can tell you about Meredith in season 17. it will be so worth the wait, “pompeo tweeted.
What the ‘Gray Anatomy’ team said about season 17
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Whatever happens to Meredith when Gray’s Anatomy back for season 17, Pompeo’s words about her character certainly indicate it will be worth watching. Meanwhile, other team members have expressed their thoughts on the upcoming scenarios of this season.
For one, Kevin McKidd (Owen Hunt) recently split Owen “there will be a ruined ball of reality thrown at him”. Kim Raver (Teddy Altman) then suggested that her character would have to function through her “trauma” in the new season. Vernoff also confirmed Gray’s Anatomy Season 17 will include the coronavirus pandemic. And when talking to Entertainment Tonight, Gianniotti asked how his character would deal with the current crisis.
“I think he thrives on chaos and he certainly proved that in past seasons when there are a lot of things going on, he progresses,” Gianniotti told Andrew. “It will definitely be a stressful situation. But I think an exciting one where he can really shine and then thrive.”
Clearly, there are many things when it happens Gray’s Anatomy Season 17 returns to ABC. But hopefully, we can take Pompeo’s word and it will be worth the wait. So stay tuned.
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