Shonda Rhimes Shares Her Thoughts On "Drowning On Dry Land"

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No question about it, Grey's Anatomy creator and executive producer Shonda Rhimes - who wrote "Walk On Water," this week's "Drowning On Dry Land" and next week's "Some Kind of Miracle" - is taking some heat over recent developments.

How could she kill Meredith? Is she forcing a dramatic story line just for the sake of dramatic story line? And what happens next?

Rhimes' thoughts are articulated on her official blog, which you can read here.

But here's an excerpt from her take on "Drowning On Dry Land" and Meredith in particular. Even though she died, which was really sad, at the same time, it was kind of cool, wasn't it? Take it away, Shonda...


So, yeah, that was Denny and Dylan.

I'm trying to be all casual about it.

Like I don't care.

Like, you know, Denny and Dylan, whatever. I'm cool, I'm good.

But I almost hugged Jeffrey Dean Morgan to death when he arrived on set. He was nice about it considering the restraining order he should have taken out against me during Season Two. I was glad to see him. And I was glad to see Kyle Chandler who was gracious enough to fly out here and film on one of his very few days off from the very well-written Friday Night Lights.

See, I miss Denny and Dylan. A lot. So it was nice to see them for a moment, wasn't it? Even if Meredith is dead?

You all have some pretty strong feelings about this. I've been reading your comments. Strong feelings. Which I respect. Grey's Anatomy is in its third season and we're doing something a little... different. It's about time we did.

Because, as I said when you shouted your horror about the Meredith-George sex, I remind you that we writers like to follow the characters here and we try very hard not to make story just to make story.

We like to have a point. Meredith being dead is about... well, you will see what it is about next week. She was in pain, this girl. And...

... okay, I don't want to talk about that. Meredith being dead at the end of this episode. I can't. Not yet.

Shonda Rhimes Shares Her Thoughts On "Drowning On Dry Land"

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I want thank you for a wonderful show and tell you how proud of you we as a BLACK COMMUNITY ARE, Great job!! My only request is that you write in more parts for BLACK DOCTORS AND NURSES interracials couples would be GREAT, SORRY THAT DR BURKE GOT FIRED Christina really needs him back, little Grey and Sloan need to get married and have little Sloanes.By the way that my maiden
name (Sloane) Best Wishes and Great Years to Come
ps My niece who is 9 wants tell you that she loves to ACT!!!!!


i agree with karen. we need some mcdreamy and mer sex!


i love all the suspense! It's so exciting and it gives me something to look forward to every week! Just please don't let Meredith die. She needs to be alive so Derek and her can be in love, get married and have little baby McDreamys!


fyi - ABC7 News this morning confirmed there will be a Greys Anatomy Spin off and Addison Sheppard will be the lead charcter!


I can stop thinking about Meredith,my sis and i are fanatics of this show, and last episode was just scary and emocional. We call each other every other day and we can't see the show with out her, she is like the maine one... the bottom line is that she can't die!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


please as i said we cant know if she lives or not.....when the episode ended on thursday could anyone tell here...if she really died or not?? thanks..i'm desperat...i think is the most incredible show that appeared on tv...


please....PLEASE.....don't kill meredith.....i'm from portugal...and i see the show enery thursday on fox life.....but here the show only is on second promo...and we are waiting for the 3º ...and the only thing i know is what happened to Mer... i can«t stop seing the episode on youtube...meredith can't die....okay she see's denny....but PLEASE...i beg....don't kill her....she is the main reason of the all show...


Great point of views of B/C I really do like them as well. I almost like everyone on the show but Izzie, Mark, Callie and George are not my preferred characters.
Izzie because she is so self content ans I hated her love story with Dennis so unreal.
Mark because he is a manwhore (know too many like him).
Callie is not my type of person never was never will.
George too girly in his reactions and over sensitive.
I probably will stop watching the show with the same intensity if Burke should leave the show. My passion has been going downhill since the ferry accidents I hate 3 parts episode I feel, like I said before, the victim of a manipulator and "that" guys I will never accept anymore. Next time that there are 2 or 3 part episodes I will wait to watch all of them together instead of having sleepless nights in Brussels......


There is no way Yang will stand by and let "her person" die. Yang is strong, gets what she wants...there is no way she will stand by and just say oh she's dead you did all you could...seriously. Did you see Yangs face when she was like do it again? Plus she is an amazing Doc, I think this will be a turning point in Cristina's career also


heey guys
here you can watch the preview for "some kind of miracle"


Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)

Burke was- He took something from me. He took little pieces of me, little pieces over time, so small I didn't even notice, you know? He wanted me to be something I wasn't, and I made myself into what he wanted. One day I was me Cristina Yang, and then suddenly I was lying for him, and jeopardizing my career, and agreeing to be married and wearing a ring, and being a bride. Until I was standing there in a wedding dress with no eyebrows, and I wasn't Cristina Yang anymore. And even then, I would've married him. I would have. I lost myself for a long time. And now that I'm finally me again, I can't. I love you. I love you more than I loved Burke. I love you. And that scares the crap out of me because when you asked me to ignore Teddy's page, you took a piece of me, and I let you. And that will never happen again.