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Shonda Rhimes Discusses "Walk On Water"

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On her official blog, Grey's Anatomy creator and executive producer Shonda Rhimes - who wrote "Walk On Water" as well as the second and third parts of this three-episode extravaganza - talks a little bit about it.

Shonda's full thoughts on the episode can be viewed by following the link above. Here's an excerpt about "Walk On Water" and specifrically Meredith, in which Rhimes explains some of the symbolism involved, and swears she didn't just throw our girl off a pier for no reason.

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Shonda Rhimes Discusses "Walk On Water"I, like McDreamy, have a thing for ferry boats.

Ferry boats are awesome and, in fact, very safe. Ferry boats are amazing.

Ferry boats are a metaphor for Meredith, you know.

What I was interested in was Meredith and how she was doing after being hurt by her mother. And the devastation of the ferry boat was the best way to physicalize Meredith's pain.

The little girl? She's also a metaphor for Mer. A motherless lost girl who can't speak for herself and disappears? Okay, that's too obvious. But you all know Meredith's been doing a dance with death for some time. Y'all know that if you've been watching. She's dark, our girl. She's dark and twisty. And I worry about her.

Now, I'm really worried about her because she's in the water and I want to be clear with you: I don't put people in the water for no reason. Meredith's got issues, she's got serious Mommy issues and she's broken and she's in the water.

I killed Denny (Jeffrey Dean Morgan).

I blew up Dylan (Kyle Chandler).

I'm not entirely playing by the rules of TV here.

There's a point. And it's coming. [I have my] fingers and toes crossed that it works.

Because what happens next... well, just wait and see.

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This is really cool… I want to improve my memorable architect I have read a good joke in internet ;) What do sea monsters eat for lunch? Fish and ships. Lets talk about something interesting!

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I read some of the posts and I think it is a great site. Are you ignoring my detail sergeant I have a nice joke. What time is it when the clock strikes 13? Time to get the clock fixed. I want to have a good time, Lets speack about something interesting!

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I think she will die, but she will remain on the show as an angel type person, talking in third person, and about the other interns lives.

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This is by far the best show ever! lol. I dont think, and hope not, that meredith will die because she is the main character. Plus it is called 'GREYS anatomy'. They cant let her die, I totally think Derek and possible Christina will save her, THEY HAVE TOOOO!!! ahhh best show everrrrrr

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PLEASE DO NOT KILL MEREDITH OR ANY OF THE MAIN CHARACTERS!!!! THEY ALL MAKE THE SHOW. THIS IS THE ONLY SHOW I STOP EVERYTHING TO WATCH. IN THE PAST, I DID NOT WATCH MUCH TV. THIS SHOW IS MY ONE GUILTY PLEASURE. I HAVE A SEVERELY DISABLED CHILD AND THIS IS A GREAT ESCAPE. I LOVE HAPPY ENDINGS.

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How do u know that spoiler?

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I love Mer. If she dies, it would be very difficult to watch the show again. The crew is amazing together and perfect. They all are special in their own ways. It's like killing off one of the main characters from FRIENDS. You just don't do it. Some things are irreplaceable. The show would be missing something without her.

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MEREDITH DOES NOT DIE!!!! DOES THAT MAKE ALL YOU GUYS FEEL BETTER!!!! ....MEREDITH WILL BE REVIVED!!!! MEREDITH'S MOM IS THE ONE WHO WILL HAVE PERMANANT DEATH!!!!
I REPEAT: MEREDITH WILL NOT DIE!!! SHE WILL BE BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE!!!!
REVIVED MEANS=BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE AND THATS MEREDITH
YOU CAN REPLY BACK
THANKS

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HOW COULD U KILL MEREDITH? IM honestly hurt by this and its sad bc ive grown to love her characater. Although i understand the whole ferry boat/lil girl connection...why does she have to DIE? isnt that a lil drastic? I honestly believe the show will no do as well with her gone, I for one will definately stop watching....bad choice Shonda As for me, back to watching E.R. Thur. nights cause if she dies im boycotting Greys

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I hoping for the best that merediths mom will die....the show can live without her..i know it would make people very unhappy but....you can understand more then not.

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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)

There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.

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