Shonda Rhimes on "A Change is Gonna Come"

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You've heard from our staff members in the Insider's weekly round table, and you've heard each other's views in our forum. But what does producer - and writer of the season premiere - Shonda Rhimes have to say about this memorable episode?

On her official blog, Rhimes has posted her thoughts regarding "A Change is Gonna Come." Follow the link below for the full version. Excerpts below.

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Shonda Rhimes on "A Change is Gonna Come"

So... change. Change is good. Change is everything.

Change is also what's in the stomach of that guy who can't stop eating weird crap.

Welcome to Season Four. SEASON FOUR. I can't believe we made it this far. We're proud to have made it this far. Let me tell you, Season Three was not easy for anybody and we're glad to have it behind us. It's all new dawn, new day over here and people are happy as freaking pie about it.

The interns are residents now, with interns of their own. Except for George, poor George.

He's stuck repeating his intern year. He's a repeater. And it's not easy being a repeater. It pretty much sucks being a repeater. He's the only who hasn't gone through any change when we begin the episode. But by the end, he has.

He tells Izzie that he loves her too. Which takes guts. Because he knows what he is getting into. He's a married man, he's a married man with a great wife, and he never intended to be a married man who loved another woman.

Man, is he in for some change. I've been reading the boards. I know how a lot of y'all feel about the George-Izzie of it all. But stay tuned because it gets really interesting. And funny. And sad. And I'm pretty sure what comes is unexpected.

Meredith and Derek are "broken up" by the end of this first episode. But what does that really mean? Especially when break up means break up sex?

Are they really apart? Poor Meredith can't quite deal with all that is expected of her in this relationship but they love each other, they really truly love each other and so… how much can they really be broken up?

I gotta say, I'm really rooting for the two of them to make it. For Mer to get her act together and learn to trust someone. Someone other than Cristina. Whom she honeymooned with. That was my favorite detail.

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I would love to take Shonda out for a drink and pick her brain. She is sooo fascinating

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)

When we say things like "people don't change" it drives scientist crazy because change is literally the only constant in all of science. Energy. Matter. It's always changing, morphing, merging, growing, dying. It's the way people try not to change that's unnatural. The way we cling to what things were instead of letting things be what they are. The way we cling to old memories instead of forming new ones. The way we insist on believing despite every scientific indication that anything in this lifetime is permanent. Change is constant. How we experience change that's up to us. It can feel like death or it can feel like a second chance at life. If we open our fingers, loosen our grips, go with it, it can feel like pure adrenaline. Like at any moment we can have another chance at life. Like at any moment, we can be born all over again.

Meredith