Shonda Rhimes: Watch What Happens

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Shonda Rhimes speaks! The Grey's Anatomy creator and executive producer posted some thoughts on last night's premiere on her official blog. But basically, she's content letting this terrific episode speak for itself - and telling us we ain't seen nothin' yet ...


So Derek got dead, Mer and Cristina got old together, and Izzie showed Denny her prom dress.

Such is the stuff of dreams.  Which was kind of my theme. For this episode.  And this season. Dreams. And whether or not they come true.

This is Season Five, people.

We, the writers, we call it our all in, go for broke season. We’re like the Chief – the bar has been raised and we’re the ones raising it. For us, Grey's Anatomy is new again. Full of chances and possibilities. Our characters are new again, starting fresh. We’re hopeful again.

And we’re enjoying being hopeful. All the rules are changing.

I know you are wondering, “Okay, what does this mean?” And I could tell you. But I’d rather you watch and see for yourselves.

Watch what happens with Meredith and Derek, Cristina and that guy Owen, Callie and Erica, Bailey, the Chief, George, Lexie, Mark, Izzie and Alex.

All the clues for this season are right there in this first episode. Nothing happens without a reason. Every line of dialogue has a point.

At least, I hope it does. I’m pretty tired but I think I’m right.

That’s all I’m going to say. Because we’re shooting the eighth episode right now. And I’ve got to get to the set to watch a scene being filmed.

So you’ll have more to watch.

I’ll try to write more later. Thanks for sticking with us. We’re going to do our damnedest to make it worth your while.

The bar has been raised, people. Consider yourselves on notice.

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i hate Callie and Erica being togther. It's not that I have a problem with homosexuality its that I don't want to watch it. Many of my friends are unable to continue to watch the series because of this couple. Many viewers will be lost if this pair is continued on the show.


I had some complaints with the episode but i still LOVED it as i will always love the show. you guys are being a little harsh. It was suspensful, funny, and still the best TV show in the entire world!


I hate how Mark is so mean with George and all the men on this show are. He is worth so much more than those losers, what gives them the right to talk to him that way? I wish he would sock them.


I want Gizzie but I can wait for them. Gexie and mcStizzie would be good distractions in the emanwhile. But Mark and Lexie? Eww, for the love of God, make it stop. And Alex and Izzie? I don't think I ever hated a couple that much. Her being a good person doesn't mean she has to act like a battered wife with Alex? The guy abuses women.


Oh God, why can't George win the girl and keep her once in a while? he and Izzie were amazing, and I want them togetehr so badly I could cry. I also like him with Lexie though and now she will dump him for Mark, another jerk. Why can't George ever keep the girl? I want either Gizzie or Gexie, but not Mark and Lexie and definitely not Alex and Izzie. Those two are so bad they make me puke in my mouth. If they don't give George some love and happiness, I am done. Enough with the great guy losing to the jerk guys!


I had to say one thing about this show that never ceases to amaze me. It just keeps getting worse & worse.


That's two hours of my life I'm never getting back! I told my husband half way through that we were witnessing the proverbial "jumping of the shark" as it happened. From the beginning sequence, Meredith whines to the point of being horribly irritating; like fingers on a chalk board. If these were real people, I would avoid her at all costs, and would advise McDreamy to run away as fast as he could - and to never look back!" Although, it would appear that character has been lobotomized since last season. Waiting outside the emergency room door - hoping for a tragedy? How disgusting was that? The attitudes and demeanors of Hahn, Kristina and McSteamy are equally annoying and unlikable. And, the manner in which the budding relationship between Hahn and Callie was introduced was ridiculously comical and nauseating. It was a cheesy way to introduce the latest token TV gay couple; and a total insult to homosexuals as a whole. Didn't someone once get fired from this show for the same offense? And the worst thing, the personalities of the two characters that were once the most likeable, sweet and quirky of them all, Izzy and George, have been watered down to such an extent that they seem to have OD'ed on Prozac; zombies with barely a remnant of what they once were. I couldn't help but think that, with the juveniles on staff at this hospital, they were lucky to get a #12 rating. On a scale of 1 - 100, the premier barely gets a 5 in my estimation. I doubt that I will tune in again to see if it gets better. The story lines introduced for the coming season failed to pique my interest or leave much hope for improvement.


Shonda, this premier CODED!!! Where did the EXTRAORDINARY OF IT ALL go??? I get that Mer has no north star to guide her in the relationship area but she made damn good progress in the finale through her own efforts. I don't get why in this premier she couldn't sit and revel in the fact that she did something extraordinary on her own, without Cristina. Shouldn't she be giving herself more credit and being all "I FINALLY DID IT Cristina!"? Seriously! And SGH is on the 12th spot? Seriously?! Where did the EXTRAODRINARY OF IT ALL go?


Seriously... If you're a devoted fan of Grey's anatomy you should love this episode..... Come on.. There were so many new things to work with.. I loved it! Absolutely loved it.. There were moments where I laughed so hard especially when Cristina's having her 'dream' about how Meredith and her will grow old together.. And when Izzie was dreaming about how she got to show Denny her dress I teared up... I LOVE this show! and I think this 1. episode was fantastic and I can't wait to see what happens next!


I'm all for Mark/Izzie as well - something completely fresh and new, could work out really well for both characters (and what a good-looking couple they'd be!)


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.