Grey's Anatomy Spoilers: A Series in Transition

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Just two months remain until the Season 6 premiere of Grey's Anatomy, and its creator Shonda Rhimes is already working on a contingency plan in case Ellen Pompeo's pregnancy does not allow the show's title character to return to the set right away.

Or at all.

Pompeo's situation, along with what happened last season with T.R. Knight, have the Grey's Anatomy show-runner wondering how she's going to keep the series intact this year.

One thing she is talking about: "stand-alone" episodes.

Could the show go on without the woman who puts the Grey in Grey's Anatomy? What about the series' leading man, Patrick Dempsey? With contracts up at the end of this season, all possible scenarios are on the table and nothing taken for granted.

What other changes are in store when the show returns for its new season? Follow the link to read more about what Shonda Rhimes calls a "transitional" Grey's Anatomy Season 6 ...

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Grey's Anatomy Quotes

MEREDITH: "You don't get to call me a whore. When I met you, I thought I had found the person that I was going to spend the rest of my life with. I was done! All the boys and all the bars and all the obvious daddy issues, who cares? I was done. You left me. You chose Addison. I'm all glued back together now. I make no apologies for how I chose to repair what you broke. You don't get to call me a whore."
DEREK: "This thing with us is finished. It's over."
MEREDITH: "Finally."
DEREK: "Yeah, it's done."
MEREDITH: "It is done."

You get to a point in your life when you realize you have more yesterdays than tomorrows.

Richard