Will Alex survive the gunshot wound he suffered during the season finale?
Is a Post-It wedding legitimate, and will it be followed by a traditional one?
Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes tackles both of these subjects in her latest talk with EW. Here's what the show's executive producer has to say about 2010-11 on those fronts ...
On Post-It nuptials: “I deeply appreciate the fans and how much they care about Meredith and Derek, but as a woman and a human being and the mother of a girl, I just feel that this idea of someone in a big, white dress as the be-all, end-all of human existence is a terrible message.”
As close as we'll get to Mer walking down the aisle.
“I felt like Meredith and Derek’s choice to be together becomes a marriage of equals as opposed to some faux fairy tale. And while I love a good wedding, I felt like for Meredith, it was so counter to who she is as a human being. And I love the fact that Derek doesn’t need her to do it."
"I get why the fans want it; I’d probably want it too if I was just watching. But I literally feel sick every time think about Meredith in a big white poufy dress.”
Sounds like Post-It Wedding is all we're going to get!
On Alex: Overshadowed by so many other events May 20 was the fact that at the end of the Season 6 finale, he was still using a breathing tube. Are we sure he’s okay?
We are. “He lived,” Rhimes assures. “He [turned a corner].”