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Grey's Anatomy Season 8 Spoilers: Will Derek and Meredith Reconcile? Will Cristina Keep the Baby?

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While this is not the last season of Grey's Anatomy, it could well be the swan song for Patrick Dempsey and Ellen Pompeo, whose contracts are up at the end of the spring.

On that front, Shonda Rhimes is proceeding as if "everything's going to work out."

"I know both Patrick and Ellen are excited about the idea of continuing, but that doesn't mean everything's going to work," the executive producer tells TV Guide.

Either way, regarding Season 8, Rhimes has some good news for MerDer fans ...

Meredith-Derek Love

"While the couple ended last season apart thanks to the rift over the clinical trial, "we open the [first] episode with Derek working on their dream house."

"I would love to have them moving in around the end of the season."

The catalyst for their reconciliation? Shonda says, "Baby Zola is transformative for Meredith, and what happens will be painful, unexpected and wonderful."

As for Cristina's unplanned pregnancy, we'll know by the end of the September 22 season premiere whether or not she keeps the baby. Think she will?

Other story lines in the works for the coming Grey's Anatomy Season 8:

  • A giant sinkhole opens in a Seattle street during the two-hour premiere.
  • New chief resident April will likely lose her virginity ... but to whom?
  • We'll be introduced Jackson's mom, possibly played by Debbie Allen.
  • The continued declining health of Alzheimer's-stricken Adele Webber.
  • A Shepherd family reunion for Derek and his mother and sisters.

Thoughts on these Grey's Anatomy developments? Comment below!

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Omg one more week come on i am going crazy wating i think about it night and day even in school. I am 15 been watching it since i was 11 years old and i am still in love with it

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Omg I love GA ive been watchin this show since the begining can c wait until season 8 lol

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I really hope that this is not the last season of GA and that Patrick and Ellen continue the show. I love their characters and I don't think I would watch it if they weren't on the show anymore. I can relate to Merideth on many levels and I personally think she makes the show! I really hope Sloan and Lexie get back together! They are so adorable, and had so much chemistry it was like an explosion when they were together. I do not like her and Avery at all! There is no spark, no emotion, it's just like any other boring relationship. I am really glad that Bailey finally has somebody as well. She needed someone. I think kepner should get together with Alex! It would be an interesting twist. As for Christina, I think she should keep the baby! If she went through with an abortion, I would be severely upset. I love her and Owen and she needs to get her act together and not be so selfish.

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I would like to see Mark and Lexi get back together. There is excitement with the two of them and I just don't feel that with her and Avery. I would like Cristina to keep the baby but I don't believe she will.

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I'm actually nervous about this season. I love love love Christina and Owen together and I hope that in the end she keeps the baby. I wonder though how baby Zola is it? is going to affect Meredith? And in a good way? Even if Shepard isn't there? And for him to suggest adopting and then not be there for the baby is a Douche move to me. It's not the baby's fault ya know. I also would love to see Sloan and Lexi get back together. Her and Avery just don't work for me. The relationship I'm most curious about is that of Miranda and the nurse. I liked the other Dr better than this nurse guy, but I like seeing her in a relationship. As for Arizona and Callie, I simply love them and hope Lexi can become apart of their lil family if she gets back with Sloan. Actually that's gonna be interesting if that does happen. Oh the new season needs to start already!

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Well in the season 7 finale Christina was complaining about not feeling well, so I bet the same thing happens that did during her first pregnancy. Or she almost looses the baby then realizes she wants to keep it after almost looting it.

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I'm so excited for the 1st episode! I love Christina and Owen together, but I think that Christina will contine with the abortion, but at the last minute chicken out. She loves Owen so much, and I don't think that she would be able to go through with it. As for MerDer, I think that they shouldn't get back together right away (in the end they should be together), but in Dereks eyes what Merideth did was complety wrong! I also hope that Mark and Lexi get back together! She just makes Mark so happy. Maybe Derek's Mom will help them get back together! Season 8 looks AMAZING! =)

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I hope everything is going to work out for Derek and Meredith and Owen and Christina. I hope Christina keeps the baby (although there are already like A LOT of babies in the show now...). But more important: I really hope for a reunion between Mark and Lexie! And I think April and Jackson would be cute together!

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look forward to seeing Callie and Arizona on Greys Anatomy along with all of the other cast.

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I never respond to these threads because they are usually so ridiculous, but when people try to know law ... it's extra ridiculous. As a woman who knows Washington State law because I live in the state where I studied law and gained my degree, please look up a few things here in our beautiful state before you begin to pretend to understand anything here. Just because you're obsessed with Grey's, doesn't mean you know anything about the state where the show is supposed to take place.

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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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