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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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Jackson and Lexie? i dont think so, SLEXIE look great together , they have the chemistry. So what if they have a big age gap? it's nice to see mark sloan to have the good guy image because of his undying love for lexie that made him a better person. It would be great to see them married and have a baby :)

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It's a simple answer
1> Will Cristina Keep the Baby?
yes, of course, she'll keep it, just beacuse Cri loves owen and Owen loves Cri 2> Will Derek and Meredith Reconcile?
they will be, just because Mer/Der love each other and all their fans want to see the happy ending before 2 actors leave GA

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I think all of the characters have been progressing in their own personal lives and as the people that they are. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that Christina will have their baby. She loves Owen & while it is not means for the judge to rule in favor of a divorce, their is nothing stopping him from permanently seperating with her. And as he feels, if there is no partnership, there is no marriage. The least she could do, is give it some time and consideration. Can't wait to see who April finally loses her virginity too. I think she would be cute with Avery

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I think all of the characters have been progressing in their own personal lives and as the people that they are. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that Christina will have their baby. She loves Owen & while it is not means for the judge to rule in favor of a divorce, their is nothing stopping him from permanently seperating with her. And as he feels, if there is no partnership, there is no marriage. The least she could do, is give it some time and consideration. Can't wait to see who April finally loses her virginity too. I think she would be cute with Jackson Avery. Plus it already seems that Lexie could end up back with Sloan. Whoever it is, hopefully its a good one.

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I think Shonda is wanting a SL of a married woman who doesn't want a baby

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i hope meredith and derek have sex at the reuion?

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I hope Cristina chickens out in the last minute; i think it'd be interesting for us to watch her trying to calm down a crying baby...

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Kate, Owen can not go to court to fight against Cristina having an abortion. He has no legal rights over anything like this. Legally, the woman doesn't even have to inform the man, even if they are married. If he took her to court they would laugh him off the stand.

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I just can't see Cris would have changed her mind about having an abortion. Shonda has already stated that she's not sure whether Crowen will work things out,to me that suggests there's no baby. I'm sad we don't get to see Der finding out that Mer has taken home Zola, or how MerDer patch things up after Der's disappearing act! What would cheer me up would be that the overstayers in Mer's house, LexKepnerAvery, would realise MerDer have a baby to bring up and now is time to move out. I'm just thinking Shonda is not wanting to dismantle Mer's house as a set. Mer's transformation to Zola's mom may make us aware again how neglected Mer was as child. Mer's confident in surgery but being around babies is unknown territory. Must make sure I've got plenty of tissues ready when I watch this

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After the death of Meredith Sheperd will return to his family in New York -that will be the reunion.

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)

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.

Meredith
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