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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Decease striken Adele could survive healty Meredith could die.


Apparently Sarah Drew's pregnant. Another big thing to deal with this year. Question if they make her preg on cast (though I'm not sure), who'll be the father??!


MerDer will def reconcile, I cant go through another season of them bickering. I think Derick will realize that Mer did it for her basically Dad(Richard, we all know he's the father figure in her life).
As for Cristina. She will want to have an abortion, but Owen will fight it. Possibly even going to court about it(probably losing because the judge would see that their schedules aren't right for a baby but by then Cristina will be too far along in her pregnancy that she couldn't get one) but this will cause a major tiff in their relationship. Owen is probably my favorite guy character(other than George R.I.P.) and he needs to find himself a better woman.
I really could care less about Avery.


Christina did not get an abortion with Burke's baby. It was an ectopic pregnancy which resulted in losing the baby. I hope that Meredith and Derek stay together, and on the show. The show will not go on without either one of them. I hope Christina keeps the baby or gives it to Owen. I agree with the person that says they hope Callie gets with Mark. I like Arizona, but CAllie and Mark belong together.


If you remember Christina got an abortion with Burkes baby so obviously Shonda can do an abortion scene


Can't wait to see dark and twisty Meredith transform into a Mom and I hope Derek forgives her so he can witness it first hand. As for Cristina, I hope she doesn't keep the baby because she doesn't want it. I don't think she should do it for Owen - that child will be miserable with a mother than didn't/doesn't want him/her. Please allow Cristina to remain Cristina.


Now that Sarah Drew has confirmed her pregnancy, does anyone think that when April loses her virginity she will wind up pregnant on the show?


i think derek neices and nephews are playd by boys= Kenton Duty,Roshon Fegan,Adam Irigoyen,Davis Cleveland, Avan Jogia. girls= Victoria Justice,Miranda Cosgrove,Jennette McCurdy,Zendaya Coleman,
Bella Thorne,


Derek and Meredith should be together or all of the past seasons meant nothing, they are great together. As for continuing the show without them, THERE IS NO SHOW WITHOUT THEM. There is no other characters great enough to take that on. Don't get me wrong I love Christina, Bailey, and Richard, but they are not the show, Meredith is, without her it would not be anything, not even if they continued on with Lexie being the Grey, she's is not that interesting. Even though I hated season 7, I still will see what season 8 has to offer.


well first i would like to say if you are a true greys fan you should never be didappointed with anything shonda writes or what happens to any of the couples because i truely am and i think its great i loved the singing episode and i love callie but i hate arizona i hope they break up and callie gets with mark, i hate derek and meredith together they dont make a good couple i think they should stay apart and i think and hope christina keeps her baby she is my favorite and an awesome surgeon but this will make her better her and owen are the best couple on there :)

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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.