Grey's Anatomy Scoop: Shonda Rhimes on Dream House, Cast "Graduation" & More

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Grey's Anatomy creator, executive producer and show-runner Shonda Rhimes took the stage, fittingly, during An Evening with Shonda Rhimes & Friends at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences this week.

What did she reveal about the hit medical drama?

With cast members Ellen Pompeo and Sandra Oh (plus Private Practice stars Taye Diggs and KaDee Strickland) on hand, Shonda touched on another of buzzed-about subjects from the Grey's world. Such as ...

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  • The dream house, which is apparently not happening. Not right away, anyway. Shonda said at one point that we'd have us a house by the end of the season, but it looks like it became a casualty of the upcoming season finale re-write. As recently as a few days ago, they were getting the house by season's end. No longer.
  • The future of the "Class of 2012" is unclear, due to the cast's contract situations, and Shonda is writing that into the show in a sense, as the interns we met in 2005 are graduating to full-blown attendings. "They are going to become attendings, they have to take their boards, they have to interview for jobs all over the country. We don't know where people are going to end up in that sense," she says. There's this very nostalgic sense that something is being lost for all of them." Talk about art imitating life.
  • The outlook for Owen and Cristina is equally murky, and has been trending in that direction for awhile. "If you take a look and go back for years, you can see places where things were glossed over, decisions were made out of haste," Sandra Oh says. "The question of where they are going, what I can say in a very general but truthful way, is that hopefully they are going to a place that is truthful for both characters, that is not am immediately solvable situation. So we're going to be in this storyline for a bit."
  • The funniest moments of the season are still to come. Her words.

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Some residents may fare better than others during their boards. "Meredith is dealing with a crisis while she is taking the boards," Pompeo told THR. "Something happens to Meredith during the boards that really gets in the way of her taking the test and her passing."
It is never safe to assume Meredith is gonna be ok. Looks like she might be the one with the nose bleed during the boards.


Seriously how long do the fans have to endure the Cristina/Owen storyline. It has been ALL SEASON LONG!!!!


Sad about the dream house.
All of the original interns will graduate. I think Jackson will fail.
I couldn't give a rats about Owen and Cristina anymore. We get it - they've got issues. But these issues have just been dragging on for far too long. It get it, as this does happen to real couples after a lot of time has past, but it's just made me hate their relationship.

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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.


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."

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