Grey's Anatomy Planning Special Meredith-Cristina Episode

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Meredith and Cristina have formed one of Grey's Anatomy's core relationships for years.

Now they're getting an episode unlike any other, according to creator Shonda Rhimes.

The standalone Grey's Anatomy Season 9 episode is just the story of Meredith and Cristina," Rhimes says. "It’s really going to be original. I don’t think we’ve ever told a story the way we’re telling a story in this episode.”

In typical Shonda fashion, she won't reveal specifics, saying only, “It’s not a regular episode. I won’t be able to explain what the gimmick is until I’ve seen it shot and we’ve decided on the visual style of it"

"But it is going to be fairly different.”


There's been no shortage of offseason buzz surrounding the ABC show, from Eric Dane's impending departure to Meredith's Nazi-like persona and even the promise of a wedding to come this season.

Who do you think will get married? Will Mark die out there or survive, only to move on from Seattle? And what type of Meredith-Cristina episode would you like to see? Share your comments below!

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That's because Meredith and Cristina are the best! A great friendship can be hard to come by. I love the Mer-Cristina moments. I say MORE :) But hey, to each their own.


I love Grey's but I can't say I will continue to watch faithfully if they kill or take Mark Sloan away after Lexie dies. I think these two are/were one of my favorite couples on this show. Yes I have more but each time they kill off more of the ones I love. I also know that's TV for ya but we rarely find any thing good to watch any we have with this show only to see it diminishing with each new season. Come on! Let's keep this show alive. Your fans need it.


Seriously, I can't wait for the Mer/Cris epi!! Jackson & April are minor characters, esp. April...they have enough air-time as it is. JMHO...thanks.


This sounds interesting. Will they both be in the same hospital though?
Meredith and Cris are core characters GA. Other characters will also get their SLs throughout S9 too it always evens out by the end of the season


I miss izzie so much wish they could bring her back for Alex that would be perfect.........


Sooo excited.
I feel like tears are gonna be shed looking back on their "person" relationship and all that they've been through.
It'd be cool if they show flashbacks and stuff


I love this! I love Mer and Cris's friendship and I think it will be interesting to see how this episode comes about.


I asked that same question LOL


@Chandelure i think that april and jackson were always supporting characters and thats why they were used to fill in holes in a story or to help make a storyline work. i do like that there is a mer-cristina episode because after the plane crash i think its what both characters need. also since they seem to be hinting at the show finishing with a 10th season, i think all the characters are going to eventually get their own airtime so that she can give all of them the proper closure, for her and the fans.


All characters get their time on screen, in the first seasons, it was mostly Meredith and the other interns + their dates. Season 6 was for a big part about the Mark/Lexie dynamic while season 7 focused mainly on Callie and Arizona. Its true that Jackson and April don't get much screen time, but at the same time, it's not the most interesting characters. Some of you said we see enough of Meredith and Cristina, which is true but I think it's good if there is a different approach, I like when they are special episodes, it brings new energy.

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Burke was- He took something from me. He took little pieces of me, little pieces over time, so small I didn't even notice, you know? He wanted me to be something I wasn't, and I made myself into what he wanted. One day I was me Cristina Yang, and then suddenly I was lying for him, and jeopardizing my career, and agreeing to be married and wearing a ring, and being a bride. Until I was standing there in a wedding dress with no eyebrows, and I wasn't Cristina Yang anymore. And even then, I would've married him. I would have. I lost myself for a long time. And now that I'm finally me again, I can't. I love you. I love you more than I loved Burke. I love you. And that scares the crap out of me because when you asked me to ignore Teddy's page, you took a piece of me, and I let you. And that will never happen again.