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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Grey's Anatomy Quotes

MEREDITH: "You don't get to call me a whore. When I met you, I thought I had found the person that I was going to spend the rest of my life with. I was done! All the boys and all the bars and all the obvious daddy issues, who cares? I was done. You left me. You chose Addison. I'm all glued back together now. I make no apologies for how I chose to repair what you broke. You don't get to call me a whore."
DEREK: "This thing with us is finished. It's over."
MEREDITH: "Finally."
DEREK: "Yeah, it's done."
MEREDITH: "It is done."

Lexie: [narrating] Grief may be a thing we all have in common, but it looks different on everyone.
Mark: It isn't just death we have to grieve. It's life. It's loss. It's change.
Alex: And when we wonder why it has to suck so much sometimes, has to hurt so bad. The thing we gotta try to remember is that it can turn on a dime.
Izzie: That's how you stay alive. When it hurts so much you can't breathe, that's how you survive.
Derek: By remembering that one day, somehow, impossibly, you won't feel this way. It won't hurt this much.
Bailey: Grief comes in its own time for everyone, in its own way.
Owen: So the best we can do, the best anyone can do, is try for honesty.
Meredith: The really crappy thing, the very worst part of grief is that you can't control it.
Arizona: The best we can do is try to let ourselves feel it when it comes.
Callie: And let it go when we can.
Meredith: The very worst part is that the minute you think you're past it, it starts all over again.
Cristina: And always, every time, it takes your breath away.
Meredith: There are five stages of grief. They look different on all of us, but there are always five.
Alex: Denial.
Derek: Anger.
Bailey: Bargaining.
Lexie: Depression.
Richard: Acceptance.