Grey's Anatomy Resurrects Another Dead Character: Watch the Trailer!

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Grey's Anatomy is in the middle of airing its darkest season ever.

Grey's Anatomy Season 17 has been tackling COVID-19 in more depth than any other medical drama, showcasing how physically and emotionally exhausted its characters are.

One of the most beloved characters was recently stabbed and died after surgery to save his life (RIP, DeLuca!).

Chyler Leigh Returns - Grey's Anatomy

It's been a difficult watch, for sure, but with Meredith in a coma, fans have been able to check back in with characters that died years ago.

In a new trailer for Grey's Anatomy Season 17 Episode Episode 10, airing April 1, Meredith meets with her half-sister, Lexie, on the beach that has served as the motif for the entire season.

The trailer is set to Anna Nalick's "2 AM (Breathe)" and teases the beach guest fans have apparently been waiting for.

Lex Smiles

A long-haired Lexie passes Meredith a towel. The sisters are then shown sitting on the beach, looking out to the water.

Meredith notes that she "likes it here," eliciting the following response from Lexie:

“Are you gonna stay?”

That's the big question for fans, especially since the series is possibly airing its final-ever season.

Still Finding Reasons - tall - Grey's Anatomy Season 17 Episode 1

We're no closer to finding out more about the beach setting, but at least it's showing Meredith finding some semblance of peace in the company of deceased characters.

Showrunner Krista Vernoff explained the beach's meaning to The Hollywood Reporter earlier this month, saying the writers intentionally kept it kind of vague.

"We've carefully designed that beach so that whatever your belief system is, that beach fits into it," she said.

"For me, that is a real place that exists in between; it's an in-between place where Meredith can hang out, and the dead people she loves can visit her. That's where it started. But not everybody believes in a life beyond this body."

Suited Up - Tall  - Grey's Anatomy Season 17 Episode 1

The series already brought T.R. Knight's George O'Malley and Patrick Dempsey's Derek Shepherd back for a beach appearance.

Sarah Drew is set to return as April for an episode, but given that the character survived her final episode of the show, she will probably have a storyline with Jackson, her baby daddy.

Have a look at the full trailer for Chyler Leigh's encore below.

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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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."

Arizona: Oh my God! I mean, I understand why you're into her. She's hot. Wait, she likes you?
Nathan: What? I mean, I'm going to try not to be offended at that.
Arizona: No, no, no. It's just that Derek was, Derek was epic for her. They were the great love story. I mean, that girl's heart beat for Derek Shepherd. It just, it never occurred to me that she would ever be with anyone else. He was perfect. He was everything. That man turned her world. It, I spooked you. Don't be spooked.