‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season Finale Scoop: A Beloved Character Will Die

A few days ago, creator of  Grey’s Anatomy Shonda Rhimes tweeted a quote by Kurt Vonnegut: 

“Be a Sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them – in order that the reader may see what they are made of.

You know what that means, right? A beloved character will die! She says that the quote gave her courage to kill a character we all love and care for in the season finale of Grey’s Anatomy, which will premiere on May 17.

Rhimes tells TV Guide, “A lot of our writers were crying, which is a very rare thing. There’s some really shocking, horrible moments.” She says this tragedy will be worse than Season 6 when the gunman opened fire. Whoa! That was such a sad finale; if this will be worse, I can’t even contemplate that…

Shonda does think that fans will be angry at the death, she says, “I’ve been sitting with my head in my hands for days. I understand the choice I made, but it scares me how fans are going to react.” 

I’m scared already. The season finale will have a dangerous situation where the doctors have to leave the hospital fighting to stay alive while trying to save their peers; Ben and Bailey make a decision; Teddy gets a tempting offer; Richad plans a dinner for the residents.

It won’t be all sadness though GA fans! We will get to finally see Derek and Meredith’s dream house, Mark and Lexie will have “beautiful moments”, and Ben and Bailey get very romantic-al. 

As to who will be dying? She can’t give any hints. But, she did say that she cannot discuss whether Patrick Dempsey and Ellen Pompeo will return. When asked about what will happen to Callie and Arizona, she refused to comment! Oh no, is that a hint? I can’t even begin to think about who will die… Although I have a bad feeling that it may be Derek (Patrick Dempsey). I think because I remember reading somewhere a few months ago about how he will not be returning to the show. It may have been a rumor, but rumors start from somewhere, right? It really could be anyone! But it will definitely be someone we have all come to love and care for, so be ready to mourn people!

Which beloved character do you think Shonda Rhimes will kill off in the season finale?