‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 17: Ellen Pompeo Teases Meredith Grey’s Return

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Grey’s Anatomy followers are prepared for Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) to grace their TV screens when the ABC medical drama returns for its 17th season. The Shondaland collection wrapped final season with a mere 21 episodes after being lower quick unexpectedly. This left viewers with a multitude of unfastened strings that have to be addressed when the present comes again. Then not too long ago, Pompeo teased what’s subsequent for Meredith in Grey’s Anatomy Season 17. And her feedback will make any fan excited.

How did ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 16 finish for Meredith Grey?

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Meredith had fairly the journey in Grey’s Anatomy Season 16. At the beginning of the brand new cycle, the main character confronted penalties for committing insurance coverage fraud. She was sentenced to court-ordered neighborhood service. But when she missed out on just a few hours and failed to look at courtroom as a result of Zola was sick, Meredith was despatched to jail. 

Meredith additionally nearly misplaced her medical license. However, she was saved by her particular person, Alex Karev (Justin Chambers), who introduced in a sea of colleagues and sufferers that vouched for the final surgeon both in particular person or in writing. 

Meanwhile, Meredith stated goodbye to Alex and have become her personal particular person. Then on the romantic entrance, Meredith and Andrew DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti) broke up. And though Mer began flirting with Cristina Yang’s (Sandra Oh) present, Cormac Hayes (Richard Flood), it’s attainable issues aren’t over with Andrew. 

Following their break up, Meredith admitted she nonetheless cherished Andrew. Then within the Grey’s Anatomy Season 16 finale, Meredith accepted McWidow’s provide to get drinks collectively someday. Though when she seen Andrew experiencing a breakdown, Mer helped her ex and took him dwelling.

Ellen Pompeo hints what followers can anticipate from Meredith Grey in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 17

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Of course, Grey’s Anatomy followers have been patiently ready for information on season 17. Showrunner Krista Vernoff beforehand hinted the brand new season will start manufacturing quickly. Though the filming schedule may nonetheless be pushed again because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

Nevertheless, it appears the Grey’s Anatomy forged is beginning to construct hype round season 17. On Aug. 5, Pompeo answered just a few fan questions and confirmed filming is anticipated to start quickly. She additionally shared Debbie Allen (Catherine Fox) has already began “prepping.”

“The plan is to start in a few weeks but don’t have an exact start date but @msdebbieallen is prepping,” Pompeo wrote on Twitter.

Pompeo then teased followers along with her ideas on Meredith’s arc in Grey’s Anatomy Season 17. 

“I can let you know about Meredith in season 17…. she’s going to be so well worth the wait,” Pompeo tweeted. 

What the ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ group has stated about season 17

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Whatever occurs to Meredith when Grey’s Anatomy comes again for season 17, Pompeo’s remarks about her character definitely point out it’ll be price watching. Meanwhile, different members of the group have voiced their ideas about upcoming storylines this season. 

For one, Kevin McKidd (Owen Hunt) not too long ago shared Owen will “have a wrecking ball of reality dumped on him.” Kim Raver (Teddy Altman) then recommended her character might want to work via her “trauma” within the new season. Vernoff additionally confirmed Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 will cowl the coronavirus pandemic. And when talking with Entertainment Tonight, Gianniotti puzzled how his character would take care of the present disaster.

“I think he thrives in chaos and he certainly proved that in past seasons that when there’s a lot going on, he steps up,” Gianniotti stated of Andrew. “This is going to be an obviously stressful situation. But I think an exciting one where he can really shine and then thrive.”

Clearly, there’s quite a bit happening when Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 returns to ABC. But hopefully, we will take Pompeo’s phrase and it’ll be well worth the wait. So keep tuned.

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