If there is anything Gray’s anatomy taught us by the beginning of the 17th season, we can never say there are no more tricks on his finger. From the clever handling of COVID-19 to the surprising appearance of Patrick Dempsey’s late Derek Shepherd, the season has not paused to take a breath. And according to the preview of the episodes that appear, it won’t stop soon!
Meredith has COVID-19, and while doctors at Gray Sloan Memorial Hospital are working to save her life, she dreams of her late husband and emotional beach encounters. Derek didn’t say much to his wife other than teasing him, telling him he loved him, and trying to make him understand that they wouldn’t be able to reunite yet. “When you’re ready, I’ll be right there,” she tells the woman, suggesting that while Meredith may be ill for now, it’s not her time to join her in the afterlife. But that doesn’t mean Meredith won’t make the most of the “forced” time. The next episode presents another recurring character from Meredith’s past that gives her some sort of joy or wisdom as the last episode of Dempsey’s return approaches.
But like some Gray’s fans have found it appears to have a handful of actors who may reappear according to IMDB. We can’t say for sure if any of them will actually come back or just mention them by the way, but if they do show up, we have some ideas on how and why it might all sink. And while Meredith is unlikely to die this season, she is do the show seems to be putting together a star-filled guest list for its last hurray. Read on for our ideas on who’s back for Season 17!