Grey’s Anatomy returned to ABC with season 12 last month, and the series has managed to reboot itself after the death of Derek Shepherd last season. That move angered many fans, and some wondered if the series would drop in the ratings and be cancelled by ABC this season because of the drastic decision made by Shonda Rhimes.
Season 12 of Grey’s Anatomy has added some new faces and a lighter tone. It is not showing any signs of ending, but that has not stopped some members of the cast talking about the end of the series and where they would like to see their characters end up.
Many of the stars of the series are hoping for happy endings. This is not always guaranteed on this ABC series. Derek Shepherd is not the only character to leave the series as the result of a shocking death. T.R. Knight, Chyler Leigh, and Eric Dane all ended their time of the series by having their characters die.
What do some of the members of the cast want for the end of their time on the series?
Check out some of the cast comments below. More can be found at The Hollywood Reporter.
Chandra Wilson: It’s changing for her because initially it was having her family and pursuing her dreams. She’s kind of gotten all of that now. So I think it’s time for her to have some new dreams and goals.
Jessica Capshaw: It would be so lovely for Arizona, having gone through a plane crash and divorce, to get to a place where she genuinely knew who she wanted and was able to figure out how to love and be loved in a really truthful way. Callie and Arizona are in the most amazing place. Part of the reason they have to go through so many different “this isn’t working out moments” is because until you knew that it really wasn’t working out — and you don’t champion them being together anymore — you weren’t going to be able to let go of it. Now, you know that they are not good together as they are now. Hopefully that will lend some air and space to them being happy for each other going forward.
Sara Ramirez could not decide what she wanted for her character, but she did give some insights into the journey her character has traveled down since she joined the series in season two.
I think that’s still to be discovered. Her life is continuing to evolve in a way that she didn’t necessarily expect but it could be about love but it could also be about her career and profession. How does a mother who is at the top of her game professionally pursue her true bliss if she feels it’s not there? Does she? Has she really captured her true bliss? Does she know what that is? Is that Sophia? Is it in a loving, romantic committed relationship? Is it in some way pursuing something new and different in her profession as a surgeon? Is it beyond that? She’s exploring new love and it’s a hot dating situation and there’s some unexpected twists and turns as always. They do it brilliantly and it’s in a way that affects a lot of people.
It is not known when this series will end. Jessica Capshaw signed a new contract that would keep her on the series through season 15 earlier this year. That is not always a guarantee though. Patrick Dempsey departed the series in the middle of his two-year contract.
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