‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Did the Show Foreshadow Another Devastating Death in the Crossover?

The last episode showed Grey’s Anatomy characters coming together after a traumatic event. But did it also foreshadow another character dying? Here is a theory about one of the last scenes with Jo Wilson (Camilla Luddington).

Someone died in the ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Station 19’ crossover

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The two shows crossed over on Nov. 11. Station 19 already teased that someone wouldn’t survive in the event.

“Things We Lost in the Fire” showed the station responding to an explosion. A gas line was hit and exploded in a neighborhood. It looked like the responders were going to make it out alive until one of the houses blew up. That second explosion killed Dean Miller (Okieriete Onaodowan).

The episode ended with Ben Warren (Jason George) working on Dean in the ambulance to Grey-Sloan. Grey’s Anatomy started with them showing up, and Dean was already announced dead.

Did the show foreshadow another devastating death in the crossover?

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Some fans guessed Dean wouldn’t survive. That’s because he was already in danger last season in “I Guess I’m Floating.” Dean jumps off a boat to save a man in the episode. Ben sees this happen, grabs a life vest, then jumps in to save them.

While they’re floating in the water, Dean is worried they won’t survive. He tells Ben that he wants him and Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson) to take care of his daughter, Pruitt, if something happens to him and Ben eventually agrees. Grey’s Anatomy ended with a similar interaction.

Jo was looking at her baby Luna outside of the hospital. Link (Chris Carmack) walks up to them with his baby, and Jo asks him a serious question.

“If I die, what happens to Luna?” she asks. “I get the penthouse, and Luna, Scout, and I buy an 80-inch ultra hi-def TV with your insurance money,” he jokes. “Link!” Jo says. “I got Luna,” he tells her. “That’s not even a question, OK? I’ve got her.” Jo thanked him, and they went home together.

This scene could show the realistic fear parents have once they see a child lose both parents. But the shows have foreshadowed future deaths with characters having this exact conversation.

Hopefully, the moment is to cement Jo and Link’s bond. But it could sadly mean something more.

Camilla Luddington was surprised Jo became a mom

Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey and Camilla Luddington as Jo Wilson talk at the front desk on 'Grey's Anatomy'
Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey and Camilla Luddington as Jo Wilson on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ | Bonnie Osborne/ABC via Getty Images

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Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) left the show in season 16. Luddington knew her character would have to start over, but she was surprised to find out that meant she’d have a kid.

“Initially, I was thinking maybe she’s going to have a donor,” she told Entertainment Weekly. “But when they told me the story I thought it was just so beautiful. I was happy she did get to become a mom, and I think it really influenced her wanting to be an OB and deliver babies. This part of her journey with [her new child] Luna, I love it so much for her.”

This is the actor’s tenth season. The actor said she still finds the show “exciting,” so it doesn’t sound like she’s ready to move on any time soon.