The Next ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Station 19’ Crossover Is ‘Ridiculous,’ But At Least This Character Makes It Out Alive
The Grey’s Anatomy Season 16 fall finale on Nov. 21 left everyone floored. As per usual when it comes to the Shondaland series, no one is safe. But at least fans can look forward to the next Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19 crossover event when the two shows return in the new year. So what will happen in the two-hour special on Thursday, Jan. 23? There’s plenty to unravel in the next few weeks.
What happened in the ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ fall finale?
In the final episode of Grey’s Anatomy in 2019, titled “Let’s All Go to the Bar,” fans were left with multiple cliffhangers. Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) returns to Grey Sloan Memorial, where she receives Cristina’s (Sandra Oh) gift — the new Chief of Pediatrics, Cormac Hayes (Richard Flood).
Meanwhile, Jo (Camilla Luddington) brings — as in steals — an orphaned baby. And then to top it off, Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) finds out she might be pregnant with Owen’s (Kevin McKidd) baby. But just when Grey’s Anatomy fans thought they were in the clear, a car crashes into Joe’s Bar, trapping a group of fan-favorites inside.
From the looks of it, Jackson (Jesse Williams), Richard (James Pickens Jr.), Schmitt (Jake Borelli), Nico (Alex Landi), Helm (Jaicy Elliot), and Casey (Alex Blue Davis) are all trapped inside Joe’s. Ben and Captain Pruitt (Miguel Sandoval) from Station 19 are also present.
Then Grey’s Anatomy–Station 19 crossover trailer, most characters that are shown seem unharmed — minus Helm’s leg injury. But everyone involved seems to be in a panic, as the car crash itself isn’t what they’re worried about.
“We gotta get out of here before it collapses,” Helm says as the car breaks down into Joe’s. Yikes.
How will the ‘Station 19’ crossover affect the second half of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’?
“Everything is shaken up in this midseason finale. Every path we all thought we were going on is going to change drastically because of this disaster,” Borelli said. “I am just excited to see who pulls through and how their lives are changed because of it.”
The actor then hinted the aftermath of the crash could alter Schmitt’s relationships with his friends. For those of you who don’t remember, the character recently lost his Grey Sloan friends for being the one who reported Meredith’s insurance fraud to Bailey (Chandra Wilson). Borelli said:
We left [Schmitt] in one of his darkest moments. He’s been given the cold shoulder by all of his friends and confidants at the hospital. [He] is such a guy that loves humans and loves caring for humans and wants to make sure that everyone is OK. He’s in a difficult place right now where even his best friend has turned her back on him for what happened with him and Meredith. If everything pans out after this crash, it’s going to be interesting where he’s at in his headspace with all of his friends. This car accident is going to throw a lot of wrenches in a lot of the plans that any of these characters had.
Regardless, Borelli also revealed something we already know to expect — no one at Joe’s is safe.
“I would say anyone that stepped foot in that bar is in danger and it’s going to be a very stressful holiday break,” he said.
Jason George hints at what’s coming in the next ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Station 19’ crossover
Now, the Shondaland team must know how nervous fans are to see the Grey’s Anatomy–Station 19 crossover episodes. Merely three weeks after the fall finale aired, Entertainment Tonight released an interview with George, who teased what’s coming next. But if the final edit is anything like filming, it looks like the crossover is going to be wild.
“It’s a two-hour block that’s going to be ridiculous because it’s crazy to shoot,” George said. “I’ll tell you that everyday it’s like, ‘So where am I?’ They’re like, ‘Well, you’re at Grey’s in the morning and Station 19 and then you’re at Grey’s in the afternoon.”
The actor also noted that the Grey’s Anatomy–Station 19 crossover has been “fun,” with a “new level of sexy that’s coming in and a new level of danger.”
Nevertheless, George also confirmed his character, Ben, will come out of the crossover alive. So hopefully, there won’t be any “Mark Sloan (Eric Dane) got better and now he’s suddenly dying” nonsense within the crossover.
“I’m not going to say it but [Ben Warren] makes it out OK,” George said. But it seems everyone’s lives will still be in his hands. The actor added, “So we got to use all the skills — from doctors and firefighters to save everybody in the joint.”
That said, don’t get too comfortable. When Entertainment Tonight asked George whether Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19 could kill off two characters in the crossover, he didn’t exactly say no. In fact, George just brought up Shonda Rhimes. And quite frankly, despite her genius, George’s remarks doesn’t make us feel any better.
“She’s breaking people’s hearts,” he said. “That’s what she does!”
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