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Spoilerphobes, this post is not for you. This is big "Grey's Anatomy" stuff — bigger than that other spoileriffic tidbit I posted last week. Consider yourselves warned. You can find out what it is and join my guessing game about what it means if you

Kristin Veitch, E!'s TV queen, says someone's going to die on "Grey's" before the three-part episode that started last week is over. She says it's someone we love: "someone huge, someone important, someone you'd think they'd never kill off." She later calls it "the one thing you think they'd never do."

Obviously this could be an exaggeration, but let's take it at face value. Meredith did tumble into the water at the end of last week's episode. I was sure she'd be just fine — after all, we'd already see a man pull himself out of the water from that same spot — but now I wonder: Could she really die? Here's how I handicap the "Grey's Anatomy" Death Watch:

Meredith
Chance of death: Fifty-fifty
Shonda says people don't go in the water for no reason, and killing off the eponymous character would certainly be one thing the show would never do. Still, my bet is that Meredith appears to die, but it's not real — sort of like that first time Nate Fisher died on "Six Feet Under." No Meredith, no show ... I think.

Burke
Chance of death: Unlikely
It would resolve that whole gay-bashing situation, but that seems too easy. Plus, the man was already shot; I doubt they'd make him the focus of another medical emergency.

Cristina
Chance of death: Unlikely
I can't think of a single good reason to lose her now.

Derek
Chance of death: Likely
That would be interesting, wouldn't it? Derek was yammering last week about being Meredith's "knight in shining whatever." He could go into the water and pull her out, saving her but somehow killing himself. Totally soap-opera, but also totally plausible. It also meets the "someone huge, someone important" criteria without killing off the title character.

George
Chance of death: Unlikely
There was a rumor floating around that T.R. Knight wanted off the show, but it's been pretty well shot down by now. Besides, I doubt the writers would kill off another O'Malley this season.

Callie
Chance of death: Unlikely
See above. She's an O'Malley now, and I think the remaining O'Malleys are safe.

Ellis Grey
Chance of death: Very likely
1) She's about to have heart surgery. 2) Meredith would always regret losing their last chance to talk (provided Mere lives, of course). 3) She's a guest star. I hesitate only because her death wouldn't be shocking; in fact, it's exactly what I'd expect "Grey's" to do.

Richard
Chance of death: Likely
He's retiring anyway, and his death would make the race for chief even more urgent. Having him die in the middle of a crisis would reveal who steps up and takes charge.

Izzie
Chance of death: Unlikely
Izzie's spent so much time clawing her way back that I don't see her going anywhere now. Though her death would pave the way for the "Izzie Stevens/Denny Duquette Memorial Clinic."

Alex
Chance of death: Unlikely
He's just done a good deed, and he's grown a lot this season. He should be safe.

Mark
Chance of death: Unlikely
I know a lot of "Grey's" fans who wouldn't mind seeing him offed, but I think he's around for the long haul — especially after the brief fake-out where we thought he was leaving.

Bailey
Death outlook: Unlikely
She's not going anywhere; the interns need her too much.

Addison
Death outlook: Unlikely
Aside from trysts with Alex and Mark, she's not romantically attached to anyone, and she's still one of the characters we know the least about outside Seattle Grace. She stays.

So to recap: If someone's gonna go, I'm betting on Ellis, Derek, Richard, or Meredith. But am I forgetting a crucial piece of foreshadowing? Who do you think is on the hit list?

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smryna smryna 9 years
by the way next episode's name is some kind of miracle..so that means mer. cannot be die...but if somebody has to die my point is grey!!
sexyeyes sexyeyes 9 years
I agree with you Jenny 150% b/c of she dies this show wouldn't make any sence at all... ________________________________________________________ Behind every great man, there's a woman rolling her eyes
JennyJen2 JennyJen2 9 years
okay - so they say someone dies - but doesn't say that they stay dead. Since we see tonight that grey dies - doesn't mean she is dead! My prediction is next week she is revived.
emisaurusrex emisaurusrex 9 years
After thinking it over I don't think it will be Derek. It would be a lot to kill off two boyfriends so soon together (they already killed Denny... not to mention shot Burke.) I just don't think they'd go for that again. Also, Meredith had one near death situation with the whole bomb situation... I think they'd put her in one again but not kill her. I'm now thinking the Chief or Izzie. Izzie could pretty easily be killed off at this point... but I would miss her. So if someone HAS to go, I am hoping it's the chief (although I do like him.)
redsox26 redsox26 9 years
I'm thinking it will be The Chief. I don't think they would ever kill off Meredith. Shes too important.
ilovefab4 ilovefab4 9 years
They could kill of Meredith. The Valerie Harper show still had a long life without her, a la "Valerie's Family" and "The Hogan Family..." LOL! "I did not achieve this position in life by letting some snot-nose punk leave my cheese out in the wind." -Edward R. Rooney
Star_Steph Star_Steph 9 years
Woah, I'm guessing they are either killing the chief, he is retiring anyways, or meredith. By the way the show isn't named after her, Gray's Anatomy is actually a medical book. They just changed it to Grey. Or maybe it will be McDreamy, isn't he going to focus on his movie career again or something. All I know is that they can't kill off Izzie or George, that would be bad.
kelsen kelsen 9 years
Great breakdown of the odds, and great comments. After reading them, I think my guess would be the Chief or Izzie. It would be interesting, though, if it was Derek...that would make Meredith's storyline even more angst-filled.
smryna smryna 9 years
maybe when meredith dies derek would come back Addison..!! that could be perfect and interesting...i think third episode is more include doctorish stuff and love is stay behind them so meredith should die :) that can be good
kmcconne79 kmcconne79 9 years
Meredith I wouldn't mind seeing get offed. It might be called Grey's Anatomy, but she has the weakest story line out there. The show would still be awesome (if not more so, than with her there) Plus, she's super whiney. Annoying quiet frankly. I like Derek when he isn't in scenes with Meredith. I'm voting on the Chief, although since he and his wife are now officially divorcing, I think that gives him plenty of reason to stick around. But that doesn't mean that they can't kill him off. He has had several issues over the last couple seasons. Isiah might be an idiot as a human being but I love he and Cristina together. Along with Bailey, they are the most compelling characters for me. Just my .02
smryna smryna 9 years
yeah maybe you are right...thats why i told you that the chief because i love izzie's character so i dont want her to die...anyway last episode she helped a man in the ferry so you are right:(
nannychica nannychica 9 years
Noooooooo! Not the chief!! Let the damn ferry blow up and take Izzie and her annoying condescending ass with it!! Sorry I know that's a bit harsh but she's really getting on my nerves lately and frankly I wouldn't miss her. Plus she could be with Denny now. Maybe that's where his character's upcoming cameo fits in?
smryna smryna 9 years
i think derek's character is important as meredith's...i think they told us someone we love..i think we generally love all of the characters so its makes no sense.. i think the chief...
emisaurusrex emisaurusrex 9 years
I'm guessing it's going to be Derek because that'd be the only death (that isn't Meredith-- they aren't going to kill the title character) that would be a shocker. Unlike a few other posters, I really, really, really don't want to see him go! I would be SO bummed. It would be so sad to kill him off the show after he and Mere just got cozy again! I guess it could be the Chief... he's retiring anyway, but killing him wouldn't achieve the ratings/shock value they're going for.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
My bets are on Derrick or the Chief. Except that I keep thinking back to Bailey's line last week when she told the interns to go find people to help because she couldn't hold their hands any longer. Hopefully, she just meant at that moment and nothing more. Now I'm even more anxious to watch than ever...if that's even possible!
JennyJen2 JennyJen2 9 years
Katherine Heigel is doing the talk show curcuit now - maybe it is her bonvoyage! speaking of - I love her now that I know she is all about adoption of puppies! She has 4 rescued pets!
cmkern3 cmkern3 9 years
But, she said it was someone we love...I don't know anyone that loves Ellis. So the chief or McDreamy. Didn't Patrick Dempsey recently tell someone (a talk show?) that he wasn't going to be on the show forever and that it wasn't his "end all be all" or something to that effect?
smryna smryna 9 years
ellis or the Chief....this series name is Grey's so i dont think they kill her but i dont wanna see her anymore!!
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 9 years
Meredith isnt going anywhere, they cant change the name of the show 3 seasons in! im going with the Chief or Ellis...but i would be 'ok' with anyone except for Izzie or Georgie!!
Justinsbelle Justinsbelle 9 years
I agree that Ellis or the Chief might die. Meredith cannot die, there would be no show.
workinggirl83 workinggirl83 9 years
First thanks for your breakdown, very interesting. Personally I think it will be the chief, his death would really shake things up among the group. Can't wait to watch!
Pinkrabbit Pinkrabbit 9 years
(now pardon me for not watching the show that often and just reading your sum up) What about the woman who wants to start the clinic? I forget her name. You didn't include her... However I think it will be the cheif. *shrugs* We'll see. but I'm excited!
bpjedi bpjedi 9 years
I'm with you, creamytofu. At this point, I watch the show for all of the other characters--I'm sick of Meredith and Derek.
nicole775 nicole775 9 years
If they kill off someone it will be Izzie. It's shoking and you won't expect it. Also she's on the burning ferry. She'll be the one to die
creamytofu creamytofu 9 years
They should kill either meredith or Derek. If i get my wish they kill both of them. I find them boring and annoying as oppose to the other characters on the show. meredith is like a sappy wet towel..please! im meredith ..feel sad for me and pity me. then theres derek ..im so hot..i dont dink so..makes me wanna barf. This is only my opinion!
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