Hey Grey’s Army,
Shonda Rhimes has spoken! She chatted with the folks over at Entertainment Weekly about the fates of Webber, Calzona, and Crowen.
What she had to say about Richard:
So have we said goodbye to yet another member of our beloved team of doctors? “That’s such an interesting question! I love that people are asking that question,” Rhimes told EW last night at an event at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences that honored the second season finale of her latest hit drama Scandal. “I’m not going to answer it because I like that it’s a question. I will tell you that you will see Jim Pickens again, but I’m not going to answer the question.”
On the upheaval of Calzona:
Rhimes says, “I feel like a lot of LGBT characters on television — and I hopefully don’t fall into this category — are sort of sanitized for our protection. They are happily in love and they hardly ever do anything wrong and they never cheat and they’re never too sexual and they don’t have any other storylines except about them being gay. I felt like I wanted to give them a complex storyline that wasn’t about that.”
Discussing the end of Crowen:
“I think Owen and Christina have been on a very very long journey that’s been really complicated for both of them,” Rhimes says. “I feel like there’s a sense that this is the end of the journey that they’ve been on for two seasons that was sort of messed up by the fact that she was in the plane crash….they were finally forced to have the conversation that neither of them wanted to have and it was a very honest conversation. She walked away and he did not follow, so how they’re going to cope with that is going to be something.”
Please be sure to read the full interview by clicking the link above.
As per usual with Shonda, I have more questions than answers…
What do you make of what she said about Webber’s fate? How about her thoughts on the effects the plane crash had on Arizona? Do you feel like Crowen is really done or is Shonda going to leave that door open?
What say you???
Yours in Grey’s, Pam Fier
All work and no play make Grey’s Anatomy Executive Producers Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers dull people… and “dull” is the LAST word we’d use to describe them lol Look who’s on their way to the 2013 ABC Upfronts!
(Source|Shonda Rhimes via Twitter)
Awesome! All smiles! Looks like they’re on their way to having a great time in NYC representing Shondaland and ABC!
Great news, Grey’s Fans!
Though it’s not that much of a surprise, it’s still a relief for it to be official. Grey’s Anatomy has been renewed and will return in the fall for its 10th season! ABC also renewed Shonda Rhimes’ smash hit, Scandal, for a third season. Shonda seemed to expect her shows would be renewed as she tweeted that the writers have already been to work on scripts for the new seasons!
Thirty second dance party, anyone? Yippee!
Let the world how thrilled you are with a comment below!
Yours in Grey’s, Pam Fier
Greetings Grey’s Fam!
A few days ago The New York Times did an amazing profile on Grey’s Anatomy & Scandal mastermind, Shonda Rhimes. The article covered a wide array of topics including, Shonda’s well-known color blind casting, how race is portrayed on her shows, and how it affects her position as a television powerhouse.
Shonda seems to take the position that race doesn’t matter and doesn’t need to be relentlessly addressed, as it is what it is and it’s already in your face. However, a blogger over at ThinkProgress.org, Alyssa Rosenberg, seems to disagree and writes:
This is a framework for handling race on television that sounds absolutely terrible, narratively and otherwise. Any writer, of any color, who writes for a character of color and can only come up with things to say about that characters’ race hasn’t done the work of thinking through who this character is as a full person. Race matters, but gender, class, geography, faith, sexual orientation, and cultural affiliations do too. A well-designed character should have idiosyncrasies because actual humans do, and multiple interests, because ditto, and be precise in their perspectives because we’re not handed talking points at birth but develop them over time and filter them through our personal experiences.
Click the link above to read the entire piece and let us know what you think. Do you agree with Shonda in thinking that race is not the end all, be all in her storytelling? Or do you side with the blogger who thinks it’s imperative?
Yours in Grey’s, Pam Fier
…says showrunner, Shonda Rhimes.
Hey, Gabbler family!
A handful of Grey’s Anatomy characters have indeed met their demise at the hands of the awesome writing staff of the award-winning show. It’s because of this that many fans have questioned Shonda and her seemingly easy ability to give her characters the axe. She argues otherwise. Check it out!
As we near the end of yet another season of “Grey’s Anatomy,” it’s time for fans to wonder about the next tragedy on the way for the gang at Grace-Mercy, er, Grey-Sloan. (That still doesn’t sound right.) After all, the show’s season enders have a reputation for bringing big drama — and a bus wreck here, a shooter there, and one massive plane crash.
But despite all the past calamities, show creator Shonda Rhimes thinks she’s got a bad rap.
“Everyone thinks I kill everybody — and I don’t,” she recently told TVLine. “I was doing a tally, and I’ve only killed three series regulars, (while) four series regular (characters) just left into the ether somewhere to do other things in other hospitals. I don’t kill everybody.”
For more of this article, please visit the source site below!
Hmm. Did she count right? And is she counting ALL nine seasons? lol Just for fun- who can name all the Grey’s Anatomy characters that have made their permanent transition into eternity? Major characters/doctors only. Ready? Set? GO!