How will “Grey’s Anatomy” end? Shonda Rhimes is no longer safe

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Meredith Grey’s future remains unwritten. Grey’s Anatomy Creator Shonda Rhimes revealed that he planned many endings for ABC’s long-running medical drama, but none served as a series finale.

“I wrote the end of that series, I mean, eight times,” said Rhimes, 51. Variety in an interview published on Sunday 7 November. “I was like, ‘And that will be the end!’ Or, ‘It will be the last thing ever said or done!’ And all of these things have already happened. So I give up, you know what I mean? “

The creator of Grey’s Anatomy took a step back. Rhimes entrusted the show exclusively to the executive producer Krista Vernoff Several years ago, so he may not make another attempt to end the series. “Will I be the person who decides what the final scene will be? I don’t know! “He revealed.

However, he still has control over when Grey’s Anatomy ends. “Am I the person who decides when the show is over? Yes. And I take full responsibility when or if everyone gets mad at me, “he said.

The Bridgerton the executive producer will do that call with Ellen Pompeo, who plays Meredith Gray. Although it has outlived some main cast members leaving, the show is unlikely to continue without the titular character.

“We are getting there. Shonda and I will make this decision together, “Pompeo said Us Weekly exclusively in May 2018. “I think one of the biggest lessons this show has taught me and has taught me to be on this show for so long, is that relationships change. And they grow. They take work. Like any marriage, friendship. You have to get to work. You have to accept the flaws of others, accept your flaws and try to change and be a better person. But I think it is all worth the time and effort. And things get better “.

Ellen Pompeo as Dr. Meredith Gray in “Grey’s Anatomy”. Gilles Mingasson / ABC / Kobal / Shutterstock

Three years later and the end of Grey’s Anatomy has not yet been announced. Pompeo, 51, signed for season 18 last spring and his contract could be renewed once again.

“I mean, I have I’ve been trying to escape for years, “The Boston native said Entertainment tonight on the Emmy Awards red carpet in September. “I tried. It’s not because I didn’t try. I have strong relationships with the network and they have been very, very good to me and have encouraged me to stay.”

The star added that even the writers haven’t run out of story yet. “Miraculously, we continue to find ways to have a reason to stay and if there is a reason, it justifies it,” explained Pompeo.

For now, fans can rest assured that Grey’s Anatomy it’s not going anywhere. Season 18 airs on ABC Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET.

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