“Grey’s Anatomy” fans are currently in a bit of a tailspin as they anxiously await the harrowing Season 8 finale, in which a beloved character is going to die. We’re no strangers to death or on this show, of course — after all, could anything be sadder than losing George O’Malley? — but we’re still not particularly psyched to say goodbye to a favorite.
Now, we know that original series regulars Patrick Dempsey, Ellen Pompeo, James Pickens Jr., Chandra Wilson, Sandra Oh, and Justin Chambers have all signed deals to return to the series for two more years after this season after some dicey negotiations left their fates in question. Fans can rest easy about those particular characters.
Of course, over the years, we’ve fallen in love with many more characters aside from just the originals. Mark (Eric Dane) could be in jeopardy, as could his baby-mamas Callie (Sara Ramirez) and Arizona (Jessica Capshaw). Lexie (Chyler Leigh) could get the axe, though we’re guessing that the “Grey” surname may have saved her this year. Owen (Kevin McKidd) and Teddy (Kim Raver) could’ve patched up their friendship just in time for a tragic end. And, of course, Jackson (Jesse Williams) and April (Sarah Drew) are also on the chopping block.
But hey, at least she won’t die a virgin!
Vote in our poll below and let us know who you think is going to kick the bucket in the season finale, which Williams says made the cast bawl at the table read.