Grey’s Anatomy: Shonda Rhimes Planning a Standalone Meredith and Cristina-Centric Episode-TVLine
According to TVLine’s Michael Ausiello, Shonda Rhimes is planning a standalone episode for season 9 of Grey’s Anatomy that will be centered around Meredith and Cristina’s friendship. Here’s an excerpt from the article, which gives some more details on the episode:
“It’s just the story of Meredith and Cristina,” shares series creator Shonda Rhimes. “It’s really going to be original. I don’t think we’ve ever told a story the way we’re telling a story in this episode.”
Rhimes declines to specify what genre the standalone installment will fall into, hinting only that, “It’s not a regular episode. I won’t be able to explain what the gimmick is until I’ve seen it shot and we’ve decided on the visual style of it. But it is going to be fairly different.”
My thoughts: I’m not sure that I like the idea of a standalone that’s centered around Meredith and Cristina’s friendship at all. I’m not against them doing a standalone episode, because I loved episode 8×13 “If/Then”. The episode was very well done as a whole, and it’s definitely one of my top favorite episodes of Grey’s Anatomy at this point in time. The reason why I don’t really like this idea is because I’ve honestly never really been a fan of Meredith and Cristina’s friendship. I personally find their friendship to be fairly toxic, and the whole she’s “My Person” that they’re both constantly talking about has always annoyed the hell out of me.
The only way that I can myself enjoying this episode would be if the episode was centered another “What if…?” scenario like episode 8×13 “If/Then” where they show what their lives would be like if they weren’t friends and they hated each other. The other possible idea for the episode that I might like is if it was about what their lives would be like if they had never even met each other and became friends. I’m really going to try and keep an open mind about this idea, but right now I’m not really looking forward to it.
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