Meredith Grey’s life will be in danger when “Grey’s Anatomy” season 12 returns in February.
The main character in the ABC medical drama series, played by Ellen Pompeo, will be brutally attacked in the mid-season premiere episode.
Kelly McCreary, who portrayed Maggie, revealed to Entertainment Weekly during the Television Critics Association panel in Pasadena, California, over the weekend that Meredith will be “attacked.”
McCreary, who played Dr. Maggie Pierce, also teased that fans might know Meredith’s attacker.
“Meredith is attacked, and it is as terrifying and as shocking as you would expect for it to be. Get ready to have your guts feel like they’re coming out of you, because it is truly harrowing,” said McCreary.
In the teaser for the mid-season premiere, Meredith was seen bloodied on the ground wearing her hospital scrubs. The trailer didn’t reveal exactly what happened to the character but the cast of the ABC medical drama provided some hints on what fans may expect.
“She’s attacked really brutally, really viciously and in a completely surprising, weird way,” actress Sarah Drew added.
Drew said the incident involving Meredith will put everyone else on the sidelines including the moment between her character, Dr. April Kepner, and her husband, Dr. Jackson Avery, which is played by Jesse Williams.
The upcoming episode seems to be far from what Shonda Rhimes earlier statement that they will bring fun and lightness that fans fell in love with when the show began.
“Grey’s Anatomy” returns on February 11 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. The episode will be directed by Denzel Washington.
Meanwhile, actor Kevin McKidd is currently in talks with the show’s executives to extend his current contract, which is set to expire at the end of the current season.
The actor, who played the role of Dr. Owen Hunt, confirmed to TVLine that he is in discussion on a new deal and added that he would likelihood sign his new contract.
“I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t happen. I love [the show] … Shondaland creates this environment where if you’re trusted and become part of the family then you’re given opportunities to thrive and grow. I don’t see any reason why I would run away from that. I feel very blessed,” McKidd said.