Grey’s Anatomy Boss Talks About Season 5 Finale SPOILERS INCLUDED!

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Grey’s Anatomy boss Shona Rhimes has been speaking to Entertainment Weekly about the final episode of season five which aired on US TV this week. This article includes huge spoilers, so if you’re holding out for a surprise ending then you’d better move to another article now.

The season finale ended with both George and Izzie’s life hanging in the balance. When asked if that had anything to do with rumours of Katherine Heigl and TR Knight wanting to leave the show Rhimes replied;

“I don’t think there are any coincidences. I think Katherine’s stated publicly that she’s happy to stay. I think that there have been lots of rumors about TR, but TR’s never said anything. Take from it what you will.”

When asked which character dies, Shona offered no clues, saying:

“I don’t know that you should be saying “which one of them lives and which one of them dies.” I know what happens to the characters.”

There also seems to be some debate over whether Derek and Meredith really got married in the final episode and on the ‘wedding’, Rhimes said:

“Their wedding was a Post-it note. We had a big series of discussions about it in the writers’ room. I felt very strongly — very very strongly — that the last thing Meredith Grey would do is put on a wedding dress and walk down an aisle. It just felt wrong to me, Meredith being Meredith. And the Post-it wedding will have big reverberations next season. ”

“I saw a lot of people felt like, “Oh my god, they promised it was going to be a Meredith and Derek wedding.” I never said it was Meredith and Derek’s wedding, I said it was their wedding day.”

Ellen Pompeo (Meredith Grey) recently announced her first pregnancy, sparking rumours that Mer and Derek would have a baby together on the show. On how Ellen’s pregnancy and maternity leave will affect season six Rhimes explained:

“We’re actually still talking about that. The writers have disbanded for the season and we’re going to come back together at the beginning of June, so we’re still talking about what we’re going to do and what that’s going to mean. Her maternity leave doesn’t actually come into play until later this season. We will have shot a number of episodes by that point. [And] Ellen is extraordinarily optimistic about what she’s going to be able to do. She’s such a trouper and I’m really am grateful to her for it. We’ll take it as it comes.”