Even though it feels like we just witnessed the season 13 finale of Grey’s Anatomy, it’s never too soon to look ahead. In the wake of everything that has happened, it’s clear there are plenty of planted seeds that will surely bloom once the show returns in the Fall. Granted, Stephanie will no longer be with us, but with a few new faces, a couple of new flames, and that trademark drama we’ve always loved, there’s plenty to look forward to. There isn’t too much available information about the 14th season of Grey’s, but we do have a few things figured out.
1. Owen’s Sister Is Going to Cause All Kinds of Disruption
Owen’s sister is alive! At the very end of the finale, Owen reconnects with his long-lost sibling, Megan. This could cause all kind of upheaval. It will certainly change Owen’s entire life. Then there’s Riggs, who was in love with Megan before she vanished. The timing is terrible: Meredith has just opened herself up romantically to Riggs, and now she risks losing him. Will Megan and Riggs be able to pick up where they left off?
There’s also a chance Megan will join the ranks at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. Once she recovers from the years of trauma, obviously. But if she does end up on the hospital staff, it’ll be interesting to see what kind of ripple effect it has on everyone else.
2. Jackson and Maggie Might Get Together
And by “might” we mean “almost definitely.” By the time the finale rolled around, the show had been dropping hints that Maggie and Jackson would pair up. Even in the last episode, April tells Maggie that she’s pretty sure Jackson has feelings for her. The question is, will either of them act on it? Call us crazy, but we’re still holding out hope for Japril.
3. Arizona Might Be Broken-Hearted All Over Again
Now that Minnick has been fired, there’s a strong chance she’s leaving Seattle. It seems like Arizona is about to have another wound to tend to — unless, for some strange reason, Minnick sticks around. We’ll admit, we didn’t exactly love Minnick, but it was nice to see Arizona happy!
4. We Probably Haven’t Heard the Last of Jo’s Husband
The storyline with Jo’s husband, Paul Stadler (played by Glee‘s Matthew Morrison), has only heated more and more since we first found out. At the end of the season, Alex meets him in person but fails to follow through with any actual action. The thing is, the show wouldn’t have put a face to the name unless we’re going meet him again, and now we know for sure that he’s returning. Morrison confirmed the news during an interview with The Argonaut in August, noting that he has “a big role” in the upcoming season.
5. Is There Hope For Owen and Amelia?
We caught a glimmer of love remaining between Owen and Amelia near the end of season 13 when they embrace and cry it out together in the elevator. Is there a chance Amelia is coming around? Could Owen’s sister have softened his hard shell? It’s absolutely possible.
6. A Character Is Leaving the Show
Say goodbye to Eliza Minnick. The doctor, who came on board as Arizona’s love interest, is leaving Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital for good. Eliza (played by actress Marika Dominczyk) ruffled more than a few feathers during her time on the drama and ended up getting fired by Bailey in the season 13 finale, so her exit shouldn’t come as too much of a shock.
7. The Schedule Is Just the Same as Always
ABC has already released the Fall TV lineup for 2017, and Grey’s will continue to dominate the Thursday night spot.
8. The Premiere Date
The show has almost always kicked off the season near the end of September, so it should come as no surprise that the premiere date has been set for Sept. 28.