Meredith is about to turn Grey’s Anatomy — or at least Seattle — on its side! At least that’s one potential takeaway from the ABC drama’s Season 13 poster.
The official one-sheet (exclusively obtained by TVLine and embedded for your viewing pleasure below) features Ellen Pompeo‘s indefatigable heroine literally split in half, with the right side of her body replaced by the iconic Seattle skyline.
In a bit of a departure from years past, the striking, turquoise-tinged image is not accompanied by a tagline, leaving the artwork wide open to interpretation. Another possible inference: In the new season, which gets underway on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 8/7c, Mer will find herself torn about whether to embark on her first serious post-McDreamy relationship with Nathan (Martin Henderson) in the wake of the duo’s no-strings tryst at the end of Season 12.
Should Mer decide to throw caution to the wind and give love another shot, one thing is clear — Nathan will never be Derek. “There will only be one McDreamy ever,” Pompeo maintained to TVLine last spring. “You know, he’s not replaceable.”
During the TCA Summer Press Tour, “Extra’s” Renee Bargh sat down with “Grey’s Anatomy” stars Chandra Wilson and Jason George, who dished on the premiere episode of the upcoming thirteenth season.
Season 12 was a tough one for Meredith Grey, played by Ellen Pompeo. When asked if Meredith is going to catch a break this season, Chandra responded, “Maybe it’ll be the year of exciting things.”
Though Season 13 hasn’t aired, the poster for the season is causing quite the stir among fans, who creator Shonda Rhimes said were overanalyzing things. Shonda eventually took to Twitter to reiterate there is no hidden meaning behind the poster. As for their own interpretation of the poster, Jason said, “Look, I’ve learned… don’t go against Shonda Rhimes. If she says it doesn’t mean anything, then it doesn’t mean anything.”
Is there any chance that Owen’s sister is actually alive on Grey’s Anatomy?
Well, it is Grey’s Anatomy, and they do love a good sibling reveal. Alas, Shonda Rhimes played coy when I asked her. “As for whether or not the sister is dead, I think that’s interesting people think that’s a question, but that’s an interesting question,” she says.