“Grey’s Anatomy” returns for ABC’s “TGIT”

COURTESY OF WIKIMEDIA COMMONS / “GREY’S ANATOMY” returned for its 12th season Thursday night as a part of ABC’s “Thank God It’s Thursday” campaign.

COURTESY OF WIKIMEDIA COMMONS / “GREY’S ANATOMY” returned for its 12th season Thursday night as a part of ABC’s “Thank God It’s Thursday” campaign.

Published: October 2, 2015

Arts and Life Correspondent

“Grey’s Anatomy” returned for its 12th season on Sept. 24, and marked its first season without beloved character (SPOILER ALERT): Derek Shepard.

The show, written by Shonda Rhimes, kicked off the long-awaited return of the “Thank God It’s Thursday (TGIT)” lineup.

ABC’s TGIT is comprised of all three of Shonda Rhimes’ shows: Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder.

Reminder: If anyone currently reading this has not seen the season 12 premiere of “Grey’s Anatomy,” or has not caught up on Netflix, DO NOT CONTINUE READING.

The season 12 premiere of “Grey’s Anatomy” picked up right where it left off in season 11.

As many viewers anticipated, the episode was emotionally charged. From the return of April Kepner, to Dr. Miranda Bailey delivering a speech while performing a surgery, Shonda Rhimes did not disappoint.

The premiere opened with a shot of Meredith waking up alone, in her new home, with no Derek.

Although I knew of his death since season 11, I am still not used to seeing Meredith alone.

I rooted for their relationship throughout the show, probably the most out of every couple. Meredith paid a touching homage to her late husband, Derek, by wearing his favorite ferryboat scrub cap during surgery she was performing.

Thus far, this season has yet to disappoint on gory medical emergencies. The two prominent patients in this episode were two 15-year-old girls. The girls jumped in front of an oncoming freight train in order to escape being bullied for being homosexual.

However, the two who stole the show, in my opinion, were Dr. Callie Torres and Dr. Bailey.

After learning that her patients were lesbians, Dr. Torres came to her patient’s defense when the patient’s parents talked about sending their daughter to a reform camp, in an effort to “change her.”

Dr. Torres overheard the patient’s parents arguing about the camp, and stuck up for her patient. Dr. Torres said that those camps are harmful, abusive and traumatizing for boys and girls.

Dr. Bailey was competing for Chief of Surgery against the head of cardio from Johns Hopkins.

When the time came for her to deliver her speech to the board, Dr. Bailey was stuck in surgery.

She ended up delivering an inspiring speech, while performing her craft: general surgery.

Bailey gave her speech alongside her husband, Dr. Ben Warren. Bailey’s speeches are always a fabulous asset to the show.

But exactly what are “Grey’s Anatomy” fans itching for this season? The return of almighty Dr. Christina Yang.

Since Dr. Yang’s departure in season 10, there has been a dark hole in Grey’s Anatomy fans’ hearts – at least in my own, and all the other Grey’s fans I know.

Rumors of Dr. Yang’s return have been circulating in magazine articles, cast interviews and social media outlets.

Crazed “Grey’s Anatomy” fans like myself, along with other Dr. Yang supporters, hope to see her return this season.

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