Shonda Rhimes’ pulse-pounding T.G.I.T. lineup returns with all-new episodes on Feb. 11, and in this preview for Grey’s Anatomy, more details are revealed about Meredith’s heart-stopping patient attack.
The clip shows Meredith alone in a room with a patient who regains consciousness and begins to violently attack her. When she’s finally discovered, bloodied on the floor, by new doctor Penelope Blake, it sends all of Grey-Sloan Memorial into chaos.
“Meredith is attacked, and it is as terrifying and as shocking as you would expect for it to be,” Kelly McCreary, who plays the doctor’s half-sister Maggie, told TVLine at the Winter TCA this past weekend. “Get ready to have your guts feel like they’re coming out of you, because it is truly harrowing.”
While Ellen Pompeo’s character has certainly had “a lot of brushes with death” in the long-running medical drama, McCreary warns fans that the attack in the midseason premiere -- which is directed by Denzel Washington and titled “The Sound of Silence” -- is “bad in a whole different way.”
“In other instances where Meredith came close to death, she has had a little bit of control over the situation. She could save herself in some way, or make a choice that might help herself,” she added. “But in this case she’s physically impaired in a way that she has not been before.”