Fans of Grey's Anatomy know about the drama that surrounds Grey Sloan Memorial hospital, and how there has been huge events like natural disasters and odd medical cases that keep the doctors engaged in their business. Another giant event will occur in "I Feel the Earth Move" (Season 11, Episode 15), and could easily shape events of the show to come with tragedy and possibly death.
On the March 12, 2015 episode, an earthquake is going to hit the city of Seattle. According to the International Business Times, the quake will only last a few minutes, but last long enough to do some significant damage in the aftermath.
For example, there will be a plotline with Maggie (Kelly McCreary) being trapped in an elevator, according to Ecumenical News. This plotline has actually been done on the show before, but it was with George O'Malley (T.R. Knight). Maggie's absence will definitely affect Meredith and her winning streak of successful surgeries. With this quake, she will have to manage the operating room all alone.
Then there is a story with Owen (Kevin McKidd), who has to give medical advice to an 11-year-old boy over the phone. The trailer for the episode shows Owen telling the boy to get a knife and "push hard", but it is not known if this boy will save his mother from suffocation. Oh yes, there will also be a time when Ben (Jason George) opens up to Jackson (Jesse Williams).
So what else can we expect from Season 11 of Grey's Anatomy? It doesn't look like the "I Feel the Earth Move" episode will focus much on Dr. Herman (Geena Davis), but there has been raging speculation that this earthquake could kill her.
Much of what I have said in this synopsis of an upcoming episode has been done before. For example, there was a huge storm in Season 9 and another episode where a doctor is trapped in an elevator. It makes viewers wonder what is next for the series. After all, it has been airing for 11 seasons, and that is pretty long for any show, the show MASH, another show about doctors, was canceled after that long. Yet The Hollywood Reporter says that showrunner Shonda Rimes says that there is no end game in sight.
It is a good testimony that Grey's Anatomy has kept going even after 11 years, and that viewers want to actually tune in. Grey's Anatomy was quite a surprise hit for ABC when it was first released in 2005, and it has become one of the top TV dramas of this time. With new doctors being trained up and some of the original cast leaving the show, it could easily last as long as NBC's ER, which lasted 15 seasons.
If you want to watch Grey's Anatomy, catch it on ABC Thursdays at 8/7. If you are a few episodes behind, they can be watched at ABC.com or Hulu.com, and there are livestreaming possibilities available for viewers as well.