According to the plot summary, the doctors of Seattle Grace help Izzie cope with the loss of her fiancé, Denny, and her decision to quit the internship program. Meredith must decide what the future holds after her liaison with Derek. The Chief is confronted by his wife, Adele, after spending the night in his office, and George seeks relationship advice from a surprising source.
Now here’s what the show creator Shonda Rhymes has to say:
The first episode is going to take place pretty much where the end of Season Two left off. Because I don’t believe in jumping ahead three months and leaving people scratching their heads and muttering, “Dude... what happened while we were away?” I feel like SO much happened at the end of last season that I owe it to the characters to have them deal with the aftermath. And I owe it to you to let you watch the aftermath. Cause Denny died (...) and Burke got shot and Meredith lost her panties...
Those panties... dude, those panties play a big part in the first couple of episodes. Those panties are key. Cause Meredith never put them back on. She rushed out to deal with Izzie and left Derek who was asking “Meredith, what does this mean?” and she never had a chance to put those panties back on. So watch for the panties—and I don’t just mean the shot in the promos that has them on the bulletin board in the hospital.
The first episode (which is called “Time Has Come Today”) deals with, not just the aftermath, but also with the past. I encourage you to watch the original very first episode of Grey’s Anatomy from Season One because, if you pay attention to the dialogue and the details, you will be rewarded in this premiere episode with some (hopefully) very interesting tidbits. And I hate the word “tidbits” but it does describe what I mean perfectly. This first episode of Season Three is meant to reward hardcore fans—it’s also meant to bring us to a place where we can say goodbye to Denny as well as deal with the Mer/Der/Finn of it all.
Ohhh, I CANNOT WAIT! I’ve missed the GA gang, especially Derek and his oh so McCharming smiles and those McDreamy eyes. *sigh* I want to know what will happen with Izzie, especially after last season’s finale gave way to speculation about Katherine Heigl leaving the show (say it isn’t so!). I want to see more of McVet (Chris O’Donnell is cute cute cute!). I want McSteamy to come back and to stir more trouble (he is gorgeous, he can give me a physical any day LOL). I want the torturous love-hate triangle between Addison, Derek and Meredith to finally be resolved. I want a McDreamy-McHarlot-McVet-McSteamy foursome so hot it would surely leave permanent burn marks in our bodies *swoon* (not necessarily aired in ABC :P).
So what do you guys think will happen? Or what do you want to see in the new season? *g*
P.S. For a recap of the entire series, tune in an hour before the season premiere at 8 p.m. Eastern for “Complications of the Heart.” This hour-long special will feature a compilation of important moments from the second season, as well as a longer version of The Fray’s GA music video, “How to Save a Life.”