Shonda Rhimes Reassures ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Cast Is Sticking Around

Though Dr. Meredith Grey and co. quit on Thursday night’s shocking episode ofGrey’s Anatomy, the cast is still sticking around, according to series creator Shonda Rhimes.

“We’re not going to see any cast departures,” Rhimes told The Hollywood Reporter. The popular medical drama’s latest plot twist saw five doctors resigning from the hospital with the intention of buying it.

Grey’s Anatomyhas taken a number of shocking twists lately. Thursday night’s entry follows the plane crash story arc which saw Mark (Eric Dane) and Lexie (Chyler Leigh) killed. Afterwards, the hospital awarded survivors Derek (Patrick Dempsey), Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), Callie (Sara Ramirez), Arizona (Jessica Capshaw), and Cristina (Sandra Oh) a $15 million settlement each, which bankrupted Seattle Grace, according to MSN.

The doctors have decided to save their hospital with the money they were awarded, and are looking for an investment partner. Still, questions remain as to what is to come on Grey’s, including speculation about the shift in power among the hospital staff in light of the main cast’s shocking resignations.

“You’re going to see them feel the burden of what they’ve done,” Rhimes said of her cast of characters. “It’s not that they weren’t right to do it, but there’s definitely a sense of resentment that comes from other people because they have this money and the money has now made everything harder for everyone else.”

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