Grey’s Anatomy will be in its fourth season with the first episode airing on September 27, 2007. Dr. Addison Montgomery (Kate Walsh) will not be returning. Grey’s Anatomy was successful enough to result in a spin-off called “Private Practice” in which the character of Dr. Montgomery will be transferred to. Dr. Preston Burke (Isaiah Washington) will not be returning. Dr. Mark Sloan will be given a bigger role this season. It is hinted that a new male character will be introduced that will be Dr. Derek Shepherd’s competitor. Season four’s cast will star Meredith Grey, Derek Shepherd, Christina Yang, Isobel “Izzie” Stevens, Alex Karev, George O’Malley, Miranda Bailey, Richard Webber, Callie Torres, Mark Sloan, and Lexie Grey.
There were many fans that were not pleased with the show’s direction in the last half of season three. These opinions have been taken in consideration, so the show should be lighter this season. A lot of fans were not happy with the George and Izzie hookup in season three and Shonda Rhimes is trying to puzzle out George and Callie’s relationship in season four.
Burke has resigned. George repeats his internship. The rest of the former interns are now residents. The new interns appearing in this season will be Laura (Candice Afia), Dani (Amrapali Ambegaoker), Claire (Tymberlee Chanel), Graziella (Gloria Garayua), Megan (Molly Kidder), Mitch (Richard Keith), Lucy (Joy Osmanski), Leo (Winston Story), and Pierce (Joseph William).
Episode one is called a “Change is gonna come”. Cristina spent her honeymoon with Meredith. Cristina searches for Burke but can’t find him. Richard resumes his position as Chief of Surgery. Meredith, Cristina, Izzie, and Alex spend their first day with their own groups of interns which include George and Lexie Grey. Derek looks to his fellow doctors for friendship when he realizes that his relationship with Meredith is currently at an impasse.
Episode two will be called “Love/Addiction”. Burke’s mother comes to collect her son’s things. A massive explosion at an apartment building sends patients in need of treatment to the hospital. Lexie tries to have a heart felt talk with Meredith. Callie is overwhelmed by her duties as Chief Resident.
Meredith’s new intern is going to be George. Lexie is one of Christina’s interns. Lexie and Derek are not going to be a couple, at least not in the beginning. Lexie’s love interest will probably be Alex. Jane Doe will make an appearance around episode four and appear for at least two episodes making things interesting for Dr. Karev. Edward Herrmann will appear as an intern for a three episode arc.
Those are the major spoilers and thoughts of season four. To see if any of these are correct, watch the episodes of season four of Grey’s Anatomy to find out.