The 17th season of Gray’s Anatomy will continue bringing back some familiar faces in their upcoming episodes. After the comebacks that have already occurred and the announcement of the return of Dr. April Kepner ( Sarah Drew ), medical fiction has confirmed that the unforgettable Lexie Gray will also be back in the new episodes. As you may recall, the character played by Chyler Leigh starred in one of the series’ most tragic deaths in its eighth season, leaving her sister Meredith ( Ellen Pompeo ) completely devastated.
The announcement of Lexie Grey’s return has come in the form of a promo, because, that’s best of all, we won’t have to wait long to see the character reuniting with her sister on the beach. It will take place in the next episode, ‘Breath’ (17×10), which will be released on Thursday, April 1 across the pond. In Spain, we will be able to see the meeting later, like all the previous ones, with the premiere of the current installment of medical fiction on April 2 in the Star section of Disney +.
You’ve been waiting for this
This is how the promo published on Twitter by the official account of the series advances the arrival of Lexie to the beach, a kind of limbo in which Meredith has been trapped for much of the season, a victim of Covid-19 after being infected and connected to a respirator.
Lexie follows in the footsteps of the old Grey’s Anatomy characters that have been seen in the dreamlike place: The first of them was Derek ( Patrick Dempsey ) and later George O’Malley ( TR Knight ) appeared, great surprises of the season. Likewise, April Kepner’s appearance was recently confirmed in an episode, but it seems feasible that her return has nothing to do with Meredith’s beach, but instead occurs in the corridors of Gray Sloan Memorial Hospital.
Precisely the name of the hospital, as you will remember, changed after the deaths of Lexie Gray and Mark Sloan ( Eric Dane ), both victims of a tragic plane crash in season 8 that is still considered one of the most tragic moments of the whole.