Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Season 6 Season Starts in Grief

Kevin McKidd talks to Entertainment Tonight about what to expect from the new season of Grey's Anatomy:

"This is a dark season. It starts in grief," he tells ET. "I think [George's death] will affect Hunt a lot, because he mentored him and got him up on his feet as a trauma surgeon. He really felt that O'Malley was going to become the next trauma star at the hospital. He encouraged him to join the army. He thought it was the honorable thing to do. I think he feels the loss of him a lot. I think he saw a huge potential in O'Malley when others didn't, even O'Malley."


What Hunt does do is he becomes a rock for other people. McKidd explains, "Owen is used to losing colleagues. That is part of having come from Iraq and working in a war zone as a surgeon. I think he has better mechanisms than others [to cope]. He is so used to loss and grief."

As for Hunt's romance with Cristina, McKidd believes that it is going to get even more complicated this season. "I think they have gotten over the whole trauma of his past, but then his past comes back again at some point to haunt him. Somebody comes to the hospital from his past, somebody we didn't expect, not his ex-fiancée. That is not certain, but it is what I have been hearing. And, hopefully, it could bring them closer together," he tells ET.

As for what is up with the rest of the characters, McKidd teases the season, saying, "Something happens that is seismic to the hospital. In these economic times, things start to come down the pike that start to impact people's lives. So the stakes become higher as the season goes on."

Excited much, folks?
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