Alim Kheraj
Updated Sep 08, 2016 @ 1:57 am
Grey's Anatomy
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We can’t believe that for 11 years we’ve been following the complex, difficult, and often traumatising lives of the doctors in Grey’s Anatomy. Okay, we know they’re not real, but after 11 years they’ve become so much more than just a TV show; we almost can’t really remember a time before Grey’s was on TV.

Well, the show is just about to start it’s 13th (!) season and now the first promo trailer is here and it looks tense AF.

It appears that the new season picks up just where the last finished with Alex losing it with newcomer Dr DeLuca, who he thought he caught trying it on with his partner, Jo. Jo and Alex, you might remember, had previous had a disagreement about why Jo had refused to marry Alex.

After getting drunk in a bar, Jo let out THAT secret about her secret past to DeLuca, who then helped her home. That’s when all hell broke loose and Alex stormed in on the pair.

Alex’s trajectory in the show has seen him turn from being tough and hardened (remember when Christina used to call him “Evil spawn?”), to softening up and becoming an actual functioning human being. That’s not to say that Alex hasn’t had his blips. Remember when, after it emerged that a man had laid his hands on Jo, Alex went over and nearly killed him, too?

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It seems, too, that in the trailer Meredith is faced with a tough decision to make about whether to turn over her BFF or to stand by the only original intern left. While DeLuca appears to be fighting for his life, Alex says to Meredith, “Are you going to turn me over?”

The trailer also sees a very happy Jackson and April, who, after what feels like FOREVER, have finally made up following the traumatic birth of their baby.

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An official description for the episode reads:

It wouldn’t be a Grey’s Anatomy season premiere without bucket loads of drama, and we’re already expecting that season 13 is going to be full of high-octane tension and dramatics that we’ve become accustomed to with our visits to Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.

Grey’s Anatomy returns to ABC on September 22.