The "Grey's Anatomy" Season 13 finale will be "a big episode" that leads "toward something pretty intense."

Kevin McKidd (Owen Hunt) teased as much to TVLine during PaleyFest, adding that this finale won't be centered around a big catastrophic event. However, it still sounds like we should worry:

"It's pretty dramatic and pretty intense. It's pretty dark and very good. Debbie [Allen]'s going to direct it, and it's going to be amazing."

Sounds like he's basing that on the script, but they haven't shot it yet. Episode 17 airs tonight (Thursday, March 23) so we still have several weeks to get through before the Episode 24 season finale. During the "Grey's" PaleyFest panel, Debbie Allen had teased that "The end of this season is hot," but "hot" could mean any number of things.

What do you think McKidd meant by the finale leading toward something pretty intense? We're expecting Jo's husband to enter the picture at some point, so maybe he's involved?

TVLine previously revealed a casting notice for "a Caucasian actor in his mid 40s to play a new doctor who is 'appealing, charismatic and charming'" but "has a 'manipulative, scary dark side.'" He's meant to appear in this season's final four episodes and could return in Season 14. That left fans thinking it was Jo's husband, so we should prepare for him to be a part of the Jolex drama fairly soon.

After the March 23 Episode 17 we have Episode 18, "Be Still, My Soul," directed by Ellen Pompeo. That seems to be centered around Maggie and her mother. Episode 19, "What's Inside," sounds fairly ominous with this synopsis: "When Maggie takes on a big case, many of the doctors are worried she's not the right one for the job while Stephanie makes a mistake, treating one of Grey Sloan's own." We already have the spoiler that Stephanie actress Jerrika Hinton booked an HBO show, and won't be a regular in Season 14, so this might be connected to her exit.

We'll see Episode 19 on April 6. The Meredith and Riggs photo shown at top is from ABC's promo materials for that week, so expect to see more of their personal (and professional?) drama in the coming weeks.

"Grey's Anatomy" airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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