Boy, we certainly picked an awful week to start watching Grey's Anatomy! Last night's season finale — SPOILER ALERT! — ended with both brain-tumored loudmouth Katherine Heigl and bus-whacked set-deserter T.R. Knight flatlining and being defibrillated. Though we saw the pair in an elevator apparently on its way to heaven, we're still not sure if either actually died — and neither are the actors, probably!
EW's Michael Ausiello — who told us a month ago that Knight, at least, probably wouldn't learn his fate until June — posted an interview last night with Shonda Rhimes in which the Grey's creator pretty much implies that she's the only one who knows whether those defibrillators actually did the trick:
Do you know which one of them lives and which one of them dies?
RHIMES: Yes. And I don't know that you should be saying "which one of them lives and which one of them dies." I know what happens to the characters.
Have you shared this information with Katherine and TR?
RHIMES: [Silence] I don't want to answer that. I don't want to talk about my private conversations with the actors.
Based on the condition of his face in last night's episode (his skull was crushed by the bus), and the fact that his Dr. O'Malley had been set to ship off to Iraq soon as a military doctor anyway, we're going to guess that it's safe for Knight to start looking for new jobs. As for Heigl, we're still hoping for that shark attack.