On Feb. 7, a preview and set of promotional photos were released by ABC for "Grey's Anatomy" season 9, episode 15, "Hard Bargain." Spoiler alert: if you don't want to know what’s coming up on the show, stop reading now!
The preview (seen below) begins with the efficiency expert delivering some bad news – she thinks Seattle Grace should close its doors.
Meredith states, "We have to stop them!" but Derek explains, "There's not enough time." It can be assumed that they are discussing the sale of the hospital, but will they be able to act in time?
The end of the preview shows Derek handing in his resignation. The promo doesn't give any clues as to why he would want to quit, but the synopsis might give a valuable hint. It reveals that Owen will have to make the heartbreaking decision not to allow a life-saving procedure on a child because of the massive cost. This would likely cause Derek to be upset enough to resign. Surely he'll withdraw his resignation if the group buys the hospital, right?
The official synopsis for this episode reads,
"Hard Bargain" - As the hospital spirals closer to financial ruin, Owen must make some tough decisions, which includes foregoing an expensive surgery that could save the life of a child. Meanwhile, Alex and Jo work together to save the life of an infant, and April asks Jackson for dating advice, on "Grey's Anatomy," THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (9:00-10:02 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
It’s promising to be a great episode that you won’t want to miss, so tune in next Thursday at 9 p.m. to West Palm Beach Comcast channel 10 (ABC) to see "Grey’s Anatomy" season 9, episode 15 "Hard Bargain."