JUST when it seemed life couldn’t get any worse for Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo), she is violently attacked in a new trailer for Grey’s Anatomy.
In the disturbing clip, Meredith can be seen trying to assist a patient before being thrown into a glass cabinet and nearly choked to death.
She can then be seen covered in blood and shaking on the floor of a trauma room before she is discovered by another doctor.
Her colleagues rush to help as she stares at the viewer traumatised by what has just happened.
Best friend Alex Karev then appears in shock and kisses her on the head to comfort her, while her sister-in-law and fellow doctor Amelia Shepherd curls up on the floor in the corner of the room.
“Get ready to have your guts feel like they’re coming out of you, because it is truly harrowing.”
Caterina Scorsone, who plays Amelia added: “Amelia takes that really hard. She [Amelia] always holds herself extremely responsible for, even though she’s really not. She often takes it all very personally when someone she’s close to is hurt.”
Last season fans of the show were left teary-eyed when Meredith’s husband McDreamy was killed off in dramatic fashion.
Patrick Dempsey, who played heartthrob Derek Shepherd left Grey’s Anatomy to film the third instalment of the Bridget Jones franchise, Bridget Jones’ Baby.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly about his departure he explained: “I knew it would be heavy like that. I’m very happy to have moved on to a different chapter in my life.”