'Grey's Anatomy' season 15: The show finally gets its first gay love story
There is going to be a lot of love in Season 15, and probably Dr. Kim will be at the centre of spinning out the show's very first gay love story.
'Grey's Anatomy' is ready to fill our hearts with love once again, and this time it is going to be about the sweet and hot love story of a gay couple. We all remember watching Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) and Callie (Sara Ramirez) take their love to a whole new level in a time when LGBTQ wasn't a very accepted community, but probably in the year 2018, the new gay couple will have a very different dimension to their romance.
The show was mired in controversy when Brooke Smith, who played the role of Erica Hanh (Callie's second love after Arizona), was simply asked to leave the show right when Brooke was just getting into the flow of being in a relationship as a lesbian. Smith had told Entertainment Weekly, "I was very excited when they told me that Erica and Callie were going to have this relationship. And I really hoped we were going to show what happens when two women fall in love and that they were going to treat it like any heterosexual couple on TV. And so I was surprised and disappointed when they just suddenly told me that they couldn’t write for my character anymore."
However, the show has certainly given some extremely beautiful stories about lesbian doctors, bisexual doctors and patients, and certainly quite a number of gay patients. Yet surprisingly the show which has always treated both homosexual and heterosexual couples equally- be it about the amount of screen time, their importance in the plot, or even their very own crisis in the relationship- has never really come up with a story about two males falling in love. It is even more absurd because when a fan pointed out that there were too many LGBTQ couples in the show, back in 2012, Shonda Rhimes just had the most fitting reply.
She had said, "Because I believe everyone should get to see themselves reflected on TV. EVERYONE. And because I love all my gay and lesbian friends. AND because I think same-sex marriage is the civil rights fight of our era and back when being a person of color was the civil rights fight, people like Norman Lear put black people on TV and helped change some minds. So you know, it's gotta be paid forward. As long as we are willing to sit by while one person is not free, none of us are free.” Hence, the fact that finally a gay couple is being introduced in the show is truly worth all the praise.
In case you are wondering who will be the mystery couple, it has already been revealed that Niko Kim, played by Alex Landi, is one of the men who will probably have an affair either with a senior surgeon or a junior intern. James Pickens Jr., who plays Richard told Ryan Roschke from PopSugar that it might be one of the Grey Sloan "underlings" who will be falling hard for Kim. "He catches the eye of one of the interns, and it'll be interesting to see how it all plays out." Giacomo Gianniotti, who will probably be Grey's love interest in the 15th season said, "There's gonna be a power dynamic. Someone might be on a higher level, someone might be on a lower level."
All of this makes the wait for Season 15, dubbed as the "Season of Love", almost irresistible, and it will be interesting to see how Rhimes weaves in the story of the gay couple into the show which has always treated love and appreciation as its biggest priority.
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