Things are looking up in season 18 of Grey's Anatomy.
That's both metaphorical and literal, as Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) has her eyes on the sky in the show's new poster, exclusive to E! News, which you can see below. She's also no longer alone on the poster, as she has been in the past few years. She's joined by both Bailey (Chandra Wilson) and Richard (James Pickens Jr.), the only other characters who were there with Meredith on day one.
The new tagline is "A new tomorrow, today," which sounds like a hopeful new start for a bunch of doctors who spent all of last season dealing with COVID-19 and a devastating murder. It also sounds like the slogan for some sort of motivational cult, but we'll take it either way.
At the end of season 17, Meredith had recovered from her long bout with COVID and started a new career educating the new interns. She also stopped hanging out with her dead friends and family members, which had simply become depressing, despite how much we like to see Patrick Dempsey's face.
While Maggie (Kelly McCreary) and Winston (Anthony Hill) got married, Jo (Camilla Luddington) got custody of the baby she'd been taking care of and moved into Jackson's condo. Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) and Link (Chris Carmack) broke up because she didn't want more kids and he did, and Owen (Kevin McKidd) and Teddy (Kim Raver) got re-engaged.
We're definitely still out here mourning the death of DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti) and hoping Jackson (Jesse Williams) and April (Sarah Drew) are reconciling while they save lives in Boston, but the show must go on and we simply can't wait.
Season 18 of Grey's Anatomy premieres Thursday, Sept. 30 on ABC.