‘Station 19′ Season 2 Will Dive Into Firefighters’ Pasts Teases EP Stacy McKee

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It turns out the heated competition for the captain’s post was nothing compared to the raging skyscraper blaze that left the Seattle Station 19‘s squad in jeopardy in May’s finale.

Season 2 of the Grey’s Anatomy spinoff immediately reveals what happens — and for those who survive, life won’t be the same. “It was a heightened experience for them all,” says executive producer Stacy McKee. “We’ll be examining how this event altered them.”

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'I'd like to see some characters from 'Grey's' date some characters from Station 19,' Ortiz said.

As the squad adjusts, a new chief is selected. Will the ambitious Andy (Jaina Lee Ortiz) land her dream job? We’ll also meet a returning firefighter (Boris Kodjoe) and police officer Tanner’s (Alberto Frezza) dad (Dermot Mulroney) — and learn more about life away from the firehouse.

“We’re diving into their pasts,” teases McKee, who promises Grey’s crossovers. “We are going to mess with their love lives [and] home lives.” Sounds scarier than fighting fires.

Station 19, Season 2 Premiere, Thursday, Oct. 4, 9/8c, ABC