Fans of Grey's Anatomy have been told there will be a death in the season finale – but some characters have, predictably, been ruled out.

Warning: spoiler alert!

In a Q&A session with fans about the season finale, TVLine.com's Michael Ausiello was asked about the "big death" and replied: "The Originals (i.e. Meredith, Cristina, Alex) are safe. Ditto Bailey."

Asked a similar question by another fan, Ausiello added: "I can also rule out Jackson. And Mark."