Source: The Ausiello Files
If Grey’s Anatomy boss Shonda Rhimes is trying to win me back over after that whole Izzie-Denny-ghost-sex debacle, mission accomplished! Sources confirm to me exclusively that Rhimes has tapped two of my favorite actresses on the planet, Everwood‘s Debra Mooney and Gilmore Girls‘ Liza Weil, to guest star in the show’s two-hour season finale on May 14. Mooney will play mom to Kevin McKidd’s emotionally tormented Owen, while Weil will appear as a cancer patient who crosses paths with Izzie. Interesting piece of trivia: Weil, whose sublime work as Rory’s acid-tongued BFF on Gilmore turned many a frown upside down, has ties to Rhimes’ other show, Private Practice; her real-life husband is the equally awesome Paul Adelstein (Cooper).
The members of the George-Izzie-Alex love triangle on Grey’s Anatomy turn out to be key players in this last run of season five G.A. episodes. Find out how Izzie’s screwing up Alex’s game and giving George a nudge forward; plus, what huge project will occupy Iz’s final days? (Hint: It’s not just knitting a ginormous green scarf for Bailey.)
Any new Grey’s Anatomy news? When Anatomy finally comes back April 23—shock of shocks—George gets a storyline. Yes, our boy George once again one-ups Alex (remember the heart surgery in the elevator?) when Alex freaks out in the middle of a trauma (understandable given that his girlfriend is, like, dying). And as reported by Shonda Rhimes herself (gasp!), Derek and Mer are supposed to be getting married in the upcoming 100th episode, and Izzie’s dying wish is to give them the wedding she may or may not be able to ever have herself. (Sad face.) P.S. At this point, our best guesstimate on the finale is that Izzie goes into remission (but the producers keep Katherine Heigl in line with the threat of new malignancies), while George joins the Army medical corps, sending him into the sunset in a way that keeps him available for sweeps-week guest spots if they can afford his fee. What’s your theory of the crime? Post in the comments. Source: Kristin on E!Online
Episode 5.20: Sweet Surrender Airdate: April 23, 2009
- As she endures aggressive treatment for her cancer, Izzie throws herself into planning Derek and Meredith’s wedding, Callie introduces Arizona as her girlfriend to her disapproving father, George excels in a trauma emergency when Alex freezes, and Owen seeks help with his PTSD. Source: ABC
Episode 5.21: No Good at Saying Sorry Airdate: April 30, 2009
- You know how when sad dad Thatcher Grey swings by Seattle Grace, he almost always stirs up some sort of trouble, angst and/or agita? Amazingly, his April 30 visit will bring Meredith and Lexie closer together. Source: TV Guide Online
Episode 5.22: Beautiful Day (100th episode) Airdate: May 7, 2009
- The wedding taking place in the 100th episode on May 7? It’s not Mer-Der after all! Source: The Ausiello Files
Episodes 5.23 and 5.24: Here’s to Future Days (Season? finale) Airdate: May 14, 2009 from 9 to 11 p.m.
Sarah: 60s, Caucasian, Irish looking, working class mom. Jordan’s Mother: Early to mid 50s, Caucasian, upper class parent of patient in the hospital. Jordan’s Father: Early to mid 50s, Caucasian, upper class parent of patient in the hospital. Jordan’s Boyfriend: Mid to late 20s, all ethnicities, boyfriend of patient in the hospital. Recruiting Officer: In his 40s to 50s, all ethnicities, an officer who looks straight off of a military recruiting poster. Good looks, and tough. Recruiting Clerk: In his mid 20s, all ethnicities. Military clerk at the recruiting office. Source: SpoilerTV
Question: Shonda Rhimes said the 100th episode of Grey’s Anatomy takes place on Mer and Der’s wedding day, but you said they’re not getting married. What’s the deal?
Ausiello: Do I have to remind you of Shonda’s long and well-documented history of injecting her spoilers with tricky and misleading wordplay? Case in point, Izzie doesn’t have a brain tumor, she has a brain metastasis. Here’s the deal: Unless the script underwent an 11th hour rewrite, I stand by my earlier statement that Mer and Der do not get married on May 7. The only thing I’m unsure of is whether or not I should reveal the name of the bride and groom who are tying the knot in that episode. I’m on the fence about that one. What do you think I should do? Submit your pro/con arguments in the comments section. I’ll get one of our interns or Annie Barrett to tally up the votes at the end of the day.
Owen and Cristina are far from over. As Kevin McKidd told EW’s Jennifer Armstrong, the exes will be dealt “a huge curveball that neither of them see coming. Just as he starts to get over his thing, something else happens. Which is good and bad. It’s like, ‘Oh my God, this is big.’ It will be interesting to see how it leads into next season.” (Michael Ausiello)
The season finale features two characters at a military recruiting office. (Watch With Kristin)
Thatcher Grey swings by Seattle Grace in the April 30 episode. His visit will bring Meredith and Lexie closer together. (TV Guide)