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Grey’s Anatomy Postmortem: What’s Next for the Seattle Grace Docs?

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[Warning: This story includes major spoilers from the season finale of Grey's Anatomy]

Oh, Meredith Grey, you have really screwed up this time.

In the season finale of Grey’s Anatomy, Meredith’s (Ellen Pompeo) decision to tamper with the Alzheimer’s clinical trial was put front and center, as her actions fractured her marriage with Derek (Patrick Dempsey). As Derek sought refuge at the unfinished McMansion, Meredith was left alone to care for newly adopted baby Zola. Fortunately, this may open the door for more dark and twisty Meredith!

What did you think of the season finale? Read our recap and sound off

“It will give her and Derek some interesting stuff to play [next season],” Sarah Drew tells TVGuide.com “They’ve been so happy for the last few seasons and there hasn’t been much drama between the two of them, and now this is a massive thing that’s come between them.”

Meredith will also have to deal with the fallout between her and Alex (Justin Chambers), who had revealed her misdeed to Owen (Kevin McKidd) in hopes it would pull her out of the running for Chief Resident. Unfortunately for Alex, he could not have foreseen that this would cause irrevocable damage to both their careers, as Owen elected April the Chief Resident in Alex’s place, and Meredith was suspended from the hospital.

“That’s going to be something the whole hospital will feel,” Drew continues. “There will be tension between the two of them, and the happy home of residents that Meredith created in her house is now kind of split and crumbling apart — and there’s going to be a baby crying in the background!”

Grey’s Anatomy‘s season finale: Meredith’s misdeed tears Seattle Grace apart

Meredith and Derek weren’t the only couple to reach an impasse. After Cristina (Sandra Oh) discovered she was pregnant, she decided to cut Owen out of the decision making and scheduled an abortion, prompting Owen to kick her out of the house. “I think there’s going to be a lot of movement towards healing and reparation,” Drew says of next season, “People really hurting each other and trying to get past it.”

As for the new hierarchy with April in charge, it’s one thing to be Chief Resident on paper and another to put the title into action. “I think she’s going to be amazing at creating protocols that work incredibly efficiently,” Drew says. “However, part of being Chief Resident is demanding respect so that people actually do what you say and follow the protocols you set in motion. The biggest thing for her is to really gain the respect of her peers.”

What do you hope to see next season?

Grey’s Anatomy Season 7 Spoilers! Meredith’s Quest for a Baby, A Couple Marries!

Grey’s Anatomy Season 7 Spoilers: Who Gets Married?!

Source: TV Fanatic

After a harrowing sixth season finale in May, the Seattle Grace-Mercy West Hospital doctors are healthy and happy once again … or at least on the road to recovery.

Some of the surgeons we love will have a more difficult time moving forward than others, and each doctor will grieve in his or her own way. What can we expect?

Here’s what TV Guide has to say about how the trauma of the shooting impacts Derek in particular, a new love for Teddy and a marriage in the Season 7 opener.

Who do you think it is? Read on and share your thoughts …

Derek steps down: In the season premiere, scenes flash back to post-trauma therapy sessions a few weeks after the shootings, then jump ahead two months.

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Derek’s tenure as Interim Chief of Surgery is coming to a voluntary end.

Derek is released from the hospital, still unaware of Meredith’s pregnancy and miscarriage. “I think he’ll be devastated,” says Patrick Dempsey. “Seeing how quick life can be, I think they’ll want to have a child even more. Why not create a life before you lose your own?”

To that end, Derek calls a staff meeting to announce he never enjoyed being chief and is returning the reins to Dr. Webber. “He’s in mourning over the loss of the staffers [in the shooting] and feels responsible, which is why he steps down,” adds Patrick.

“It’s much better having the dynamic the way it was.”

Teddy’s new love: With the love triangle over, Teddy won’t waste any time cuddling up to the new trauma counselor, Dr. Andrew Perkins (James Tupper).

“I make out with him in Episode 1,” Kim Raver reveals proudly. “It was just like it was with Kiefer [Sutherland] on 24, where we met and had to kiss. Teddy’s going to wonder if she’s feeling so good in the relationship just because he’s a therapist.”

I do: One of the couples below says it. Read on and guess which!

Callie and Arizona? “The relationship takes the steps you take as you get deeper involved with someone,” hints Sara Ramirez. “But Callie’s been married, so that could pose an issue.” Adds Jessica Capshaw: “I don’t see Arizona entering into anything that’s not ironclad.”

Alex and Lexie? Lexie suffered a breakdown and Meredith is helping her cope. Alex opted to keep his near-fatal bullet inside his chest “to show off to the girls like a third nipple,” says Justin Chambers (Alex). They hardly seem like a couple ready for marriage, though Justin says Alex would marry Lexie if he “knocked her up.” Romantic!

Owen and Cristina? “They definitely take it to the next level,” says Kevin McKidd. “The wedding could easily be them.” But Cristina will be dealing with some post-traumatic stress of her own. “They’ve been through a huge amount in two seasons,” notes Kevin, “and I think that Cristina felt burned by her last wedding [to Burke].”

Final hint (although it’s not really a hint): Look for at least 1-2 of the parents of the betrothed to turn up for the nuptials. Thoughts on who might be tying the knot? Share your theories on that topic and all things Grey’s Anatomy by leaving comments below!

McDreamy Still Shaken Up on Grey’s Anatomy

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It looks like the aftermath of the tragic, stunning sixth season finale will not blow over quickly on Grey’s Anatomy. The doctors will understandably be affected in many ways.

Here’s how one major figure will be effected, according to EW’s Michael Ausiello:

“Even though nearly two months will have passed since the shooting rampage, Derek will still be in pretty bad shape when the season starts. And I’m not talking physically.”

Two months later and he’s still having a hard time? It’s not hard to believe, but still sad for Derek. Will he be sitting down with the new shrink? Might be a good idea.

First, it sounds like he’ll have to come up with bail money, however.

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Looks like troubled times ahead for McDreamy.

Ausiello continues: “A major character will be sent directly to jail by the end of the episode. Hint: This person has already been name-checked in this week’s [column].”

What do you think happens with Derek? Will he be able to bounce back from the events of that tragic day – and how will Meredith’s other tragic news play into this?

Grey’s Anatomy – Episode 7.02 – Episode Details

Mitch – Scene 1: Kerry is being examined by Dr. Howard, Mitch shows up and is all hyped up on survival drama. He tells Kerry they could have died, the crash was like a one-in-a-million shot and he’s going to take one too so he says ILY to Kerry and if they pull through this he’ll love her forever. Scene 2: In the ER, Dr. Frank treats Warren and Mitch is sitting in the next bed. Mitch tells Warren he tried telling Kerry he loves her but her ears were messed up. Warren looks at him shocked and horrified, gets up dragging his IV pole and says he’s got to tell Kerry [he loves her]. Mitch protests saying Kerry is his but Warren says he’s been working up to this for a year. Scene 3: Mitch is sitting by Kerry’s bedside. She asks him how Warren is doing, Mitch says Warren is bald. Kerry says she knows that and that Mitch doesn’t really love her, he only thinks he does. She starts crying and Mitch apologizes, says Warren is a good guy and could probably get a hairpiece.

Russ – Scene 1: Dr. Howard cuts off Russ’ shirt. He has massive black bruises on his sides and back. He can’t feel his arm but since being at the hospital he started moving his fingertips. Dr. Howard says it’s probably transitory paralysis and his arm should be back to normal in a couple of hours. Russ asks about Kerry and pleads for someone to check on her for him. Scene 2: Dr. Howard treats Warren. Russ sits in a chair near Warren and Mitch is in the next bed. Mitch says he’s going to tell Kerry he loves her, Warren says ‘no’ and gets up heading to the door. Russ tells them to leave Kerry alone, she could have died and she’s his. Scene 3: Russ and Mitch sit by Kerry’s bedside and she’s asking about Warren. Russ asks her if she loves Warren, Mitch says that Warren is bald and Kerry starts crying. Russ turns to Mitch and says “Nice. You made her cry.”

Warren – Scene 1: Dr. Howard is treating Warren. He says he’s feeling queasy, Dr. Howard says he has a bit of a fever and got hit the hardest so that must be why. Warren feels like it’s his fault everyone else got hurt, Dr. Howard says it isn’t. Warren asks if Kerry is OK and Dr. H says that Kerry wanted to know the same thing about him. Warren asks if she wanted to know about him specifically and what she said. Mitch, who is sitting in the next bed, says he tried to tell Kerry he loves her. Warren is horrified and shocked, jumps out of bed dragging his IV stand towards Kerry saying he has got to tell her. Mitch says Kerry is his but Warren says no, he’s been working up to this for a year. Mitch pushes past and it’s a race. Scene 2: Dr. Howard checks on Warren who is sweaty, pale, on oxygen and drugged for pain. Warren asks Dr. Howard to tell Kerry he’s sorry for tackling her instead of grabbing her flag, that she’s the funniest and sweetest and pleads for Dr. H to make sure Kerry is ok. Scene 3: Kerry is in bed and Dr. Howard wheels Warren in. Warren says he was told he slammed her really hard on the field. Kerry says she’s fine, it’s football and accidents happen. Warren says he’s sorry. Kerry says she isn’t, she loves him and has been in love with him forever. Warren takes that in, he’s stunned and asks Dr. Howard to push him a little closer. Dr. H pushes Warren right up next to Kerry and they kiss

Source: Crystelle from TWoP

TV Guide – Shonda Rhimes: Grey’s Anatomy Docs All Grown Up in New Season

Normally, people who finish med school and save other peoples’ lives for a living are considered adults — that is, unless they’re Doogie Houser. Or on Grey’s Anatomy. After six seasons, the show’s creator, Shonda Rhimes, says her characters are finally becoming adults — and that their problems will only get more grown-up.

TVGuide.com: What can you tell us about the upcoming season of Grey’s Anatomy?Rhimes: With both Grey’s and Private Practice, we’ve got two really exciting seasons coming up. It’s been really fun to sit down and plan them. Our characters are growing up on Grey’s. They’re really adults now and that’s been a real challenge, in how to let them be grownups and figure out what that means for them.

TVGuide.com: Meredith’s miscarriage in the finale was heartbreaking. Now that she knows she wants to have a baby, will that be a focus for her this season?
Rhimes: It’s possible. The theme for the entire season of Grey’s this year is rebirth, so extrapolate from there.

TVGuide.com: James Tupper is coming in as a trauma counselor for the first three episodes. Are there any characters in particular taking it harder than others?
Rhimes: I think they’re all taking it pretty hard in their own individual ways. We talked about it a lot, and the fact that there’s this group of people that’s been extraordinarily damaged by this experience. That’s what’s going to be carrying them forward, and it will change how they view their jobs, view themselves and view their relationships with one another. A lot of them were about to die. I think they’re all fairly damaged and trying to recover.

TVGuide.com: Do you look at Lexie (Chyler Leigh) as the next Grey of Grey’s Anatomy?
Rhimes: I have to be honest, I’m not really thinking of it that way. I don’t think that’s a conscious thought on my part, that we’re trying to feed a new Grey of Grey’s Anatomy. We have Meredith Grey, she is here and won’t be going anywhere for the next two seasons. I haven’t really been thinking about filling the shoes of somebody who’s sitting right in front of me.

TVGuide.com: The Lexie, Mark (Eric Dane) and Alex (Justin Chambers) love triangle definitely got complicated. What’s ahead for them?
Rhimes: A lot of people like to see a lot of people with Mark. I get a lot of mail about why Callie [Sara Ramirez] isn’t with Mark, why Addison [Kate Walsh] isn’t with Mark. Mark is a very juicy, interesting character and we’re going to try to explore what happens next for both of those characters in a really interesting and, hopefully, a very non-predictable way.

TVGuide.com: After making sacrifices for each other in the finale, will we see a happy Callie and Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) in the new season?
Rhimes: Callie and Arizona are going to be together; I don’t know if happy is the right word. We’re going to see them struggle with their relationship, where it’s going and what that means for them. The reality of the situation is that they are two people who are trying to settle down together and figure out what that means. That’s going to be really interesting to watch unfold.

Source: TV Guide

Grey’s Anatomy Sets Return Date – But There’s a Twist! // <![CDATA[//

‘Grey’s Anatomy‘ will launch its seventh season on Thursday, September 23, a source tells Fancast, effectively confirming that which was disseminated over the weekend via Twitter.

Ah, but there’s a twist. Whereas in recent years the show has kicked off with a two-part, two-hour opener, I am hearing that that as of right now, the plan is for Season 7 to opt for traditional, hour-long premiere.

Last season’s opener, after all, had much territory to cover, what with George tragically dying and Izzie almost checkout out as well. Here, you can watch Part 1 (”Good Mourning”) and Part 2 (”Goodbye”).

When Season 7 starts up, however, the aftermath isn’t quite so immediate. Last we tuned in, a gunman had terrorized the halls of Seattle Grace, shedding much blood and leaving several dead (RIP, Reed). The shooter ultimately met his own grisly fate, but not before shaking up the docs we know so well.

As such, some of the questions going into September 23 are:

* How have Meredith and Derek bounced back from her miscarrying the little life that was inside of her for so sadly short a time?

* Where do things stand between Cristina and Owen? Yang entered the Season 6 finale not knowing where her man stood, only to see him pronounce her “the woman I love” during a harrowing moment. Has Hunt been backing up his words with actions? Is Teddy once and for all surgically excised from the mix?

* Lexie, poor Lexie: Has she given Alex the hook, seeing as his thoughts were all about Izzie as his life hung in the balance in the finale? Do she and Mark – who impetuously popped the question the week before the gunman crisis – have any chance at a second chance?

* Is Callie truly at peace with the notion of her and Callie mothering “10 babies on a beach in Spain”?

* Where stands Bailey’s nascent romance with gasman Ben – if only since Jason George is now shooting the Shonda Rhimes-produced midseason series, ‘Off The Map’?

* Was Webber empowered by his bit of bravado, where he stared down the shooter? Did that defining moment solidify his seat “on the wagon”?

* Now that Jesse Williams and Sarah Drew have been promoted to series regulars, how will Jackson and April fit into the SGH tapestry? Are their respective crushes (Cristina, Derek) behind them… or might there be unfinished business?

Source: Fancast

Grey's Anatomy - Season premiere title // <![CDATA[//

“With You I’m Born Again.”

What does it mean? Make a mad dash for the comments and start deciphering it. (BTW, the new season kicks off Sept. 23.)

Source: EW

Grey's Anatomy - James Tupper Checks In! // <![CDATA[//

The traumatized female staffers at Seattle Grace are about to find the silver lining in last May’s deadly hostage standoff: The shoulder they’ll be crying on belongs to James Tupper.
Sources confirm to me exclusively that the ex-Mercy doc (and Men In Trees hunk) is joining Grey’s Anatomy in the recurring role of Andrew Perkins, a trauma counselor brought in to help Seattle Grace recover from that nightmarish season-ending bloodbath.
Tupper is on board for at least two episodes.
Grey’s kicks off its seventh season on Sept. 23 with an episode titled, “With You I’m Born Again.”
Source : Ausiello

Grey's Anatomy - A New Doc Check In // <![CDATA[//

If the scrubs fit, why ditch 'em?
Fresh off his stint as short-lived Mercy's army doc, ABC confirms reports that James Tupper has transferred hospitals, joining the ranks of Grey's Anatomy.
And here's what brings Anne Heche's loverboy to the Seattle Grace Mercy West scene (whew—mouthful!):
Thanks to EW.com's clever sleuthing, ABC tells us James checks into Grey's as Andrew Perkins, a trauma counselor brought in to aid the staff in the aftermath of last season finale's bloody hospital shoot-out.
Hence the name McTreaty—like a therapist. You get it, right?!
Sadly, James is only set to appear in two episodes of Grey's Anatomy's seventh season, but fingers crossed for more. We love us some Tupper.
Thoughts on this casting scoop? Fill us in below.
Source: E!Online

'Grey's Anatomy' Exclusive: James Tupper checks in!

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The traumatized staffers at Seattle Grace are about to find the silver lining in May’s deadly hostage standoff: The shoulder they’ll be crying on belongs to James Tupper.

Sources confirm to me exclusively that the ex-Mercy doc (and Men in Trees hunk) is joining Grey’s Anatomy in the recurring role of Andrew Perkins, a trauma counselor brought in to help Seattle Grace recover from that nightmarish season-ending bloodbath.

Tupper is on board for at least two episodes.

Grey’s kicks off its seventh season on Sept. 23 with an episode titled “With You I’m Born Again.”

'Grey's' doc Chandra Wilson reflects on harrowing finale and her most feared plot (hint: R.I.P. Bailey)

greys-anatomy-wilson_320.jpg Image Credit: Danny Feld/ABC Today’s deadline day for Emmy voters to turn in their ballots, and based on her gut-wrenching performance in last month’s Grey’s Anatomy finale, I’m guessing Chandra Wilson’s name will be checked off a lot in the supporting actress race. As Bailey helplessly looked on as fellow doc Percy’s life slipped away, her breakdown was as shocking as it was haunting. In this exclusive interview, the four-time Emmy nominee reflects on what it was like shooting the nerve-wracking episode, speculates on the fallout for her character, and opens up about the one Grey’s storyline she hopes never happens.

How did you prepare for the freak-out scene?

CHANDRA WILSON: My goodness. It was actually one of those things where the situation was so incredibly sad. Pounding on things and lashing out — all of that stuff is very much against my personality. So just being in that position — the richness of where the characters were — was all I needed.

Did it leave you emotionally drained?

WILSON: Actually, I was really energized after that. I just felt like everything was in the right place. We were doing exactly what we needed to be doing at that point in time. Everything led up to that — and then there was still work to do afterwards. When you have that feeling that you’re in the right place it gives you energy as an actor. It would’ve been more draining if I had been pulling from something personal, pulling from my childhood. But because it was what was happening in the show it made it okay.

How do you think this experience will change Bailey?

WILSON: I was asking that same question: “Where does she go?” I think George’s death last year stunned her in a way that she had to decide to keep functioning and try not to get emotional or emotionally involved with her co-workers. But for me, the image that never went away was that the barrel of the gun was in her face. Normally if there’s blood and someone is shot you go into doctor-mode. But she could never get the image of that gun out of her head long enough to do her Dr. Bailey thing. It’ll be interesting to see if that kind of fear still lives with her or comes back to revisit.

Shonda Rhimes originally planned to have Bailey get shot, but she couldn’t go through with it.

WILSON: I heard about that after the fact and I was like, “Wow.” [Laughs] I don’t know what that would’ve been like to get hurt — for Bailey or for me. Because just looking at the barrel of the gun was too much for me.

Your onscreen love interest, Jason George, is starring in Rhimes’ new medical drama Off the Map, which probably means no happy ending for Bailey and Ben. Are you disappointed?

WILSON: I honestly don’t know what that means. I don’t know what’s going to happen to that relationship. There could be some happy ending that we don’t know anything about. [Map] is a midseason show, so there will be [some time] for him to [work on Grey's].

Was it fun to play a flirtatious, sexual Bailey?

WILSON: It was certainly out of Bailey’s comfort zone. And for me as an actor it was scary to step outside of what you’re used to and try something new.

What are you doing over your hiatus?

WILSON: I’m actually having a hiatus. [Laughs] I forget to do that sometimes. So this year I said I wasn’t going to worry about whether they ask me back next season. I’m just going to sit down and take a break. I’m going to be a mom and go to a PTA meeting — all the things that I, unfortunately, miss out on during a year.

Did you receive your official pickup letter from ABC?

WILSON: I did. I finally received it last week. I was like, “That took long enough!” [Laughs]

Did you really have anxiety about that?

WILSON: It’s not even anxiety. It’s just the reality of what we do. I never get so comfortable that I ever forget that. What we do as actors is really about decisions that get made in rooms with desks. And people change their minds all the time about things. Or get brilliant ideas like, “Hey, I think Bailey should die this year! It’ll be a 10-part arc and everybody will cry!” [Laughs] You have no control over that as an actor. So you make the most of it and you learn as much as you can.

We hear so much about actors wanting to leave Grey’s. It’s refreshing to hear from someone who actually wants to stay.

WILSON: I don’t understand it at all. [Laughs] It’s a little cliché to say this, but a job like this is difficult to come by. And there’s always something else to learn.

I am so confused about ‘Grey’s Anatomy’s Meredith and Derek. I thought that they did not get married, but only pretended to on a Post-It note. Yet everyone references them as man and wife. Are they really married, and if so when did that happen?

Trust your instincts: Mer/Der are not legally married. And a formal wedding ‘tween the two is likely never to be seen. “I get why the fans want it; I’d probably want it too if I was just watching,” show boss Shonda Rhimes told EW.com. “But I literally feel sick every time I think about Meredith in a big white poufy dress.”

Grey’s Anatomy – Interview with Sarah Drew

News that Grey’s Anatomy has promoted Jesse Williams (Jackson) and Sarah Drew (April) to full-time series regulars next season has elicited mixed reactions from viewers. Yay for Jackson—but not so much for his Mercy West cohort, who hasn’t exactly endeared herself to viewers. The fact that she nearly got Derek killed in last month’s harrowing hostage-themed finale certainly didn’t help. Among April’s biggest critics: Drew herself! In the following Q&A, the beloved Everwood alum weighs in on her polarizing alter ego, discusses the possibility of an April/Derek/Mer triangle, and reflects on her roller-coaster year.

Series creator Shonda Rhimes said she felt like April became “part of the tribe” in the finale. Did you feel the same way when you shot the episode?

SARAH DREW: I definitely had that feeling. April has been kind of annoying this past season. [Laughs] Just neurotic and really insecure, and this was the first time she was able to band together — both with Cristina and Meredith — to help solve a [crisis]. Most of my stuff before was with Patrick [Dempsey] and fawning over him awkwardly. So this was the first opportunity to actually bond in a positive way with them. They say tragedy brings people together, so I guess that’s what happened.

Fans have a love-hate thing going on with April. And it’s probably fair to say it became all hate when she nearly got McDreamy killed.

DREW: When we read that at the table read, I was like, “Oh, come on, guys, really? They already hate my character, now they’re going to hate her even more!” [Laughs]

Do you think she can be redeemed?

DREW: Lord, I hope so. [Laughs] I think [the heart-to-heart April had with Mer in the finale] was a gigantic step forward. The thing that’s fun about April is she creates controversy and that’s interesting to watch, even though people hate her for it. The people pleaser that I am, I always want everyone to like me and like my character, so it’s hard for me as an actress. But I think as a character she’s interesting, because she stirs stuff up between Meredith and Derek.

Do you think she will continue to stir stuff up between them?

DREW: This is nothing but my own speculation, but I don’t think that she’s going to come between Meredith and Derek. I don’t see it happening after everything that transpired in the finale. After her hearing how much Meredith is in love with Derek. After she witnessed the miscarriage. It just feels like April’s going to move on.

What has this past year been like for you? First you were hired, then you left, then you were rehired…

DREW: I definitely did my fair share of sweating in the past year. It’s all been really good news, though. Shonda wrote April for me because I’ve worked with her twice before. I walked into this role knowing it was only two episodes. I knew my character was going to be fired, so I wasn’t expecting anything beyond those two episodes. And then they called me the morning after the “firing episode” aired to check my availability and talk about a contract, and I was just floored. It was wonderful because when I came back to work I had so much support. A lot of the cast members were like, “We were rallying for you to stay. We’re so glad you’re back.” It was a wonderful surprise to move past those two episodes.

Source : Ausiello

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ exclusive: Jesse Williams gets full-time upgrade

Jesse-WilliamsImage Credit: Adam Larkey/ABCMcPrettyEyes is looking at a long-term future at Seattle Grace.

Sources confirm to me exclusively that Grey’s Anatomy has officially upgraded Jesse Williams to a full-time series regular. His promotion kicks in this fall with the start of season 7.

Williams, who joined Grey’s last October as part of the polarizing Mercy West merger plot, was quickly pegged as the Invader Most Likely to See Another Season. Those hypnotic baby blues certainly didn’t hurt.

In my exclusive Q&A with Shonda Rhimes last month, the Grey’s boss all but confirmed that Williams — as well as fellow rookie Sarah Drew — would be back next fall. “April and Jackson have really been folded into the group,” she told me. “It’ll depend on what the studio and the network decide to do with those actors, but I fully advocate to have them [stick around].”

I’m told Drew’s deal for next season is still being worked on, so stay tuned.

Exclusive: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ boss answers your burning season finale questions

Meredith-greys-anatomyImage Credit: Scott Garfield/ABCSPOILER ALERT: If you have yet to watch last night’s Grey’s Anatomy finale, stop reading now. I repeat, if you have yet to watch last night’s Grey’s Anatomy finale, stop reading now. For the last time, if you have yet to watch last night’s Grey’s Anatomy, stop reading now. Everyone else, onward and downward…

Say what you will about Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes (Baby killer! McDreamy shooter! Nightmare inflictor!), but the woman knows how to write a finale. Last night’s season 6 climax — in which a crazed gunman terrorized Seattle Grace for the better part of two hours — had 15 million viewers (yours truly among them) biting their nails down to nubs while convulsing on the edge of their seats. When the dust settled, there were two significant deaths, one tragic miscarriage, and roughly 100 nagging questions. In this exclusive interview, Rhimes tackles the 20 most popular.

So what have the last 18 hours been like for you? I know you were nervous about this episode.

SHONDA RHIMES: I was. I was very nervous because I felt like what was coming wasn’t territory that we’d ever covered before, and I didn’t know how the audience was going to take it. I feel like I got a lot of really good responses from it, and I feel like it was an emotional ride for everybody. I wanted it to feel a little bit like a stand-alone movie, and I think it did.

One of the most controversial aspects of the finale was Meredith’s miscarriage. Did you ever consider a different outcome?

RHIMES: If she didn’t have the miscarriage, she wouldn’t have been pregnant at the beginning of the episode.

So the pregnancy was all about the miscarriage?

RHIMES: It wasn’t necessarily all about the [miscarriage], but it was about Meredith Grey being truly happy. And for me, when you’re watching that storyline, when Meredith is having a miscarriage and she basically says, “I’m having a miscarriage. I need Lidocaine. Are you going to help me or not?,” you realize how incredibly strong she is and how badass she’s being in that moment. To me, that’s the hero moment. If you don’t have that moment you don’t really have the story of Meredith Grey.

At the end of the episode, she throws her positive pregnancy test in the trash. What did that symbolize?

RHIMES: The death of the exciting dream that she had been holding on to all day… I feel like you don’t ever know how much you want something until its been taken away from you. Meredith figured out in this episode how much she wanted to be with Derek, how much she wanted to be his wife, and how much she wanted to have his children.

You once said Mer and Der would never have children. Have you changed your mind about that?

RHIMES: [Long pause] Yes. I’ve written my way out of that I think.

So there may still be a baby in their future?

RHIMES: Definitely. For me, this is the beginning of the baby story.

I’m curious about the decision to end the episode with just Meredith, as opposed to Meredith at Derek’s bedside.

RHIMES: The [episode] was not about aftermath. And to me, to see Meredith and Derek happy with everything and fine was a scene of aftermath.

Will the season premiere be about the immediate aftermath?

RHIMES: I don’t know.

So you haven’t decided whether there will be a time jump?

RHIMES: We’ve talked about it. We’ve talked about it endlessly. We’ve come up with 40 thousand different scenarios. The truth is, I’m exhausted. We just finished season 6. I don’t even want to think about season 7.

How does Meredith not revert back to dark and twisty Meredith after all of this?

RHIMES: I don’t know how she doesn’t, but she doesn’t. I think in a lot of ways Meredith has become the mother of the group. I don’t think there’s a lot of room for dark and twisty when everybody’s been affected. We joke a lot in the writers’ room that because Meredith’s childhood was so damaging, in a way, she’s better equipped to handle this stuff than anybody else.

How did you arrive at the decision to kill off Reed and Charles?

RHIMES: It was both really easy and really hard. We’ve been layering in these people all season, and I wanted you to feel comfortable with them and their personalities. I also really wanted [to lose] people who we barely knew. It’s sort of like what Charles says to Bailey: “I know you really didn’t like me.” And Bailey says, “Oh, I liked you.” And then he’s gone. By the time we fell in love with him, he was gone.

Did you ever think, In order to do this story justice, I need to kill off a major character?

RHIMES: No, because — and I said this before the episode ever aired — this was not about who lived and who died. To me, it was about what was gained and what was lost. The real death of the episode is the miscarriage.

Had Katherine Heigl not left the show, what role would Izzie have played in the finale? Would she have been killed?

RHIMES: I have no idea.

Really?

RHIMES: Really.

Talk to me about the decision to have Alex call out for Izzie after he was shot.

RHIMES: I really wanted to find a way to deal with how much Alex is missing Izzie. And it felt really poignant to me that if he was lying on a table dying he’d be calling for her.

Lexie confessed her love for Alex, but some fans aren’t buying it. She didn’t really make a decision between Alex and Mark in that moment, did she?

RHIMES: I don’t think she could have possibly made a decision in that moment. The thing I think is interesting is that Alex definitely made his decision. So I don’t necessarily know that there’s a triangle there. When Alex called for Izzie — when in your hour of need you’re calling for another woman — I think he made his decision. So I don’t think there’s a triangle.

In other words, hope is very much alive for Mark and Lexie?

RHIMES: Yes, there’s definitely hope.

Let’s shift gears to the actual crisis itself. I get that there’s a certain suspension of disbelief that comes with stories like this. But I don’t get why the SWAT team didn’t take the gunman out after they shot him the first time. It looked like they easily could have gotten a second shot in there.

RHIMES: They didn’t have a clear shot of him again.

But he was just laying there on the floor.

RHIMES: But Lexie was in between them. And then she got up and was still in between them. And she’s running away and he’s running away at the same time. So I don’t see that they could have gotten a clear shot.

Fans are joking that Seattle has the worst SWAT team in the country.

RHIMES: That’s a shame because we have these super awesome SWAT guys who talked us through everything. And we had a meeting in which I said, “Seriously, it would be five guys in a group searching [the entire] hospital? That sounds crazy to me.” And they said that’s how it works. And for me, it made it so much more horrible because that hospital is enormous. And the idea that just five guys are going to save them is ridiculous on so many levels, and yet, that’s how it works. When you’re looking for a shooter, you don’t have a bunch of people all spread out apparently.

Jessica Capshaw is pregnant in real life. Arizona decides at the end of the episode that she wants to have kids with Callie. Is there a connection there?

RHIMES: No — although I love that Jessica is pregnant. I feel like every year we have to have somebody on the show who’s pregnant and we have to hide the pregnancy. It’s what we do now.

So the pregnancy won’t be written into the storyline?

RHIMES: Nope.

Where was Bailey’s beau Ben in this episode?

RHIMES: Ben was not working that day. There was a great debate in the writers’ room that we should have Bailey say something about Ben not working. And I felt like, no, we only see Ben sporadically as it is. He’s not at work that day. And I didn’t want to spend time — because we have so little of it and I had to leave 18 minutes on the cutting room floor —  chatting about where Ben was. I felt like you knew Ben wasn’t there because you didn’t see him there. [But] I think there’s going to [fallout] about that later.

So we’ll see some resolution there — even though Jason George (Ben) is on your new show, Off the Map?

RHIMES: I hope so.

You mentioned in your blog post about the finale that April and Jackson are “part of the tribe now.” What did you mean exactly?

RHIMES: For the purpose of story — because I don’t write things thinking, What are the business decisions going on in the background — April and Jackson have really been folded into the group.

I understand no official decision has been made about Sarah Drew and Jesse Williams becoming series regulars next season, but, at this point, can any argument be made against it happening?

RHIMES: I don’t have one. Do you?

I don’t.

RHIMES: I don’t have one either.

Creatively, do you want them to stick around?

RHIMES: I do. It’ll depend on what the studio and the network decide to do with those actors, but I fully advocate to have them.

Kim Raver has already been upgraded to a series regular, but some are questioning Teddy’s future now that Owen has chosen Cristina.

RHIMES: This whole idea that Teddy only exists [as part of a triangle is ludicrous]. Teddy is Cristina’s teacher. Derek would be dead if Cristina had not had Teddy around. That’s how I look at it. I will say it again, the studio and network have to renew everyone’s options, and they have not done so yet. But it is my intention that we will see Teddy next year.

When Owen chose Cristina, he really chose her, right?

RHIMES: Yes. He definitely chose her.

So that triangle is, for all intents and purposes, over.

RHIMES: That triangle is done.

But Cristina broke up with Owen in that episode.

RHIMES: That is true.

So they’re not technically together.

RHIMES: I tried really hard to get in an Owen-Cristina scene where he holds her after Derek survived. But all my [medical advisers] kept saying, “If Owen holds Cristina, she can no longer operate on Derek. She’s become unsterile.” There was a big fight about it and finally I had to go with “the look.” And I felt like Sandra [Oh] and Kevin [McKidd] adequately and brilliantly portrayed in “the look” that there was still something there.

You previously teased this episode as a game-changer. How has the game been changed?

RHIMES: Here’s why I said that: When you face a situation like this — when the entire hospital has turned into a crime scene — everyone you know has faced life or death. It’s an incredibly traumatic event. Everything you knew, believed, felt, and required of the characters in terms of what their stories have been or what you believed about them no longer exists. Part of what’s interesting about next season is that we can start anywhere — in any emotional state — and almost anything can happen because we just came out of this. It’s not like tomorrow they come back being the exact same characters. They’re all sort of fundamentally changed.

Grey’s Anatomy Season Finale Recap: “Sanctuary/Death and All His Friends”

Grey’s Anatomy season finale recap, hour one, Sanctuary: Seattle Grace turns into a war zone

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Meredith Grey loves the hospital. “Correction: loved it here,” she says. The halls of Seattle Grace are no longer safe, Meredith tells everyone in her voice-over in the Season 6 finale of Grey’s Anatomy on May 20, 2010. Within the first 10 minutes of the show, the shooter–Mr. Gary Clark–has taken control of the hospital, shooting down surgeons and anyone who gets in his way.

[WARNING: RECAP below. SPOILERS! Don't read if you haven't watched and don't want to know what happened! ]

Mr. Clark has appeared a few times on Grey’s, most recently when he brought a lawsuit against the hospital and Chief Derek Shepherd for “killing” his wife by pulling the plug.

“I’m the man,” Mr. Clark says. “I let you decide that she should die… but I’m a man now.” He also thinks he’s God, taking the life of everyone in the hospital into his hands, even as he says surgeons are like God, handing out judgement over who should live and who should die.

But not everyone knows that there’s a shooter in the hospital. Arizona and Callie fight, letting out all their grievances against one another; Arizona doesn’t trust her, Callie doesn’t want to change for her when Arizona isn’t willing to change either. Bailey takes care of patient Mary, played by Mandy Moore, who is receiving a blood transfusion. Hunt and Teddy Altman try to save Pete, a man shot after he got into a car accident; and Cristina is through with Hunt, or so she says. Then there’s Meredith, who has just learned she’s pregnant, and she’s actually happy.

But before she can tell Shepard, the hospital goes on lock-down–meaning no one is supposed to leave the area they are currently in.

Mr. Clark goes through the hospital, constantly getting turned around. No one seems willing to help him, and he’s clearly not thinking clearly. When Mercy-Wester pixie Reed won’t help Clark find the Chief, he shoots her right in the forehead. Karev hears the shot, and he’s shot in his side, left for dead.

As the hour one season finale Sanctuary progresses, everyone is at risk and everyone is trying to save lives.

Lexie and Mark find Karev in the elevator and try to save him on the conference room table. Bailey tries to save Percy, while Mary lends a hand. And then Clark finds Shepherd on the catwalk. The episode has been tense and dramatic all the way through, but this time Clark doesn’t just shoot mindlessly. He talks to Derek, giving Meredith and Cristina the chance to find him–but the friends can’t do anything to help.

Shepherd tries to talk Clark down, talking about why he became a doctor–to save lives after he saw his own father shot down in cold blood. But Clark’s sympathy is forgotten as soon as Shepherd’s assistant April rushes forward. Shepherd is shot, and Clark runs away, like the coward he really is.

But that’s just the first hour. Clark was going after Shepherd, but he wasn’t the only one Clark holds responsible for his wife’s death…. Who else is he after?

Grey’s Anatomy Season Finale Recap, Hour Two, Death and All His Friends: Live or die, choices

The second hour of the Grey’s Anatomy Season 6 season finale, Death and All His Friends, is even more intense than the first. Derek is dying, but in the voice-over he says life is all about choices.

Prior to the season finale, Shonda Rhimes had teased that Cristina and Meredith would be performing the most important surgeries of their lives, and she wasn’t kidding.

But wait, there’s more. (And yes, I know you want to know about Shepherd, but the show made us wait, so I’ll make you wait, too). Bailey does all she can to save Percy, but the elevators are shut off and there’s nothing more she can do but wait with him.

Karev’s life depends on Mark and Lexie. In gasping breaths, he tells Mark that he should live life more fully, meaning: eat more bacon and have more sex. But that’s one of the few light moments of the show. Lexie goes to get more supplies; when she leaves the room, she encounters Mr. Clark.

Mr. Clark knows who she is, because Lexie was one of the three people he had planned to kill. Why? She physically pulled the plug on his wife. He also came to get the chief, as well as the attending doctor, Dr. Weber. But before he can shoot Lexie, SWAT shoots Clark. In the most unbelievable part of the hour, Clark manages to disappear back into Seattle Grace without SWAT running after him, and his path of destruction continues.

Meanwhile, with Hunt and Altman already escorted outside, Cristina is the only cardio surgeon there to save the Chief and her best friend’s husband. She forces Meredith to sit outside the surgery room and not to look. In Ellen Pompeo’s best acting ever, she tells April, “It took me a long time to find him… My best friend’s hands are inside his chest. You don’t get to cry about that.”

Owen Hunt chooses Cristina, and he foolishly rushes back into the hospital to find her. Instead, he finds Clark in the surgery room, holding a gun to Cristina’s head as she operates. Clark demands she stop, but he doesn’t shoot Shepherd again, even though he could end it right there. Rather, he wants to control everyone in the room as he has for the entire show.

In the most heart-wrenching moment of the entire two-hour season finale, Meredith bursts into the room, asking Clark to kill her. Eye for an eye, she says. She’s Lexie’s sister. She’s like a daughter to Dr. Weber. She’s the Chief’s wife. Clark hesitates, giving Hunt the chance to jump at him… but he’s not quick enough. Clark shoots him, too.

Avery, assisting Cristina, tells Cristina to stop, to raise her hands before Clark shoots again… he proves that Shepherd is dead when the heart monitor line goes flat, and Clark walks out of the room, satisfied and ready to find Dr. Weber. Meredith cries out, falls to the floor–and then Avery reconnects Shepherd to the machine. As Cristina finishes working on Shepherd, Meredith helps Hunt, and then after all that stress, it’s no surprise when she miscarries.

But it still isn’t over. Dr. Weber thinks he’s still in charge, and he manages to get into the hospital. He gives Clark a choice, since he has one bullet left: “Life in prison or an afterlife with your wife.” The Chief isn’t afraid to die: “Death is not justice but end of a beautiful journey.”

A single shot rings out and then SWAT finally shows for real.

Shepherd’s voice-over repeats the theme of the hour. “Human life is made up of choices. And it’s not always in her hands.”

This was an amazing season finale, one of the best in the six seasons of Grey’s Anatomy. There’s no cliffhanger like last year–will Izzie and/or George live?–but I don’t care about that. This season finale brought people together, just as it tore them apart by death.

Recap – Grey’s Anatomy Season 6 Finale

Wow. Now that is what I call a powerful season ender we have with Grey’s Anatomy 6.23 and 6.24. From the opening ten minutes before the first commercial break to the very end we are taken on an emotional roller coaster, and we see no one was safe from the shooter tonight. We learn quickly that the shooter is a grieving man we have seen before a couple of times this season – Gary Clark. This is the husband of the woman that died after an operation by Webber and Lexie. She was DNR, so Derek didn’t allow heroic measures to save. This made the man sue the hospital. A lawsuit he lost, and this is his revenge. He comes to the hospital with the intentions of shooting Lexie, Derek and Webber. However, he doesn’t find them, and in his search for these three he shoots many others. He shoots surgeons, nurses and hospital security as he makes his way from floor to floor. The first to die is Reed. He also shoots Alex and Charles, and by the time he is through he finds Derek and shoots him.

Alex lives and Charles lives for some time, but Bailey sees he will die when they can’t get him to an operating room. She sits with him and her patient Mary, played by guest star Mandy Moore, and stays with him until he dies. His last request is he wants Reed to know he loved her. He doesn’t know she has died. Alex also has a moment where he thinks Lexie is Izzie, and he practically begs her not to leave him ever again. This is after Lexie told him she loved him in front of Sloan. We all know Sloan was trying to win her back, but he puts his focus into saving Alex. The shooter does have some kind of heart though.

He doesn’t shoot some. He lets April go. He doesn’t shoot Yang, but he does threaten to do it when he finds her in the operating room trying to repair the damage he did to Derek. Meredith even tries to divert the shooter’s attention to her. She gives up herself, but Cristina says to the shooter that he shouldn’t shoot a pregnant woman. This moment is chaos, and Owen is shot. It is a small round though. Straight through the shoulder. Meredith goes to work on him, and while she is doing this – she has a miscarriage. Webber goes into the hospital. He was out when the shooter came in, and he is the one that finds Gary Clark. Gary’s plan was to shoot Webber, and then himself. There is a problem though. He only has one bullet left. Webber taunts him into making a decision. We aren’t shown that decision, but we see Webber walking and that tells us what happened. The man shot himself. Alex makes it, and once Yang performs surgery and completes it – Derek is also saved. A powerful episode full of emotion. What will happen next season? Will the hospital ever be the same?

Exclusive: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ boss answers your burning season finale questions

Meredith-greys-anatomyImage Credit: Scott Garfield/ABCSPOILER ALERT: If you have yet to watch last night’s Grey’s Anatomy finale, stop reading now. I repeat, if you have yet to watch last night’s Grey’s Anatomy finale, stop reading now. For the last time, if you have yet to watch last night’s Grey’s Anatomy, stop reading now. Everyone else, onward and downward…

Say what you will about Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes (Baby killer! McDreamy shooter! Nightmare inflictor!), but the woman knows how to write a finale. Last night’s season 6 climax — in which a crazed gunman terrorized Seattle Grace for the better part of two hours — had 15 million viewers (yours truly among them) biting their nails down to nubs while convulsing on the edge of their seats. When the dust settled, there were two significant deaths, one tragic miscarriage, and roughly 100 nagging questions. In this exclusive interview, Rhimes tackles the 20 most popular.

So what have the last 18 hours been like for you? I know you were nervous about this episode.
SHONDA RHIMES:
I was. I was very nervous because I felt like what was coming wasn’t territory that we’d ever covered before, and I didn’t know how the audience was going to take it. I feel like I got a lot of really good responses from it, and I feel like it was an emotional ride for everybody. I wanted it to feel a little bit like a stand-alone movie, and I think it did.

One of the most controversial aspects of the finale was Meredith’s miscarriage. Did you ever consider a different outcome?
RHIMES:
If she didn’t have the miscarriage, she wouldn’t have been pregnant at the beginning of the episode.

So the pregnancy was all about the miscarriage?
RHIMES:
It wasn’t necessarily all about the [miscarriage], but it was about Meredith Grey being truly happy. And for me, when you’re watching that storyline, when Meredith is having a miscarriage and she basically says, “I’m having a miscarriage. I need Lidocaine. Are you going to help me or not?,” you realize how incredibly strong she is and how badass she’s being in that moment. To me, that’s the hero moment. If you don’t have that moment you don’t really have the story of Meredith Grey.

At the end of the episode, she throws her positive pregnancy test in the trash. What did that symbolize?
RHIMES:
The death of the exciting dream that she had been holding on to all day… I feel like you don’t ever know how much you want something until its been taken away from you. Meredith figured out in this episode how much she wanted to be with Derek, how much she wanted to be his wife, and how much she wanted to have his children.

You once said Mer and Der would never have children. Have you changed your mind about that?
RHIMES:
[Long pause] Yes. I’ve written my way out of that I think.

So there may still be a baby in their future?
RHIMES:
Definitely. For me, this is the beginning of the baby story.

I’m curious about the decision to end the episode with just Meredith, as opposed to Meredith at Derek’s bedside.
RHIMES:
The [episode] was not about aftermath. And to me, to see Meredith and Derek happy with everything and fine was a scene of aftermath.

Will the season premiere be about the immediate aftermath?
RHIMES:
I don’t know.

So you haven’t decided whether there will be a time jump?
RHIMES:
We’ve talked about it. We’ve talked about it endlessly. We’ve come up with 40 thousand different scenarios. The truth is, I’m exhausted. We just finished season 6. I don’t even want to think about season 7.

How does Meredith not revert back to dark and twisty Meredith after all of this?
RHIMES:
I don’t know how she doesn’t, but she doesn’t. I think in a lot of ways Meredith has become the mother of the group. I don’t think there’s a lot of room for dark and twisty when everybody’s been affected. We joke a lot in the writers’ room that because Meredith’s childhood was so damaging, in a way, she’s better equipped to handle this stuff than anybody else.

How did you arrive at the decision to kill off Reed and Charles?
RHIMES:
It was both really easy and really hard. We’ve been layering in these people all season, and I wanted you to feel comfortable with them and their personalities. I also really wanted [to lose] people who we barely knew. It’s sort of like what Charles says to Bailey: “I know you really didn’t like me.” And Bailey says, “Oh, I liked you.” And then he’s gone. By the time we fell in love with him, he was gone.

Did you ever think, In order to do this story justice, I need to kill off a major character?
RHIMES:
No, because — and I said this before the episode ever aired — this was not about who lived and who died. To me, it was about what was gained and what was lost. The real death of the episode is the miscarriage.

Had Katherine Heigl not left the show, what role would Izzie have played in the finale? Would she have been killed?
RHIMES:
I have no idea.

Really?
RHIMES:
Really.

Talk to me about the decision to have Alex call out for Izzie after he was shot.
RHIMES:
I really wanted to find a way to deal with how much Alex is missing Izzie. And it felt really poignant to me that if he was lying on a table dying he’d be calling for her.

Lexie confessed her love for Alex, but some fans aren’t buying it. She didn’t really make a decision between Alex and Mark in that moment, did she?
RHIMES:
I don’t think she could have possibly made a decision in that moment. The thing I think is interesting is that Alex definitely made his decision. So I don’t necessarily know that there’s a triangle there. When Alex called for Izzie — when in your hour of need you’re calling for another woman — I think he made his decision. So I don’t think there’s a triangle.

In other words, hope is very much alive for Mark and Lexie?
RHIMES:
Yes, there’s definitely hope.

Let’s shift gears to the actual crisis itself. I get that there’s a certain suspension of disbelief that comes with stories like this. But I don’t get why the SWAT team didn’t take the gunman out after they shot him the first time. It looked like they easily could have gotten a second shot in there.
RHIMES:
They didn’t have a clear shot of him again.

But he was just laying there on the floor.
RHIMES:
But Lexie was in between them. And then she got up and was still in between them. And she’s running away and he’s running away at the same time. So I don’t see that they could have gotten a clear shot.

Fans are joking that Seattle has the worst SWAT team in the country.
RHIMES:
That’s a shame because we have these super awesome SWAT guys who talked us through everything. And we had a meeting in which I said, “Seriously, it would be five guys in a group searching [the entire] hospital? That sounds crazy to me.” And they said that’s how it works. And for me, it made it so much more horrible because that hospital is enormous. And the idea that just five guys are going to save them is ridiculous on so many levels, and yet, that’s how it works. When you’re looking for a shooter, you don’t have a bunch of people all spread out apparently.

Jessica Capshaw is pregnant in real life. Arizona decides at the end of the episode that she wants to have kids with Callie. Is there a connection there?
RHIMES:
No — although I love that Jessica is pregnant. I feel like every year we have to have somebody on the show who’s pregnant and we have to hide the pregnancy. It’s what we do now.

So the pregnancy won’t be written into the storyline?
RHIMES:
Nope.

Where was Bailey’s beau Ben in this episode?
RHIMES:
Ben was not working that day. There was a great debate in the writers’ room that we should have Bailey say something about Ben not working. And I felt like, no, we only see Ben sporadically as it is. He’s not at work that day. And I didn’t want to spend time — because we have so little of it and I had to leave 18 minutes on the cutting room floor —  chatting about where Ben was. I felt like you knew Ben wasn’t there because you didn’t see him there. [But] I think there’s going to [fallout] about that later.

So we’ll see some resolution there — even though Jason George (Ben) is on your new show, Off the Map?
RHIMES:
I hope so.

You mentioned in your blog post about the finale that April and Jackson are “part of the tribe now.” What did you mean exactly?
RHIMES:
For the purpose of story — because I don’t write things thinking, What are the business decisions going on in the background — April and Jackson have really been folded into the group.

I understand no official decision has been made about Sarah Drew and Jesse Williams becoming series regulars next season, but, at this point, can any argument be made against it happening?
RHIMES:
I don’t have one. Do you?

I don’t.
RHIMES:
I don’t have one either.

Creatively, do you want them to stick around?
RHIMES:
I do. It’ll depend on what the studio and the network decide to do with those actors, but I fully advocate to have them.

Kim Raver has already been upgraded to a series regular, but some are questioning Teddy’s future now that Owen has chosen Cristina.
RHIMES:
This whole idea that Teddy only exists [as part of a triangle is ludicrous]. Teddy is Cristina’s teacher. Derek would be dead if Cristina had not had Teddy around. That’s how I look at it. I will say it again, the studio and network have to renew everyone’s options, and they have not done so yet. But it is my intention that we will see Teddy next year.

When Owen chose Cristina, he really chose her, right?
RHIMES:
Yes. He definitely chose her.

So that triangle is, for all intents and purposes, over.
RHIMES:
That triangle is done.

But Cristina broke up with Owen in that episode.
RHIMES:
That is true.

So they’re not technically together.
RHIMES:
I tried really hard to get in an Owen-Cristina scene where he holds her after Derek survived. But all my [medical advisers] kept saying, “If Owen holds Cristina, she can no longer operate on Derek. She’s become unsterile.” There was a big fight about it and finally I had to go with “the look.” And I felt like Sandra [Oh] and Kevin [McKidd] adequately and brilliantly portrayed in “the look” that there was still something there.

You previously teased this episode as a game-changer. How has the game been changed?
RHIMES:
Here’s why I said that: When you face a situation like this — when the entire hospital has turned into a crime scene — everyone you know has faced life or death. It’s an incredibly traumatic event. Everything you knew, believed, felt, and required of the characters in terms of what their stories have been or what you believed about them no longer exists. Part of what’s interesting about next season is that we can start anywhere — in any emotional state — and almost anything can happen because we just came out of this. It’s not like tomorrow they come back being the exact same characters. They’re all sort of fundamentally changed.

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Grey’s Anatomy Episode Recap: “Sanctuary/Death and All His Friends”

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In the two-hour season finale of Grey’s Anatomy, a gunman terrorizes Seattle Grace, killing surgeons and anyone else standing in his way of finding his one target: Derek Shepherd. Meanwhile, Meredith has some big news for Derek that may alter their future.

“For most people, the hospital is a scary place,” Meredith kicks off the episode by saying in voice-over.” A hostile place. A place where bad things happen,” she continues as we see montages of Alex and Lexie catching some sleep in the on-call room, a woman mourning over the death of a loved one, and Richard explaining to a waitress that he’s now been sober for six months.

“Most people would prefer church or school or home,” she says as we see Callie and Cristina both crying into their cereal over their failed relationships.

“But I grew up here,” she adds as she takes a pregnancy test. “While my mom was on rounds, I learned to read in the O.R. gallery, I played in the morgue, I colored with crayons on old E.R. charts. The hospital was my church, my school, my home. The hospital was my safe place, my sanctuary.”

And as she learns that she is pregnant, she says, “I love it here. Correction, I loved it here.” And we get our first glimpse of the shooter: Gary Clark, the man whose wife died in the hospital after Derek made the decision to pull the plug.

Meredith reveals the news of her pregnancy to Cristina. Not wanting to ruin the moment, Cristina says she’s fine about the Teddy-Owen situation and urges Mer to go reveal the big news to Derek. However, Der’s a bit flummoxed at the time with paperwork, so she wants to wait until that night. “There’s going to be a lot of dirty sex for you tonight,” she says.

In the shooter’s first failed attempt to find Derek, Alex shoots him down, telling him to find a nurse. We then zoom in on Arizona’s storyline, as one of her patients has appendicitis. She has plans to go into surgery later that day. Arizona then has her first run-in with Callie, who scorns her with the silent treatment. Speaking of problems, Owen is now practically shunned by both Cristina and Teddy. More on that later.

Elsewhere, we meet Bailey’s new patient, Mary (played by Mandy Moore), who will be unable to go into surgery yet. So unfortunately, she has to have a colostomy bag for another day. Since she’s not going to have surgery, her husband (played by Ryan Devlin) runs out to get her some real food.

Nurse Tyler tries to keep a woman out of her husband’s E.R. room. After getting into a car accident, the patient got out to give his information, but the guy shot him and drove off. (Who else is betting that Gary Clark was the guy?) Owen allows the woman to say goodbye to her husband, much to Teddy’s chagrin, who insists there isn’t enough time. When Cristina gets upset she won’t be joining in the surgery, Owen interjects, with Cristina snapping back.

Another failed attempt for Gary Clark to find the chief leads him into a storage room in the hospital. He asks Reed where Derek is, but she insists that she’s busy, even going so far as to say she’s a doctor, not a tour guide. Lesson of the day: Don’t be rude. Just as she snippily rattles on, Gary shoots her between the eyes.

Alex hears the gun shot and comes to see what’s going on. He takes a bullet in the side of the chest before Gary moves on. Alex crawls down the hall to the elevator, but he’s in no capacity to push a button and be discovered by anyone.

After Cristina gives Teddy an update during surgery, Owen offers for her to scrub in, but she declines. He leaves the surgery to confront her anger, and it escalates into a full-on breakup. “Do you love her or do you love me?” Oops, don’t take that long to answer Owen. “I’m done, we’re done,” Cris says before walking away.

Next lesson of the day: Watch where you’re walking. While April is writing in her notebook, she trips over Reed’s body, breaking her nose when she lands. But she notices there’s way too much blood to be from her nose, and then turns to see Reed’s dead body. She rushes to Derek’s office, spluttering on that she never knew there could be so much blood in a human body. She finally reveals the Reed was shot in the head, leading Derek to call the police and institute a lockdown on the hospital.

Gary’s next attempt to find Derek comes when he’s in the elevator with Cristina. Unknowingly, Cristina describes exactly where Derek’s office is…Oh Cristina, if you only knew. Thankfully, Gary is pleased by this information and doesn’t put a bullet in Cris.

At the coffee shop, Richard notices hordes of police cruisers heading in the hospital’s direction. Just as he runs out, we see Callie making her way to the pediatric wing. Perfect timing, they’re now on lockdown, which means Callie and Arizona will be stuck on the same floor for quite a while.

Derek makes his way to the O.R. and tasks Avery with breaking the news to Teddy and Owen about the lockdown, but Avery must wait until the patient is stable. Avery has a heartbreaking moment as his hand proceeds to shake in surgery, but he can’t reveal to Teddy and Owen why. Once it is revealed later, Owen and Teddy volunteer to take the patient through the dangerous halls, lest the patient die in the O.R.

As Mark tells Lexie he misses her, the gunman finally shoots in a public place, killing a nurse and sending everyone into a frenzy. Mark pulls Lexie over to the elevators to try to get her out of harm’s way, but when they push the button, the door opens to a passed out Alex.

As Richard tries to get past the police to get into the hospital, we zoom over to Mark and Lexie bringing Alex’s body into a conference room. Alex can’t be moved because he’s losing too much blood; there was no exit wound for his injury. “I’m going to kick that guy’s a– when I see him,” Alex says through gritted teeth.

Cristina and Meredith wander through the hospital (come on!) on their way to find Derek to finally tell him the good news. Mer says that Cris will be the godmother to their child, meaning if Mer and Der die, Cris has to take care of the baby. “I have to admit, I kind of hope you and Derek die just a little bit,” says Cris. Seriously? Derek finds them, pushing them into a storage closet before revealing that there’s a shooter loose in the hospital.

Mary can tell something is wrong with Dr. Bailey, though just as she’s questioning her, Dr. Percy comes rushing in. He reveals that there’s a shooter in the hospital and that he’s on their floor. Bailey peeks into the hallway to see Gary kill a security guard. She instructs Percy to hide in the bathroom and Mary to play dead as she jumps under the bed to hide.

Gary comes in their room and loses it further at the sight of Mary’s seemingly dead body. He hears Percy in the bathroom and asks him if he’s a surgeon. Next lesson of the day: Don’t say yes to that question! He shoots him in the stomach, and then pulls Bailey from beneath the bed. Thankfully Bailey learned today’s lesson and says she’s a nurse. Gary reloads his gun and apologizes for the mess before walking out.

As Lexie and Mark work on Alex, he screams out in pain. Mark tells her to shut him up, but her shushing doesn’t work. She finally sticks gauze in his mouth to damper the screams from attracting the gunman’s attention. Lexie later volunteers to get Alex blood for a transfusion, sending her into the dangerous hallways of Seattle Grace.

Back at the peds wing, Arizona calls Callie out for being rude to her. Callie retorts that she tried to be her friend, but she’d rather hate her guts instead. Arizona says she’s not the bad guy and that Callie may just be in love with love, and never actually loved her. They’re interrupted by Arizona’s appendicitis patient, who will need surgery immediately.

Bailey enlists Mary’s help with trying to treat Dr. Percy. Bailey suddenly notices water on the gauze she just put on the wound. “Dr. Bailey, you’re crying,” Mary says. (Chandra Wilson is amazing!) “We’re all going to fine,” Bailey says, but Percy pleads with her to be honest with him. She says he’s not going to die, but even I’m starting to get worried here.

Still being stuck in the storage room is about to be a problem for Cristina and Meredith, who says that she’s been suffering morning sickness around this same time every day. Cris sees the shooter going down the hallway and figures out that he’s hunting for Derek. Cue Mer puking.

The moment we’ve been dreading: Gary has finally found Derek on the cat walk. Derek tries to explain to him that everyone makes mistakes, that Derek knows Gary is actually a good man. All the while, Meredith and Cristina look on from across the hospital, with the latter holding Mer back.

Finally, Gary lowers his gun and we breathe a sigh of relief. Unfortunately, April has the worst timing ever as she runs out of Derek’s office, elated that he’s OK. Gary takes this opportunity to shoot Derek in the chest.

The second hour opens on April rattling off her life story in hopes that Gary will not shoot her as well. Gary tells her to run, leaving Derek to bleed out on the cat walk. The gunman also has to make his exit as he sees the SWAT team enter the hospital.

Meanwhile, Cristina tries to keep Meredith in the storage room, but you can’t keep a wife from her hubby. She forcefully knocks Cris out of the way before running into the dangerous halls.

Speaking of, Teddy notes that it’s ridiculous that she and Owen have survived wars and now they have to worry about a gunman in their hospital. She also says that Owen loves both she and Cristina and he must choose, but he declines, saying he’s choosing neither.

As Richard yells at the police for not having enough information, various 911 calls come in from Miranda, Owen, Mark, and Cristina, who exclaim that Derek has been shot. As Meredith is trying to keep Derek conscious, Cris says that Derek is going to need surgery. Enlisting April’s help, they move Derek down to the O.R.

Lexie comes face-to-face with Gary while getting blood and supplies for Alex. She’s one of the few doctors who actually knows who he is. He reveals that his original plan was to only kill Derek, Richard and Lexie. Before he can shoot her, a SWAT team member shoots him in the chest, beckoning Lexie to run. When she makes it back to the room, she blames herself for Alex being shot and says that she loves him, much to Mark’s dismay.

As Callie and Arizona treat the appendicitis patient, Gary enters the pediatrics wing. To stop Gary from harming anyone, Callie offers him bandages and asks him to leave. (Could anyone tell what Arizona was whispering while using her body as a shield over her patient?) Callie calms the patient by saying Arizona is the best doctor to fix her up, and the ice thaws between the two.

Derek promises Mer he’s not going to die, as Cris and April go on the hunt to find Teddy. After Cris calms April down, they find Jackson, who decides that Cristina will have to operate on Derek. Cris tells Mer she’s not allowed in the surgery, enlisting April’s help to keep Mer in check.

Delusional from his loss of blood, Alex thinks Lexie is actually Izzie and begs her not to leave him again. Thankfully, SWAT shows up and is able to clear them out of the hospital.

Owen and Teddy make it out of the hospital with their patient, just as Richard finds a way of getting back in. After being patted down, Teddy realizes defeat in her relationship with Owen, and urges him to go back into the hospital to get his girl.

Meredith tells April that she’s not allowed to cry over Derek, that it took her forever to find love and concede to opening her heart to someone. “Reed was my best friend. She died today,” April says as Mer takes her hand.

Back to Percy, who has no chance of living if he doesn’t get to an O.R.  Bailey and Mary drag him to the elevator, but SWAT has already shut it down. Bailey finally loses it, screaming to the heavens in frustration. She admits to Percy that he is going to die, but he won’t be alone. He asks that they tell Reed he was really in love with her and dies in Bailey’s arms soon thereafter.

Owen finally arrives to Cristina’s O.R., but asks Meredith to stay put. Gary is already in there with a gun to Cristina’s head, yelling for her to stop trying to save Derek. “This is the woman that I love,” Owen says. “You shoot her, you touch her, and I will kill you.”

“Shoot me,” yells Meredith, explaining that Lexie is her sister, Richard is the closest thing he has to family and Derek is her husband; if he wants to hurt any of them, he should shoot her. “I’m your eye for an eye,” she says. Before Gary can shoot, Cristina reveals that Meredith is pregnant. With his guard slightly down, Owen tries to jump in, but is shot in the chest.

Jackson and Cristina immediately stop working on Derek, with Jackson telling Gary that he’ll die in moments. Meredith cries out, but the heart monitor goes dead, along with Derek. Once Gary leaves, Jackson reattaches the monitor leads. Yay, Derek is not dead! Thankfully, neither is Owen. Cristina yells to Meredith to take Owen across the hall and save him.

As Meredith tries to save Owen, she suddenly has a miscarriage, but can’t let that stand in the way of her mission. It’s so tragic, but at least now Meredith knows she wants to have a child, so I have a feeling we’ll be seeing much more of that next season.

Richard roams the halls, finally coming face-to-face with Gary Clark. Apparently, in Seattle you can buy a gun really easily, Gary explains. He bought a ton of ammunition in preparation of coming there, but couldn’t fit it all because he wanted to bring his flask, which leaves him with only one bullet left.

Gary’s choice is to either kill himself or kill Richard, who declines to take a drink from Gary’s flask before pouring it out. “What’s it going to be Mr. Clark. Me or You?” Richard ponders, explaining that Gary’s options are really only going to prison or living in the afterlife with his wife. “I’ve lived,” Richard pushes, saying that death would just be “the end of a beautiful journey.” We don’t quite get to see the ending, but Gary is out of the picture.

At the end of the episode, we learn that Alex is fine, with Lexie clearly choosing him over Mark. The same can’t initially be said for Derek, who codes on the table. Mary finally reunites with her husband, as Bailey tries to hunt down Dr. Reed and deliver Percy’s final message. Arizona says to Callie that they’ll have tons of kids; all she wants to do is be with her.

Cristina Yang for the win: She saves Derek’s life, as Mer breathes a sigh of relief. The episode closes on Meredith throwing her pregnancy test in the trash before going to see her husband.

Grey’s Anatomy Game Changing Season 6 Finale! A Shooter Loose, Death comes to Seattle Grace!

5 Things You Should Know About the Grey’s Anatomy Finale

Source: TVGuide.com

“Did that really just happen?”

That’s what you may be yelling at your TV screen on Thursday, May 20 after watching the season finale of Grey’s Anatomy.

Grey’s Anatomy finale: Who is the shooter?

The two-hour finale finds a gunman terrorizing the hospital, claiming the lives of several beloved characters. For once, taking that old adage of “no one is safe” lightly is not an option.

Here are the five things you should know about the season finale. (Warning: Spoilers galore):

Exclusive: Mandy Moore to guest-star in Grey’s Anatomy finale

1. A shooter rampages through the hospital, gunning for surgeons.
2. No, the promos are not misleading you: Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) is pregnant.
3. It’s a huge episode for Cristina (Sandra Oh) and Meredith as they become more adult in their decisions and actions.
4. There will be many deaths, including those of people you know.
5. Amidst all the death, there will be a happy ending for a fan-favorite couple.

Grey’s Anatomy Finale: Who Is the Shooter?

Source: TVGuide.com

Grey’s Anatomy

Be on the lookout for an armed man on the loose in the halls of Seattle Grace.

Exclusive: Mandy Moore to guest-star in Grey’s Anatomy finale

A source confirms that the top-secret story line of Grey’s Anatomy‘s season finale is a gunman who terrorizes the hospital. So who’s the shooter? We hear that both the shooter and his victims will all be familiar faces to fans of the show.

In fact, the source goes on to say that the victims won’t just be the random candy striper or nurse from down the hall, meaning you may want to keep the Kleenex handy. No one is safe.

Exclusive: Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice‘s next crossover? A Shepherd reunion

The Grey’s Anatomy finale airs Thursday, May 20 at 9/8c on ABC.

Who do you think the shooter is?

Grey’s Anatomy – Season Finale – Press Release

IN A SHOCKING TWO-HOUR SEASON FINALE, A CRISIS UNLIKE ANY BEFORE UNFOLDS AT SEATTLE GRACE, AND MEREDITH AND CRISTINA’S SURGICAL SKILLS ARE PUT TO THE ULTIMATE TEST, ON ABC’S “GREY’S ANATOMY”

Mandy Moore (“A Walk To Remember”) Guest Stars

“Sanctuary” – In the first hour of the two-hour season six finale, Seattle Grace Hospital is hit with a crisis like no other in its’ history, on “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, MAY 20 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

In the second hour of the season finale, “Death and All His Friends,” Cristina and Meredith’s surgical skills are put to the ultimate test, on “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, MAY 20 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

“Grey’s Anatomy” stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd, Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang, Justin Chambers as Alex Karev, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens, Jr. as Richard Webber, Sara Ramirez as Callie Torres, Eric Dane as Mark Sloan, Chyler Leigh as Lexie Grey, Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt and Jessica Capshaw as Arizona Robbins.

Guest starring Mandy Moore as Mary and Ryan Devlin as Bill. Other guest cast tba.

“Sanctuary” was written by Shonda Rhimes and directed by Stephen Cragg. “Death And All His Friends” was written by Shonda Rhimes and directed by Rob Corn.

“Grey’s Anatomy” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.

Source: ABC

Question: All this vague “a crisis like no other” talk about the Grey’s Anatomy finale is killing me. And you don’t wanna be responsible for my death. Seattle Grace scoop, STAT.
Ausiello:
Would it qualify as putting you on life support if I got series creator Shonda Rhimes to tell you a bit about the two-hour season-ender? Let’s find out. “The theme of the first hour is sanctuary, which sort of uses the idea that the hospital is our characters’ safest place and our safest place as viewers,” she says. “[Then we use] the hour to slowly turn that on its head [so] that by the end, the hospital is definitely kind of the least safe place in the world.” Yikes! “The second hour,” she continues, “is about choices, and we get to watch our characters make big ones. Lexie chooses between Mark and Alex. Owen chooses between Teddy and Cristina. Bailey faces the hardest medical choice that a doctor has to make. And the other choice that’s being made is Callie and Arizona, and whether or not they’re going to be together or not. It IS going to come down to the baby thing.” You still with us, Andy? Hello? Bueller? Someone call 911!

Question: Please tell me we will actually get to see a Meredith story line on Grey’s Anatomy by the end of the season.
Ausiello:
Meredith is going to have a lot going on in the finale. Trust me.

Grey’s Anatomy: Will Meredith Go All Dark and Twisty Again?

Source: TV Guide

Grey’s Anatomy

After six seasons of Grey’s Anatomy (Thursdays, 9/8c on ABC), Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) finally seems happy. From exchanging Post-it vows with Derek (Patrick Dempsey) to romping in McDreamy’s office, Mer has been significantly less dark and twisty than the Dr. Grey we met on her first day at Seattle Grace.

And her happiness isn’t going to be torn away just to stir up some conflict, executive producer Shonda Rhimes says.

Grey’s exclusive: “There is absolutely hope for Cristina and Owen,” says Shonda Rhimes

“I am not trying to shake up whether or not Meredith is happy,” Rhimes says. That’s not to say Mer won’t go through some drama in the finale, which Rhimes describes as “very different” from the five previous season-enders. The first hour alone will apparently leave your jaw on the floor.

“What’s really beautiful to me about the finale is that Meredith Grey is a grown-up,” continues Rhimes. “It was a journey that I wasn’t even sure she was going to be able to make successfully. As a character, she’s really grown into being a very changed woman, which I think is fantastic.”

Exclusive: Mandy Moore to guest-star in Grey’s Anatomy finale

As for whether a McBaby is in the future, Rhimes coyly replies: “I don’t know. Anything is possible.”

Do you want to see Mer and Der have McBabies?

I’m tired of Callie and Arizona fighting on Grey’s Anatomy. Is there happiness ahead for them?
ADAM: The people behind the show are big fans of the Calzona pairing and are committed to seeing the couple through their differences over having a baby. But don’t take my word for it. “I really do feel like Callie and Arizona are made for each other,” creator Shonda Rhimes tells us. “They’re one of those couples that you adore seeing together, and when they’re in pain, you’re in pain. … So I think that there’s hope.” Source: TV Guide

This Just In: Plot of top-secret ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ finale revealed!

(Michael Ausiello)

greys-anatomy-blanketImage Credit: Ron Tom/ABCSort of. ABC just released the loglines for Grey’s Anatomy‘s two-hour finale on May 20, and, unlike the ultra spoilery synopses for Private Practice, Brothers & Sisters, and Desperate Housewives that preceded it, this one leaves a lot to the imagination. That said, there is one curiously cryptic scoopbit embedded in the otherwise vague tease…

“In the first hour of the two-hour season six finale, ‘Sanctuary,’ Seattle Grace Hospital is hit with a crisis like no other in its history on Grey’s Anatomy. In the second hour of the finale, ‘Death and All His Friends,’ Cristina and Meredith’s surgical skills are put to the ultimate test.” Call me crazy, but I’m betting there’s a connection between hour 1′s “crisis” and the title of the hour 2. Thoughts?!

Question: I realize Katherine Heigl isn’t returning, but will Grey’s Anatomy find a way to give Alex closure about Izzie? Ausiello: Not on Shonda Rhimes’ watch. The boss lady tells me she has no plans to tie up the loose ends of the Alex-Izzie love story. “It’s going to linger,” she says. “And I actually feel good about it lingering because [it means] Alex is left with unfinished business. And that’s going to be very interesting for his character.”

Question: That Grey’s Anatomy teaser you posted has me worried that there will be multiple deaths in the supposedly game-changing season finale. Can you please put my mind at ease? Ausiello: I can’t. But I think Shonda Rhimes can. “The events of the finale itself change the game,” she says. “Whether anyone lives or anyone dies is not really necessarily the point of it.” Feel better? No? I gots nothin’ else.

Question: Are Callie and Arizona going to get through their baby issue on Grey’s Anatomy? Ausiello: It sounds like Shonda Rhimes wants them to, which probably bodes well. “They’re breaking my heart right now with their I want to have a baby, I don’t want to have a baby war, because I’ve actually known people who go through this and it’s never pretty,” she says. “But I like them together and I want to see them together.”

Can you tell us who the big breakup and hookup is on Grey’s Anatomy?
The breakup is, sadly, the one you’re all assuming. The hookup is Sloane and Reed, and Lexie is not going to hide her disapproval from Reed, taking little jabs at her in front of patients. Clearly, Lexie is not over Steamy. Grey’s returns this Thursday so you can start seeing it all unfold.
Source: E!Online

Grey’s Anatomy – First look at Demi Lovato

She’s been practically clawing her eyes out to meet the cast of her favorite show, and now Demi Lovato’s got her chance. When the 17-year-old Sonny With a Chance star arrived on the Grey’s Anatomy set to shoot her May 13 guest appearance, “The first two actors I met were Justin Chambers and Jessica Capshaw, and I was like, ‘There’s Karev and Arizona!’ Then I met Patrick Dempsey.” On a tour of the hospital set, she picked up a patient’s chart to pretend she was making rounds. But Demi’s not playing a new med student; she’ll be a frightened patient named Hayley, who might suffer from schizophrenia (see the claw marks in this exclusive first-look photo).

A new fan to Grey’s, Lovato began catching up on the series during breaks on the set of Camp Rock: The Final Jam, a Disney Channel TV-movie sequel airing in July, which teams her up again with real-life beau Joe Jonas. “Grey’s is a dream role for her,” says Joe, though he prefers Top Chef over medical dramas. “It’s great people are going to see her do different things. I’m really proud of her.”

The episode will also showcase just how good a doctor Karev has become. “Alex has definitely worked on his bedside manner,” says Justin, whose character will continue to get a workout between the sheets with Lexie (Chyler Leigh), now that he’s divorcing Izzie (Katherine Heigl).
Source: TV Guide Magazine

Grey’s Anatomy – Set Photos – 25th April 2010

Grey’s Anatomy – Episode 6.22 – Shiny Happy People – Press Release

EVERYONE REASSESS A CHANCE REUNION IN THE E.R. BETWEEN TWO LONG LOST LOVERS MAKES THEIR PERSONAL LIVES, ON ABC’S “GREY’S ANATOMY”

Demi Lovato (“Sonny with a Chance,” “Camp Rock”) Guest Stars as Hayley,
and Marion Ross (”Happy Days”) Guests as Betty

“familiar face, a long lost love who Shiny Happy People” – An elderly patient admitted into the E.R. for a heart condition sees a happens to be in the E.R. as well for a fractured arm, and the staff find themselves caught up in their love story. Meanwhile, Karev treats a troubled teenage patient (guest star Demi Lovato) whose parents brought her in for schizophrenia, and Meredith can’t help but tell Cristina about her suspicions of Owen — which inevitably messes with Cristina’s head — on “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, MAY 13 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

“Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang, Justin Grey’s Anatomy” stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd, Chambers as Alex Karev, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens, Jr. as Richard Webber, Sara Ramirez as Callie Torres, Eric Dane as Mark Sloan, Chyler Leigh as Lexie Grey, Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt and Jessica Capshaw as Arizona Robbins.

Guest cast include Jesse Williams as Jackson, Nora Zehetner as Reed, Jason George as Ben, Demi Lovato as Hayley, Marion Ross as Betty, Allan Mandell as Henry, Amy Farrington as Mary, Jonathan Goldstein as Ken, Austin Highsmith as Amber and Emily Bergl as Trisha.

“Ornelas.
Shiny Happy People” was written by Zoanne Clack and Peter Nowalk and directed by Ed
Source: ABC

Grey’s Anatomy – Full set of Promo Photos for 6.20/6.21 and 6.22

Grey’s Anatomy – Episode 6.22 – Shiny Happy People – Promotional Photos {feat. Demi Lovato}

GREY’S ANATOMY – “Shiny Happy People” – An elderly patient admitted into the E.R. for a heart condition sees a familiar face, a long lost love who happens to be in the E.R. as well for a fractured arm, and the staff find themselves caught up in their love story. Meanwhile, Karev treats a troubled teenage patient (guest star Demi Lovato) whose parents brought her in for schizophrenia, and Meredith can’t help but tell Cristina about her suspicions of Owen — which inevitably messes with Cristina’s head — on “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, MAY 13 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Source: ABC

Grey’s Anatomy – Episode 6.21 – How Insensitive – Press Release

GREY’S ANATOMY”
A 700-POUND PATIENT PUTS THE TEAM TO THE TEST, ON ABC’S “GREY’S
“How Insensitive” – Bailey preps the team with mandatory sensitivity training prior to admitting a 700-pound patient with compounded medical issues, and the case proves to be challenging in every sense of the word. Meanwhile Derek has to come face to face with a former patient’s husband in a wrongful death deposition, and spending time with a heart patient’s daughter opens up some old wounds for Cristina, on “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, MAY 6 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

“Grey’s Anatomy” stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd, Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang, Justin Chambers as Alex Karev, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens, Jr. as Richard Webber, Sara Ramirez as Callie Torres, Eric Dane as Mark Sloan, Chyler Leigh as Lexie Grey, Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt and Jessica Capshaw as Arizona Robbins.

Guest cast TBA.

“How Insensitive” was written by William Harper and directed by Tom Verica.

Source: ABC

Grey’s Anatomy – Spoiler Chat – E! Online – 4-19-2010

Can you give us a hint as to who breaks up and who hooks up on Grey’s Anatomy?
Well, for the split, I think it’s pretty clear from Patrick Dempsey that it’s not Meredith and Derek. And I have an exclusive interview with Kevin McKidd I’ll be posting before the next new episode (next Thursday), and it should be pretty obvious as to whether it’s Cristina and Owen. As for the hookup, I already revealed one of the parties is McSteamy, and let’s just say that Lexie is going to have some serious issues with his new, stinky little ho—and you NBC fans will get the stinky reference! The good thing is that Lexie has such a problem with this, it’s clear she still has deep feelings for Sloane, and I’d put a whole wad of money (like, literally, hundreds…of pennies!) on them getting back together at some point.

I hope Grey’s Anatomy keeps getting better as the season goes on. Will it?
Life’s going to get a little less peachy for Chief Derek when he’s forced to respond to a wrongful death suit against him. And taking a note from the Dunder Mifflin handbook, Seattle Grace is about to enroll in sensitivity training after making light of a 700-pound patient they must work on. Where’s Michael Scott and a “that’s what she said” when you need one?
Source: E!

Grey’s Anatomy – Latest from Ausiello – 14th April 2010

Question: Shonda Rhimes said she was done playing with the on-again/off-again relationship between Meredith and Derek on Grey’s Anatomy, but all this “game-changing” finale talk has me worried she’s going to pull them apart. What can you tell me?
Ausiello: I can tell you to relax. Better yet, Rhimes can tell you herself: “[Der-Mer] are pretty solid going into the finale,” she assures. “For once, Meredith is the mother hen in the group, as opposed to being the one who’s messed up.”

Question: Scoop on Owen/Cristina on Grey’s Anatomy? Is Teddy out of the picture for good?
Ausiello: Teddy may be the least of their problems. Word is someone else is going to complicate their already-troubled romance, and the identity of that person is…revealed in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on sale Thursday!

Source: EW

Grey’s Anatomy – Latest from E!Online – 13th April 2010

Maggie in Maine: Are Lexie and Mark more than a fling on Grey’s Anatomy? I really hope so!
Bad news, Little Grey and Mark fans. McSteamy is thisclose to hooking up with yet another Seattle Grace lady. Your hint? It’s not Teddy (Kim Raver). Guesses? It seems McSteamy is getting back to his McSlutty ways, and you Lexie-Mark fans aren’t gonna like it one bit—and neither is she, I’m sure!

Jess in West Virginia: Are Callie and Arizona every going to get over this baby-making fight on Grey’s Anatomy?
Not anytime soon, sorry. And the birth of Mark’s grandchild will bring those issues even more front and center.

Source: E!Online

Grey’s Anatomy – Episode 6.20 – Hook, Line and Sinner – More Promotional Photos

Grey’s Anatomy – Episode 6.20 – Hook, Line and Sinner – Press Release

SLOAN RETURNS, GIVING BIRTH TO A SON, AND MARK MUST DEAL WITH THE REALITY OF HIS GRANDSON’S PENDING ADOPTION, ON ABC’S “GREY’S ANATOMY”

“Hook, Line and Sinner” – Sloan returns to Mark’s apartment, just as she’s going into labor, and Teddy, Mark and the still-fighting Callie and Arizona are there to help with the birth and to get Mark through his grandson’s pending adoption. Meanwhile Teddy sees Derek’s invitation to illustrious cardiothoracic surgeon Tom Evans’ as a threat to her future employment at the hospital, and the team work on a crab boat captain who has been stabbed with a giant shark hook, on “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, APRIL 29 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

“Grey’s Anatomy” stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd, Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang, Justin Chambers as Alex Karev, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens, Jr. as Richard Webber, Sara Ramirez as Callie Torres, Eric Dane as Mark Sloan, Chyler Leigh as Lexie Grey, Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt and Jessica Capshaw as Arizona Robbins.

Guest cast TBA.

”Hook, Line and Sinner” was written by Meg Marinis and directed by Tony Phelan.
Source: ABC

New Grey’s Anatomy Season 6 Spoilers!

Grey’s Anatomy – New Promotional Cast Photos


Source: MadlyGrey’s

Grey’s Anatomy – Episode 6.13 – State of Love and Trust – Promotional Photos


(Copyright © 2008 ABC, Inc. / SCOTT GARFIELD)

Grey’s Anatomy – Episode 6.13 – State of Love and Trust – Press Release

DEREK TRIES TO CONVINCE RICHARD TO SEEK TREATMENT FOR HIS DRINKING, EARN THE RESPECT OF THE HOSPITAL STAFF AND AVOID A POTENTIAL LAWSUIT, ALL ON HIS FIRST DAY AS INTERIM CHIEF, ON ABC’S “GREY’S ANATOMY”
Guest Starring Kim Raver (“24,” “Lipstick Jungle”) as Teddy Altman
“State of Love and Trust” – As Derek begins his role as interim chief, he faces a potential lawsuit when Bailey and Meredith’s patient awakens from anesthesia mid-surgery. Meanwhile, Teddy refuses to place Cristina on her service, as Arizona tests Alex out in Pediatrics, and Mark refuses to speak to a heartbroken Lexie, on “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network
“Grey’s Anatomy” stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd, Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang, Katherine Heigl as Isobel “Izzie” Stevens, Justin Chambers as Alex Karev, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens, Jr. as Richard Webber, Sara Ramirez as Callie Torres, Eric Dane as Mark Sloan, Chyler Leigh as Lexie Grey, Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt and Jessica Capshaw as Arizona Robbins.
Guest starring Kim Raver as Teddy, Mitch Pileggi as Larry Jennings, Robert Baker as Charles, Sarah Drew as April, Jesse Williams as Jackson, Nora Zehetner as Reed, Jason George as Ben, Spencer Garrett as Jim and Chastity Dotson as Leslie.
“State of Love and Trust” was written by Stacy McKee and directed by Jeannot Swarzc.
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Grey’s Anatomy – Latest from TV Guide – 28th Jan 2010

What’s coming up for Bailey on Grey’s Anatomy? Chandra Wilson will be directing again — not so coincidentally, it’s the episode where Bailey’s fling with the new boy-toy anesthesiologist (Eli Stone’s Jason George) heats up. We hear the episode is steamy, with lots of romance and kissing scenes. Anyone else think Mr. George should be ready to do plenty of takes?

Source: TV Guide

Grey’s Anatomy – See Who Changed Her Hair Color

Despite the fact that her cutie character April was fired earlier this season, Sarah Drew is back on Grey’s Anatomy for the Feb. 11 episode, “Valentine’s Day Massacre.” You can see her for yourself right here, along with a new pic of Chyler Leigh’s Lexie with a shocking new dye job. So what is April doing back on the show? Well, insiders whisper to us that her appearance is not a flashback, and our crack photo team zoomed in and the label on her white coat definitely reads Seattle Grace Mercy West, so…What’s your best guess?
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THE SEATTLE GRACE DOCTORS URGENTLY TREAT DOZENS OF PEOPLE INJURED AFTER A ROOF COLLAPSES AT A POPULAR ROMANTIC RESTAURANT
ON VALENTINE’S DAY, ON ABC’S “GREY’S ANATOMY”
Guest Starring Kim Raver (“24,” “Lipstick Jungle”) as Teddy Altman
“Valentine’s Day Massacre” — It’s Valentine’s Day, and the doctors must treat dozens of injured people after the roof collapses at a popular romantic restaurant; Derek tries to manage his busy schedule as Chief of Surgery; Meredith wrestles with her new duties as the Chief’s wife; and Mark and Callie team up to convince Sloan to do the right thing for her baby, on “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network
“Grey’s Anatomy” stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd, Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang, Katherine Heigl as Isobel “Izzie” Stevens, Justin Chambers as Alex Karev, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens, Jr. as Richard Webber, Sara Ramirez as Callie Torres, Eric Dane as Mark Sloan, Chyler Leigh as Lexie Grey, Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt and Jessica Capshaw as Arizona Robbins.
Guest starring Kim Raver as Teddy. Other guest cast TBA.
“Valentine’s Day Massacre” was written by William Harper and directed by Stephen Cragg.
“Grey’s Anatomy” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.
For more information on “Grey’s Anatomy,” visit ABC.com.
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Grey’s Anatomy – Latest from TV Guide Magazine – 11th Jan 2010

Following Grey’s Anatomy’s holidaylicious all-inclusive Thanksgiving/Christmas/ New Years episode extravaganza, the ABC drama’s staying in the holiday spirit with its first-ever Valentine’s Day episode, which will find Derek and Owen plotting to take their sweethearts out for a double date. Just one problem. “Meredith is not a Valentine’s Day girl, and neither is Cristina,” reminds show creator Shonda Rhimes, “so the guys will try to force them to enjoy the holiday.”
Singling out Callie and Arizona as the only couple celebrating V-Day in a healthy way, Rhimes says Calzona, “go out on a date and exchange gifts at four o’clock because they know they’ll be in the ER in the evening,” then play cupid for Bailey and a smokin’ anesthesiologist named Ben Warren (Jason George), whom Rhimes says will give Bailey “a little bit of lovin’”.
But despite fans’ pleas, there’s still no lovin’ on the horizon for popular new doc, Jackson Avery (Jesse Williams). “I think he’s adorable, but he’s not ready for that,” says Rhimes. “There’s a lovely sense of the audience not knowing where he’s going to land, and I’d like to keep it that way for awhile.”
As for Izzie-less Alex, Rhimes hints he’ll “find his own way to amuse himself quite adequately on Valentine’s Day.” (And by ‘amuse himself’, you should know that another person will be involved.)
Is it just me, or are we intentionally supposed to be hating on cold-hearted cancer survivor Izzie Stevens this season to lessen the impact of Katherine Heigl’s anticipated departure from the series?
Quick to defend Iz, Rhimes explains, “As writers, we’ve had to be creative with having Katie for such a limited time.” Juggling a packed movie schedule and new motherhood, Katie next visits on Jan. 21, but even Rhimes isn’t sure when (or if) she’ll be back full time. “Maternity leave is maternity leave, and it’s a choice I fully support,” maintains Rhimes. “We’re just working on figuring out what that means.” So are we.
Source: TV Guide Magazine

Grey’s Anatomy – Episode 6.15 – The Time Warp – Promotional Photos

GREY’S ANATOMY – “The Time Warp” – In his new role as Chief, Derek restores the hospital lecture series, and Richard, Bailey and Callie present to the group pivotal surgical cases from their pasts – Bailey reflects on her first days as a shy resident, Callie looks back on a polio case, and Richard recalls a case in which he and Ellis worked on a patient diagnosed with GRID, a virus later called AIDS — on “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/RON TOM) CHANDRA WILSON, MISSI PYLE

Grey’s Anatomy – Casting News from EW – 20th Jan 2010

Granted, I’m using the word recast loosely here, but Grey’s Anatomy has tapped Angel’s J. August Richards and Cupid’s Sarah Paulson to play younger, circa ‘82 versions of Richard and Ellis in the Feb. 18 episode.
The flashback-heavy hour, appropriately titled “Time Warp,” will shed light on the beginnings of the affair between the Chief and Mer’s mom.
In separate sequences, we’ll see Bailey in her pre-”Nazi” days, and Callie shortly before she was introduced on the show.
But back to Richards and Paulson, their resemblance to James Pickens Jr. and Kate Burton is pretty uncanny, no? Paulson and Burton, in particular, look like they were cut from the same family tree.
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Grey’s Anatomy: Episode 15 of Grey’s Anatomy this season features a flashback to the romance between Chief Webber and Meredith’s late mother Ellis Grey, and the series is now casting for younger versions of James Pickens Jr. and Kate Burton.
Hmmm…although the story for this episode is most likely about the roots of Chief’s alcoholism, this casting development doesn’t do much to debunk rumors that the Hotness Monster is Ellis and Richard’s secret love child. (Who is the Hotness Monster? That’s Jesse Williams, who plays Mercy Wester Dr. Jackson Avery on Grey’s Anatomy but got his fan nickname—say it like Loch Ness Monster—during a stint on ABC Family’s Greek.)
Fans have long wondered if Meredith’s (Ellen Pompeo) daddy issues with Chief were strictly psychological or if there was a genetic component to the relationship, but attention on the long-lost baby front has now shifted to young Dr. Avery. What’s your take on this tantalizing fan speculation?Source : Watch with Kristin

Grey’s Anatomy – Episode 6.16 – Casting Sides

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Grey’s Anatomy – Episode 6.16 – Casting Call

No title yet for this episode which starts filming on the 18th of January.
[HARPER] Male.. Caucasian, doctor, late 60′s early 70′s, one of the most famous and powerful celebrities in the medical world. Must feel patrician. STAR NAMES ONLY. GUEST STAR
[PAM] Female, all ethnicities, 50′s to early 60′s, middle lower class, maternal. Severely hard of hearing with a sense of humor. GUEST STAR
[KATHY] Female, all ethnicities, mid to late 30′s, middle lower class, must be attractive with a sense of humor. She has taken care of her mom for the last 5 years. GUEST STAR
[ELLIOT] Male, all ethnicities, early 20′s, extremely thin due to sickness, upper middle class. GUEST STAR
[JILL] Female, all ethnicities, late 20′s, upper middle class, over protective sister of Elliot. GUEST STAR
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Grey’s Anatomy – Episode 6.17 – Casting Call

[AUDREY] Female.. Caucasian, late 50s – early 60s, middle class, emotional, in a lot of pain, patient in the hospital. Guest Star
[DON] Male.. Caucasian, late 50s – mid 60s, concerned husband of AUDREY. Guest Star
[KELLY] Female, all ethnicities, early to mid 40s, extremely caring mother of NOAH. Guest Star
[JIM] Male, all ethnicities, early to mid 40s, concerned father of NOAH. Guest Star
[TODD] Male, all ethnicities, late 20s, a guy’s guy, kind-of fratty, patient in the hospital sptv050769. Guest Star
[MOLLY] Female, all ethnicities except Caucasian, late 20s, caring girlfriend of TODD. Guest Star
[NOAH] Male, all ethnicities, 8 year old to play 7 years, he is a patient in a lot of pain. Co-Star
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Grey’s Anatomy – Episode 6.18 – Casting Call

[SEAN] Male.. all ethnicities, early to mid 30s, a man of few words, regular looking guy…can be charactery. He is trying to assist his wife through extreme circumstances. Guest Star
[NICK] Male.. Caucasian, late 30s – early 40s, out of shape, not athletic. He gets together with his old college buddies, TOMMY & PHIL, once a year for a thrill seeking adventure. Guest Star
[TOMMY] Male.. Caucasian, late 30s – early 40s, out of shape, not athletic. He gets together with his old college buddies, NICK & PHIL, once a year for a thrill seeking adventure. Guest Star
[PHIL] Male, all ethnicities, late 30s – early 40s, out of shape, not athletic. He gets together with his old college buddies, TOMMY & NICK, once a year for a thrill seeking adventure. Guest Star
[MEDIC] Female, all ethnicities, 18 years – early 20s sptv050769. Very young military soldier. Co-Star
[GEKKO] Male, all ethnicities, 18 years – early 20s. Very young military soldier. Co-Star
[CORPORAL] Male, all ethnicities, 18 years – early 20s. Very young military soldier. Co-Star
[DRIVER] Male, all ethnicities, 18 years – early 20s. Very young military soldier. Co-Star
[BILLY] Male, all ethnicities, 18 years – early 20s. Very young military soldier. Co-Star
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Grey’s Anatomy – Latest from TV Guide Magazine – 1st Feb 2010

An upcoming episode of Grey’s Anatomy will introduce Jackson’s ailing grandpa, Harper Avery, played by Chelcie Ross—the guy who taunted Mad Men’s Don Draper as Connie Hilton. Turns out he’s the namesake of the Avery Award bestowed on Meredith’s mom, Ellis. This will help form a bond between Jackson and Mer. Will the show grant fans’ wish to have Jackson reveal he’s the secret love child of Ellis and the Chief? “It’s not relevant,” says exec producer Betsy Beers, and “not on anyone’s brain.”

Source: TV Guide Magazine

Kim Raver Spills the Beans on Teddy and Owen

“Yes, yes and yes!”
This is how Kim Raver answered a certain burning question regarding her romantic status on Grey’s Anatomy, but then promptly cut herself off.
“Wait, hold on! Was I supposed to say that? Let me check my notes!” she said with a laugh. (You gotta love the candor.)
I just got off the phone with the always charming Kim—who was just upped to series regular status, hurrah!—and she dished on what’s next for Teddy and even answered your fan questions directly.
So what was she (possibly) not supposed to say?
Read more at the Sourcelink.
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Grey’s Anatomy Season 6 Spoilers: George is Leaving! Izzie is Staying!

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Grey’s Anatomy – Season 6 Official Description

Seems like the doctors of Seattle Grace Hospital are always fighting for something, from access to cutting-edge surgeries to relationships to patients’ lives. And they don’t always win.

After a long, hard struggle, Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) and Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) may have finally won the battle for each other’s hearts, sealing their love with vows written on, of all things, a blue post-it note.

One battle the staff of Seattle Grace may be losing is saving the lives of two of their own, Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl) and George O’Malley (T.R. Knight). And Alex Karev (Justin Chambers), Izzie’s new husband, is left holding his breath until next season’s premiere along with the rest of us.

Tough-loving Dr. Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson) is fighting her own battles. She faces the very real possibility of losing her husband over her extreme dedication to her career.

Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh) is fighting her relationship fears while her on-again-off-again boyfriend Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd) fights the emotional scars that he brought home from Iraq.

Callie Torres (Sara Ramirez) is fighting for her family’s respect and support as her new relationship with Arizona Robbins (Jessica Capshaw) blossoms into the healthy romance she needs.

Mark Sloan (Eric Dane) is trying to overcome his past life as a lothario and become a better man—with or without the help of Lexie Grey (Chyler Leigh). Perhaps Lexie is too young for him after all.

And Richard Webber (James Pickens, Jr.), The Chief, is fighting to keep his hospital together and to find some way to forgive himself for his past mistakes.

Grey’s Anatomy can be as complicated as any neurosurgery, with episodes that will make you laugh out loud, cry your eyes out and cheer its victories—whether they involve saving a patient’s life or sealing that kiss we’ve all been hungering to witness.

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Grey’s Anatomy – Fall preview

Where we left off: Derek and Meredith wrote marriage vows, Izzie’s cancer nearly bested her and George flatlined.

Bye, George: Did you hear? George doesn’t make it. “It’s going to be sad and painful,” executive producer Krista Vernoff tells Us.

Love fills the void: Cristina and Owen forge ahead (“The relationship is less fragile,” McKidd says); Mark and Lexie are “freaking adorable,” says Vernoff; and MerDer cohabit blissfully, though Pompeo’s October due date will necessitate a unique plot. And Izzie? Her health is better; her union to Alex not so much. Marrying under duress, says Vernoff, creates “a complicated dynamic.”

Small blurb on the pic says: All six couples likely won’t make it to the end of the season intact, says Vernoff.

Source: US Weekly Magazine (via TWOP Forum)

Grey’s Anatomy – James Pickens, Jr. Dishes on Season 6

The first three episodes of Grey’s Anatomy’s sixth season have officially been shot, and original cast member James Pickens, Jr., says he is pleased with what looks to be an interesting season coming up for his character, Dr. Richard Webber (a.k.a. the Chief).

“He has to do a lot of soul-searching to do and has to make some decisions that might change the direction of hospital and/or his life,” the actor told TV Guide. “It is going to have the interns and residents on pins and needles, because they don’t know where their careers are going to go from here.”

“When we left off last season, the hospital was struggling. It had lost its good rating, and [the Chief] spent a good part of the season trying to woo new doctors, getting fancy new machines, and accepting headline-grabbing surgeries,” adds Pickens. “Seattle Grace hospital is his baby, and we know that he’ll do whatever to get that rating back up. Some of his methods will be conventional and some not so conventional. We will see that continue to play out over the course of this season.”

Like everyone else on staff, James Pickens, Jr., echoed previous statements when he explained that the Chief will be greatly affected by George O’Malley’s passing. “The atmosphere has been a little heavy, somber, because they lost one of their own,” Pickens said. “His death affects each member of the staff differently. Everyone feels responsible in some way. In typical Chief style, he will try to hold the place together and keep a stiff upper lip, but it affects him quite deeply.”

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Grey’s Anatomy – Episode 6.01/6.02 – Press Release

AFTER A HEARTSTOPPING CLIFFHANGER, SEASON SIX OF “GREY’S ANATOMY” OPENS WITH TWO BACK-TO-BACK EPISODES ANSWERING THE QUESTION OF WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SEATTLE GRACE LOSES ONE OF THEIR OWN

Jessica Capshaw (“The Practice”) Returns as a Series Regular

“Grey’s Anatomy” returns for its sixth season with a two-hour event on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. In the first hour, entitled “Good Mourning” (9:00-10:00 p.m.), the hospital staff is left to deal with the aftermath of George’s passing. Hitting the staff hard, they all find unique ways to get through the various stages of grief. George’s mom returns, faced with the difficult task of deciding what to do with his organs. In the second episode, entitled “Goodbye” (10:00-11:00 p.m.), time has passed… Everyone is struggling after losing one of their own and are turning to any distraction they can find. Meredith and Derek seem to be consummating their marriage anywhere and everywhere, while Cristina and Owen have been instructed to abstain from sex by Dr. Wyatt.

“Grey’s Anatomy” stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd, Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang, Katherine Heigl as Isobel “Izzie” Stevens, Justin Chambers as Alex Karev, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens, Jr. as Richard Webber, Sara Ramirez as Callie Torres, Eric Dane as Mark Sloan, Chyler Leigh as Lexie Grey, Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt and Jessica Capshaw as Arizona Robbins.

Guest cast for “Good Mourning” include Shannon Lucio as Amanda, Debra Monk as Mrs. O’Malley, Martha Plimpton as Pam, Mitch Pileggi as Larry Jennings, Zoe Boyle as Clara and Zack Shada as Andy.

Guest cast for “Goodbye” include Amy Madigan as Dr. Wyatt, Shannon Lucio as Amanda, Martha Plimpton as Pam, Mitch Pileggi as Larry Jennings, Zoe Boyle as Clara, Zack Shada as Andy and Adam Lazarre White as Oncology Resident.

“Good Mourning” was written by Krista Vernoff, and directed by Ed Ornelas.

“Goodbye” was written by Krista Vernoff and directed by Bill D’Elia.

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Grey’s Anatomy – Premiere Details

After watching the first episode of Grey’s Anatomy (the first hour at least), I can confirm what virtually everyone in the cast had been telling – or warning – us: it’s going to be a very dark season. And why not, George (T.R. Knight) is gone, and while creator Shonda Rhimes appeared like she did everything in her power to ease up the viewers to a George-less Grey’s Anatomy, it just wouldn’t work. Because while there are fans who may not have liked George, in Seattle Grace, everybody liked him. Just how loved George was will be made clear on how people will react to his death.

But let’s not spill too much, shall we?

Some details. There will be: a severed arm, a harrowingly short and strange funeral scene (you’ll know what I mean with the strange part after watching it, trust me), an appearance by George’s mom, talk about George’s man-part, and people reacting in strange, strange ways to his death. While there were those who did the requisite crying and staring into space, Grey’s Anatomy fans should watch out for the more pronounced reactions, including one or two life-changing ones. In short, the episode will be all about George, and rightly so.

Meanwhile, the person who is probably the least affected with George’s passing gets her own storyline. Arizona (newly regularized Jessica Capshaw) will try to do her job while virtually everyone around her is still reeling from what happened. As seen on one of the promos, there is also the matter of the Chief (James Pickens, Jr.) and Derek (Patrick Dempsey) in talks over the whole taking over the chief of surgery position – but maybe “in talks” is too soft a term.

On a final note, to me, the talk between George’s mom and one of the surgeons proved to be one of the more heart-breaking scenes in an episode that in itself is heartbreaking enough. But don’t take my word for it. Catch Grey’s Anatomy when it returns on September 24 on ABC.

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Grey’s Anatomy – Exclusive Look at George O’Malley’s Funeral

George O’Malley’s funeral on the heartbreaking Grey’s Anatomy two-hour season opener on September 24 will reverberate through the halls of Seattle Grace long after the dead doc’s casket is closed. Nearly everyone will be present—including a frail Izzie in a headscarf—to mourn George’s passing at a graveside service attended by George’s mom (but not by his ex, Callie). A show source tells me that Meredith will deal with the death in a “very Meredith-like” way. “The doctors are processing this huge moment of grief,” says Jessica Capshaw, whose Dr. Arizona Robbins will be holding down the fort and attending to patients. “My character previously lost her brother, so I’ll be helping Callie process this horrible loss.”

Likewise, Dr. Owen Hunt will be assisting Cristina through her mourning process. “Owen is so used to losing colleagues that he’ll become a rock for others to help them deal with it,” says Kevin McKidd about his Iraq-vet character. “Cristina is in denial about it, and he’s there for her at that moment when she actually realizes what has happened.”

Cristina is also expected to finally open up to Owen about her baggage with her ex, Burke, who left her at the altar in 2007. And later on in the upcoming season, a hospital vacancy will be filled by someone who shares a past with Owen. That, Kevin promises, will “shake things up.”

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Grey’s Anatomy – Episode 6.03 – I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watchin’ Me – Press Release

IZZIE RETURNS TO WORK WEEKS AFTER HER NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE, AS SHE AND THE OTHER RESIDENTS WORRY ABOUT PENDING LAYOFFS, ON ABC’S “GREY’S ANATOMY”

“I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watchin’ Me” – Several weeks after her near-death experience, a recovering Izzie returns to work. Meanwhile, nervous that there will be layoffs in the hospital in the wake of an announcement from the Chief, the Seattle Grace residents compete to survive the cuts, including Cristina, who attempts to work alongside Arizona in pediatrics. And Bailey and Alex’s patient’s already complex case is further complicated by her schizophrenic son, on “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network

“Grey’s Anatomy” stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd, Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang, Katherine Heigl as Isobel “Izzie” Stevens, Justin Chambers as Alex Karev, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens, Jr. as Richard Webber, Sara Ramirez as Callie Torres, Eric Dane as Mark Sloan, Chyler Leigh as Lexie Grey, Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt and Jessica Capshaw as Arizona Robbins.

Guest starring Sarah Utterback as Nurse Olivia, Adrienne Barbeau as Jodie and James Frain as Tom.

“I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watchin’ Me” was written by Tony Phelan and Joan Rater and directed by Michael Pressman.

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Grey’s Anatomy – Episode 6.03 – I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watchin’ Me – Promotional Photos

GREY’S ANATOMY – “I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watchin’ Me” – Several weeks after her near-death experience, a recovering Izzie returns to work. Meanwhile, nervous that there will be layoffs in the hospital in the wake of an announcement from the Chief, the Seattle Grace residents compete to survive the cuts, including Cristina, who attempts to work alongside Arizona in pediatrics. And Bailey and Alex’s patient’s already complex case is further complicated by her schizophrenic son, on “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/CRAIG SJODIN)

Grey’s Anatomy – Episode 6.04 – Tainted Obligation – Promotional Photos (HQ)

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GREY’S ANATOMY – “Tainted Obligation” – When Meredith and Lexie’s father, Thatcher, returns to the hospital with a failed liver, it’s up to Meredith to save his life. Meanwhile, Izzie empathizes with a patient riddled with tumors, as Mark, annoyed with Cristina’s competitive zeal, tricks her into assisting on an unusual surgery, on “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/MICHAEL DESMOND) RALPH WAITE

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Grey’s Anatomy – Episode 6.04 – Tainted Obligation – Press Release

THATCHER GREY RETURNS TO SEATTLE GRACE WITH A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, AND ONLY MEREDITH CAN SAVE HIM, ON ABC’S “GREY’S ANATOMY”
Guest Starring Jeff Perry as Thatcher Grey.

“Tainted Obligation” – When Meredith and Lexie’s father, Thatcher, returns to the hospital with a failed liver, it’s up to Meredith to save his life. Meanwhile, Izzie empathizes with a patient riddled with tumors, as Mark, annoyed with Cristina’s competitive zeal, tricks her into assisting on an unusual surgery, on “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network

“Grey’s Anatomy” stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd, Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang, Katherine Heigl as Isobel “Izzie” Stevens, Justin Chambers as Alex Karev, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens, Jr. as Richard Webber, Sara Ramirez as Callie Torres, Eric Dane as Mark Sloan, Chyler Leigh as Lexie Grey, Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt and Jessica Capshaw as Arizona Robbins.

Guest starring Jeff Perry as Thatcher Grey, Ralph Waite as Irving Waller, Tom Amandes as Charlie Waller, Isabella Hofmann as Irene Waller, Jocko Sims as Randy and Kristen Ariza as Angela,

“Tainted Obligation” was written by Jenna Bans and directed by Tom Verica.

Source: ABC

Grey’s Anatomy – 6×05 – Callie & Arizona

The romance between ‘Grey’s Anatomy”s Callie (Sara Ramirez) and Arizona (Jessica Capshaw, now a series regular) will have to endure some not-so-divine intervention when Dr. Torres’ father returns to Seattle — with a “heavenly helper” in tow.

Emmy Award winner Hector Elizondo will reprise his role as Mr. Torres in the fifth episode of the coming season, AOL TV has learned exclusively. Bringing about Dad’s latest drop-by? His desire to make amends with the daughter he disowned last spring when he learned that she had taken a female lover.

Though Callie and her father exchanged harsh words and parted ways back then — forcing Callie to cede her status as a Trust Fund Baby — Mr. Torres is now determined to heal the rift. So he’s enlisted a bit of help from “above” … yep, he believes the work of a priest can right past wrongs.

Can Callie and Arizona withstand the meddling of a father and a Father? Heaven help us all.

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Grey’s Anatomy – Episode 6.05 – Casting Call

[DON] Male, Caucasian, mid 40s, middle class, average kind of guy, characters okay…GUEST STAR

[FRANK] Male, Caucasian, mid 40s, middle class, attractive guy but not a hunk…GUEST STAR

[BILLY] Male, Caucasian, 30s, white trash & a weasel. Patient in the hospital…GUEST STAR

[FATHER LUIS] Male, Caucasian, mid to late 60s, a warm family priest…GUEST STAR

[MISSY GRANT] Female, All Ethnicities Except Caucasian, mid 30s – mid 50s sptv050769…GUEST STAR

[HARRY] Male, Caucasian, 70s, patient in the hospital…CO-STAR

[JEANIE] Female, Caucasian, 19 years old, pretty, good regular kid…CO-STAR

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Grey’s Anatomy – Episode 6.06 – Casting Call

Director: Allison Liddi-Brown
Writer: Bill Harper
Shoot Dates: 10th September – 21st September

[CATHY SINGER] Female, Caucasian, mid 30′s, Patient in the hospital, fresh faced, wholesome. The nicest person in the world and your heart really goes out to her. SUBMIT NAME ACTORS ONLY. GUEST STAR

[DANNY] Boy or Girl, Caucasian, 6 y.o to play 5 y.o, adorable and vulnerable. SUBMIT TWINS ONLY. CO STAR

[EVAN LANG] Male, ASIAN OR LATINO, 18 to play 16 y.o., a thin music geek.sptv050769 CO STAR

[ROY MACINAW] Male, all ethnicities, mid to late 50′s, a big guy, working class, everyone loves him. GUEST STAR

[FIRE CAPTAIN] Male, all ethnicities, 40′s, working class. CO STAR

[DAD] Male, mid 30′s, really good father that you feel for. CO STAR

Source: SpoilerTV

Grey’s Anatomy – Episode 6.07 – Casting Call – Isaac

[ISAAC] Male, late 30′s to early 50′s. AUTHENTIC ACCENTED FOREIGNER, NOT CAUCASIAN OR ASIAN. The kind of guy that smiles even when taking out the trash. Patient in the hospital. MAJOR GUEST STAR

Source: SpoilerTV

Grey’s Anatomy – Episode 6.08 – Casting Sides

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Grey’s Anatomy – Episode 6.08 – Casting Call

[MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL] Female, mid 30’s, all ethnicities. She’s spirited and fearless. SUBMIT NAME ACTORS ONLY. RECURRING GUEST STAR.

Source: SpoilerTV

Grey’s Anatomy – Nora Zehetner and Robert Baker joining the cast

It’s a prescription for professional rivalry when Grey’s Anatomy introduces a trio of new doctors during its sixth season.

Nora Zehetner and Robert Baker have been cast as two of the recurring residents surfacing in Episode 5, TVGuideMagazine.com has learned exclusively. Zehetner (familiar to TV fans from her runs on Heroes and Everwood) will play a doc described by a source as “feisty, very smart and competitive.” As such, she is poised to butt heads with at least one member of Meredith Grey’s posse. Baker, from The CW’s short-lived Valentine, has been cast as the seemingly nicest of the new residents, who may be hiding a nastier side.

The casting of these recurring players comes as Grey’s prepares to bid adieu to T.R. Knight’s George (in the two-hour season opener) and accomodate Ellen Pompeo’s maternity leave. But the precise why of the docs’ arrival is the big mystery here—and one that series boss Shonda Rhimes isn’t willing to reveal.

Source: TVGuideMagazine.com

Grey’s Anatomy – Jesse Williams has been cast

Jesse Williams has been cast in a multiepisode arc on ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy.”
Details about the character are under wraps, but it is understood that he is a sexy, confident new medical professional.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

We now all know that Izzie will live, and George dies.

Grey’s Anatomy – Katherine Heigl takes leave of absence

Katherine Heigl won’t have to worry about putting in long hours on the Grey’s Anatomy set for much longer. Sources confirm to me exclusively that the actress is taking a five-episode hiatus from the ABC drama to go shoot the Greg Berlanti-directed romantic comedy Life as We Know It.

ABC and Grey’s producers have accommodated Heigl’s busy film schedule before, but this is the first time they have given her permission to leave the show for an extended period of time. I’m told Heigl’s absence will be explained on screen, although it’s not clear what prompts Izzie to take off. (Marital trouble with Alex? A trip home to see mom? A Denny sighting in the Caribbean?)


The fact that Heigl was granted such a lengthy leave of absence is surprising in light of the public tongue-lashing ABC president Stephen McPherson gave her last month for complaining about a 17-hour work day. Also, Heigl’s departure — which starts this month and will kick in on screen around November — will almost certainly overlap with co-star Ellen Pompeo’s maternity leave. Translation: Grey’s will be without Izzie and Meredith at the same time!

Of course, Grey’s boss Shonda Rhimes warned me over the summer that change would be in the air this season. ”Eventually, everybody is going to leave the show,” admitted the exec, citing T.R. Knight’s exit and the temporary loss of Pompeo. ”So we’re looking at [ways] we can mess with the structure now…. Season 6 is about finding the longevity of the show and figuring out if there is a future for this show beyond these characters.”

Not so coincidentally, Grey’s recently announced it was adding three new doctors to its rotation: Nora Zehetner, Robert Baker, and Jesse Williams are joining the cast as recurring residents/ medical professionals.

Thoughts? Worried you won’t recognize Seattle Grace this season without George, Mer, and Izzie? Or are you psyched that this probably means more screen time for your other favorites? Sound off below!

Source: EW

Remember the haunting image of an army-clad George waiting outside the elevator for Izzie in the season finale? Well, it wasn’t supposed to be George standing there. The scene was originally shot with Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s Denny playing the role of Izzie’s heavenly escort. But as Grey’s boss Shonda Rhimes explains to me exclusively, “I received the first cut [of the finale] on a Friday and something didn’t feel right. All weekend long something was bugging me. And then I woke up Monday morning and it hit me, ‘My God, it’s George! When the elevator opens, it should be George we see.’” There was just one problem. Actually, there were two problems. And to find out what they were and how they got resolved (apologies in advance) pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on sale Friday!… One of the two problems involved Katherine Heigl’s location at the time of Shonda’s epiphany. That’s all you’re getting. You have to pick up the mag for the rest…. The other problem involved what T.R. Knight did to his head after production wrapped. Now I’m really done.
Source: EW

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ exclusive: The George story you’ll never see

Source: The Ausiello Files

Tr-knight-greys_lcommon knowledge that T.R. Knight declined Grey’s Anatomy boss Shonda Rhimes’ request to briefly return in season 6 to give his It’s now terminal George some closure. says in this week’s Entertainment Weekly cover story. “[He’d] emotionally walked “I kind of get it,” the series’ creator away.” Fans, however, may not be quite as chill when they hear the killer story she had planned for him. In this fall’s season premiere, George will succumb to the injuries he sustained after getting mowed down by that bus in last May’s finale. But that wasn’t supposed to be the last we saw of him. Says Rhimes, the episode was then going to flash back to the hours during which George was missing, from when he left the hospital to when he returned later on as a disfigured John Doe. “I wanted to see his last day [alive] really badly,” she says. “What I thought was interesting was the idea of, we now know it’s the last day of someone’s life, [so wedifferently than [we] would any other time.” Viewers would have also seen firsthand how George’s split-second decision to save that girl’s life ’re] looking at it cost him his own. “I wanted to see the moment he leapt in front of the bus,” Rhimes confirms. “I wanted to bookend the episode [so that] the first time you see him leap in front of the bus, it’s really scary. But the second time you see it, he’s a hero. “I thought it would have been a beautiful episode,” she continues, adding that, had we seen those missing hours, “We might have learned something new about George.” Although disappointed she wasn’t able to tell that story, Rhimes insists she’s content with how George’s five-year arc concluded. “We really got to see him grow up,” she says. “It really does feel like we watched a full evolution of a character, and I feel good about that.” Still, I would’ve loved to have seen those flashbacks. What about you? Do you wish Knight had stuck around a little longer to give us George’s last day? Or do you agree with him that the final shot of his character standing outside the elevator was “the best way to leave it”?

Katherine Heigl Ponders Her Grey’s Fate

Dr. Izzie Stevens could be in a coma or even dead when Grey’s Anatomy resolves its Season 5 cliffhanger on Sept. 24, says Katherine Heigl. “You last saw Izzie flat-lining, so… I’m either there as a ghost ‘on the other side,’ or I survived a disease [stage IV metastatic melanoma] no one survives,” Heigl said during a Monday visit to Late Show with David Letterman.

When Letterman asked how she could be pulling 17-hour workdays — as Heigl had shared earlier in the sit-down — if Izzie isn’t alive and kicking, she countered, “What if I was in bed in a coma? They could do that.” Heigl shared that it was “a little weird” reporting to the Grey’s set last week without pal T.R. Knight around. (Last month, the actor, who played George O’Malley on the show, negotiated an early release from his contract with the ABC drama.) When asked for how much longer she will stick with Grey’s, Heigl said with a trace of sarcasm, “That’s what I keep wondering.”

Heigl, who is contractually bound to Grey’s for another two seasons, said that while she hopes the show enjoys the longevity of, say, ER, which ran 15 years, she’d like to continue playing Izzie “maybe not quite that long.”Heigl stars opposite Gerard Butler (300) in the romantic comedy The Ugly Truth, in theaters July 24
Source: TV Guide

Episodic Spoilers

Exclusive – Episode 6.01 – Casting Call

Season 6 – First Day of Filming Set Pic

This episode shoots between the 15th and 27th July. Director: Ed Ornelas and Writer: Krista Vernoff
[ANDY SMITH] Male, All Ethnicities, 18 year old that must look 15 years old, tall, middle class, patient in the hospital. GUEST STAR, 2 EPISODE ARC

[PAM SMITH] Female, All Ethnicities, mid 30s – mid 40s, likeable, middle class, mom of ANDY. GUEST STAR, 2 EPISODE ARC

[CLARA] Female, All Ethnicities, 19 year old, patient in the hospital that has been in an accident. Must be foreign with true accent and have working papers. GUEST STAR, 2 EPISODE ARC.

[JASMINE & JO] Female, All Ethnicities, 19 years old. Fit, happy, outdoorsy girls traveling through the states sptv050769. Must be foreign with true accent and have working papers. CO-STARS

[PRIEST] Male, Catholic priest, All Ethnicities, 60s. CO-STAR
Source: SpoilerTV

Episode 6.03 – Casting Call

[TOM] Male, All Ethnicities, mid 30′s to early 40′s, has mental health issues. GUEST STAR

[JUDY] Female, All Ethnicities, 60′s, overly protective mother of TOM. GUEST STAR

[GABE] Male, All Ethnicities, late 20′s to early 30′s, middle class, patient in the hospital. CO-STAR

[TALIA] Female, All Ethnicities, late 20′s to early 30′s, middle class, wife of GABE. CO-STAR

[JULIA] Female, All Ethnicities, late 30′s to early 40′s sptv050769, mother of patient in the hospital. CO-STAR

[TYLER] Male, All Ethnicities, 9 to 11 year old to look and feel 9, patient. CO-STAR

[KERRY] Female, All Ethnicities, mid to late 20′s, mother of patient in the hospital. CO-STAR

[SAGE] Female, All Ethnicities, 6 to 8 year old to look and feel 6, patient in the hospital. CO-STAR

[SECURITY] Male, Caucasian, 20′s, physically fit. CO-STAR

[TODD] Male, All Ethnicities, 18 year old to look and feel 16. NON-SPEAKING but we need an actor. CO-STAR

Source: SpoilerTV

General Spoilers

More Info on T.R. Knight’s Exit

Fans were shocked when T.R. Knight made the surprising decision to leave Grey’s Anatomy, the hit medical drama that launched him to fame. This week, in an exclusive interview with Entertainment Weekly, the actor reveals what led him to his decision, and he also candidly discusses “Isaiahgate,” coming out of the closet, and leaving his friends at Seattle Grace.

This fall, Knight was surprised to see his character George O’Malley all but vanish from the show — for the first nine episodes of season 5, he appeared on screen a total of only 48 minutes, compared to 114 for Sandra Oh’s Christina. Still, due to what he calls a gradual “breakdown of communication” between himself and exec producer Shonda Rhimes, the actor chose not to ask his boss what was going on with his character. Instead, he simply asked to leave. “My five-year experience proved to me that I could not trust any answer that was given [about George],” he explains. “And with respect, I’m going to leave it at that.”

Though he was unknown when Grey’s premiered, Knight soon emerged as one of the breakout stars (and even earned a supporting actor Emmy nod in 2007), but it was what came to be known as “Isaiahgate” that would catapult him to household-name status. After Isaiah Washington referred to Knight as a “f—-t” during an on-set argument with co-star Patrick Dempsey, the tabloids caught wind of it, Knight came out in the press, and Washington was fired. While Knight doesn’t specifically fault Rhimes for how the situation was handled behind the scenes, he says the exec producer was among those who tried to discourage him from coming out: “I think she was concerned about having my statement come out so close to the [initial] event.” Rhimes denies this: “I said, ‘If you want to come out, that’s awesome.’”

Knight returned to work on season 4, but the actor struggled with the story line in which George cheated on his wife Callie (Sara Ramirez) with Izzie (Katherine Heigl). And once George went MIA from the beginning of season 5, the star came to the conclusion that his character had “expired.” Today, Knight is at peace with his choice toleave: “There just comes a time when it’s so clear that moving on is the best decision,” he says. But at first, his castmate and friend Heigl tried to talk him out of it. “I didn’t think it was the right decision,” she says. “I felt like some of the problems could be worked through. But by the time it came to fruition, I was [glad] for him because he was ready to go.”

Knight knows he’s taking a risk walking away from his top 10 show and $14 million contract. “From an outsider’s perspective, I get the [impression that] ‘He’s just a spoiled actor…he doesn’t know how good he has it,’” he says. “There are a lot of people who would like to be in my position. But in the end, I need to be fulfilled in my work.”

For more on TR Knight — including how he felt when George was back-burnered, what he really thought of the “Gizzie” story line, and where you can see him next– plus what’s in store for the other docs on Grey’s Anatomy, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday July 24.
Source: EW

Grey’s Exclusive: Mitch Pileggi Returns for Season Premiere

Source: TV Guide Online

Grey’s Anatomy has prescribed an encore for X-Files alum Mitch Pileggi. Pileggi, who first guest-starred on the ABC drama toward the end of Season 3, will return for the two-hour Season 6 premiere, again playing hospital board chairman Larry Jennings, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively. Check out photos from Grey’s Anatomy When Pileggi first appeared as Jennings, the Seattle Grace bigwig required medical attention after a trip to the Amazon left him with a carnivorous fish lodged in an unfortunate part of the anatomy. For his encore, Pileggi’s hospital mucky-muck will have official business to tend to. It perhaps relates to not one but two staff doctors, Izzie Stevens and George O’Malley, looking the Grim Reaper in the eye. Check out more of last season’s cliff-hangers
Grey’s Anatomy‘s season premiere airs Thursday, Sept. 24, at 9 pm/ET.

Has Grey’s Anatomy figured out how they’re going to work around Ellen Pompeo‘s maternity leave yet? Erm. Grey’s is such a hairy show to report on. We’ll tell you this, and maybe you’ll forgive us for taking the long way around. A source tells us that ABC didn’t want Rachel Griffiths (who gave birth to her third child on June 21) to skip any episodes of Brothers & Sisters and that production was pushed back a week to accommodate her maternity leave. What does that mean for Grey’s? Well, if ABC doesn’t want a Griffiths-less B&S, you could assume (just assume) that they really wouldn’t want a Pompeo-less Grey’s Anatomy. Pompeo’s due this fall though, so there would be no real way to push back production. Solution? Well, we’re just spit-balling ideas here, because no one’s confirming anything, but you could do what our source tells us is a possible scenario for dealing with Ellen Pompeo’s maternity leave: When E.P. gets back from her baby break, shoot a bunch of Meredith Grey scenes in succession, and then have your editors work overtime to slot her scenes into the episodes that were shot/produced before her return, therefore giving the audience the full Meredith Grey experience with no gaps. Source: Kristin on E!Online

Sources confirm that Chandra Wilson will be directing an episode of Grey’s Anatomy this season, although we’ve actually heard that another actor was negotiating to direct an episode of Grey’s Anatomy this season, as well as make a couple of other tweaks to his/her contract to allow him/her more creative and personal freedom. Source: Kristin on E!Online

Color me shocked that Katherine Heigl isn’t leaving Grey’s Anatomy. Is it possible we’re being duped in some way? MATT: I must say that the lack of fanfare surrounding ABC’s confirmation of Heigl’s status — especially when juxtaposed with the flurry of official statements regarding T.R. Knight’s departure — made me raise one of my overgrown eyebrows. “Sure, she’s staying… for just one more episode,” I cynically hypothesized. But one of my best sources insists that this is not a case of clever semantics, and that Heigl’s Izzie will have a significant presence in the fall. Source: TV Guide Online

ABC Makes It Official: Heigl Is Staying on Grey’s

Source: TV Guide Online

Katherine Heigl will return to Grey’s Anatomy for Season 6, according to a statement from ABC. The news comes just hours after T.R. Knight’s Grey’s Anatomy exit was finally confirmed — by both the actor and series creator Shonda Rhimes. ABC declined TVGuide.com’s request for further comment from Rhimes (who did issue a statement on Friday regarding Knight’s departure). Similarly, Heigl’s rep said no statement was forthcoming from the actress. The announcement ends months of speculation over Heigl’s future with the show. In June 2008, she made statements about her Emmy worthiness that appeared to cast aspersion on the Grey’s Anatomy writing staff. Not long after that controversy, there were reports that Rhimes would exact a sort of “payback” by killing off Izzie Stevens, Heigl’s character. Seemingly confirming such speculation, Izzie was diagnosed with stage IV metastatic brain cancer and appeared to flat-line in the season-finale episode. In other Grey’s news, ABC also officially announced that Jessica Capshaw, whose Dr. Arizona Robbins has been a breath of fresh air in the often angsty halls of Seattle Grace, will continue with the show — now as a series regular.

Katherine Heigl Signs Contract for Grey’s Anatomy Season Six

The cast lineup for season six of Grey’s Anatomy is becoming clearer by the day. Following on Marc Malkin’s report last month that star T.R. Knight is leaving the series, a source confirms that Katherine Heigl “will be back.” But what’s the official word from the show bosses and Heigl’s people? Reps for the hit ABC series and for Katherine Heigl both declined to comment. Source: EOnline

T.R. Knight Statement on leaving Grey’s Anatomy

“Leaving Grey’s Anatomy was not an easy decision for me to make. I am extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to play this character and will miss my fellow cast and crew very much. I continue to wish them the very best, and wholeheartedly thank all of the fans who have supported me and the show with such passion and enthusiasm.”

Series creator Shonda Rhimes just followed with her own statement: “I think I speak for the entire Grey’s Anatomy family when I say we wish T.R. Knight the best in his future endeavors. He is an incredibly talented actor and a person whose strength of character is admired by all of us.”
Source: EW

It’s official: T.R. Knight exits ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

Greys-anatomy-tr-knight_l Fall’s still months away, but one of last season’s bigger Grey’s Anatomy cliffhangers has already been resolved: Sources confirm to me exclusively that T.R. Knight’s wish to be released from his contract has been granted. The official decision, I’m told, came down in the past few days, just as many of his castmates began receiving their formal pickup letters from ABC.

What does this news mean for George? What will Knight do next? And what about Izzie? Find out after the jump…

The actor’s exit closes yet another rocky chapter for the embattled primetime soap, one that opened with Isaiahgate and worsened when, amid rumors that Knight was clashing with series creator Shonda Rhimes, George O’Malley was backburnered. Finally, Knight grew so fed up with his character’s lack of storyline that he asked if he could check out three years before his deal expired. After that, all indications were that he would be let go, although Rhimes didn’t make a final decision until recently. (Contractually speaking, she had until June 30 to make up her mind.)

Last month, Rhimes told me that George’s relatively light storyline this year was the result of the normal “ebbs and flows” of ensemble television. But she did acknowledge that he was intentionally written lighter during the last half of the season so that viewers wouldn’t think it odd that he was absent from the season finale — something that was necessary to preserve the episode’s biggest twist: that George was actually a disfigured John Doe who had been hit by a bus. “I really wanted you to not notice that he wasn’t there for most of this episode,” she said. “I don’t think anybody noticed because of the way we laid it out this season.”

Knight’s departure would seem to confirm that George doesn’t survive, although fans have wondered whether Rhimes is planning to pull an Elizabeth Reaser (Jane Doe/Rebecca) and have him live, only to be replaced by another actor, thanks to plastic surgeon Sloane’s handiwork. That’s “hilarious, ridiculous,” the boss has said. However, I’ve heard that she was interested in having Knight appear in next season’s first three episodes, but a short-term deal could not be brokered.

What will Knight do now? Per an insider, the theatrically-trained thesp is in talks to start 2010 by headlining a Broadway revival of Lend Me a Tenor, the classic farce he recently did a reading of with Alfred Molina, Tony Shalhoub, and Marian Seldes.

Reps for Knight and ABC declined to comment.

Now that the question of George’s future seems to have been answered, another puzzler moves to the forefront: What’s going to happen to Katherine Heigl’s Izzie, whose life also hung in the balance in last May’s capper? Stay tuned… In the meantime, proceed to the comments and weigh in on Knight’s departure.

Exclusive: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ promotes Jessica Capshaw

Jessica-Capshaw-Greys-Anatomy_l Finally, some good news for poor, lovelorn Callie: Grey’s Anatomy has officially promoted her on-screen leading lady, Jessica Capshaw, to a full-fledged series regular, sources confirm to me exclusively.

The news hardly comes as a surprise. Last month, series creator Shonda Rhimes all but signed off on Capshaw’s promotion when I interviewed her after the finale. “I love Jessica Capshaw,” she gushed. “And when I say love I mean love. She couldn’t be a more wonderful person, and I feel like the chemistry Arizona and Callie have feels like the Meredith and Derek chemistry to me. I find them delightful to watch.”

The ex-Practice star joined Grey’s last February as a recurring love interest for Sara Ramirez’s Callie. Her arrival came on the heels of the controversial dismissal of Brooke Smith as Callie’s girlfriend Dr. Hahn.

What do you think? Happy Capshaw is sticking around? Are you as high on Callizona as Rhimes is? Or are you still holding out hope that Dr. Hahn will one day escape from Seattle Grace’s parking lot? Sound off below!

What will happen on Grey’s Anatomy next season? Are George and Izzie goners? E! Online’s own Marc Malkin has an inside source who says that T.R. Knight is leaving Grey’s Anatomy due to issues with executive producer Shonda Rhimes. Sources tell TVGuide.com, “That story is utterly false. Nothing at all has changed in T.R.’s status.” Rhimes has also gone on record debunking new rumors that an entirely different actor would play George thanks to plastic surgery. However, we all know Shonda toed the lines of truth last season and likes to keep the audience guessing. Source: Kristin on E!Online

Chandra Wilson waiting to re-sign her contract

Although most Grey’s Anatomy fans are anxiously awaiting the fates of T.R. Knight and Katherine Heigl next season, one cast member is nervous about her own. Chandra Wilson, who plays Dr. Bailey on the hit ABC show, is still waiting to re-sign her contract to come back next season. “You know, I don’t have the slightest idea!” she said on The View Thursday when asked if she knew who was leaving the show. “I know nothing!” In fact, she lamented that she still hasn’t received word on whether she’ll be back on the show. “I’m waiting for my Disney letter saying, ‘You have the option to come back,’” she said. The company has until June 20 to send it, she added. After speculation that Heigl’s character would be killed off in the season finale of Grey’s, her and Knight’s characters appeared to have died. Still, show creator Shonda Rhimes hasn’t divulged any information on next season’s cast or story lines. Source: Us Magazine

Jessica Capshaw talks about Meredith, George and Izzie

Jessica Capshaw — who stars as Dr. Arizona Robbins in the hit ABC series — doesn’t know if Ellen Pompeo pregnancy will be written into next season’s show, and she’s equally unaware if T.R. Knight and Katherine Heigl will return (The two appeared to have died in the season finale).

“No one knows!” Capshaw, the daughter of Kate Capshaw and stepdaughter of Steven Spielberg says.

She adds: “[Show creator Shonda Rhimes] is keeping it under wraps, and I think the best thing about that is she is the guardian of the gate. It’s better that way. She doesn’t even run the risk of it coming out because nobody knows.”

Source: US Magazine

Latest Grey’s Rumors Ripped as “Ridiculous,” “False” and “B.S.”

Source: TV Guide Online

Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes is nipping in the bud talk that the role of George — who last was seen barely alive after being mauled, mangled and mashed in a bus accident — will be recast with a new actor. “A hilarious, ridiculous rumor” is how Rhimes, via Twitter, qualified the speculation. Getting someone new to play a surgically made-over George would conveniently pave the way for T.R. Knight to vacate the role and exit the ABC serial, as has been rumored for many, many months. The increasingly dusty buzz has been that Knight’s disenchantment with his Season 5 storylines begat his conspicuously decreased screen time… which, in turn, is said to have disenchanted Knight even further.

Now, E! Online is reporting that Knight just this week negotiated his departure from Grey’s — a neat trick, seeing as he’s still on contract through Season 6, if needed. “That story is utterly false,” one well-placed source tells TVGuide.com. “Nothing at all has changed in T.R.’s status.” A second industry insider deems the aforementioned blog posting as “total B.S.” Rhimes herself recently told EW.com, “There have been lots of rumors about T.R., but T.R.’s never said anything. Take from it what you will.”

ABC entertainment boss Stephen McPherson also has weighed in on the uncertain future of Knight’s character, as well as Katherine Heigl’s ailing Izzie. “They’ve both signed on [for next season],” he told reporters at ABC’s upfront. “I can’t say whether or not they’ll both be there.” Reps for ABC and Knight declined to comment for this story.

Grey’s Anatomy Season 5 Finale Episode Recap: Are Izzie & George Really Dead?

What will happen on Grey’s Anatomy next season? Are George and Izzie goners? E! Online’s own Marc Malkin has an inside source who says that T.R. Knight is leaving Grey’s Anatomy due to issues with executive producer Shonda Rhimes. Sources tell TVGuide.com, “That story is utterly false. Nothing at all has changed in T.R.’s status.” Rhimes has also gone on record debunking new rumors that an entirely different actor would play George thanks to plastic surgery. However, we all know Shonda toed the lines of truth last season and likes to keep the audience guessing. Source: Kristin on E!Online

Latest Grey’s Rumors Ripped as “Ridiculous,” “False” and “B.S.”

Source: TV Guide Online

Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes is nipping in the bud talk that the role of George — who last was seen barely alive after being mauled, mangled and mashed in a bus accident — will be recast with a new actor. “A hilarious, ridiculous rumor” is how Rhimes, via Twitter, qualified the speculation. Getting someone new to play a surgically made-over George would conveniently pave the way for T.R. Knight to vacate the role and exit the ABC serial, as has been rumored for many, many months. The increasingly dusty buzz has been that Knight’s disenchantment with his Season 5 storylines begat his conspicuously decreased screen time… which, in turn, is said to have disenchanted Knight even further.

Now, E! Online is reporting that Knight just this week negotiated his departure from Grey’s — a neat trick, seeing as he’s still on contract through Season 6, if needed. “That story is utterly false,” one well-placed source tells TVGuide.com. “Nothing at all has changed in T.R.’s status.” A second industry insider deems the aforementioned blog posting as “total B.S.” Rhimes herself recently told EW.com, “There have been lots of rumors about T.R., but T.R.’s never said anything. Take from it what you will.”

ABC entertainment boss Stephen McPherson also has weighed in on the uncertain future of Knight’s character, as well as Katherine Heigl’s ailing Izzie. “They’ve both signed on [for next season],” he told reporters at ABC’s upfront. “I can’t say whether or not they’ll both be there.” Reps for ABC and Knight declined to comment for this story.

In the last few minutes of the Grey’s Anatomy finale, we see both George and Izzie coding in different rooms; their spirits meeting at the famous elevator, but will they both be pronounced dead when the show returns in the fall? That’s all up in the air now and to be determined…..

A tear-jerking season finale for ‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Shockingly Izzie dies…. But it may not be such a shocker. She’s played by Katherine Heigl, who’s leaving the ABC medical drama to concentrate on movies. Source: AP, 5-14-09

Grey’s Anatomy finale recap: Did Izzie and George die?

Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

“Grey’s Anatomy” ended Thursday night with two characters’ lives in jeopardy. Viewers will have to wait until next season to see if Izzie Stevens and George O’Malley are alive.

Izzie, who suffered a brain tumor this season, underwent a risky surgery that threatened to take away her memory. Prior to the surgery, she told new husband Alex Karev she wanted to put a do not resuscitate order in place if anything went wrong. Izzie came out of the surgery and suffered short-term memory problems, which eventually disappeared. As she hugged Karev to celebrate gaining memory, she lost consciousness. Despite the DNR she requested, Karev urged doctors to try to resuscitate her and they did.

George, meanwhile, was inspired early in the two-hour episode to become an Army doctor. Later, friends planned to change his mind with an intervention. In the meantime, they operated on a dramatically wounded John Doe, who was bloody and near death after literally sweeping a woman off her feet to save her from an approaching bus. As Dr. Meredith Gray prepared to operate on the mysterious hero, he drew a “007″ into her palm. With that, she realized with horror that John Doe, tragically, was George.

The two-hour show ended Thursday with the doctors at Seattle Grace Hospital scrambling to save both lives. Izzie entered a flashback in which she stepped inside an elevator. The elevator doors opened and she was greeted by George in his Army uniform.

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ season finale: Izzie survives surgery — or does she?

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Tonight’s two-hour “Grey’s Anatomy” season finale was jam-packed with revelations — about love, healing, fighting cancer, DNR orders, Bailey’s marriage, and the fates of Izzie Stevens and George O’Malley.

Izzie’s surgery: The first hour focused on whether or not Izzie would let Derek remove her brain tumor. It’s an incredibly hard decision, since the tumor’s in a place where her entire personality and functioning lives. A test to gauge how she’d fare with surgery in that part of her brain shows huge problems. Dr. Swinder (Kimberly Elise) argues against surgery; Derek, unsurprisingly, favors it. Swinder’s had good results with drug therapy on another patient, Allison (Liza Weil), that made the tumor disappear. Initially, after careful consideration and a heartfelt and totally over the line talking-to from Meredith, Izzie decides against the surgery. Which forces Alex to abandon his “whatever you want” stance and lay down the law, telling her that not having surgery is not an option; it’s his life too, and he wants her to have it.

But then Allison codes and goes south in surgery, leaving her on life support — a heartbreaking turn of events that leaves even hard-core Swinder reeling. Izzie, who’s having hallucinations about discussing her situation on a beach with Denny, finally finds solace with George, whoassures her she already knows what to do. She finally  agrees to the surgery, but makes it clear she does not want to end up on a ventilator. She’ll do the surgery, but she’s signing a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) order. Which makes Alex crazy — until she explains that now she understands why Denny signed a DNR. If it comes down to it, she says, let me go.

Hour two opens with Izzie finally waking up from surgery, and thankfully being able to communicate, see, hear, and speak. She’s Izzie. But for the time being, at least, she has no short-term memory — her mind resets every five minutes. Mortified and determined to rescue her future, Alex works with her over and over to exercise her memory, first barking questions and then posting notes all over her room — which was charming in “50 First Dates” but staggeringly sad and anxious here. She knows something’s up and urges him to get it off his chest — and boy does he unload. You made me promise you wouldn’t live like this, he says. So now what do I do? Smother you with a pillow? Give you an overdose of morphine? Leave you?

Naturally, Izzie’s upset — it’s never good to hear from your husband that being married to you is awful. Later she relays the story to Cristina — and she can actually remember it on her own. Alex rushes back, thrilled that she’s improving, and she goes limp in his arms. Alex insists that they save her despite the DNR — and ultimately the Chief agrees, saying screw the DNR. How that one would make it past hospital counsel, I’ll never know. Izzie flatlines, and while we can hear them working on her, we see her go into the elevator with her prom dress on. The doors close. They open again, and the voices get louder — did they bring her back?

George’s decision: George works a case with Hunt and Callie — Charlie, a young Army Lieutenant who served in Iraq (Zach Gilford), wants them to amputate his lower leg, which seems healthy but is causing him incredible pain that doesn’t respond to any kind of treatment. His commanding officer sent him to Hunt at Seattle Grace, knowing that Hunt would understand Charlie’s feelings about not fitting into civilian life and the need to go back to war. But to do that, Charlie needs to rid himself of this pain and get a prosthetic leg. Callie’s horrified at the thought of cutting off a healthy limb, but Hunt sympathizes — and eventually George does too.

But it’s more than that. George really seems to have found his calling in trauma surgery, and in a switcheroo that’s designed to make us think it’s Hunt going back to Iraq (Hunt tells Cristina he needs to go back because his work there isn’t finished), George enlists to be a trauma surgeon in the Army. His relatively short trauma experience, combined with the fact that he’s just a second-year resident, seems suspect to me, but OK. Everyone spends a large part of the second hour panicked and plotting an intervention to talk George out of enlisting. Except for Arizona, who thinks he’s brave and awesome for signing up — which totally appalls Callie. Turns out that Arizona’s brother died in Iraq, so she supports anyone willing to go there and help.

George is supposed to be spending his last day at SGH in surgery, and they really could’ve used his help with a horrible trauma that comes in — a John Doe pushed a woman out of the way of an oncoming bus, was hit and dragged for half a mile. He’s just broken into pieces with massive injuries, and the woman who he saved becomes convinced he’s her prince charming. Barely hanging on before his second surgery, John Doe signs a message on Meredith’s hand: 007. John Doe is George O’Malley. And when Izzie’s elevator doors open, he’s standing there in his uniform — on the other side. RIP, Dr. O’Malley. And great work, T.R. Knight.

Derek and Meredith: There’s work friction, of course — particularly over Meredith’s role in Izzie’s surgery decision. But after they watch Izzie and Alex on the way to Izzie’s surgery, they decide to get married at city hall, because Meredith says she doesn’t want to spend another day not married to Derek. As a newlywed myself, I definitely understand the impulse — both to take that plunge and avoid the wedding.

Just as they’re leaving for city hall, Meredith gets a page. Derek concedes that today might not be the best day to do this, but Meredith points out that every day is like this. There’s never going to be time to get married and have their lives unless they make time. And so, on a Post-It note from Cristina’s “something old, something new” offering, they have a very sweet conversation about what they want to promise each other… wait, is that a slowed-down cover of FLASHDANCE playing in the background? Good grief. My brain just cleaved in two, and I can’t decide: is that horrifying or awesome?

Not every set of vows contains the word “smelly,” and this allows them to declare themselves married. The pressure is off — the moment has been seized, love has been expressed, and amazingly, they’re the healthiest people in the place.

Bailey’s career: The Chief and Arizona are going head-to-head in a battle over Bailey (Arizona’s speech to the chief about fighting him and winning made me fall in love with her a little bit. And I cry when I get angry at authority figures too.), and the Chief plays dirty by wooing her with a whiz-bang surgery robot that is admittedly cool and finds Bailey making lightsaber noises. Her heart seems to be increasingly in peds, though — Arizona’s speech about seeing the joy must’ve broken through — and she gets the prestigious pediatric surgery fellowship.

But Bailey’s husband tells her that if she takes the fellowship, he’ll divorce her. When she asks the Chief if there’s still space in general surgery for her, he assumes she’s chosen her marriage over work. But nope — she’s leaving Tucker, because marriages shouldn’t come down to ultimatims. Right on, Bailey — be true to yourself. But she’s not sure she can handle the dissolution of her marriage and a new specialty all at once. Brilliant performance by Chandra Wilson, as always.

Cristina and Owen: Owen’s making progress in therapy, but he gets the notion into his head that he needs to go back to Iraq to finish his work. Cristina’s having none of it — patients still die, she says, and pushes him to deal with his life here. Namely, that he should tell his mother he’s home. With Cristina in tow, he goes to see his mom, and finally he can sleep — and without nightmares. He asks Cristina to make a go of it with him, and after watching Meredith, she finally believes that people can change, and that therapy can help. In a couple of very touching scenes in the boiler room and hallway, she takes a massive leap of faith and tells him she loves him. That is awesome.

Sloan and Little Grey: The gist: Mark asks Lexie to move in with him, a notion she completely blows off. Maybe in 10 years, she says. So in an effort to move on, he starts shopping for houses. It’s much-needed comic relief, and much less annoying than it sounds. And yes, he is a better woman than Lexie.

Exclusive: ‘Grey’s’ boss on finale’s Izzie-George shocker, Mer-Der ‘wedding,’ and more!

Source: The Ausiello Files

Greysanatomy_lMaybe you just watched the season finale of Grey’s Anatomy. And maybe you’re freaking out. Oh, who am I kidding, you are freaking out. Well, good news: Mike Ausiello got off the phone with series creator Shonda Rhimes and obtained exclusive intel on last night’s jaw-dropping climax. Will Izzie and John Doe George survive? Was that really Meredith and Derek’s wedding we witnessed? Is Jessica Capshaw here to stay? Yep. Rhimes answered all those questions and even found time to address the “ghost sex” controversy, Katherine Heigl’s Emmy chances, TR Knight’s alleged unhappiness, and more.

Rumors have been swirling all year that Katherine and TR wanted off the show. The season ends with both their characters’ lives hanging in the balance. Purely coincidental?
SHONDA RHIMES:
I don’t think there are any coincidences. I think Katherine’s stated publicly that she’s happy to stay. I think that there have been lots of rumors about TR, but TR’s never said anything. Take from it what you will.

This kind of cliffhanger almost seems tailor-made to capitalize on some of those headlines and generate buzz.
RHIMES:
You have to remember, I have two shows. It’s not as if I spend a lot of time reading the press. We talk about stuff in the writers’ room that other people have read, but, mostly, we were really moving on character. Every year at the beginning of the season I pitch what the end of the season is going to be. And I literally sat down and pitched the last 10 minutes of this season at the beginning of the season, so we were headed towards the place that we knew we were going to go.

Do you know which one of them lives and which one of them dies?
RHIMES:
Yes. And I don’t know that you should be saying “which one of them lives and which one of them dies.” I know what happens to the characters.

Have you shared this information with Katherine and TR?
RHIMES:
[Silence] I don’t want to answer that. I don’t want to talk about my private conversations with the actors.

Katherine said in a recent interview that she was as much in the dark about Izzie’s fate as anyone. Do you keep this stuff close to the vest in order to prevent leaks?
RHIMES:
There was a joke for a while there that if I got hit by a bus [no one would] know how to end the season. I do feel like a secret’s not a secret if anybody knows about it. It was really about trying to keep the storyline as secret as possible, because I wanted the last moment of the season to be a real surprise.

Did TR ask to be released from his contract?
RHIMES:
I absolutely am not going to talk about any private conversations I had with the actors. I feel like that invades their privacy.

Why haven’t we seen very much of George this season? I understand that there are ebbs and flows on ensemble dramas but…
RHIMES:
There are ebbs and flows. Every character this season has had a lot of ebbs and flows. And every season is shaped differently. With George, I really wanted you to not notice that he wasn’t there for most of this episode. I don’t think anybody noticed because of the way we laid it out this season. He’s an incredibly talented actor. And, actually, he was really lovely and elegant about lying there in all that very painful makeup and prosthetics for much of the episode with no words. That moment where he grabs Meredith’s hand is one of the most affecting moments of the episode, and it was without words.

There was criticism that the Denny hallucinations went on too long without an explanation. Looking back, do you regret not revealing Izzie’s diagnosis sooner?
RHIMES:
Do I regret it? No. As writers, we had a lot of fun figuring out how we were going to tell that story. I don’t regret anything we’ve done. Every season is a learning process for me. This is my first television show. Granted, I’ve done five seasons now, but it’s still my first television show. As we head into season 6 everything is still a learning experience for me. It’s been a great, crazy experiment that has happened fairly publicly, but, for me, it’s been my learning process.

There was a period there where the show was being relentless mocked, especially where the “ghost sex” was concerned. Did you ever take it personally?
RHIMES:
You’re the first person to tell me that, because I, of course, don’t read a lot of press. One thing we’ve gotten used to is being in the public eye and we learned to let everything roll off our backs. We knew where we were going; we had a road map. The rest of the audience didn’t know where we were going. We all thought it was really surprising that anybody thought there was a ghost on our show. We’re a medical show. We thought it was surprising that anybody would look at it and go, “Gee, that’s a ghost.” So that was surprising to us. But, other than that, we took it with a grain of salt.

Did the network stick by you during the initial backlash?
RHIMES:
Yes. [ABC president] Steve [McPherson] and I sat down and talked about what we were going to do before we did it, and figured out how many episodes and everything. I’m in constant contact [with him].

Will Katherine be putting her name back in the Emmy race this season?
RHIMES:
You know, I don’t know. I think she did beautiful work. I think she always does beautiful work.

Did Meredith and Derek really get married last night?
RHIMES:
Their wedding was a Post-it note. We had a big series of discussions about it in the writers’ room. I felt very strongly — very very strongly — that the last thing Meredith Grey would do is put on a wedding dress and walk down an aisle. It just felt wrong to me, Meredith being Meredith. And the Post-it wedding will have big reverberations next season.

Will we still get an official wedding at some point?
RHIMES:
I think they feel it is an official wedding.

Meredith and Derek fans felt a little cheated by the 100th episode because they were led to believe one thing and they got another.
RHIMES:
Yeah, I saw a lot of people felt like, “Oh my god, they promised it was going to be a Meredith and Derek wedding.” I never said it was Meredith and Derek’s wedding, I said it was their wedding day.

Have you figured out how you’re going to work around Ellen Pompeo’s maternity leave next season?
RHIMES:
We’re actually still talking about that. The writers have disbanded for the season and we’re going to come back together at the beginning of June, so we’re still talking about what we’re going to do and what that’s going to mean. Her maternity leave doesn’t actually come into play until later this season. We will have shot a number of episodes by that point. [And] Ellen is extraordinarily optimistic about what she’s going to be able to do. She’s such a trouper and I’m really am grateful to her for it. We’ll take it as it comes.

Will Jessica Capshaw be promoted to a series regular next season?
RHIMES:
I can’t say because we have not renewed anybody’s contract for next season yet.

Are you happy with Jessica Capshaw?
RHIMES:
I love Jessica Capshaw. And when I say love I mean love. She couldn’t be a more wonderful person, and I feel like the chemistry Arizona and Callie have feels like the Meredith and Derek chemistry to me. I find them delightful to watch.

Last question: Looking back at this season, what are you most proud of, and what’s the one thing you would have done differently?
RHIMES:
There are a lot of things I’m proud of this season. I feel like the cast was clicking on all cylinders. I love the addition of Kevin McKidd and Jessica Capshaw. Those were additions that really worked for us. For me, I feel like this was the season where I found my joy in the show again. You do all these episodes of television and there are ebbs and flows and, for me, I feel like I really came back to the show in a way that had a lot more energy.

And what would you have done differently?
RHIMES:
That would mean I have to admit that we made some mistakes, and I’m not going to do that. [Laughs]

Come on, you’re human.
RHIMES:
We tried some stuff that didn’t work this season. I wish that we had been able to find Callie a love interest that sparkled sooner, but we found it in the end, so I feel good about that.

Grey’s Anatomy Season Finale Spoilers: ‘Here’s To The Future / Now Or Never’ Are Izzie and George Leaving?

Episodes 5.23 and 5.24: Here’s To The Future / Now Or Never (Season finale) Airdate: May 14, 2009 from 9 to 11 p.m.

In the last few minutes of the Grey’s Anatomy finale, we see both George and Izzie coding in different rooms; their spirits meeting at the famous elevator, but will they both be pronounced dead when the show returns in the fall? That’s all up in the air now and to be determined…..

Exclusive: ‘Grey’s’ boss on finale’s Izzie-George shocker, Mer-Der ‘wedding,’ and more!

Source: The Ausiello Files

Greysanatomy_lMaybe you just watched the season finale of Grey’s Anatomy. And maybe you’re freaking out. Oh, who am I kidding, you are freaking out. Well, good news: Mike Ausiello got off the phone with series creator Shonda Rhimes and obtained exclusive intel on last night’s jaw-dropping climax. Will Izzie and John Doe George survive? Was that really Meredith and Derek’s wedding we witnessed? Is Jessica Capshaw here to stay? Yep. Rhimes answered all those questions and even found time to address the “ghost sex” controversy, Katherine Heigl’s Emmy chances, TR Knight’s alleged unhappiness, and more.

Rumors have been swirling all year that Katherine and TR wanted off the show. The season ends with both their characters’ lives hanging in the balance. Purely coincidental?
SHONDA RHIMES:
I don’t think there are any coincidences. I think Katherine’s stated publicly that she’s happy to stay. I think that there have been lots of rumors about TR, but TR’s never said anything. Take from it what you will.

This kind of cliffhanger almost seems tailor-made to capitalize on some of those headlines and generate buzz.
RHIMES:
You have to remember, I have two shows. It’s not as if I spend a lot of time reading the press. We talk about stuff in the writers’ room that other people have read, but, mostly, we were really moving on character. Every year at the beginning of the season I pitch what the end of the season is going to be. And I literally sat down and pitched the last 10 minutes of this season at the beginning of the season, so we were headed towards the place that we knew we were going to go.

Do you know which one of them lives and which one of them dies?
RHIMES:
Yes. And I don’t know that you should be saying “which one of them lives and which one of them dies.” I know what happens to the characters.

Have you shared this information with Katherine and TR?
RHIMES:
[Silence] I don’t want to answer that. I don’t want to talk about my private conversations with the actors.

Katherine said in a recent interview that she was as much in the dark about Izzie’s fate as anyone. Do you keep this stuff close to the vest in order to prevent leaks?
RHIMES:
There was a joke for a while there that if I got hit by a bus [no one would] know how to end the season. I do feel like a secret’s not a secret if anybody knows about it. It was really about trying to keep the storyline as secret as possible, because I wanted the last moment of the season to be a real surprise.

Did TR ask to be released from his contract?
RHIMES:
I absolutely am not going to talk about any private conversations I had with the actors. I feel like that invades their privacy.

Why haven’t we seen very much of George this season? I understand that there are ebbs and flows on ensemble dramas but…
RHIMES:
There are ebbs and flows. Every character this season has had a lot of ebbs and flows. And every season is shaped differently. With George, I really wanted you to not notice that he wasn’t there for most of this episode. I don’t think anybody noticed because of the way we laid it out this season. He’s an incredibly talented actor. And, actually, he was really lovely and elegant about lying there in all that very painful makeup and prosthetics for much of the episode with no words. That moment where he grabs Meredith’s hand is one of the most affecting moments of the episode, and it was without words.

There was criticism that the Denny hallucinations went on too long without an explanation. Looking back, do you regret not revealing Izzie’s diagnosis sooner?
RHIMES:
Do I regret it? No. As writers, we had a lot of fun figuring out how we were going to tell that story. I don’t regret anything we’ve done. Every season is a learning process for me. This is my first television show. Granted, I’ve done five seasons now, but it’s still my first television show. As we head into season 6 everything is still a learning experience for me. It’s been a great, crazy experiment that has happened fairly publicly, but, for me, it’s been my learning process.

There was a period there where the show was being relentless mocked, especially where the “ghost sex” was concerned. Did you ever take it personally?
RHIMES:
You’re the first person to tell me that, because I, of course, don’t read a lot of press. One thing we’ve gotten used to is being in the public eye and we learned to let everything roll off our backs. We knew where we were going; we had a road map. The rest of the audience didn’t know where we were going. We all thought it was really surprising that anybody thought there was a ghost on our show. We’re a medical show. We thought it was surprising that anybody would look at it and go, “Gee, that’s a ghost.” So that was surprising to us. But, other than that, we took it with a grain of salt.

Did the network stick by you during the initial backlash?
RHIMES:
Yes. [ABC president] Steve [McPherson] and I sat down and talked about what we were going to do before we did it, and figured out how many episodes and everything. I’m in constant contact [with him].

Will Katherine be putting her name back in the Emmy race this season?
RHIMES:
You know, I don’t know. I think she did beautiful work. I think she always does beautiful work.

Did Meredith and Derek really get married last night?
RHIMES:
Their wedding was a Post-it note. We had a big series of discussions about it in the writers’ room. I felt very strongly — very very strongly — that the last thing Meredith Grey would do is put on a wedding dress and walk down an aisle. It just felt wrong to me, Meredith being Meredith. And the Post-it wedding will have big reverberations next season.

Will we still get an official wedding at some point?
RHIMES:
I think they feel it is an official wedding.

Meredith and Derek fans felt a little cheated by the 100th episode because they were led to believe one thing and they got another.
RHIMES:
Yeah, I saw a lot of people felt like, “Oh my god, they promised it was going to be a Meredith and Derek wedding.” I never said it was Meredith and Derek’s wedding, I said it was their wedding day.

Have you figured out how you’re going to work around Ellen Pompeo’s maternity leave next season?
RHIMES:
We’re actually still talking about that. The writers have disbanded for the season and we’re going to come back together at the beginning of June, so we’re still talking about what we’re going to do and what that’s going to mean. Her maternity leave doesn’t actually come into play until later this season. We will have shot a number of episodes by that point. [And] Ellen is extraordinarily optimistic about what she’s going to be able to do. She’s such a trouper and I’m really am grateful to her for it. We’ll take it as it comes.

Will Jessica Capshaw be promoted to a series regular next season?
RHIMES:
I can’t say because we have not renewed anybody’s contract for next season yet.

Are you happy with Jessica Capshaw?
RHIMES:
I love Jessica Capshaw. And when I say love I mean love. She couldn’t be a more wonderful person, and I feel like the chemistry Arizona and Callie have feels like the Meredith and Derek chemistry to me. I find them delightful to watch.

Last question: Looking back at this season, what are you most proud of, and what’s the one thing you would have done differently?
RHIMES:
There are a lot of things I’m proud of this season. I feel like the cast was clicking on all cylinders. I love the addition of Kevin McKidd and Jessica Capshaw. Those were additions that really worked for us. For me, I feel like this was the season where I found my joy in the show again. You do all these episodes of television and there are ebbs and flows and, for me, I feel like I really came back to the show in a way that had a lot more energy.

And what would you have done differently?
RHIMES:
That would mean I have to admit that we made some mistakes, and I’m not going to do that. [Laughs]

Come on, you’re human.
RHIMES:
We tried some stuff that didn’t work this season. I wish that we had been able to find Callie a love interest that sparkled sooner, but we found it in the end, so I feel good about that.

In the first part, entitled “Here’s to the Future” (9:00-10:00 p.m.), Izzie spends time with a fellow cancer patient and contemplates whether or not to undergo a risky surgery, as Mark is ready to take his relationship with Lexie to the next level and a patient makes Owen reassess his place at Seattle Grace. In the second part, “Now or Never” (10:00-11:00 p.m.), George delivers stunning news to Bailey, sending shockwaves throughout the hospital, and Izzie’s friends anxiously await her recovery from surgery. Meanwhile Bailey is surprisingly displeased after being accepted into the pediatric fellowship program, and the victim of a near-fatal traffic accident brings the talents of Seattle Grace’s doctors together. Source: ABC

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This Just In: Is Grey’s Anatomy Going to Kill Izzie?

Grey’s Anatomy: Izzie’s illness is even freaking out Grey’s Anatomy boss Shonda Rhimes, who blogged about the 100th episode: “I went up to the editing room when the show was being edited, and I saw my first images of Izzie lying in the hospital bed bald. And I started to cry. And I said to Susan Vaill, our brilliant editor, I said, ‘Ummm…I think Izzie is really sick.’ And she hollered at me ‘You made her sick!’…But here’s the thing. Until I saw my Izzie, bald and pale and wheezing in that bed…I mean, she’s sick. She’s really sick.  And I didn’t see it coming. My brain got ahead of my heart on this one.” In happier, potentially less-fatal news, Shonda also tweeted that there is “some good Cristina/Owen coming up too.” Source: Kristin on E!Online

Grey’s Anatomy (May 14, ABC)
Series creator Shonda Rhimes reportedly told her cast that “life-changing things” are in store for every major Seattle Gracer. Now, Shonda being Shonda, details are scarce. What we do know is that the two-hour finale’s guest-star roster includes Debra Mooney (Everwood) and Liza Weil (Gilmore Girls), respectively playing Owen’s mother and a cancer patient who bonds with Izzie. Among the twists you can count on are a reveal that paves the way for T.R. Knight’s possible exit, and a surprising declaration from one of the interns. Source: TV Guide Online

Preview of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ 2-Hour Season 5 Finale

Source: Ace Showbiz TV News
In ‘Here’s to Future Days’ and ‘Now or Never’, friends are anxiously waiting for Izzie’s recovery from surgery while George gives a shocking news.

Preview of 'Grey's Anatomy' 2-Hour Season 5 Finale See larger image Thursday, May 14 will be the two-hour finale event of ““. After spending time with a fellow cancer patient, Izzie contemplates whether or not to move forward with a risky surgery, and George delivers some stunning news that sends shockwaves through the hospital. In the first part “Here’s to Future Days” that airs 9/8c, Izzie spends time with a fellow cancer patient and contemplates whether or not to undergo a risky surgery, as Mark is ready to take his relationship with Lexie to the next level and a patient makes Owen reassess his place at Seattle Grace.

Airing right after that at 10/9c is “Now or Never”. George delivers stunning news to Bailey, sending shockwaves throughout the hospital, and Izzie’s friends anxiously await her recovery from surgery. Meanwhile Bailey is surprisingly displeased after being accepted into the pediatric fellowship program, and the victim of a near-fatal traffic accident brings the talents of Seattle Grace’s doctors together. As of what to be expected from the finale before it returns for a sixth season, shared to E! Online, ” …we do ultimately find out what (happens with) George -he does make a big decision in that episode. Izzie has a lot of medical (issues) in that episode. And then we have our normal ER catastrophe that goes on. It’s got to be something bad going on where all the doctors have to assemble. That much I know.”

Episode 5.24 – Now or Never – Promotional Photos

Grey’s Anatomy: See the Shocking Finale Photos

Patrick Dempsey, Ellen Pompeo, Grey's Anatomy So much is happening in this year’s finale of Grey’s Anatomy. Meredith and Derek are possibly getting married, George has a huge decision to make and Izzie’s close to kicking the bucket. On top of all that, Chandra Wilson says there’s a catastrophe in the hospital that brings all the doctors together. Could this season finale be any more action-packed? Take a sneak peek at all the excitement and misery in our Grey’s Anatomy season finale gallery. And is that a dying Izzie (Katherine Heigl) in the gallery? You’ll have to click one of the thumbnails below to find out.

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Grey’s Anatomy Finale: “Nobody Is Gonna Want to Miss It”

Chyler Leigh Source: Kristin on E!Online

She had a healthy baby girl last Thursday, but Grey’s Anatomy star Chyler Leigh was still ready and willing to do interviews this week in advance of Thursday’s climactic finale. What a trouper! Chyler answered your burning fan Q’s about Lexie’s career, love life (going strong), family ties and, of course, about what we can expect in the big Grey’s finale airing this Thursday on ABC.

Things with Mer and Lex seem to be going strong. Do you expect that to continue?
There was that kind of desperation, a puppy-dog quality, at first. Lexie has such a great family dynamic that it’s like, “Of course, why wouldn’t you want to be my sister?” But for Meredith, Lexie coming in—it was like a record scratch. But as far as I know, the relationship between the sisters continues to get better. Lexie’s been growing a lot, and I think there will be more of the mutual respect between the two of them.

Is Lexie at peace with Thatcher now, following his 12-step amends-making?
Lexie and her dad have such a great bond anyway that the apology was a much bigger deal to Lexie than to Meredith. Meredith was more like “too little, too late.” As far as Lexie goes, for him to come in and have an apology made a really big difference.

How would you compare and contrast Lexie’s infatuation with George earlier in the year with her feelings with for Marc Sloan now?
George was the first person who actually cared about her and made her feel like a person. When she first started to have feelings for him, I think they were genuine, but I think there was more of an infatuation factor, because it wasn’t reciprocated. You can’t have what you want sometimes, and that came into play. I think as far as Sloan, it was so out of left field, but from the get-go she never had a problem saying what she felt or what she thought to him. I think for some reason he gave her an instant confidence that she didn’t necessarily have with anybody else, and it kind of caused her to be more open and be more forward. The feelings she has with Mark are definitely genuine. It’s not an infatuation, and it’s certainly not to further her career or advance her, because she technically doesn’t need that help—she’s smart, and she’s got the photographic memory so she doesn’t need the help as far as her career goes. Her feelings for Sloan are definitely genuine.

Will there be more screen time for the Lexie-Sloan storyline next season?
Definitely. There definitely will be more of them next season.

Is there anyone you’d like to do more scenes with whom you haven’t really worked with yet?
I actually haven’t had a lot of scenes with Cristina! I’m like, “Wait a minute, she’s my resident!” But I’ve kind of been all over the place with everybody else. I’d definitely love to see [things with Cristina] come back around again, but I have had a lot of good scenes with Izzie and actually Callie. That’s been a lot of fun.

How are you feeling about being a Grey’s Anatomy castmember at this point?
I’ve been doing the show two full seasons now, and it’s a landmark and a breakthrough for me. Really, just to have gotten past 13 episodes was a major triumph for me in my career. I’ve got through a lot of pilots or a lot of nine-episode or 13-episode [jobs] and then that’s it, so to be part of something this long-lived, let alone something that is as well-received and well-respected as this show, that’s been very exciting for me.

Last but not least, is there anything you can tease about the season-five finale of Grey’s Anatomy?
And as far as the finale goes, the most that I can say is that there are a lot of unexpected twists and turns that happen in this episode. It is very very powerful episode and nobody is gonna want to miss it. There is a lot of key plotlines and a lot of answered questions and then more questions raised.

Are “Sexie” fans hoping for one last Sloan-Lexie scene in the finale? Got any other Grey’s Anatomy wishes you’d like to share in the comments?

The two-hour season finale episode of Grey’s Anatomy season five airs Thursday at 9 p.m. on ABC.

Grey’s Anatomy: Izzie’s Life Hangs on One Decision

Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl) has quite the catch-22 on her hands. On the one hand, if she goes through with Derek’s surgery, she may lose her memory and ability to work as a surgeon. On the other hand, if she doesn’t have the surgery, she’ll most likely die, which also means she won’t be a surgeon anymore. Rough break. These are what season finale cliffhangers are meant for, people! Izzie can’t make her deadly decision, Cristina (Sandra Oh) and Owen (Kevin McKidd) are trying to find happiness and Matt Saracen (Zach Gilford) is begging Hunt to cut off his leg. Yeah, that’s not a joke, but at least our favorite quarterback is on TV again. Check out more sneak peeks from Thursday’s season finale of Grey’s Anatomy below. “Here’s to the Future” airs Thursday at 9 p.m. on ABC. Source: Kristin on E!Online

What can you spill about the Grey’s Anatomy season finale? Are we definitely saying goodbye to George and T.R. Knight? MATT: Yes, there are rumors swirling that the finale not only paves the way for George’s departure from Seattle Grace, but perhaps also his exit from this plane of existence as well. I presented said scuttlebutt to Chyler Leigh (who plays Lexie), and asked if she feels she has shared the Grey’s set with Knight a final time. “Not that I know of,” she said, adding: “I’m not even sure T.R. knows [what the future holds]. I don’t think anybody knows what’s going to happen.” Well, nobody except Shonda, that is. Source: TV Guide Online

Grey’s Anatomy promo ABC 5×23-24 (Season Finale)

Grey’s Finale Preview: Does Mark Have a Big Surprise for Little Grey?

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When it comes to promoting Grey’s Anatomy‘s two-hour season finale (airing Thursday at 9 pm/ET, ABC), Chyler Leigh delivers… and then some. Not two weeks after welcoming her third child into the world, Leigh took to talking up the season-ender, in which big twists surely are ahead for the likes of Izzie and perhaps George, sure, but also Lexie and her sweet romance with Mark. Here, Leigh offers a glimpse at what’s on tap this week, reflects on the romance that was not meant to be, and shares her take on two possible goodbyes.

TVGuide.com: You’re such a trouper. You just had a kid, and yet here you are out promoting the season finale.
Chyler Leigh:
Hey, I love what I do so…

TVGuide.com: How was this pregnancy versus your previous ones?
Leigh:
Oh, it was wonderful. It was my third baby, so I knew more about what was to be expected and listening to my body and whatnot. Yet while it was easier in a lot of ways, this was the first time where I worked throughout the entire pregnancy. And it will be the last time! But everybody was so cool on the set, bringing me stools to sit on, and bringing me water….

TVGuide.com: Does a part of you wish Grey’s had written it into your storyline?
Leigh:
You know, at first I was like, “That’d be a really great thing,” but looking back, I’m glad they didn’t. It would have been way too much too soon [for Lexie and Mark].

TVGuide.com: Did you enjoy the episode where they had Lexie binge-eating?
Leigh:
Oh god. [Laughs] When that first came up, I was like, “OK, I get it.” But I swear I gained an extra three pounds in that episode.

TVGuide.com: Meredith had that funny line about anxious Lexie’s butt getting “huge.”
Leigh:
Yeah, a big, fat ass. I was like, “That’s sweet. Thanks, guys.”

TVGuide.com: The last time we spoke, you lamented the fact that Mer hadn’t yet warmed up to her half-sister. You must be happy they have since reached a détente.
Leigh:
Yeah, I’m really glad that they developed that more. I’m such a fan of the show anyway, but when she asked Lexie to be a bridesmaid, that was such a huge thing in their relationship. From Lexie’s perspective, to be a part of something that big really took their relationship to the next level.

TVGuide.com: What’s going on with Meredith’s wedding anyway?
Leigh:
They’re still planning on getting married; it’s just a matter of when and how.

TVGuide.com: I must tell you that about half the mail our Mega Buzz column gets is about Lexie and Mark. Why do you think they have struck such a chord?
Leigh:
I think it was just so unexpected. For me personally, when I found out about the storyline, I was like, “What? I don’t get it.” But you’re now seeing these two characters individually grow. There’s only so much of the “manwhore” story you can do, as far as Mark goes, and keep it interesting.

TVGuide.com: Yeah, Eric Dane must have welcomed this story as well.
Leigh:
It’s far more interesting when you see somebody accepting change, and being proactive about it. Because the relationship between them is so new and unexpected, it raises the maturity level in both of them.

TVGuide.com: So what’s next for them? What’s the next big step after his meeting Papa Grey?
Leigh:
Well… that comes up in the finale. I can’t tell you what it is specifically, but it does definitely throw Lexie off, when Mark wants to take it to the next level. She’s got all of her ducks in a row as far as what she wants for her career. Now, to have fallen into a relationship that she wasn’t expecting, throws some of those plans off. It will be interesting to see what happens next season.

TVGuide.com: For all those Mark-Lexie fans, will the season end for them on a high note or a low one?
Leigh:
Oh, it’ll end on a high note. It is definitely good.

TVGuide.com: Last week when Lexie was helping George with the traumas, I literally had to remind myself that those two were on the cusp of romance last fall. Were you disappointed that story got dropped?
Leigh:
At first I was. I was like, “Wait a minute? What happened?” I think, though, that the reality was that George was the first person who cared about her, in any way, and gave her any sort of positive affirmation or welcome to the hospital. He was the first smiling face that she saw, and there was an infatuation factor in that — “I want to keep that around; I need that from somebody.” But the depth to it wasn’t as genuine as what we’re seeing with Mark.

TVGuide.com: There are rumors that the season finale features a big — perhaps tragic — development for George. Is it possible that you’ve had your last scene with T.R. Knight?
Leigh:
Not that I know of. Not that I know of. I know nothing, and it’s still too early to say; we literally just wrapped [production]. I haven’t been told anything, and I’m not even sure T.R. knows, or even what’s going on with [regards to] Katie [Heigl] and all that stuff, I don’t know if anybody knows what’s going to happen.

TVGuide.com: So, as far as you know, you expect to see the same ol’ gang on the set next season?
Leigh:
As far as I know!

Exclusive: ‘Grey’s’ boss on finale’s Izzie-George shocker, Mer-Der ‘wedding,’ and more!

Source: The Ausiello Files

Greysanatomy_lMaybe you just watched the season finale of Grey’s Anatomy. And maybe you’re freaking out. Oh, who am I kidding, you are freaking out. Well, good news: Mike Ausiello got off the phone with series creator Shonda Rhimes and obtained exclusive intel on last night’s jaw-dropping climax. Will Izzie and John Doe George survive? Was that really Meredith and Derek’s wedding we witnessed? Is Jessica Capshaw here to stay? Yep. Rhimes answered all those questions and even found time to address the “ghost sex” controversy, Katherine Heigl’s Emmy chances, TR Knight’s alleged unhappiness, and more.

Rumors have been swirling all year that Katherine and TR wanted off the show. The season ends with both their characters’ lives hanging in the balance. Purely coincidental?
SHONDA RHIMES:
I don’t think there are any coincidences. I think Katherine’s stated publicly that she’s happy to stay. I think that there have been lots of rumors about TR, but TR’s never said anything. Take from it what you will.

This kind of cliffhanger almost seems tailor-made to capitalize on some of those headlines and generate buzz.
RHIMES:
You have to remember, I have two shows. It’s not as if I spend a lot of time reading the press. We talk about stuff in the writers’ room that other people have read, but, mostly, we were really moving on character. Every year at the beginning of the season I pitch what the end of the season is going to be. And I literally sat down and pitched the last 10 minutes of this season at the beginning of the season, so we were headed towards the place that we knew we were going to go.

Do you know which one of them lives and which one of them dies?
RHIMES:
Yes. And I don’t know that you should be saying “which one of them lives and which one of them dies.” I know what happens to the characters.

Have you shared this information with Katherine and TR?
RHIMES:
[Silence] I don’t want to answer that. I don’t want to talk about my private conversations with the actors.

Katherine said in a recent interview that she was as much in the dark about Izzie’s fate as anyone. Do you keep this stuff close to the vest in order to prevent leaks?
RHIMES:
There was a joke for a while there that if I got hit by a bus [no one would] know how to end the season. I do feel like a secret’s not a secret if anybody knows about it. It was really about trying to keep the storyline as secret as possible, because I wanted the last moment of the season to be a real surprise.

Did TR ask to be released from his contract?
RHIMES:
I absolutely am not going to talk about any private conversations I had with the actors. I feel like that invades their privacy.

Why haven’t we seen very much of George this season? I understand that there are ebbs and flows on ensemble dramas but…
RHIMES:
There are ebbs and flows. Every character this season has had a lot of ebbs and flows. And every season is shaped differently. With George, I really wanted you to not notice that he wasn’t there for most of this episode. I don’t think anybody noticed because of the way we laid it out this season. He’s an incredibly talented actor. And, actually, he was really lovely and elegant about lying there in all that very painful makeup and prosthetics for much of the episode with no words. That moment where he grabs Meredith’s hand is one of the most affecting moments of the episode, and it was without words.

There was criticism that the Denny hallucinations went on too long without an explanation. Looking back, do you regret not revealing Izzie’s diagnosis sooner?
RHIMES:
Do I regret it? No. As writers, we had a lot of fun figuring out how we were going to tell that story. I don’t regret anything we’ve done. Every season is a learning process for me. This is my first television show. Granted, I’ve done five seasons now, but it’s still my first television show. As we head into season 6 everything is still a learning experience for me. It’s been a great, crazy experiment that has happened fairly publicly, but, for me, it’s been my learning process.

There was a period there where the show was being relentless mocked, especially where the “ghost sex” was concerned. Did you ever take it personally?
RHIMES:
You’re the first person to tell me that, because I, of course, don’t read a lot of press. One thing we’ve gotten used to is being in the public eye and we learned to let everything roll off our backs. We knew where we were going; we had a road map. The rest of the audience didn’t know where we were going. We all thought it was really surprising that anybody thought there was a ghost on our show. We’re a medical show. We thought it was surprising that anybody would look at it and go, “Gee, that’s a ghost.” So that was surprising to us. But, other than that, we took it with a grain of salt.

Did the network stick by you during the initial backlash?
RHIMES:
Yes. [ABC president] Steve [McPherson] and I sat down and talked about what we were going to do before we did it, and figured out how many episodes and everything. I’m in constant contact [with him].

Will Katherine be putting her name back in the Emmy race this season?
RHIMES:
You know, I don’t know. I think she did beautiful work. I think she always does beautiful work.

Did Meredith and Derek really get married last night?
RHIMES:
Their wedding was a Post-it note. We had a big series of discussions about it in the writers’ room. I felt very strongly — very very strongly — that the last thing Meredith Grey would do is put on a wedding dress and walk down an aisle. It just felt wrong to me, Meredith being Meredith. And the Post-it wedding will have big reverberations next season.

Will we still get an official wedding at some point?
RHIMES:
I think they feel it is an official wedding.

Meredith and Derek fans felt a little cheated by the 100th episode because they were led to believe one thing and they got another.
RHIMES:
Yeah, I saw a lot of people felt like, “Oh my god, they promised it was going to be a Meredith and Derek wedding.” I never said it was Meredith and Derek’s wedding, I said it was their wedding day.

Have you figured out how you’re going to work around Ellen Pompeo’s maternity leave next season?
RHIMES:
We’re actually still talking about that. The writers have disbanded for the season and we’re going to come back together at the beginning of June, so we’re still talking about what we’re going to do and what that’s going to mean. Her maternity leave doesn’t actually come into play until later this season. We will have shot a number of episodes by that point. [And] Ellen is extraordinarily optimistic about what she’s going to be able to do. She’s such a trouper and I’m really am grateful to her for it. We’ll take it as it comes.

Will Jessica Capshaw be promoted to a series regular next season?
RHIMES:
I can’t say because we have not renewed anybody’s contract for next season yet.

Are you happy with Jessica Capshaw?
RHIMES:
I love Jessica Capshaw. And when I say love I mean love. She couldn’t be a more wonderful person, and I feel like the chemistry Arizona and Callie have feels like the Meredith and Derek chemistry to me. I find them delightful to watch.

Last question: Looking back at this season, what are you most proud of, and what’s the one thing you would have done differently?
RHIMES:
There are a lot of things I’m proud of this season. I feel like the cast was clicking on all cylinders. I love the addition of Kevin McKidd and Jessica Capshaw. Those were additions that really worked for us. For me, I feel like this was the season where I found my joy in the show again. You do all these episodes of television and there are ebbs and flows and, for me, I feel like I really came back to the show in a way that had a lot more energy.

And what would you have done differently?
RHIMES:
That would mean I have to admit that we made some mistakes, and I’m not going to do that. [Laughs]

Come on, you’re human.
RHIMES:
We tried some stuff that didn’t work this season. I wish that we had been able to find Callie a love interest that sparkled sooner, but we found it in the end, so I feel good about that.

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Episode Recap: 100th episode Izzie and Alex’s wedding ‘What a Difference a Day Makes?’

‘Grey’s Anatomy’: 100th episode: Izzie and Alex’s wedding

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Wedding Day:
“You never know the biggest day of your life is going to be the biggest,” says a weak Izzie, pale, scarf-wearing bald at the start of the episode — which immediately telegraphs that something is not what we’ve been led to believe it was going to be. In fact, it starts as a normal day at work (who works on their wedding day?) — with Derek giving Meredith a solo surgery as her wedding present. Nice. Izzie excitedly tells Bailey and Alex about the wedding she planned — she can’t wait to go, though Alex is concerned about her being physically strong enough to attend. But she’s a bridesmaid! Wooo!!

Then they leave, and Denny’s there, dressed in a black shirt — which he really shouldn’t be, unless he’s ready to bust out with a very special version of “Ring of Fire.” I mean come on, guys — not subtle. Izzie tells Derek about Denny’s return, and Bailey takes her for an MRI. Izzie knows it’s a tumor, and tells Bailey Denny’s standing right there. “You tell Denny Duquette I say go home,” Bailey says. The worst part is the stricken look of resignation in Izzie’s eyes.

The MRI’s clear — but Izzie knows something’s up, and to their credit, Bailey and Derek listen to her, coming up with a way to try to map the hallucination on an EEG the same way they do a seizure. Then they can tell what part of the brain is affected, and find the tumor. Izzie has to work to bring him back, but there’s Denny — she’s come to associate him with death, and Alex with the future, and with love. It’s a tiny tumor on the temporal lobe, which wouldn’t show up on a normal MRI — and Derek can’t get to it. I wish there was something I could do for her, Derek tells Bailey. Which is when Bailey suggests making it Izzie’s wedding day. At this point we need to give it up for KorbiTV, who saw this coming a mile away.

Derek raises the idea with Meredith, who, still high from her first solo surgery (despite the Chief’s bothersome “supervision” and hmming about the way she did things and Mark’s … whatever that was), buys right in. She finds Alex, who’s distraught over the new tumor and the realization that Izzie really could die, and pitches the idea. A little while later, Meredith turns up in Izzie’s room as she’s getting ready to head to the church, curlers in her hair, wedding gown over her arm, telling Izzie that this isn’t her dress. Then Alex comes in, gorgeously dressed like a groom, and …. da dum da dum….

It’s a great wedding. Meredith is Alex’s best man, Christina is Izzie’s maid of honor, and George steps up brilliantly to help Izzie when she falters halfway down the aisle. Alex completely rips off his vows from one of his patients (more on that in a minute), and it ends up being really touching. But when it’s over, Izzie has to go back to the hospital — and reality sets in. Her hair’s really falling out, and the gravity of everything she’s facing sets in just a little more. Then she asks Denny to leave her alone with her husband.

Graduation Day: But the drama started much earlier in the day. Callie’s taking an extra shift covering the ER to make some cash, and totally jinxes things by telling George and Alex it’s looking like a quiet day. The traumas start rolling in — a semi jackknifed and hit an SUV full of college kids on their way to their graduation. A girl and two boys come in — they’re all worried about their friends, and one boy keeps asking what happened to his girlfriend, who was in the car one minute and gone the next. You know what goes down then. The first kid crashes. The second boy stabilizes before going for tests, and the girl — the valedictorian — is in shock and panicking. All she’s ever done is school; she put “life” on hold for it. Today was the day her life was supposed to start.

One by one the other kids come in with horrific injuries. George is absolutely commanding — so so good to see him playing an integral role — and calm under pressure. But one by one his patients go south, and he asks Hunt to take him off the ER. While he has to declare the girlfriend of the second boy a DOA, Alex talks to Becca, the valedictorian, as she’s getting prepped for surgery. He ignores her request to find out how her friends are, and instead asks her to give her speech. And it’s a wonderful speech — all about how today is the day when her life begins, when she becomes a grown-up, when she becomes accountable to someone else, ready to take on all the possibilities of life. This is all the stuff Alex swipes for his vows later on, but here in particular, it works. And in the end, she makes it — the sole survivor.

George takes it hard — every patient he worked on died. But Hunt explains that trauma is about being where you’re needed and doing what you can. He’s clearly been affected by all of the carnage as well, as has Cristina (Keep your eyes on Owen and Cristina — they’re clearly not done yet, and I remain a giant sucker for Kevin McKidd’s sad longing.). In the end, Becca is amazed to see Lexie, who’s tending to her, crying. Lexie, who’s worked with George all day and uses that doe-eyed expressive look to the hilt, replies, “You’re breathing.” We’re all hanging on by a thread, it turns out.

Grey’s Anatomy: Episode Recap 5.21 “No Good At Saying Sorry”

Katherine Heigl and Sharon Lawrence - Grey's Anatomy Grey’s Anatomy. begins tonight with an opening shot of the beautiful Puget Sound. Meredith’s voiceover and the title of the episode indicates it’s all about saying you’re sorry. All of Izzie’s friends are crowded around Izzie’s bed, sampling chicken skewers for her as part of the wedding preparations. She might be having surgery today so she is not allowed to eat anything, so she has to depend on everyone else’s taste buds in order to pick the appetizers. Everyone is driving her nuts, though, because they say things like, “The chicken tastes like chicken.” Izzie is anxious to get the menu nailed down so that she can put it on the wedding website that she set up for Meredith and Derek. (Meredith is all, “What, now? There’s a website??”) Derek emerges from the bathroom wearing his morning coat, clearly uncomfortable…..READ FULL RECAP

Grey’s Anatomy Episode Recap: “No Good at Saying Sorry (One More Chance)”

This week on Grey’s Anatomy, we get a look at how some of our favorite docs feel about their parents when Izzie’s mom surfaces by surprise and Mer and Lexie’s dad returns with an important agenda. Meanwhile, Callie struggles with her own parental issues after her father cuts her off….
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Grey’s Anatomy Spoilers: 5.21 ‘No Good at Saying Sorry’

How’s Izzie doing on Grey’s Anatomy?
Sharon Lawrence makes her debut as Izzie’s mother this week, and according to Izzie’s mother’s psychic, Izzie is going to be just fine. You will be shocked to learn Izzie’s mother’s psychic is not reliable, and in point of fact, Izzie’s cancer is getting worse, not better. [Dear Shonda, Please play God and give Izzie a miracle. We want her to live. Love, Team WWK] Source: Kristin on E!Online

Any scoop for this week’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy?
Mer steps over the line with a patient this week, and that causes the fight of the century between her and the Chief. She also uninvites him from the wedding! By the way, you can check out Mer and Der’s official wedding website if you happen to be wondering about the special day. Source: Kristin on E!Online

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ 5.21 Preview: Meredith Could Get Fired

Admitting a victim of gunshot, the Seattle Grace Hospital staff are divided when Meredith takes side on the suspect.

'Grey's Anatomy' 5.21 Preview: Meredith Could Get Fired

Source: Ace Showbiz TV News

See larger image Meredith is jeopardizing her career as a doctor when she takes side on a crime suspect. In the next ““, a little girl is accused of shooting her father 17 times and Meredith stands up for her. The controversial medical case causes her and the Chief bitterly fighting against each other with the possibility of Meredith being suspended. As preparations continue for Meredith and Derek’s wedding, Izzie receives a surprise hospital visit from her handful-of-a-mother, Robbie. Meanwhile, a newly sober Thatcher visits his daughters, Meredith and Lexie, in order to make amends. “No Good at Saying Sorry” airs April 30. On another news, who said it herself at Paley Fest that she would appear in the season finale, has withdrawn from the contract. ABC released a statement, “Due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts on behalf of ‘‘, Kaley Cuoco regrettably will be unable to guest star on the season finale of Grey’s Anatomy. Kaley is a big fan of Grey’s Anatomy and hopes to work with them in the future.” The statement was issued on April 23 and later that day, Cuoco’s rep e-mailed to EW, “To clarify, it was a publicity related commitment, not a production conflict.”

‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Mer & Der’s Wedding Website makes me want to…

…makes me want to nothing.  I saw the site and sighed. Okay, whatever, anyway, Meredith and McDreamy have set a date — May 14th — and Izzie — self proclaimed “wedding planner extraordinaire” — has put together a sweet little online celebration at theknot.com. If you’re into “Grey’s” and Mer and Der and pretending Seattle Grace exists in the real world, you should totally give it a look. Something certainly worth your time? Their registry. No, really. In lieu of gifts, the couple asks that you contribute to one of three charities, each has a special significance to one of the three people (ahem, fictional characters) mentioned in this post.

Casting News

Shannon Lucio to Replace Kaley Cuoco by Ingrid Diaz on April 23rd, 2009
According to an EW exclusive, it seems that the “publicity conflict” blamed for Kaley Cuoco pulling out of her scheduled Grey’s appearance is actually not a publicity conflict after all. Instead, CBS is being blamed. The network apparently pulled the plug on the entire operation because (according to an insider): “They didn’t want one of their biggest stars appearing on one of ABC’s biggest shows. It’s that simple.” CBS fail. Cuoco’s replacement is now said to be Shannon Lucio, whom you might remember from The O.C. as Caleb’s illegitimate daughter. The question still remains what the role is. An Izzie relative might still be a possibility. Even with the recasting it doesn’t sound particularly farfetched. Source: EW

Blind Item – Latest from Ausiello

This is a blind item, so this could apply to any countless show. This may or may not apply to Grey’s Anatomy. Congratulations are in order! A major female character on a popular and highly rated hour-long drama series will learn that she’s pregnant next month. Come to think of it, hold off on the congratulations. This is far from a happy occasion. You see, the expectant mom will be none too thrilled to find herself with child. For starters, the timing couldn’t be worse — both professionally and personally. And then there’s the baby daddy. He’s been, um, going through some stuff lately. Personal stuff. The kind of stuff only a psychologist and/or a surgeon can fix. A kid is an extra dose of crazy he probably doesn’t need right now either. On the other hand, maybe a new life is exactly the kind of game-changing event these two do need. As the saying goes, good things come in initially small packages. Of course, there’s an added wrinkle I have yet to mention. The bun in her oven? It may have company. Who will unexpectedly find herself in a family way and then some? Deliver your best guesses to the comments section below! Source: EW

Grey’s Anatomy Episode Recap: 5.20 “Sweet Surrender”

Ellen Pompeo - Grey's Anatomy It’s been a while since the last new episode of Grey’s Anatomy, so here are the things you should remember: Derek and Meredith got engaged, Izzie is dying of cancer, Hunt and Cristina broke up because he almost choked her to death in a PTSD-induced nightmare, and Callie and Arizona are officially a couple.

Tonight’s Grey’s Anatomy begins with Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) examining her shiny new engagement ring in bed next to Derek (Patrick Dempsey) who is still asleep. When he wakes up, she tells him that she’s not really a ring person, so she doesn’t want to wear the ring. She’s also not a poufy white dress kind of bride. She and Derek joke together that they’ll get married in scrubs with a bouquet of scalpels and clamps. They walk out into the living room where Lexie (Chyler Leigh) and Mark (Eric Dane) are making. The air immediately gets frosty because Derek and Mark are still on the outs.

In the hospital, Izzie (Katherine Heigl) is recovering from her successful brain surgery (with a full head of hair, no less) by poring over bridal magazine. Also, Callie (Sara Ramirez) and Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) kiss on the stairs, in full view of the hospital staff, so obviously their relationship is going well. Bailey (Chandra Wilson) has the day off, but she is at the hospital because she wants to watch Arizona perform a certain surgical procedure. Arizona starts to tell her about her relationship, but Bailey’s all, “Don’t do that thing where you tell me about yourself.” Their conversation shifts, and Arizona susses out that Bailey hasn’t yet told her husband that she wants to do a peds fellowship.

Izzie is pacing in her room back and forth, talking to purveyors of bridal stuff on her Bluetooth, capitalizing on her cancer to get them to deliver the dresses. Dr. Swender, in about the two seconds that she appears in this episode, is worried that Izzie should be conserving her strength because after her chemo treatment today, she’s really going to want to die….READ FULL RECAP

Grey’s Anatomy Spoilers: The Big 100 Episode Wedding and Season Finale Scoop!

Episodes 5.23 and 5.24: Here’s To The Future / Now Or Never (Season finale) Airdate: May 14, 2009 from 9 to 11 p.m.

In the first part, entitled “Here’s to the Future” (9:00-10:00 p.m.), Izzie spends time with a fellow cancer patient and contemplates whether or not to undergo a risky surgery, as Mark is ready to take his relationship with Lexie to the next level and a patient makes Owen reassess his place at Seattle Grace. In the second part, “Now or Never” (10:00-11:00 p.m.), George delivers stunning news to Bailey, sending shockwaves throughout the hospital, and Izzie’s friends anxiously await her recovery from surgery. Meanwhile Bailey is surprisingly displeased after being accepted into the pediatric fellowship program, and the victim of a near-fatal traffic accident brings the talents of Seattle Grace’s doctors together. Source: ABC

Grey’s Anatomy (May 14, ABC)
Series creator Shonda Rhimes reportedly told her cast that “life-changing things” are in store for every major Seattle Gracer. Now, Shonda being Shonda, details are scarce. What we do know is that the two-hour finale’s guest-star roster includes Debra Mooney (Everwood) and Liza Weil (Gilmore Girls), respectively playing Owen’s mother and a cancer patient who bonds with Izzie. Among the twists you can count on are a reveal that paves the way for T.R. Knight’s possible exit, and a surprising declaration from one of the interns. Source: TV Guide Online

Preview of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ 2-Hour Season 5 Finale

Source: Ace Showbiz TV News
In ‘Here’s to Future Days’ and ‘Now or Never’, friends are anxiously waiting for Izzie’s recovery from surgery while George gives a shocking news.

Preview of 'Grey's Anatomy' 2-Hour Season 5 Finale See larger image Thursday, May 14 will be the two-hour finale event of ““. After spending time with a fellow cancer patient, Izzie contemplates whether or not to move forward with a risky surgery, and George delivers some stunning news that sends shockwaves through the hospital. In the first part “Here’s to Future Days” that airs 9/8c, Izzie spends time with a fellow cancer patient and contemplates whether or not to undergo a risky surgery, as Mark is ready to take his relationship with Lexie to the next level and a patient makes Owen reassess his place at Seattle Grace.

Airing right after that at 10/9c is “Now or Never”. George delivers stunning news to Bailey, sending shockwaves throughout the hospital, and Izzie’s friends anxiously await her recovery from surgery. Meanwhile Bailey is surprisingly displeased after being accepted into the pediatric fellowship program, and the victim of a near-fatal traffic accident brings the talents of Seattle Grace’s doctors together. As of what to be expected from the finale before it returns for a sixth season, shared to E! Online, ” …we do ultimately find out what (happens with) George -he does make a big decision in that episode. Izzie has a lot of medical (issues) in that episode. And then we have our normal ER catastrophe that goes on. It’s got to be something bad going on where all the doctors have to assemble. That much I know.”

Episode 5.24 – Now or Never – Promotional Photos

Grey’s Anatomy: See the Shocking Finale Photos

Patrick Dempsey, Ellen Pompeo, Grey's Anatomy So much is happening in this year’s finale of Grey’s Anatomy. Meredith and Derek are possibly getting married, George has a huge decision to make and Izzie’s close to kicking the bucket. On top of all that, Chandra Wilson says there’s a catastrophe in the hospital that brings all the doctors together. Could this season finale be any more action-packed? Take a sneak peek at all the excitement and misery in our Grey’s Anatomy season finale gallery. And is that a dying Izzie (Katherine Heigl) in the gallery? You’ll have to click one of the thumbnails below to find out.

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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ 100th Episode Preview: The Mer-Der Wedding

On May 7, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ presents the wedding of Meredith Grey and Derek Shepherd which is organized by bed-ridden Izzie.

'Grey's Anatomy' 100th Episode Preview: The Mer-Der WeddingSource: Ace Showbiz TV News
See larger image The wedding day has arrived. In the 100th episode of “” which is written by executive producer Shonda Rhimes, Meredith finally walks down the isle to say her vow to Derek. However, as they prepare for the wedding a car crash happens. A group of college students, injured in a car crash as they were heading to their graduation ceremony, is admitted to the ER. Meanwhile, Izzie fears the worst when she begins experiencing familiar symptoms. The episode called “What a Difference a Day Makes” airs May 7. Meanwhile, a website has been created for the fictional wedding. Rhimes had the idea of making the website created by Izzie who is the wedding planner. “I said, ‘It should feel like a real wedding Web site,’” said Rhimes. In the latest blog entry, Alex Karev wrote on behalf of Izzie, saying “Izzie’s in surgery right now, but I know she would want me to update this blog of hers and let you know that we have decided on the shrimp for the wedding. Thanks to MY taste buds, of course. Izzie said you all would be clamoring for this info, so… there you have it.”

As Grey’s Marks 100 Episodes, Is an End Date Near?

Source: TV Guide Online

Although ABC’s Lost, which just last week marked its own 100th episode, is zeroing in on a May 2010 series finale, don’t expect Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes to make like “Team Darlton” and handcuff herself to her own finish line. “I have no end story or date in mind at all,” Rhimes tells the Hollywood Reporter. “I just want us to tell stories as long as we feel it’s relevant.” This Thursday, Grey’s Anatomy celebrates the “century” mark with what is intended to be the wedding of longtime lovebirds Meredith Grey and Derek Shepherd. The odds of that anticipated union going off without a hitch, however, are slim. Where does Rhimes see her doctors-in-love serial heading? Although she at one time “knew exactly how the show was going to end,” she now finds the personal and professional adventures of Mer, Der, Cristina et al heading  to “a different place than I’d ever expected at the beginning.” “We’re essentially working without a map,” she admits, “and have been for a little while now.” So, fellow Grey’s fans, since the world seems to be our oyster, what would you like to see happen in the halls of Seattle Grace? Who do you want to see together? Who do you want apart? What sort of non-ghost/hallucination stories would you like to see told?

Episode 5.20: Sweet Surrender Airdate: April 23, 2009

Episode 5.21: No Good at Saying Sorry (One More Chance) Airdate: April 30, 2009

Thatcher Grey is not in the hospital because his oldest daughter is getting married. He wants to make amends: He’s been sober, and he’s working on his steps. [...] “On Grey’s, all I can say is that I don’t play a patient, and I don’t play a doctor,” [reveals Kellie Martin.] Source: Kristin on E!Online[There will be good Cristina and Owen action in this episode.] Izzie’s trashtastic mother (played by Sharon Lawrence) makes a memorable entrance on 4/30. (Hint: It involves a case of mistaken identity with her potential son-in-law). [Izzie]‘s cancer free by the second ep… or so someone close to her is led to believe. Source: The Ausiello Files

Meredith and Thatcher don’t exactly resolve their issues. She, will, however reach a new understanding with the Chief. She even gives him a gift. A pretty major gift. A gift I have a hunch will play a big role next season. (Michael Ausiello)

Not only will Jessica Capshaw be back, she’s finalizing a deal to become a full-fledged series regular. (Michael Ausiello)

Sharon Lawrence makes her debut as Izzie’s mother this week, and according to Izzie’s mother’s psychic, Izzie is going to be just fine. You will be shocked to learn Izzie’s mother’s psychic is not reliable, and in point of fact, Izzie’s cancer is getting worse, not better. (Watch With Kristin)

Lexie (Chyler Leigh) is relatively happy to see her dad, but Meredith doesn’t take Thatcher’s return particularly well. In fact, Mer actually comes within inches of being fired—like midway through cleaning out your locker fired. (Watch With Kristin)

Episode 5.22: What a Difference a Day Makes (fka “Beautiful Day”) (100th episode) Airdate: May 7, 2009

As Meredith, Derek and all of their friends prepare for the big wedding, a group of college students, injured in a car crash as they were heading to their graduation ceremony, is admitted to the ER. Meanwhile, Izzie fears the worst when she begins experiencing familiar symptoms. Source: ABC

[From an email sent to Kristin:] “One of my coworkers was in Los Angeles on business, and when I called her and told her about Grey‘s filming the wedding scene, she freaked and found the set. She was there for the lunch break (she said there were two or three paps there too) but she said later Katherine Heigl was standing in the doorway with T.R. Knight , and she was smoking in a wedding dress. She had a big jacket/robe thing over it, but she said there was no doubt it was a wedding dress. She said Katherine was only in the doorway a minute or two before they called her back in, but she has no doubt that it was a wedding dress.” Source: Kristin on E!Online

Deceased Denny Re-Appears on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Again

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ creator Shonda Rhimes confirms that there will be another appearance by Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s character in a future episode this season.

Source: Ace Showbiz TV News
See larger image GreysWhen Denny Duquette spooked and confused the audience of “” earlier this season, it won’t be the last time. He will appear again most probably on the 100th episode that airs next week (May 7), according to E! Online. Denny died on the second season and re-appeared through Izzie’s mind in the beginning of the fifth season when she began falling out of her cancer. His appearance in the future episode is not addressed further but creator Shonda Rhimes said, “Just a reminder: He’s not a ghost, and we should all remember what his appearance means.” Denny’s re-appearance is somewhat expected for during the 100th episode celebration on the set of “Grey’s Anatomy” there photographed who plays the character Denny. Additionally, on the official synopsis of the 100th episode, it is said that Izzie will experience “familiar symptoms”.

“GA” creator Rhimes spoke with USA Today, confirming the news and adding a warning: “Just a reminder, he’s not a ghost and we should all remember what his appearance means.” Yeah, that the chemo ain’t helping Izzie.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan Confirms ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Last Shot

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ will accommodate the story of late Denny Duquette for one last time, as confirmed by the actor himself.

Source: Ace Showbiz TV News
See larger image It is now an official word that Denny Duquette will be back one more time on “” and the last time it will be. Coming to give the confirmation himself is the actor who plays the deceased character, . “I can confirm that I will be coming back one more time,” he said. The actor attended the premiere of “” in Los Angeles, and made time to answer the question from EW. “I think it will be done after that,” he continued. “I think I have been on the Grey’s Anatomy set for the last time.” He teased further that Denny has a reason to show up and it’s “probably tied to Izzie’s health.” Previously creator Shonda Rhimes also had suggested that Denny is back for one more occasion. She said, “Just a reminder: He’s not a ghost, and we should all remember what his appearance means.” She however, would not specify which episode she was talking about. EW however, claimed that Denny’s appearance will be on the 100th episode which is airing on Thursday, May 7. In the official synopsis for the episode called “What a Difference a Day Makes”, Izzie fears the worst when she begins experiencing familiar symptoms.

Episodes 5.23 and 5.24: Here’s To The Future / Now Or Never (Season? finale) Airdate: May 14, 2009 from 9 to 11 p.m.

In the first part, entitled “Here’s to the Future” (9:00-10:00 p.m.), Izzie spends time with a fellow cancer patient and contemplates whether or not to undergo a risky surgery, as Mark is ready to take his relationship with Lexie to the next level and a patient makes Owen reassess his place at Seattle Grace. In the second part, “Now or Never” (10:00-11:00 p.m.), George delivers stunning news to Bailey, sending shockwaves throughout the hospital, and Izzie’s friends anxiously await her recovery from surgery. Meanwhile Bailey is surprisingly displeased after being accepted into the pediatric fellowship program, and the victim of a near-fatal traffic accident brings the talents of Seattle Grace’s doctors together.

Source: ABC

Question: Any chance you’ll be nice and elaborate further on what curve ball will be coming Owen and Cristina’s way on Grey’s Anatomy? –Maya
Ausiello:
It’s not this one. Christina will not be pregnant. Source: The Ausiello Files

At last night’s Big Bang Theory event at PaleyFest ’09, leading lady Kaley Cuoco revealed to EW exclusively that she’s Seattle Grace-bound. “I am working on Grey’s Anatomy next week,” she confirmed. “It is a big ol’ secret. I have no clue what I am doing. I swear on my life that I have no idea what I am playing because it is the finale and they are keeping it under wraps until the last possible moment.” Source: The Ausiello Files

Chandra Wilson said, “In [the finale], we do ultimately find out what [happens with] George (T.R. Knight)—he does make a big decision in that episode. Izzie has a lot of medical [issues] in that episode. And then we have our normal ER catastrophe that goes on. It’s got to be something bad going on where all the doctors have to assemble. That much I know.” (Watch With Kristin)

Chandra Wilson says Bailey continues with pediatric surgery despite the ramifications it has for her marriage. “Everything that I’m doing right now is still working with the kids; it’s still trying to potentially go into that fellowship. I do know that my husband is not happy about that—about spending two more years doing the same kind of hours. But when you get a calling, sometimes you have to do your calling.” (Watch With Kristin)

Source: Kristin on E!Online

Do you have any news on when Cristina and Owen will reunite on Grey’s Anatomy?
Unfortunately not anytime soon. Owen doesn’t have time for Cristina anymore (what with his newfound interest in turning George into a trauma surgeon). Actually, to be more specific, Owen’s therapist doesn’t let Owen have time for her. Yep, Owen’s shrink has given him a specific list of three-word sentences he can say to Yang, but “I love you” is definitely not one of them. Either way, Cristina is not a happy camper.

Please tell me more about Meredith and Derek on Grey’s Anatomy!
Thatcher Grey is not in the hospital because his oldest daughter is getting married. He wants to make amends: He’s been sober, and he’s working on his steps.

How’s Izzie doing on Grey’s Anatomy?
As it turns out, cancer is really, really painful. Sigh. Poor Izz.

Please give us something about Callie and Arizona on Grey’s Anatomy. They have had such little airtime, and we want to know about their relationship. Please tell me there is more to come from this cute, new couple.
Arizona meets Callie’s dad in Thursday’s episode, and he doesn’t take the news of their relationship terribly well. In fact, when Callie’s dad tries to get her to move home and she refuses, he cuts off her trust fund.

Got any more Grey’s Anatomy scoop?
Yes, and it comes from Kellie Martin of ER and Life Goes On fame. Kelly pops up on the small screen in May on both Ghost Whisperer and Grey’s Anatomy. “On Ghost Whisperer, I play a director of a soap opera, and I’m being haunted,” Kellie tells us. “And on Grey’s, all I can say is that I don’t play a patient, and I don’t play a doctor. We have to respect the Grey’s cone of silence. They’re very secretive. It’s not integral to the crazy rumors going around right now, though.”

‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Couples scoop, plus more screentime for O’Malley

Source: Zap2It’s Korbi TV

Any scoop on Arizona/Callie? They’re my new favorite couple! When Callie’s father finds out about his daughter’s relationship with another woman, he doesn’t take it well. At all. In fact he cuts her off, both monetarily and emotionally. She’s devastated and considers telling her family that she ended things with Arizona just to get back on their good side.

Will we be seeing more George? I miss him.
We’ll be seeing a lot more George in the next couple episodes. In fact, I’m pretty sure there’s more George screen time in the next two episodes than we’ve had all season. And he’s back to being the O’Malley we used to know: a kick ass surgeon. So that’s cool.

Are Owen and Cristina going to make up any time soon?
Not exactly. Their relationship is in a two-steps-back, one-step-forward type stage. But Owen does tell Cristina — in his own way — just how strongly he feels about her in next Thursday’s ep …right before he puts up another wall.

Do you have any non-relationship or Izzie’s-dying-from-cancer scoop?
In an upcoming episode, Meredith will cross a line with a patient, which could threaten her job at Seattle Grace. Yep, the Chief says he’ll fire her if she doesn’t stay away from this particular case.
Just how long are Mark and Derek going to be fighting? Not forever. But things do get bad enough between them that Derek tells Meredith that he wants Richard to be his best man. Of course that goes over real well. I mean, what girl doesn’t want the dude that had an affair with her mother standing next to her husband-to-be on her wedding day? Meredith actually tells Derek that if he invites Richard, she won’t walk down the aisle.

So how insane is Izzie going to get with planning the MerDer wedding?
Really insane. Remember a couple seasons back when Izzie decorated Meredith’s house with Christmas stuff to get her mind off Alex’s infidelity? Yeah, well this time she’s dealing with cancer. And she will use her illness to get a lot of the things she wants/needs. It’s working for her. I mean, she guilts Mer into trying on a lot of wedding dresses. Plus, she fools several people into thinking she’s sicker than she is, so they’ll come to her.

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Source: The Ausiello Files

[Via Twitter, Ausiello reveals that] Izzie did [something funny] to Cristina.

Question: Please tell me there’s some good stuff for the amazingly talented Sandra Oh and Kevin McKidd in the next two episodes of Greys.
Ausiello:
This Thursday’s ep? Not so much. Next Thursday’s ep? Hell yes!


Ausiello:
These next two episodes are as solid as any I’ve seen this season. Most of my favorite moments involved Katherine Heigl, who as I Tweeted earlier today, is doing her best work since season 2.

Question: Give me some good Alex-Izzie scoop!
Ausiello:
Izzie’s trashtastic mother (played by Sharon Lawrence) makes a memorable entrance on 4/30. (Hint: It involves a case of mistaken identity with her potential son-in-law).

Question: Izzie! Grey’s! Scoop!
Ausiello:
She’s cancer free by the second ep… or so someone close to her is led to believe.

Question: Any scoop on my favorite Grey’s character, Lexie?
Ausiello:
Shonda Rhimes found a fun way to work in Chyler Leigh’s sudden plus-sizedness (the actress is pregnant in real life) — and it involves the feud between Mark and Derek.

Question: Please bless me with some Mark and Lexie scoop! Are these two getting some screen time in the episodes leading up to the finale?
Ausiello:
There’s some kissing, hand holding, and a dinner date with dad. (In other words, yes!)

Question: Any good T.R. Knight stuff coming up? -
Ausiello:
George and Alex have a huge blowup over Izzie. And before the scene ends, glass is shattered, blood is shed, and someone suffers a near-fatal fall.

Question: Please, can you give us something juicy on the best couple, Meredith and Derek?
Ausiello:
Okay, here’s something: A longtime Grey’s duo are about to break up — presumably for good — and it’s not Derek and Meredith. Nope. It’s Bailey and Tucker! In the May 14 season finale, Bailey takes the bold step of leaving her husband after he once again fails to support her career.

Question: Can you tell us how much time has lapsed between the elevator proposal episode of Grey’s and the episode that airs this week?
Ausiello:
A few days, I believe. It’s not long at all.

Question: Any scoop on the anticipated Thatcher return on Grey’s next week? I’m hoping for some overdue Meredith and Lexie scenes!
Ausiello:
Two of my favorite Mer-Lexie scenes ever take place in next week’s episode, but it’s more a result of the thorny Derek-Mark situation than Thatcher’s return.

Question: Any insight on what is going to happen with Mer-Der now that Ellen Pompeo is preggers in real life?
Ausiello:
If you’re asking me whether there’s a McBaby in their future, I don’t know. I can tell you that if Pompeo takes the standard two-month maternity leave following the birth of her first child this fall, Grey’s could be Mer-less for a portion of next season. Maybe they’ll send her to some really long medical convention. Or dispatch her to the parking lot to look for Dr. Hahn. The possibilities are endless!

Question: Will Jeffrey Dean Morgan be appearing in Grey’s Anatomy’s 100th episode?
Ausiello:
Let’s examine the evidence, shall we? Exhibit A: Morgan appeared in the 100th ep photo-op, which took place on the Grey’s set during filming of the said 100th episode. Exhibit B: The official logline for the landmark ep says, “Izzie fears the worst when she begins experiencing familiar symptoms.” Exhibit C: I have to warn you that this one’s really spoilery, but I’m hearing … wait, what’s that? The jury of Ausholes has already reached a unanimous verdict? Eh, so much for my Exhibit C. It was really good, too.

[Via Twitter, Ausiello reveals that] Meredith doesn’t want one of Derek’s best friends at wedding. Source: The Ausiello Files

New Grey’s Anatomy Season Finale Spoilers!

Episodes 5.23 and 5.24: Here’s To The Future / Now Or Never (Season finale) Airdate: May 14, 2009 from 9 to 11 p.m.

In the last few minutes of the Grey’s Anatomy finale, we see both George and Izzie coding in different rooms; their spirits meeting at the famous elevator, but will they both be pronounced dead when the show returns in the fall? That’s all up in the air now and to be determined….

Exclusive: ‘Grey’s’ boss on finale’s Izzie-George shocker, Mer-Der ‘wedding,’ and more!

Source: The Ausiello Files

Greysanatomy_lMaybe you just watched the season finale of Grey’s Anatomy. And maybe you’re freaking out. Oh, who am I kidding, you are freaking out. Well, good news: Mike Ausiello got off the phone with series creator Shonda Rhimes and obtained exclusive intel on last night’s jaw-dropping climax. Will Izzie and John Doe George survive? Was that really Meredith and Derek’s wedding we witnessed? Is Jessica Capshaw here to stay? Yep. Rhimes answered all those questions and even found time to address the “ghost sex” controversy, Katherine Heigl’s Emmy chances, TR Knight’s alleged unhappiness, and more.

Rumors have been swirling all year that Katherine and TR wanted off the show. The season ends with both their characters’ lives hanging in the balance. Purely coincidental?
SHONDA RHIMES:
I don’t think there are any coincidences. I think Katherine’s stated publicly that she’s happy to stay. I think that there have been lots of rumors about TR, but TR’s never said anything. Take from it what you will.

This kind of cliffhanger almost seems tailor-made to capitalize on some of those headlines and generate buzz.
RHIMES:
You have to remember, I have two shows. It’s not as if I spend a lot of time reading the press. We talk about stuff in the writers’ room that other people have read, but, mostly, we were really moving on character. Every year at the beginning of the season I pitch what the end of the season is going to be. And I literally sat down and pitched the last 10 minutes of this season at the beginning of the season, so we were headed towards the place that we knew we were going to go.

Do you know which one of them lives and which one of them dies?
RHIMES:
Yes. And I don’t know that you should be saying “which one of them lives and which one of them dies.” I know what happens to the characters.

Have you shared this information with Katherine and TR?
RHIMES:
[Silence] I don’t want to answer that. I don’t want to talk about my private conversations with the actors.

Katherine said in a recent interview that she was as much in the dark about Izzie’s fate as anyone. Do you keep this stuff close to the vest in order to prevent leaks?
RHIMES:
There was a joke for a while there that if I got hit by a bus [no one would] know how to end the season. I do feel like a secret’s not a secret if anybody knows about it. It was really about trying to keep the storyline as secret as possible, because I wanted the last moment of the season to be a real surprise.

Did TR ask to be released from his contract?
RHIMES:
I absolutely am not going to talk about any private conversations I had with the actors. I feel like that invades their privacy.

Why haven’t we seen very much of George this season? I understand that there are ebbs and flows on ensemble dramas but…
RHIMES:
There are ebbs and flows. Every character this season has had a lot of ebbs and flows. And every season is shaped differently. With George, I really wanted you to not notice that he wasn’t there for most of this episode. I don’t think anybody noticed because of the way we laid it out this season. He’s an incredibly talented actor. And, actually, he was really lovely and elegant about lying there in all that very painful makeup and prosthetics for much of the episode with no words. That moment where he grabs Meredith’s hand is one of the most affecting moments of the episode, and it was without words.

There was criticism that the Denny hallucinations went on too long without an explanation. Looking back, do you regret not revealing Izzie’s diagnosis sooner?
RHIMES:
Do I regret it? No. As writers, we had a lot of fun figuring out how we were going to tell that story. I don’t regret anything we’ve done. Every season is a learning process for me. This is my first television show. Granted, I’ve done five seasons now, but it’s still my first television show. As we head into season 6 everything is still a learning experience for me. It’s been a great, crazy experiment that has happened fairly publicly, but, for me, it’s been my learning process.

There was a period there where the show was being relentless mocked, especially where the “ghost sex” was concerned. Did you ever take it personally?
RHIMES:
You’re the first person to tell me that, because I, of course, don’t read a lot of press. One thing we’ve gotten used to is being in the public eye and we learned to let everything roll off our backs. We knew where we were going; we had a road map. The rest of the audience didn’t know where we were going. We all thought it was really surprising that anybody thought there was a ghost on our show. We’re a medical show. We thought it was surprising that anybody would look at it and go, “Gee, that’s a ghost.” So that was surprising to us. But, other than that, we took it with a grain of salt.

Did the network stick by you during the initial backlash?
RHIMES:
Yes. [ABC president] Steve [McPherson] and I sat down and talked about what we were going to do before we did it, and figured out how many episodes and everything. I’m in constant contact [with him].

Will Katherine be putting her name back in the Emmy race this season?
RHIMES:
You know, I don’t know. I think she did beautiful work. I think she always does beautiful work.

Did Meredith and Derek really get married last night?
RHIMES:
Their wedding was a Post-it note. We had a big series of discussions about it in the writers’ room. I felt very strongly — very very strongly — that the last thing Meredith Grey would do is put on a wedding dress and walk down an aisle. It just felt wrong to me, Meredith being Meredith. And the Post-it wedding will have big reverberations next season.

Will we still get an official wedding at some point?
RHIMES:
I think they feel it is an official wedding.

Meredith and Derek fans felt a little cheated by the 100th episode because they were led to believe one thing and they got another.
RHIMES:
Yeah, I saw a lot of people felt like, “Oh my god, they promised it was going to be a Meredith and Derek wedding.” I never said it was Meredith and Derek’s wedding, I said it was their wedding day.

Have you figured out how you’re going to work around Ellen Pompeo’s maternity leave next season?
RHIMES:
We’re actually still talking about that. The writers have disbanded for the season and we’re going to come back together at the beginning of June, so we’re still talking about what we’re going to do and what that’s going to mean. Her maternity leave doesn’t actually come into play until later this season. We will have shot a number of episodes by that point. [And] Ellen is extraordinarily optimistic about what she’s going to be able to do. She’s such a trouper and I’m really am grateful to her for it. We’ll take it as it comes.

Will Jessica Capshaw be promoted to a series regular next season?
RHIMES:
I can’t say because we have not renewed anybody’s contract for next season yet.

Are you happy with Jessica Capshaw?
RHIMES:
I love Jessica Capshaw. And when I say love I mean love. She couldn’t be a more wonderful person, and I feel like the chemistry Arizona and Callie have feels like the Meredith and Derek chemistry to me. I find them delightful to watch.

Last question: Looking back at this season, what are you most proud of, and what’s the one thing you would have done differently?
RHIMES:
There are a lot of things I’m proud of this season. I feel like the cast was clicking on all cylinders. I love the addition of Kevin McKidd and Jessica Capshaw. Those were additions that really worked for us. For me, I feel like this was the season where I found my joy in the show again. You do all these episodes of television and there are ebbs and flows and, for me, I feel like I really came back to the show in a way that had a lot more energy.

And what would you have done differently?
RHIMES:
That would mean I have to admit that we made some mistakes, and I’m not going to do that. [Laughs]

Come on, you’re human.
RHIMES:
We tried some stuff that didn’t work this season. I wish that we had been able to find Callie a love interest that sparkled sooner, but we found it in the end, so I feel good about that.

In the first part, entitled “Here’s to the Future” (9:00-10:00 p.m.), Izzie spends time with a fellow cancer patient and contemplates whether or not to undergo a risky surgery, as Mark is ready to take his relationship with Lexie to the next level and a patient makes Owen reassess his place at Seattle Grace. In the second part, “Now or Never” (10:00-11:00 p.m.), George delivers stunning news to Bailey, sending shockwaves throughout the hospital, and Izzie’s friends anxiously await her recovery from surgery. Meanwhile Bailey is surprisingly displeased after being accepted into the pediatric fellowship program, and the victim of a near-fatal traffic accident brings the talents of Seattle Grace’s doctors together. Source: ABC

Grey’s Anatomy (May 14, ABC)
Series creator Shonda Rhimes reportedly told her cast that “life-changing things” are in store for every major Seattle Gracer. Now, Shonda being Shonda, details are scarce. What we do know is that the two-hour finale’s guest-star roster includes Debra Mooney (Everwood) and Liza Weil (Gilmore Girls), respectively playing Owen’s mother and a cancer patient who bonds with Izzie. Among the twists you can count on are a reveal that paves the way for T.R. Knight’s possible exit, and a surprising declaration from one of the interns. Source: TV Guide Online

Preview of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ 2-Hour Season 5 Finale

Source: Ace Showbiz TV News
In ‘Here’s to Future Days’ and ‘Now or Never’, friends are anxiously waiting for Izzie’s recovery from surgery while George gives a shocking news.

Preview of 'Grey's Anatomy' 2-Hour Season 5 Finale See larger image Thursday, May 14 will be the two-hour finale event of ““. After spending time with a fellow cancer patient, Izzie contemplates whether or not to move forward with a risky surgery, and George delivers some stunning news that sends shockwaves through the hospital. In the first part “Here’s to Future Days” that airs 9/8c, Izzie spends time with a fellow cancer patient and contemplates whether or not to undergo a risky surgery, as Mark is ready to take his relationship with Lexie to the next level and a patient makes Owen reassess his place at Seattle Grace.

Airing right after that at 10/9c is “Now or Never”. George delivers stunning news to Bailey, sending shockwaves throughout the hospital, and Izzie’s friends anxiously await her recovery from surgery. Meanwhile Bailey is surprisingly displeased after being accepted into the pediatric fellowship program, and the victim of a near-fatal traffic accident brings the talents of Seattle Grace’s doctors together. As of what to be expected from the finale before it returns for a sixth season, shared to E! Online, ” …we do ultimately find out what (happens with) George -he does make a big decision in that episode. Izzie has a lot of medical (issues) in that episode. And then we have our normal ER catastrophe that goes on. It’s got to be something bad going on where all the doctors have to assemble. That much I know.”

Episode 5.24 – Now or Never – Promotional Photos

Grey’s Anatomy: See the Shocking Finale Photos

Patrick Dempsey, Ellen Pompeo, Grey's Anatomy So much is happening in this year’s finale of Grey’s Anatomy. Meredith and Derek are possibly getting married, George has a huge decision to make and Izzie’s close to kicking the bucket. On top of all that, Chandra Wilson says there’s a catastrophe in the hospital that brings all the doctors together. Could this season finale be any more action-packed? Take a sneak peek at all the excitement and misery in our Grey’s Anatomy season finale gallery. And is that a dying Izzie (Katherine Heigl) in the gallery? You’ll have to click one of the thumbnails below to find out.

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General Spoilers

Could you give me any scoop you have on Grey’s Anatomy, ideally something about Mark and Lexie? I need my fix! —
MATT: Does McSteamy “do” parents? That’s the big question in the April 30 episode, when a now-sober Thatcher Grey invites his daughter and her new beau out to dinner. Now, just supposing that Mark is down for some dining, can the reformed cad put on a good show? And this just in: A source tells me that on Mer and Der’s wedding day, airing May 7, the groom gifts his bride with (incurable romantic alert!) her first solo surgery. How that fits into a little blue Tiffany box, I do not know. Source: TV Guide

It certainly sounds like Shonda Rhimes is setting the stage for his departure. A Grey’s insider is now confirming that George will not only march off to war, but he’ll be wounded (perhaps mortally) in the line of duty by season’s end. (Michael Ausiello)

When the show finally comes back April 23 George gets a storyline. George once again one-ups Alex when Alex freaks out in the middle of a trauma. (Watch With Kristin)

And as reported by Shonda Rhimes herself, Derek and Meredith 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. (Watch With Kristin)

Sweet Surrender – Airing 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. (ABC)

Grey’s Anatomy Sneak Peek: Izzie’s Sickbed

Source: Kristin on E!Online

For a dying girl, life at Izzie’s sickbed is pretty exciting. She’s got friends, yummy food and Mer modeling wedding dresses, and, oh yeah, that ongoing medical crisis. Poor Izzie. The next new episode of Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursday, April 23, at 9 p.m. on ABC.

Katherine Heigl, Sharon Lawrence, Grey's Anatomy ABC/SCOTT GARFIELD

Grey’s Anatomy!
When parents collide! Thatcher Grey and Sharon Lawrence as Izzie’s mom are both slated to appear in the April 30 episode, which was written by Anatomy maestro Krista Vernoff. And the two men in Ellis Grey’s life (the Chief and Thatcher Grey) finally kinda throw down, and Izzie turns out to be a chip off the old block. Her mom, Robbie, is extremely chipper, like a less evil Tracy Flick. Seriously, bring a Kleenex box to this ep, because we’re all gonna cry. BTW, the biggest rumor in rumorville right now is that it’s not Mer and Der who get married, but Alex and deathbed Izzie. Cross your fingers, Alex-Iz fans!

Preview of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ 5.20: Izzie Passes Out

Meredith in her wedding dress, Owen yelling at Alex and Izzie falls while walking will be in the upcoming episode of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’.

Source: Ace Showbiz TV News
Preview of 'Grey's Anatomy' 5.20: Izzie Passes Out
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After a long wait, “” will return on Thursday, April 23 and its preview has been given. Among the highlighted ones are Derek telling Meredith that he wants to spend the rest of his life with her, Owen versus Alex and Izzie passing out.

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.

The subject of a wedding has been circling the show for sometime with the latest rumor saying that Mer-Der’s wedding is not the only one. The crew had filmed a wedding scene in Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 15 and some sources said that it was ‘s character Izzie that was wearing wedding dress under her coat.

“Sweet Surrender” – 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, on “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, APRIL 23 (9:00-10:02 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network

Episode 5.21 – No Good at Saying Sorry – Press Release

IZZIE’S MOTHER MAKES A SURPRISE AND LESS-THAN-WELCOME VISIT TO THE HOSPITAL, AS THATCHER GREY RETURNS TO MAKE AMENDS WITH HIS DAUGHTERS, MEREDITH AND LEXIE, ON ABC’S “GREY’S ANATOMY”

Guest starring Emmy-Nominated Sharon Lawrence (“NYPD Blue,” “Desperate Housewives”) as Izzie’s Mother, Robbie

“No Good at Saying Sorry (One More Chance)” – As preparations continue for Meredith and Derek’s wedding, Izzie receives a surprise hospital visit from her handful-of-a-mother, Robbie. Meanwhile, a newly sober Thatcher visits his daughters, Meredith and Lexie, in order to make amends, and the Chief and Meredith bitterly fight over a controversial medical case, on “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, APRIL 30 (9:00-10:02 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network

“Grey’s Anatomy” stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd, Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang, Katherine Heigl as Isobel “Izzie” Stevens, Justin Chambers as Alex Karev, T.R. Knight as George O’Malley, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens, Jr. as Richard Webber, Sara Ramirez as Callie Torres, Eric Dane as Mark Sloan, Chyler Leigh as Lexie Grey and Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt.

Guest starring Sharon Lawrence as Robbie, Jessica Capshaw as Dr. Arizona, Jeff Perry as Thatcher, Kellie Martin as Julie, Nina Siemaszko as Kate and Megan Henning as Willow.

“No Good at Saying Sorry (One More Chance)” was written by Krista Vernoff and directed by Tom Verica. Source: ABC

Meredith and Thatcher don’t exactly resolve their issues. She, will, however reach a new understanding with the Chief. She even gives him a gift. A pretty major gift. A gift I have a hunch will play a big role next season. (Michael Ausiello)

Not only will Jessica Capshaw be back, she’s finalizing a deal to become a full-fledged series regular. (Michael Ausiello)

Sharon Lawrence makes her debut as Izzie’s mother this week, and according to Izzie’s mother’s psychic, Izzie is going to be just fine. You will be shocked to learn Izzie’s mother’s psychic is not reliable, and in point of fact, Izzie’s cancer is getting worse, not better. (Watch With Kristin)

Lexie (Chyler Leigh) is relatively happy to see her dad, but Meredith doesn’t take Thatcher’s return particularly well. In fact, Mer actually comes within inches of being fired—like midway through cleaning out your locker fired. (Watch With Kristin)

Creator Chandra Wilson said, “In [the finale], we do ultimately find out what [happens with] George (T.R. Knight)—he does make a big decision in that episode. Izzie has a lot of medical [issues] in that episode. And then we have our normal ER catastrophe that goes on. It’s got to be something bad going on where all the doctors have to assemble. That much I know.” (Watch With Kristin)

Chandra Wilson says Bailey continues with pediatric surgery despite the ramifications it has for her marriage. “Everything that I’m doing right now is still working with the kids; it’s still trying to potentially go into that fellowship. I do know that my husband is not happy about that—about spending two more years doing the same kind of hours. But when you get a calling, sometimes you have to do your calling.” (Watch With Kristin)

Episode 5.22: What a Difference a Day Makes (fka “Beautiful Day”) (100th episode) Airdate: May 7, 2009

[Will Jeffrey Dean Morgan be appearing in Grey's Anatomy's 100th episode?] Exhibit A: Morgan appeared in the 100th ep photo-op, which took place on the Grey’s set during filming of the said 100th episode. Exhibit B: The official logline for the landmark ep says, “Izzie fears the worst when she begins experiencing familiar symptoms.” Source: The Ausiello Files

As Meredith, Derek and all of their friends prepare for the big wedding, a group of college students, injured in a car crash as they were heading to their graduation ceremony, is admitted to the ER. Meanwhile, Izzie fears the worst when she begins experiencing familiar symptoms. Source: ABC

[From an email sent to Kristin:] “One of my coworkers was in Los Angeles on business, and when I called her and told her about Grey‘s filming the wedding scene, she freaked and found the set. She was there for the lunch break (she said there were two or three paps there too) but she said later Katherine Heigl was standing in the doorway with T.R. Knight , and she was smoking in a wedding dress. She had a big jacket/robe thing over it, but she said there was no doubt it was a wedding dress. She said Katherine was only in the doorway a minute or two before they called her back in, but she has no doubt that it was a wedding dress.” Source: Kristin on E!Online

Deceased Denny Re-Appears on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Again

Source: Ace Showbiz TV News

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ creator Shonda Rhimes confirms that there will be another appearance by Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s character in a future episode this season.
See larger image GreysWhen Denny Duquette spooked and confused the audience of “” earlier this season, it won’t be the last time. He will appear again most probably on the 100th episode that airs next week (May 7), according to E! Online. Denny died on the second season and re-appeared through Izzie’s mind in the beginning of the fifth season when she began falling out of her cancer. His appearance in the future episode is not addressed further but creator Shonda Rhimes said, “Just a reminder: He’s not a ghost, and we should all remember what his appearance means.” Denny’s re-appearance is somewhat expected for during the 100th episode celebration on the set of “Grey’s Anatomy” there photographed who plays the character Denny. Additionally, on the official synopsis of the 100th episode, it is said that Izzie will experience “familiar symptoms”.

“GA” creator Rhimes spoke with USA Today, confirming the news and adding a warning: “Just a reminder, he’s not a ghost and we should all remember what his appearance means.” Yeah, that the chemo ain’t helping Izzie.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan Confirms ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Last Shot

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ will accommodate the story of late Denny Duquette for one last time, as confirmed by the actor himself.
See larger image It is now an official word that Denny Duquette will be back one more time on “” and the last time it will be. Coming to give the confirmation himself is the actor who plays the deceased character, . “I can confirm that I will be coming back one more time,” he said. The actor attended the premiere of “” in Los Angeles, and made time to answer the question from EW. “I think it will be done after that,” he continued. “I think I have been on the Grey’s Anatomy set for the last time.” He teased further that Denny has a reason to show up and it’s “probably tied to Izzie’s health.” Previously creator Shonda Rhimes also had suggested that Denny is back for one more occasion. She said, “Just a reminder: He’s not a ghost, and we should all remember what his appearance means.” She however, would not specify which episode she was talking about. EW however, claimed that Denny’s appearance will be on the 100th episode which is airing on Thursday, May 7. In the official synopsis for the episode called “What a Difference a Day Makes”, Izzie fears the worst when she begins experiencing familiar symptoms.

George season finale

Source: The Ausiello Files

Whatever cliff-hanger Grey’s Anatomy has in store in its May 14 season finale, it’ll probably pale in comparison to the one T.R. Knight is experiencing in real life.

Last fall, the actor — frustrated by his lack of airtime — asked to be released from his multiyear Grey’s contract. Now, as I first reported in Ask Ausiello, his wish may be granted by an upcoming story line that finds (MAJOR SPOILER ALERT) George marching off to war as an Army medic. Just as the season wraps up, George gets injured in the line of duty, leaving his fate up in the air for viewers — and even Knight himself. “T.R. doesn’t know whether George lives or dies,” explains a source close to the show. “And, as a result, he doesn’t know whether or not he has to come back next season.”

Legally speaking, Grey’s creator Shonda Rhimes has until mid-June to decide whether to drop Knight — and all indications are she will use every last second of that time. Some are suggesting she may be forcing Knight to sweat it out as payback for wanting to jump ship. (The two have had a strained relationship since the Isaiah Washington blowup in 2006.) While Knight’s rep and Rhimes both declined to comment, a Grey’s insider scoffs at such a notion. “At the end of the day, Shonda is going to do what’s best for the show,” maintains the source. “Everything else is just idle gossip.”

What do you think is best for the show at this point: Cutting Knight loose via a season-ending tragedy, or forcing him to return next season for an indeterminate period of time (thus dragging out this off screen soap opera even longer)? Sound off below!

Source: EW

Casting News

Shannon Lucio to Replace Kaley Cuoco by Ingrid Diaz on April 23rd, 2009
According to an EW exclusive, it seems that the “publicity conflict” blamed for Kaley Cuoco pulling out of her scheduled Grey’s appearance is actually not a publicity conflict after all. Instead, CBS is being blamed. The network apparently pulled the plug on the entire operation because (according to an insider): “They didn’t want one of their biggest stars appearing on one of ABC’s biggest shows. It’s that simple.” CBS fail. Cuoco’s replacement is now said to be Shannon Lucio, whom you might remember from The O.C. as Caleb’s illegitimate daughter. The question still remains what the role is. An Izzie relative might still be a possibility. Even with the recasting it doesn’t sound particularly farfetched. Source: EW

Grey’s Finale Preview: Does Mark Have a Big Surprise for Little Grey?

Source: TV Guide Online

When it comes to promoting Grey’s Anatomy‘s two-hour season finale (airing Thursday at 9 pm/ET, ABC), Chyler Leigh delivers… and then some. Not two weeks after welcoming her third child into the world, Leigh took to talking up the season-ender, in which big twists surely are ahead for the likes of Izzie and perhaps George, sure, but also Lexie and her sweet romance with Mark. Here, Leigh offers a glimpse at what’s on tap this week, reflects on the romance that was not meant to be, and shares her take on two possible goodbyes.

TVGuide.com: You’re such a trouper. You just had a kid, and yet here you are out promoting the season finale.
Chyler Leigh:
Hey, I love what I do so…

TVGuide.com: How was this pregnancy versus your previous ones?
Leigh:
Oh, it was wonderful. It was my third baby, so I knew more about what was to be expected and listening to my body and whatnot. Yet while it was easier in a lot of ways, this was the first time where I worked throughout the entire pregnancy. And it will be the last time! But everybody was so cool on the set, bringing me stools to sit on, and bringing me water….

TVGuide.com: Does a part of you wish Grey’s had written it into your storyline?
Leigh:
You know, at first I was like, “That’d be a really great thing,” but looking back, I’m glad they didn’t. It would have been way too much too soon [for Lexie and Mark].

TVGuide.com: Did you enjoy the episode where they had Lexie binge-eating?
Leigh:
Oh god. [Laughs] When that first came up, I was like, “OK, I get it.” But I swear I gained an extra three pounds in that episode.

TVGuide.com: Meredith had that funny line about anxious Lexie’s butt getting “huge.”
Leigh:
Yeah, a big, fat ass. I was like, “That’s sweet. Thanks, guys.”

TVGuide.com: The last time we spoke, you lamented the fact that Mer hadn’t yet warmed up to her half-sister. You must be happy they have since reached a détente.
Leigh:
Yeah, I’m really glad that they developed that more. I’m such a fan of the show anyway, but when she asked Lexie to be a bridesmaid, that was such a huge thing in their relationship. From Lexie’s perspective, to be a part of something that big really took their relationship to the next level.

TVGuide.com: What’s going on with Meredith’s wedding anyway?
Leigh:
They’re still planning on getting married; it’s just a matter of when and how.

TVGuide.com: I must tell you that about half the mail our Mega Buzz column gets is about Lexie and Mark. Why do you think they have struck such a chord?
Leigh:
I think it was just so unexpected. For me personally, when I found out about the storyline, I was like, “What? I don’t get it.” But you’re now seeing these two characters individually grow. There’s only so much of the “manwhore” story you can do, as far as Mark goes, and keep it interesting.

TVGuide.com: Yeah, Eric Dane must have welcomed this story as well.
Leigh:
It’s far more interesting when you see somebody accepting change, and being proactive about it. Because the relationship between them is so new and unexpected, it raises the maturity level in both of them.

TVGuide.com: So what’s next for them? What’s the next big step after his meeting Papa Grey?
Leigh:
Well… that comes up in the finale. I can’t tell you what it is specifically, but it does definitely throw Lexie off, when Mark wants to take it to the next level. She’s got all of her ducks in a row as far as what she wants for her career. Now, to have fallen into a relationship that she wasn’t expecting, throws some of those plans off. It will be interesting to see what happens next season.

TVGuide.com: For all those Mark-Lexie fans, will the season end for them on a high note or a low one?
Leigh:
Oh, it’ll end on a high note. It is definitely good.

TVGuide.com: Last week when Lexie was helping George with the traumas, I literally had to remind myself that those two were on the cusp of romance last fall. Were you disappointed that story got dropped?
Leigh:
At first I was. I was like, “Wait a minute? What happened?” I think, though, that the reality was that George was the first person who cared about her, in any way, and gave her any sort of positive affirmation or welcome to the hospital. He was the first smiling face that she saw, and there was an infatuation factor in that — “I want to keep that around; I need that from somebody.” But the depth to it wasn’t as genuine as what we’re seeing with Mark.

TVGuide.com: There are rumors that the season finale features a big — perhaps tragic — development for George. Is it possible that you’ve had your last scene with T.R. Knight?
Leigh:
Not that I know of. Not that I know of. I know nothing, and it’s still too early to say; we literally just wrapped [production]. I haven’t been told anything, and I’m not even sure T.R. knows, or even what’s going on with [regards to] Katie [Heigl] and all that stuff, I don’t know if anybody knows what’s going to happen.

TVGuide.com: So, as far as you know, you expect to see the same ol’ gang on the set next season?
Leigh:
As far as I know!

New Grey’s Anatomy Spoilers: George, Military Recruit? Surprise Alex/Izzie Wedding?

‘Grey’s’ scoop: ‘Everwood,’ ‘Gilmore’ stars scrub in

Source: The Ausiello Files

Greysanatomy_lIf 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).

Grey's Anatomy, T.R. Knight, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers Randy Holmes/ABC; SCOTT GARFIELD/ABC

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.)

Grey's Anatomy, Justin Chambers, Katherine Heigl ABC/SCOTT GARFIELD

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)

Grey’s Anatomy Spoilers: Izzie is not Leaving? Season Finale Wedding Scoop!

Izzie Or Isn’t She? Heigl Breaks Silence on Grey’s Exit Talk

Source: TV Guide Online

This particular doctor is in, if Shonda Rhimes has plans to keep her around. So said Katherine Heigl at a party marking Grey’s Anatomy‘s 100th episode, where she for the first time addressed the rumor that Dr. Isobel Stevens is being written off of the show at season’s end.

Should Grey’s keep Izzie alive and kicking around the halls of Seattle Grace, “I’m there,” Heigl told the Associated Press at the ABC serial’s Friday celebration.

Talk of Heigl’s Grey’s days being numbered began last summer, when she appeared to dis the show’s writers for not giving her Emmy-caliber material; Rhimes nipped that buzz in the bud in September. The rumor was resurrected last month when James Pickens Jr. told reporters that both Heigl and T.R. Knight would be leaving the show; Rhimes was quick to dismiss Pickens’ “out of context” quote as “not true.”

Heigl claims that she herself was and is still in the dark. “I was assuming that [Izzie was being written off] and I got a lot of shrugged shoulders and shakes of the head…. I don’t know if that’s a yes or a no,” she told the AP. “No one will tell me, and I don’t know how this is going to go.”

Specifically speaking of her ailing alter ego’s battle with a now-excised brain tumor, Heigl said, “I don’t know if I live or die.”

Heigl is increasingly in demand on the silver screen, where she has had one big success with Knocked Up, and next stars in the rom-com The Ugly Truth, followed by Five Killers (opposite Ashton Kutcher). Is she truly willing to juggle a TV gig with film roles? Says the actress, “I’m more than happy to make that compromise.”

Grey’s creator Rhimes declined to offer the AP a comment on Izzie’s future.

Grey’s Anatomy: Is Izzie Going to Live After All? Katherine Heigl Speaks

Grey's Anatomy, Katherine Heigl, Jeffrey Dean Morgan ABC/RANDY HOLMES

In an article posted by our friends at the HuffPo, Katherine Heigl says she might stay on Grey’s Anatomy (or at least that it’s not for sure that she’ll go), and show runner Shonda Rhimes spills that the show’s 100th episode features the wedding of a twosome you love.

(Wait? Did Shonda Rhimes voluntarily distribute a spoiler? That can’t be right. Mmmm…maybe wedding day doesn’t actually mean wedding. Knowing Grey’s, lightning strikes the bride before any vows are actually read.)

According the report from the show’s 100th-episode party, Heigl says of her future on the show and the fate of her imperiled character Izzie Stevens, “I was assuming that [my character's days were numbered] at one point and I got a lot of shrugged shoulders and shakes of the head, so I don’t know if that’s a yes or a no. No one will tell me and I don’t know how this is going to go. I don’t know if I live or die. I don’t know how Izzie fares.”

Despite a slow start and the whole dead Denny debacle (we love you Jeffrey Dean Morgan), Izzie’s cancer storyline is at the center of Anatomy‘s current creative renaissance, and right about now the fans are rooting for Iz to live.

So, if a wedding is scheduled to cap off this era in the show’s history, who gets the honors? Well, here’s what Shonda said about that:

“The only thing I’ll tell you about the 100th is that it takes place on Meredith and Derek’s wedding day.”

Awww…after five years of on-again, off-again romance, Mer and Der are about to get the ultimate on-again treatment. Will Mer’s wedding day go better than Cristina’s big day with Burke?

For the record, we’re voting against lightning strikes, strokes at the altar or the shocking returns of secret spouses. Do you think they can pull it off? And are you pulling for Izzie Stevens to live and Katherine Heigl to stay with the show?

Katherine Heigl: I’ll Stay If ‘Grey’s’ Will Have Me

LYNN ELBER, Huffington Post, March 28, 2009

LOS ANGELES — Katherine Heigl said Friday she’s ready to stay with “Grey’s Anatomy” and the decision rests with the show.

Attending a studio party to mark the ABC medical drama’s 100th episode, Heigl said it’s premature to think her days as Dr. Izzie Stevens are numbered.

“I was assuming that at one point and I got a lot of shrugged shoulders and shakes of the head, so I don’t know if that’s a yes or a no. No one will tell me and I don’t know how this is going to go,” Heigl said, noting series creator Shonda Rhimes’ passion for plot secrecy.

“I don’t know if I live or die. I don’t know how Izzie fares,” said the actress, who’s played the character since the show debuted in 2005.

“I’m there” if Izzie remains part of “Grey’s Anatomy,” Heigl said. She called the set “one of my favorite places to be” and said her colleagues are also friends.

She and fellow cast members, including Ellen Pompeo (Dr. Meredith Grey) and Patrick Dempsey (Dr. Derek Shepherd), were on hand for the celebration that included a cake decorated with scalpels and syringes made out of icing.

Rhimes, who’s also an executive producer for the show, called the milestone a “huge accomplishment” and thanked the cast and crew for their efforts.

In an interview, she dropped a tantalizing clue about the episode airing May 7.

“The only thing I’ll tell you about the 100th is that it takes place on Meredith and Derek’s wedding day,” Rhimes said. “That’s big … and that’s all I’m going to say.”

On Thursday’s episode, Izzie was seen surviving brain surgery. There’s been speculation that Heigl wants to pursue her blossoming film career (“Knocked Up,” the upcoming “The Ugly Truth”) full-time, and that her character might be killed off.

Rhimes declined comment on what would happen to Heigl’s character.

Last month, fellow cast member James Pickens Jr. said Heigl was leaving the show, along with T.R. Knight, both of whom declined comment at the time. Knight missed the studio party because he’d previously scheduled the day off, an ABC spokeswoman said.

On Friday, Heigl said she’s comfortable balancing movies and TV by working on big-screen projects during the summer hiatus for “Grey’s Anatomy.”

“I’m more than happy to make that compromise. As my agent likes to say, ‘High-class problems,’” Heigl said.

“I don’t know if I want to continue for five years working 12 months a year, but I can take at least another year or two,” she said.

Dempsey said he intends to fulfill the remaining two years on his contract with “Grey’s Anatomy and “then we’ll see what happens after that.”

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Save the Date, May 7: Nice Day for a Grey’s Wedding?

Source: TV Guide Online

Will Grey’s Anatomy‘s Mer becomes Mrs. McDreamy?

The only question is whose, exactly.

At a party marking the filming of Grey’s Anatomy‘s 100th episode, series creator Shonda Rhimes confirmed that the milestone hour will air May 7 — and indicated that it might feature the nuptials of the show’s central couple.

“The only thing I’ll tell you about the 100th [episode] is that it takes place on Meredith and Derek’s wedding day,” Rhimes told the Associated Press at the show’s celebration.

“That’s big,” Rhimes underscored, “and that’s all I’m going to say.”

Of course, were one to be hyper-analytical and parse words, it’s not for certain that the Mer-Der wedding goes without a hitch. For one, it would represent a mighty short engagement (he will have only non-proposed six weeks prior). Secondly, this is Meredith and Derek we are talking about.

Thirdly and perhaps most importantly, Rhimes has previously said that the wedding taking place toward season’s end would be a “surprise.” Now, is that “surprise” as in the aforementioned short engagement or “surprise” as in the couple that emerges at the end of the aisle is not the same one that started down it?

What do you think? Will Mer-Der actually tie the knot in the May 7 episode?

Grey’s Anatomy: Episode Recap: 5.19 “Elevator Love Letter”

Kevin McKidd, Patrick Dempsey - Grey's AnatomyTonight’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy begins with an Alex voiceover. I guess Meredith got tired of talking to herself. Alex (Justin Chambers) looks in on Izzie, where she is fast asleep in her hospital room. Callie and Arizona are at Callie’s place, “dancing it out.” In Cristina’s bedroom, Cristina (Sandra Oh) and Owen are finally spending nights with each other, relaxing by watching videos of surgeries. Cristina falls asleep, so Owen turns the TV off and shuts off the lights. He dozes off, and the peppy, happy music stops, replaced by whooshing sounds of the overhead ceiling fan turning in slow motion. The screen goes dark and the next thing we know, Owen is choking Cristina. She struggles but can’t free herself. Callie walks through the door to see if everything OK, and stops him. Callie (Sara Ramirez) calls Meredith, who rushes over to see if everything is OK. Cristina assures her that she is OK, and that Owen did it by accident in the middle of a nightmare. Owen, sobbing, asks if she is alright, and she soothingly hugs him and says that everything is OK.

OK, but that is NOT OK, y’all. The choking scene scared the crap out of me. Even if it happens accidentally, choking anyone is not OK, especially if it almost results in killing that person.

The next morning, Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) is back at her house. She is making coffee when Derek (Patrick Dempsey) comes home. He’s still unshaven and unshowered. Without saying a word, he opens the ring box and presents the diamond ring to her. She says, “No, not like this.” She reminds him that it’s his first day back and it’s all about Izzie. He has to save Izzie.

At the hospital, Meredith chides Cristina for wearing a turtleneck to cover up her neck trauma. She doesn’t want Cristina to cover for her boyfriend because neither of them is OK. Alex wants to know if Meredith’s boyfriend is OK because he’ll be cutting into Alex’s girlfriend.

George (T.R. Knight) is upset that Izzie didn’t tell him about her illness. He doesn’t want to think about it, so he asks Callie if he can be on ortho today in order to avoid thinking about Izzie.

Bailey (Chandra Wilson) greets the residents before they go into Izzie’s room. She reminds them all that Izzie (Katherine Heigl) needs them to be her friends and not her doctors right now. There is a badass new oncologist, Dr. Swender, overseeing all of Izzie’s treatment and she tells Derek, Richard and Bailey that everything they do needs to go through Swender first. After the discussion about what her treatment will involve, the residents stand there awkwardly watching Izzie as she knits a green scarf. She reminds them that they have other patients and tells them to go save lives. The residents leave the room, and Izzie’s façade of strength fades just a wee bit.

Derek asks Alex, as Izzie’s boyfriend, if he has any questions before her brain surgery today. Alex gets avoidy and bails before going back into Izzie’s room. Later on, Richard (James Pickens Jr.) awkwardly asks Alex whether he wants to produce a sperm sample because they are harvesting Izzie’s eggs prior to radiation treatment in case she wants to have children later, and frozen eggs have a better chance of survival. Alex immediately agrees, without even discussing things over with Izzie first….READ FULL RECAP AT BUDDY TV

New Grey’s Anatomy Spoilers: A Wedding? Are Izzie & Alex getting Married in the Season Finale?

Everyone is talking about the super fast wedding that’s going to happen on Grey’s Anatomy in the Season Finale, and they are also presuming it’s between Meritdith ans Derek. Michael Ausiello was even very convinced by it. I am not, it’s a surprise and it’s quick, let’s take a poll who would need to get married quickly on Grey’s, probably someone who doesn’t have much time to live, right? I am betting it’s an Alex and Izzie wedding! Izzie never had closure with Dennis concerning marriage and maybe, Alex wants to give her that with their relationship, much more plausible, reasonable and fitting with the storyline. Who do think is getting married?

Over at Grey’s, series creator Shonda Rhimes has already confirmed that one of the show’s couples will tie the knot later this season, and there’s increasingly loud buzz that the event will take place on May 7, during the show’s landmark 100th episode, appropriately titled “Beautiful Day.” Adding to the speculation: The episode will feature a minister. The bigger question than when it will happen, of course, is who is walking down the aisle? One source close to Grey’s says Derek and Meredith will finally take the plunge — something a show spokesperson would neither confirm nor deny. Keep in mind, Rhimes said viewers would be surprised by the wedding. What would be so surprising about a Mer-Der ceremony? Ironically, the speed with which it would have taken place. Sure, the star-crossed lovers have been dating for five years, but a May 7 wedding would make for a lightning-fast, seven-week engagement (that’s assuming Mer accepts Der’s elevator proposal this Thursday, and all indications are that she will). “Shonda is probably counting on fans thinking a Der-Mer engagement would be just as drawn out as their courtship,” speculates one Grey’s insider. “So to marry them off seven weeks after getting engaged would certainly qualify as a surprise.” — Source: The Ausiello Files

Question: Do you have any awesome scoop on what’s ahead on Grey’s Anatomy?
Ausiello:
The wedding taking place in the 100th episode on May 7? It’s not Mer-Der after all! The plot thickens! Source: The Ausiello Files

Question: Any news on whether T.R. Knight will get a story this season on Grey’s Anatomy?
Ausiello:
Remember me telling you last month about a proposed storyline that would find George developing an interest in Owen’s specialty as a military/trauma doc? You know, the one ABC insisted had been scrapped and replaced with something even better? Well, my colleague, Jennifer Armstrong, just spoke to Kevin McKidd, and the new story sounds a lot like the old one. “Hunt [will start to] see something in George that no one else has,” McKidd revealed. “There’s an event that happens and [Hunt] realizes there’s a lot more to him… that he has a set of skills that maybe he isn’t even aware of. And Hunt starts to mentor him in a way that gets really interesting.” Translation: My initial theory about Shonda Rhimes having George join the military and go off to Iraq as a way of accommodating Knight’s departure is so happening. Right? Source: The Ausiello Files

Question: Will Cristina and Owen hit the sheets anytime soon on Grey’s Anatomy?
Ausiello:
Let’s ask Kevin McKidd. “A lot happens this week,” he said. “I think they’ve drawn that one out a lot, and I know people are getting frustrated. I think it’s good because they’ve really connected on a mental and emotional level. And now I think it’s time they connect physically.” (Oh, they’re going to connect physically, alright.) Source: The Ausiello Files

VIDEO: Kevin McKidd Reveals What’s Ahead for Grey’s Anatomy’s Haunted Dr. Hunt

Kevin McKidd

Will Owen’s PTSD get worse before it gets better? It sure looks that way. As Kevin McKidd shares in Part 1 of his TVGuide.com video Q&A, the haunted Dr. Hunt once again — and to an even scarier degree — misdirects a nightmare at his lady love, Cristina, in this Thursday’s episode of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. Previewing this latest dark moment, McKidd tells TVGuide.com, “It’s going to become a catalyst for him to really sort his stuff out and become whole again. He really loves [Cristina] and wants to make things good for her, and not to be this burden.” In tackling such tricky fare, McKidd declares himself “lucky” to have Sandra Oh as a scene partner, saying, “She’s such a committed artist.” McKidd also gives kudos to Grey’s for journeying down this rocky road with his war vet. “Post-traumatic stress has a stigma attached to it, so I think it’s great that the show is telling this story properly and exploring it and getting dirty with it,” he says. McKidd goes on to share how the depths of Owen’s despair — and the advice of a certain peer — will lead him to seek help from Dr. Wyatt, the psychiatrist played by Amy Madigan. “It’s hard for him,” notes the actor, “because he’s not the most verbal guy … but they work through a lot of stuff.” Might it eventually lead to lighter moments for Owen and Cristina? Get McKidd’s answer at the 3:00 mark.

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New Grey’s Anatomy Spoilers: A Meridith-Derek Season Finale Wedding?

Episodes 5.18: Stand By Me Airdate: March 19, 2009

  • After his fellow surgeons try and fail to bring Derek back to work, Meredith must summon the strength to convince him. Meanwhile the hospital is abuzz as Mark attempts a rare face transplant surgery, Cristina, at last awarded her first solo surgery, is more focused on the needs of her friends, and Izzie does her best to keep her medical condition a secret. Guest starring Larry Sullivan as Dave, Emily Kuroda as Kendall and Brandon Scott as Intern Ryan. Source: ABC

Episodes 5.19: Elevator Love Letter Airdate: March 26, 2009

  • Tensions are running high at Seattle Grace with all eyes on Derek as he is set to perform his first surgery after his breakdown; attention is also set on Izzie, whose medical condition requires her to undergo a difficult surgery; and Owen has another PTSD episode that injures Cristina and traumatizes both of them, throwing the future of their relationship into question. Guest starring Jessica Capshaw as Dr. Arizona Robbins, Kimberly Elise as Dr. Swender. Source: ABC

Source: The Ausiello Files

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Question: What is up with this supposed marriage that will take place at the end of the season on Grey’s Anatomy? I’m assuming that a Meredith and Derek wedding would be too rushed.
Ausiello:
You know what they say about people who assume: They make an a out of ss and ume. I hear Der will finally propose to Mer in the March 26 episode titled “Elevator Love Letter” (gee, I wonder where he pops the question?), so, assuming she accepts, that gives the happy couple about seven weeks to pull something together. That’s more than enough time, no?

Question: Enough with the endless Twitter plugs. We get it, you’re twittering. Let’s move on.
Ausiello:
I’m a step ahead of you, Doug. This week’s AA contains nary a single shout-out to the T-word. I’ll be the first to admit I went a little overboard last week.

Question: This is my first time asking a question, so, for the sake of a newbie’s sanity, could you please give a good Grey’s Anatomy spoiler on Cristina/Owen?
Ausiello:
Sorry, but the hazing section of the AA bylaws state that all virgin question-askers must be given an ugly, painful spoiler their first time out. With that in mind, remember me telling you that Owen’s PTSD would cause him to physically harm Cristina? Well, that little scratch last week wasn’t it. The violence I was referring to comes next week when Owen strangles the you-know-what out of her. Everyone join me in congratulating Sasha on getting her first AA question answered! You’re now eligible to join the AA frequent question-asker club. Click here for details on how you can earn points towards free hotel stays, a Macy’s shopping spree, complimentary upgrades on flights, and much, much more!

Question: How long will Izzie’s condition remain a secret on Grey’s Anatomy?
Ausiello:
Not long. Loose-lipped Cristina blabs all to Bailey and Alex right before she performs her first solo surgery. BTW, can anyone explain to me why on earth Izzie chose to confide in Cristina and not George? I mean, aside from the obvious: It would’ve required giving T.R. Knight something to do.

Exclusive: Grey’s Admits Sharon Lawrence as Izzie’s Mom

Source: TV Guide

Katherine Heigl, Sharon Lawrence

On the heels of Tyne Daly paying Seattle a visit as Derek’s mother, Grey’s Anatomy fans are about to meet another main character’s mom. Sharon Lawrence, who is best known for her run on NYPD Blue and who most recently played parent to Privileged‘s JoAnna Garcia, has been tapped to guest-star as Izzie’s mother, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively. As Grey’s winds down its current season — and as Katherine Heigl‘s character, freshly diagnosed with metastatic melanoma, comes to terms with her mortality — Lawrence will appear in a late-April episode. Will ailing Izzie welcome her mother with open arms? Um, do you watch Grey’s Anatomy with any regularity? No, sources tell me that when Mama Stevens shows up at Seattle Grace, Izzie will be less than comforted by the unexpected visit.

Grey’s Anatomy Spoilers: More on Izzy Diagnosis & Previews “Stand By Me”

Who’s More Doomed on Grey’s: MerDer or Izzie?

Source: E!Online

Whoa. Mucho story progress on tonight’s installment of Grey’s Anatomy. Check out a sneak peek above of next week’s episode (wherein Izzie and the robot fight for the future…), and then read on for a breakdown of what went down with Alex & Izzie, Sloan & Lexipedia, Callie & Arizona, Owen & Cristina, and, of course, Mer & Der…

Alex & Izzie: Aw, as the interns said, “The girl is toast.” As correctly predicted by our commenter MDs, Izzie has “Metastatic melanoma with mets (metastases) to liver, skin and brain” and her prognosis, even with chemo and radiation, is supposed to be no more than a few months. Meanwhile, she’s preternaturally calm and happy, enjoying her silly bickering friends and her boyfriend with a bright future, and doing an amazing job teaching her students. And Izzie’s diagnosis and terminal illness is not just going to kill her—the consequences are going to be devastating to George and Alex, too. How are you handling it? Post in the comments.

Sloan & Lexipedia: As Marc put it, “You think you broke me Little Grey? You’re the one who put me back together!” They are ridic. Love them. Love. Also, Chyler Leigh does not look pregnant!

Callie & Arizona: Two words for you on this situation: Arizona = Yay! They have mega chemistry, Callie is so darn winsome, and Arizona is the cutest little trick in shoe leather. More, please.

Owen & Cristina: It’s awful that these two have to suffer, but if they didn’t, they would be the odd men out in this world. Looking forward to Owen getting his head on straight, because Dr. and Mrs. Dr. McBadass have a lot to offer the world, not to mention this show. P.S. Regarding Izzie’s statement to Cristina before she revealed her cancer (“You’re a robot. You can take it.”), was it overly harsh, or was it pitch-perfect for the characters and their relationship?

Mer & Der: Wow. Just wow. For an episode that started with Owen slamming Cristina into a wall, it was the end of the episode that was disturbingly violent. One of the creepiest things to appear on Grey’s Anatomy since Rebecca/Ava’s (Elizabeth Reaser) psychotic break was the moment when Derek swatted Mer’s engagement ring across the meadow and then tossed the baseball bat at her. How are you feeling about their relationship right now? Mer is terribly believable when she says she’s sticking with him, but how much can she (and we) be expected to take?!

Long story short: This episode was crazysauce with a side of nuts.

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ 5.18 Preview: Izzie’s Disease Exposed

In the episode ‘Stand by Me’ of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, Izzie drives away her friends’ assistance to her medical condition.


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Source: Ace Showbiz TV News

Months of speculation and several denials after, “” finally brings the story of Izzie’s unfortunate fate. George notices something is wrong with Izzie while the she herself, does her best to keep her medical record a secret. This has been speculated as an exit story for , who in February was rumored leaving the show to move on. Words have been circulating now that Izzie actually suffers from cancer. Co-star aka Alex also confirmed this to TV Guide, saying “Izzie has cancer, so I’m there to support her. I would expect Alex to shut down a little bit if something awful happens to Izzie, but these are opportunities to see his chivalrous side and his true love for her, so there should be some interesting stuff coming up.”

The episode “Stand By Me”, airing March 19, will talk a lot about this medical problem. Beside that, Meredith tries her mightiest to bring Derek back to work after fellow surgeons fail to do so. Meanwhile the hospital is abuzz as Mark attempts a rare face transplant surgery. Cristina, at last awarded her first solo surgery, is more focused on the needs of her friends.

Grey’s Anatomy 5×18 Stand By Me & 5×19 Elevator Love Letter Promotional Photos

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