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
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.