Deirdre: Please, how about some scoop on James Tupper, Meredith-Derek, Cristina-Owen or Lexie-Alex? I'll take anything on Grey's Anatomy?! Hearing some pretty amazeballs things about the new season! I think you guys are gonna dig it. Word is, three of the Seattle Gracers may be held back from surgery after the traumatic events of the season finale. It's definitely gonna leave a mark. But thankfully the yumminess that is James Tupper will be there to help pick up the pieces. I'm also hearing Lexie will be suffering from some serious PTSD, so that's probably gonna leave a mark on any on current romantic entanglements.
The Grey in Grey's Anatomy is going to have "some frustrating episodes" when the ABC medical drama returns, Ellen Pompeo says of her character.
After the devastatingly tragic Season 6 finale, which saw Meredith's Post-it husband shot and near death, it's going to take a while for every doctor at Seattle Grace to get back on their feet, but none more so than Meredith — at least, that's what trauma counselor Andrew Perkins (James Tupper) thinks.
Perkins must clear each doctor before they can return to the OR, and Meredith is definitely not at the top of that list. "Meredith does get cleared eventually, but not right away; not without some frustrating episodes," Pompeo tells TVGuide.com. "She's got to pull out all the tricks and stops to try to get cleared."
"The role that they have given Meredith is to take care of everybody and to try to make sure that everybody else is OK," Pompeo continues. "She's the role of the caretaker, which, I guess, is her way of not dealing with her own thing."
Meredith will struggle with her fellow doctors being cleared, especially since she knows a certain few that shouldn't be holding a scalpel for a while.
So will this cause her to snap?
"I haven't seen that yet," says Pompeo of the first four scripts she's read. "I don't see a snap in Meredith. I think she's handling this a little bit better than the other people who are more on the verge. Lexie [Chyler Leigh] and Cristina [Sandra Oh] really, really need more critical attention."
April (Sarah Drew) and Jackson (Jesse Williams), who move in with Meredith this season, will also get a pass back into surgery, though Mer is not so keen on that move.
"[Perkins] comes in and he's just clearing people and he doesn't really know them," she says. "Meredith feels like she knows them, and she really knows that they're not OK. She can see because she lives and breathes with them every day. He's coming in and clearing everybody because he thinks they're fine, and he doesn't think Meredith's fine. She's the one taking care of everybody!"
Grey's Anatomy returns Thursday, Sept. 23 at 9/8c on ABC.
Grey's Anatomy Premieres: Thursday, Sept. 23 at 9/8c
Where We Left Off: Seattle Grace went on lockdown after a crazed gunman went on a murderous rampage. Reed and Percy were killed, Cristina and Owen cemented their love, Meredith had a miscarriage and Alex and Derek were seriously injured.
What's Next: James Tupper checks in as a trauma counselor that must clear each doc before he or she can return to the OR. However, the Grey sisters are nowhere near the top of that list.
Question: Got any really good Grey’s Anatomy scoop on Meredith and Derek? —Megan Ausiello: We’ll finally sneak a peek at their Dream House this season. “We’re going to start the construction on the Dream House,” reveals exec producer Shonda Rhimes. “We’ve been talking a lot about what that means, what it looks like. We’re actually going to see it [later] this season.”
Question: We’ve heard about how so many Grey’s Anatomy characters will be acting post-shooting, but what about Alex? The guy dragged himself, bleeding, into an elevator and was operated on in a conference room without drugs! The guy has to have some issues coming! —Cristina Ausiello: Not so much, actually. His reaction to the big Seattle Grace Shooting Massacre of ’10 will be…very Alex. “There’s a lot of bravado,” explains Rhimes. “He tells stories about how he almost got the shooter and how he’s carrying this bullet around in his chest. He’s covering all of that vulnerability he showed when he got shot with that [typical] Alex behavior.” He at least lets his guard down around Lexi, right? Wrong. “He’s kind of cold to Lexi,” says Rhimes. “He talks about how easy it is to get laid now because all the women think he’s a hero.”
Grey’s Gabble has stumbled upon something quite interesting this evening, as they have posted an unconfirmed list of episode titles for the first half of Grey’s Anatomy‘s seventh season. Their list consists of twelve titles, which would cover half of the presumed twenty-four episode order, and would take us up to January in terms of episodes. Take a look at the list and begin the speculation – do you think that they are the real titles, or will they change before the episodes come to air? Have that many episodes really even been written yet? Grey’s Anatomy is no stranger to changing episode titles before, however. Season Three garnered the most changes, with “Always Something There to Remind Me” becoming “Six Days Part Two,” and “Old Wounds” becoming “Scars & Souvenirs,” among other changes. The title for episode 702, however, has reportedly been confirmed by Grey’s Gabble to indeed be “Shock to the System.” I like!
7.01 – “With You I’m Born Again” 7.02 – “Shock to the System” 7.03 – “Surfing the Void” [Private Practice Cross Over Episode] 7.04 – “The Patron Saint of Liars and Fakes” 7.05 – “Crossfire” [ Directed by Chandra Wilson ] 7.06 – “Mary” [Mandy Moore to Guest Star] 7.07 – “The Catalyst” 7.08 – “Victims of Ourselves” 7.09 – “A City on Fire” 7.10 – “Butterflies and Hurricanes” 7.11 – “Car Crash in Slow Motion” 7.12 – “Daddy’s Gone”
Thank you so much to Grey’s Gabble for finding this!
Further proof that getting dropped from CBS’ stinky sitcom $#*! My Dad Says was the best thing to happen to Ryan Devlin: The returning Cougar Town actor is headed back to Grey’s Anatomy for a multi-episode November sweeps arc, sources confirm to me exclusively.
Devlin—who guest-starred in May’s harrowing two-part Grey’s finale as the husband of Mandy Moore’s ailing character—will reappear in this season’s sixth and seventh episodes (slated to air on Oct. 28 and Nov. 4). Moore is also making tracks back to Seattle Grace, although it’s unclear whether she’ll be in one or two episodes.
What brings the couple back to the scene of the crime? That also remains unclear. Got a theory? Hit the comments!
t’s a Grey’s Anatomy/House crossover…in the absolute loosest sense of the word!
Ex-Rescue Me and Numb3rs star (and current AssCastles host) Diane Farr will guest in an October episode of Grey’s Anatomy as a patient with Huntington’s disease—the same ailment that Olivia Wilde’s Thirteen is living with on House.
I warned you it was a loose connection. (Cut me some slack; it’s a summer Friday.)
Farr’s character will be under the care of Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and is slated to appear in this season’s fourth episode.
By Nancy Mills, Special for USA TODAY Kim Raver's characters are survivors.
"There seems to be a theme running through the women I play," Raver says. "They take their circumstances and try to make the best of them.
"Subconsciously maybe that's something I'm drawn to. I have an incredible role model in my mom. She was a single mother raising two kids in New York.
"Growing up the way I did, I definitely have an independent side to me. I didn't give it up until I met my husband (French filmmaker Manu Boyer). He's so wonderful I allowed myself to let someone else in and help out."
In Raver's new film, Bond of Silence, airing Monday on Lifetime, she plays a woman whose husband is mysteriously murdered while trying to quell a wild teenage house party. Trying to discover what actually happened, she must somehow break through the enforced secrecy the teens and their parents have thrown up around the case. The film is inspired by a true story.
"We never know how we'll react in those circumstances," Raver says, trying not to give away the twist in the story. "What she ends up doing in the end I thought was fascinating."
Raver, 41, has always sought roles that weren't simply love interests. Currently on Grey's Anatomy, she plays Dr. Teddy Altman, a cardiothoracic surgeon just back from a tour of duty in Iraq. She spent five years as paramedic Kim Zambrano on Third Watch(1999-2004). On 24, her character Audrey Raines started out working for the U.S. Department of Defense. But then she fell in love with Kiefer Sutherland's Jack Bauer and found herself in more jeopardy than she would have liked.
Raver developed self-confidence early. She was just six when she and her older sister Cybele were discovered by a Sesame Street executive. "My mom had taken us into a department store, trying to get us ready for fall," she says. "We were playing hide and seek within the racks of clothes, and someone came up to her and said, 'Your kids look like they'd be great for the show we're doing. Would you come in?'"
The Raver girls spent three years as part of the show's counting and singing children. "For me, the amazing thing was entering into this amazing world of Sesame Street," Raver says. "We'd be in the kids' room, and there was a door into the soundstage that said '1-2-3 Open Sesame.' I remember pushing that door open and going into this incredible magical world of make-believe. In one episode I was playing football with Joe Namath. I had pigtails, and I was so little.
Raver went on to get a BFA from Boston University in 1991. Her big break came four years later when she co-starred with Laura Dern and Tony Goldwyn in the Broadway production of Holiday.
Currently, Raver lives in Los Angeles in order to film Grey's. What will her character Teddy be up to this coming season? "Teddy is definitely moving in the direction that maybe the triangle (involving Sandra Oh's character Christina and Kevin McKidd's Owen Hunt) won't be as prominent," Raver says. "It was a great device to get Teddy in there. It was really fun and exciting, and sparks were flying. But I think it will be really great to see her with a guy—hopefully but I'm not sure—that's not attached and explore that side of her."
Few can forget the moment in last May’s killer Grey’s Anatomy finale when Alex—fighting for his life after being shot in the chest by that crazed gunman—screams for his MIA ex, Izzie, and not his current lover, Lexie. The takeaway message was obvious: Despite Katherine Heigl’s abrupt departure last spring, her character’s arc—specifically her love story with Alex—is far from over.
Grey’s boss Shonda Rhimes tells me that finding closure for Alex is one of her top priorities as she heads into season 7. “We’re talking about it [in the writers' room] obsessively and trying to figure it out,” she says. “We’re approaching it pretty carefully.
“I want how ever we deal with Alex growing up and moving on and moving past that relationship to feel authentic,” Rhimes continues, “and not to feel like something that’s patched together.”
One thing Rhimes can say for certain is that the story line will not take “the expected form.” Hmm… What could be more unexpected than a reappearance by Heigl herself? When I spoke to the actress last spring, she admitted she’d “love to come back” at some point. So how ’bout it?
Rhimes hesitates before letting out a somewhat suspicious “I don’t know.”
Thoughts? Can Grey’s adequately wrap up the Alex/Izzie romance without Heigl? Sound off below!
Seattle Grace lost a few doctors in the wake of a deranged widow on a rampage last season, but Grey's Anatomy executive producer Shonda Rhimes tells TVGuide.com there are no plans to add anymore series regulars into the fold.
Grey's Anatomy's Ellen Pompeo: Meredith becomes the caretaker in Season 7
"We're full up," she says.
Last season saw many additions to the regular cast: There was Arizona Robbins (Jessica Capshaw) and Teddy Altman (Kim Raver). There was also the group of rough-around-the-edges doctors who invaded Seattle Grace during the merger, though only April Kepner (Sarah Drew) and Jackson Avery (Jesse Williams) made it out of the tragic shooting alive. They have since been added as series regulars.
Audiences will get to know Jackson and April much better once they move in with Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) this season. Pompeo says Meredith and April, whose crush on Derek (Patrick Dempsey) proved nearly fatal, will bond this season — which may help audiences change their feelings toward April.
Shonda Rhimes: Grey's Anatomy docs all grown up in new season
"Meredith will accept April in order to get the audience to accept her," says Pompeo, who hopes Mer will be there to guide the new docs through their surgical residency.
"I feel like Meredith and Cristina [Sandra Oh] are much further along in their careers than April and Jackson," she continues. "The audience hasn't seen them go through as much training as they've seen us go through. I would love there to be a teaching element as opposed to them being our contemporaries."
Kim Raver took a break from dwelling on matters of love, as ‘Grey’s Anatomy’s Dr. Teddy Altman, to explore sobering questions about death in the Lifetime original movie ‘Bond Of Silence‘ (premiering Monday at 9/8c).
Inspired by the true story of Katy Hutchison, ‘Bond Of Silence’ stars Raver as a woman whose husband is mysteriously killed when he tries to quiet a teenager’s out-of-control New Year’s Eve party. As Raver’s character chips away at a “wall of silence” and unravels the truth behind the tragedy, she surprisingly decides to not crucify the guilty party but instead enlist him in a crusade to educate people on the danger of letting youths party hard sans supervision.
Reflecting on Hutchison’s mission of restorative justice, Raver says, “I don’t know many people who are able to go through something like that and forgive, and then go on this whole second journey.”
So powerful was Hutchison’s ability to turn the other cheek, “It’s gotten me to think about forgiveness in a different way, and I’m grateful for that,” says Raver. “In the purest form, she was able to overcome her tragedy for the greater good, and I respect that.”
Exactly a month from ‘Bond Of Silence’s premiere, Raver can be seen again scrubbing in as ‘Grey’s Anatomy’s Teddy, who – hear the chorus of angels sing – is done dogging fellow war vet Owen (played by Kevin McKidd) and instead en route to a new romance, with a grief counselor being played by James Tupper (’Men In Trees’). After all, as Raver notes of Tupper’s casting on ‘Grey’s,’ “If they’re handsome and hot, there’s going to be some action happening!”
While Raver appreciates how Teddy’s interference in the Owen/Cristina romance helped introduce her character with a bang, she recognizes that interlopers seldom win viewers over. “I’m glad that we’re not going to be playing the love triangle for two seasons,” she says. “For the fans, for us [the actors]… for everyone.”
Keck's Exclusives: One of These Grey's Couples Will Tie the Knot
A couple of weeks ago, I clued you in that a popular Grey's Anatomy couple would be getting engaged and married in the Sept. 23 season premiere. Sworn to secrecy, I could only reveal that the newlyweds-to-be were one of these three couplings: Callie and Arizona, Alex and Lexie or Owen and Cristina.
Astute fans that you are, most of you guessed correctly that either Calzona or Owen/Cristina would be the duo walking down the aisle. Now I can officially remove Alex and Lexie from the running. And in just one week — on the morning of Tuesday, August 31 — ABC is allowing us all to share the happy news with fans.
Below, are my exclusive quotes from the remaining contenders, to help you figure out who you'll be throwing your rice at.
Callie and Arizona? "The relationship takes the steps you take as you get deeper involved with someone," Sara Ramirez (Callie) told me on set. "But Callie's been married (to George), so that could pose an issue." Added Jessica Capshaw (Arizona), "I don't see Arizona entering into anything that's not ironclad."
Owen and Cristina? "They definitely take it to the next level," Kevin McKidd (Owen) teased on set between takes. "The wedding could easily be them." But Cristina will be dealing with post-traumatic stress — not a good time to go dress shopping. "They've been through a huge amount in two seasons," notes Kevin, "and I think Cristina felt burned by her last wedding [to Burke]."
Any more hints about the couple getting married on Grey's Anatomy? — Janelle ADAM: You'll find out soon enough. In the meantime, the second episode of the season will feature a near-proposal involving another fan-favorite couple (one half of which may or may not be pictured above). Before you reach for your Kleenex, though, ask yourself: Does this guy really want to get married?
Latina.com caught up with Grey’s Anatomy star Sara Ramirez to get exclusive insider dish on season seven of the medical drama (premiering Thursday, September 23rd). The smart and beautiful Mexican actress, 34, told us what’s coming up for her character, Callie Torres, why no relationship is ever perfect, and why she wouldn’t mind walking down the aisle—on TV.
Last season, Grey’s Anatomy ended with multiple cliffhangers—one of which was Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) agreeing to have a baby with Callie. Does Arizona keep her promise in the new season? I feel like the shooting in last season’s finale—which was well received by a lot of people—caused a lot of characters to make decisions about their lives and their partners. It will be interesting to see how those promises play out. I don’t know if Arizona jumped the gun—or if she really meant it that she’s going to have a kid with Callie. I don’t know if she wants to be with Callie forever.
Is there any chance that Callie and Arizona will enter into a domestic partnership? Callie has been married once before and I know that she promised her father that she would walk down the aisle in a wedding dress—if Arizona were into that. But I don’t know where Arizona’s at with the whole situation. I think Callie would be into that.
Do you personally want to see Callie walk down the aisle on Grey’s? I would like to see Callie with someone who is not just her lover, but also her friend—somebody who’s in it for the long haul. Right now Callie is with Arizona and I’m really happy that she’s found someone that she’s happy with, at the moment. I want Callie to ultimately be really happy with herself.
If Callie and Arizona have a kid on the show, do you think one of them would get pregnant or would they adopt a child? I’ve thought about that. I think adoption would be really interesting because it removes the whole sperm donor issue. Adoption is a global issue these days—it’s certainly current—and it’s encouraging for a lot of couples whether they’re straight or gay.
Is there any chance that Grey’s would introduce a new love interest to come between Callie and Arizona? Jessica and I have talked about this a lot. I think [Callie and Arizona] need conflict. I think they should bring in somebody else to threaten the relationship, because that happens all of the time in real life. Whether people are straight or gay, you know, crap happens! Conflict happens. People aren’t happy all of the time.
How do you think the fans would react to that? It’s a touchy subject. I know that there are many fans out there that feel represented and they are hungry for a lesbian or gay couple that is not dysfunctional, that is healthy, grounded and happy. On the flipside, that could be really boring to watch! [Laughs] Everybody’s really interested to see if Callie and Arizona are going to end up being the happy lesbian couple that nobody really pays attention to—because they’re happy in the corner. I hope they will continue to challenge the relationship because it’s more interesting and more real.
Question: Got any Grey’s Anatomy scoop concerning the Alex/Lexie/Mark triangle? —Maura Ausiello: Yep—said triangle no longer exists! “At the end of the season Alex was asking for Izzie,” Shonda Rhimes reminds me. “It’s really hard to feel like there’s a love triangle going on if the man Lexie loves is clearly asking for another woman. And she’s very clear on that by the time the [season premiere] is over.”
Frances Conroy who played matriarch Ruth Fisher on HBO's Six Feet Under, has been cast on Grey's Ana Frances Conroy, who played matriarch Ruth Fisher on HBO's Six Feet Under, has been cast on Grey's Anatomy in a role that sounds perfectly suited for this Golden Globe winner's dramatic and comedic talents. Frances will guest star as a patient named Eleanor who blacks out. But that's not the fun part. Grey's creator Shonda Rhimes tells me Eleanor claims she blacked out right around the time she raced into a Laundromat and caught her naughty husband folding another woman's panties. Don't you just hate when that happens?
"Whether or not she really blacked out is an issue," says Rhimes. Hmm... Might Frances' vindictive character have sent her husband six feet under? That'll be for Detectives Grey and Yang to investigate. Apparently all those Cagney & Lacey reruns I've been watching have gotten the best of my imagination.
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stormtrooper68: Hello, everyone. anybody else spotted the mistake in episode 13 of Journeyman. Happens during the dance scene.
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veroni: My name is veronica and I am from South Africa. On which date will Grays Anatomy Season 11 debuted in Norway. No one else detected the slip-up in scene 13 of Journeyman. Occurs amid the move scene.comfortable mattress.
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