Bad Romance #10 Owen and Cristina, Grey’s Anatomy No matter how passionate these two can be, it will never work. He has too much emotional baggage and she’s too invested in her career. Hot, fiery love can only make a relationship work for so long, but it always burns out in the end.
James Tupper was called McTreemy back when he was on "Men in Trees," which was an homage to "Grey's Anatomy" hunk Patrick Dempsey, whose character is called McDreamy. Now Tupper is actually checking into Seattle Grace as a trauma counselor, who will try to help the staff get back to their lives after the shooting spree in the explosive finale that left several dead.
"It's about trying to get them to be reflective ... how to get them to be rational and how to get them to understand what happened to them -- and get them back on their feet," Tupper tells ET.
Chyler Leigh, who plays Lexie Grey, aka "little Grey," says, "Lexie doesn't do well and ends up having to be committed to psych for a complete nervous breakdown."
"Grey's Anatomy," premiering Sept. 23 at 9 p.m. on ABC, isn't the only show with cast changes.
Grey’s Anatomy delivered one of the most intense season finales in recent television history this past May, leaving a lot of questions to be answered when the show returns in September. We caught up with Kim Raver, who plays Dr. Teddy Altman, and she got us up to speed on the events that transpired in the finale and what to expect from the show’s new season. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR BELOW TO HEAR KIM RAVER)
If you thought that April's (Sarah Drew) crush on Derek (Patrick Dempsey) was the most annoying thing about "Grey's Anatomy" last season, you aren't alone. Luckily, Drew promises that the Mercy West intern is done fawning over her boss, for good.
"No, she's totally over it," Drew tells Zap2it. "She's moved on. I think almost getting him shot did a number on her. Plus, she witnessed Meredith's miscarriage and had a real moment with her, when Meredith was telling her about how much she loved Derek. April was definitely rattled out of the whole hopeless puppy love thing."
The events of the Season 6 finale rattled the cast just as much as the viewers. "You should've been there when we first read the script!" Drew says. "Shonda [Rimes] didn't let us read it before or flip through it or anything. We just did a cold reading, all of us together. She wanted us to get the full impact. People were gasping and screaming at the table."
Drew hopes that despite the shooting startling her character out of her McDreamy obsession, April won't be alone for long. "When April was talking to the shooter, she said 'I've never been loved,'" Drew recalls. "I'd really like her to fall in love for the first time this season. It'd be nice to have something innocent and tender. You know, 'Grey's Anatomy' is a show with all this incredibly hot sex all over the place - I'd love for April's story to be sweet. I want to see her blossom."
Does Drew have any sexy co-stars in mind to play her love interest? "I don't care who it is!" she laughs. "I just think there could be something really beautiful in that story. I got to explore first love a little bit on 'Everwood,' but it's got a little more depth when you're older and in this intense situation."
Before she can fall in love, though, April (and the rest of the Seattle Grace gang) will have to get past the gatekeeper... also known as the grief counselor. James Tupper has booked an arc as Andrew Perkins, who has to approve all of the doctors before they can return to their regular surgical duties.
"It's going to surprise you," Drew says. "People who you'd think would be eager to get back to work aren't going to want to go back to surgery. The hospital's still running in the background. It didn't shut down at all. Some people will get back to work quickly; for others it'll take longer. There are a few people who try to fake their way through counseling to get back to work, even though they're not ready."
The Sept 23 season premiere will catch up to the doctors several weeks after the traumatic events of the finale. "There will be flashbacks to just days after the shooting," she assures us. "You'll see where everyone is and how they got there. You know, the trauma effects different people in different ways. Everyone is handling things at a different pace; everyone has different coping methods."
After being terrorized by a crazed gunman (and off-camera, by unhappy costars who have since left the show), the docs of Seattle Grace-Mercy West Hospital are healed and happy once again. I can genuinely report that the same happiness and gratitude exist on the Grey's Anatomy set, where I was the first reporter invited to get the scoop on Season 7.
Derek Steps Down as Chief
In the September 23 premiere, scenes will flash back to post-trauma therapy sessions held a few weeks after the shootings, then jump ahead about two months. Derek (Patrick Dempsey) is released from the hospital, still unaware of Meredith's pregnancy and miscarriage. "I think he'll be devastated," says Patrick. "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 still in mourning over the loss of the staffers [in the shoot-out] 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 Guy
With the Owen/Cristina/Teddy love triangle over, Teddy (Kim Raver) won't waste any time cuddling up to the hospital's new trauma counselor, Dr. Andrew Perkins (James Tupper). "I make out with him in Episode 1," says a tickled Kim. "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." They Do! But Who?
One of these couples gets engaged and married in the premiere. Try to figure out who, based on these clues from the cast. And look for at least one or two of the parents of the betrothed to turn up for the nuptials.
Callie and Arizona?
"The relationship takes the steps you take as you get deeper involved with someone," hints Sara Ramirez (Callie). "But Callie's been married, so that could pose an issue." Adds Jessica Capshaw (Arizona), "I don't see Arizona entering into anything that's not ironclad." Alex and Lexie?
Lexie suffered a breakdown and big sis 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're hardly a couple ready for marriage, though Justin says Alex would marry Lexie if he "knocked her up."
Owen and Cristina? "They definitely take it to the next level," teases Kevin McKidd (Owen). "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]."
Kim Raver has hinted that she will have a new romance on the next season of Grey's Anatomy.
The actress told The TV Addict that the love triangle between Owen (Kevin McKidd), Cristina (Sandra Oh) and her character Teddy is over now.
"I'm happy to report that things change very quickly on Grey's Anatomy," she said. "And while I don't want to say too much - for fear of losing my job - the love triangle seems to be over in the first couple of episodes.
"And while I'm very sad for Teddy, I think it will be nice to see her have her own life and romantic interest."
Raver added that Teddy may begin a relationship with James Tupper's character, trauma counsellor Andrew Perkins.
"There is something definitely happening with the wonderfully charming and handsome James Tupper," she said. "We'll just have to see. Something that I've talked to [creator] Shonda [Rhimes] about was the fact that while the love triangle was a great way to inject Teddy into this tightly knit group at Seattle Grace, I'm glad that we're not playing it out for two seasons."
Britney in New Orleans, La.: I'm excited for Grey's Anatomy to come back, especially after that crazy finale! Do you have any idea what's coming up for my new favorite regular, Jesse Williams?
Rejoice in the hotness that is Jesse becoming a full timer at Seattle Grace! (And the guy Sarah calls "McPretty.") As for his character's romantic life, he tells us that while he isn't exactly sure what lies ahead for him, he is "sure something will come up soon out of a shared experience we've all had." The shared experience he speaks of is of course the shooting, the crying, and all the whatnot and what have you from last season's finale. "People are more willing to expressing their feelings and they feel like that clock is ticking and time is precious, and it's time to be honest with each other," he says. Well said, sir.
Who is Avery going to be hookin’ up with on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ – Teddy, April, Lexie or Bailey? – miley1017 via Twitter
Well, Teddy is gonna be macking on James Tupper’s trauma counselor, Kim Raver told me, and Sarah Drew (aka April) doubts they would pair the two “new kids.” When it comes to Lexie (who, yes, is brunette again), I suggested to Jesse Williams that Little Grey’s dance card is a bit full with Mark and Alex. But he made a point of noting, “Jackson’s had some moments with her. He sometimes shows that he cares about her, so there’s chemistry there.” Your answer’s there, too, I reckon, Miley.
‘Grey’s Anatomy’s Sarah Drew Wants You To Like April This Season by Sara Bibel Aug 10th, 2010
‘Grey’s Anatomy’s’ April incurred a lot of viewer wrath last season. The hapless resident was responsible for both a patient’s death and the shooting of Dr. Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd. Next season, April will be back as a series regular. ‘Everwood‘ alumna Sarah Drew, who plays the insecure doctor, is looking forward to attempting the difficult task of winning over the audience. She revealed how the shooting spree that ended last season will impact Seattle Grace, why she likes playing the character everyone hates, and how she has transformed the ‘Grey’s set from a place where actors choke each other to a happy land of bake offs.
You play one polarizing character! She is polarizing! I love that about her.
Is it fun playing the person that the audience wants to punch in the face? It’s really fun to play it, but the people pleaser in me wants everybody to like me. The stuff that they’ve given me to do in the last season is not very likable. It also leaves room for her to blossom and change and grow. There have been scenes in the last three read throughs I had where I just go,”Oh,I love April.” She’s so misguided. She’s so awkward. I feel for her. I hope the audience comes to her side and starts to like her for all of her quirkiness.
How is she going to redeem herself? We’ll see relationships start to develop between her and some of the other key characters on the show. I think as the other characters warm to her, the audience will start to warm to her. She’s a really interesting character. She’s Type A. She’s neurotic. She is going to do whatever she can to be an incredible surgeon but she also deals with her insecurities by being passive aggressive and obnoxious but we all have some of those traits in us as human beings. So I find her entirely relatable. She’s not a hero. She’s human.
Is she going to continue to have her crush on Derek? No. That is over. I think what killed it was witnessing the miscarriage and that scene with Meredith goes on and on and on about how much she’s in love with Derek and Meredith grabs her hand. In that moment, you see them accepting each other and April also accepting the scenario. It’s very hard to be with someone that you almost got killed… What I love about [April] is she’s kind of clueless when it comes to that. She’s never been in love, she’s never been loved, and so she doesn’t know how it works at all.
Watch April on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’:
What is the fallout from the shooting spree? Our premiere starts off a few weeks after the shooting. We have the wonderful James Tupper playing our grief counselor. He basically is the gate keeper as to whether we are allowed into surgery again. We’ve all been dealing with the trauma in different ways. Some people are avoiding the sessions with him because they don’t want to deal with it, can’t even imagine going back into surgery. Some people are desperately trying to get back into surgery but are faking their way through it and he sees right through them.
What would you like to see April’s story be? April said in the finale, ‘I’ve never been loved.’ I want to see her fall in love for the first time and I want to see it be a really beautiful coming of age thing. I want it to be a really sweet story, as opposed to ripping each other’s clothes off in the on-call room, where some of those insecurities start to fall away.
Avery doesn’t have a love interest, either. I know, but… I can’t imagine them putting two new people together. Nobody’s going to care about that.
Who are your closest friends on the set? I’ve bonded with Chyler [Leigh] and Justin [Chambers] and with Sara [Ramirez]. Sara and I had a bake off in my trailer. Jesse and I have trailers that are a slightly older version of the trailers that they have. Our trailers have full ovens and stove tops. Sara got very jealous of my trailer, which is kind of hilarious. She was like, “I think we should do a bake off.” Then I was like,”Bring it on.” So we showed up one day to work in our aprons. Of course mine is a frilly, flowery thing and hers is hardcore black with skulls and roses and swords. She baked a key lime pie and I made a rum cake. We brought it to the crew. Everybody had a taste. It was fun. It raised the morale.
Who was declared the winner of the Bake Off? They were so different. It was like comparing apples and oranges. But I decided that she won because her pie went faster than my rum cake. But I also think that my rum cake, when you look at it you think it might be just a pound cake. It doesn’t look that interesting. Then you get like a wham, bam, thank you when you eat it because it’s full of rum.
You ‘Everwood’ alums are taking over ABC. Do you ever get together and talk about your success? Emily (VanCamp) and I have such a funny relationship. We will get together once every eight months and stay up all night drinking and talking and then I’ll have to crash at her place because I can’t drive. I’ll sneak out at six in the morning and then I won’t talk to her for the next few months. We joke about it: ‘When are we going to have another one night stand?’
“We’re going to have a night of weddings,” declares exec producer Shonda Rhimes of the back-to-back nuptials taking place on the Sept. 23 season premieres of her hit dramas Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice.
Although Rhimes prefers to keep the identity of the Grey’s bride and groom hush-hush(the photo to the left may or may not be a clue), the boss lady confirms TVGuide.com’s scoop that the altar-bound Private pair is Violet (Amy Brenneman) and Pete (Tim Daly).
“They have a child together, they’ve been through so much, they’ve known each other forever,” Rhimes explains. “It felt really natural to me that they would make the leap and get married.”
Reaction? Surprised it’s not Charlotte and Cooper? Who do you think is getting hitched on Grey’s? Hit the comments!
What's Cristina up to when Grey's Anatomy returns? — Jenni ADAM: She won't be great. While Cristina is usually the rock the other docs lean on, her reaction to the traumatic season finale rampage takes longer to sort out than some of the other surgeons. In fact, when she is finally cleared to go back into surgery, an accident in the OR freaks her out so much that she collapses into a sobbing mess on the floor.
Exclusive: Which GREY'S ANATOMY doc is getting his first nude scene? Memo to Jesse Williams: Get ready for your close-up… of your chest.
Grey’s Anatomy‘s exec producer Shonda Rhimes tells me that Seattle Grace’s newest Doc McHottie will be exposing more than just his hypnotic baby blues this season.
“We felt that having a shirtless Jackson Avery would be a benefit to society,” Rhimes coos, “so we’re going to see a little bit of that early on in the season.”
Although the boss lady declines to provide the context of Williams’ semi-nude scene, she concedes that the time has come for Avery to get his first love story. “We were saving him because he’s so pretty—we didn’t want to fire the gun too soon,” Rhimes says of Williams, who returns this season as a full-fledged series regular. “But I am feeling that we are going to have some good romance for him down the road.”
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Teases New Romance, Threat Of ‘Purgatory’ by Matt Webb Mitovich Aug 11th, 2010 | 2:17 PM | Comments 0
Now that Jesse Williams has been made a ‘Grey’s Anatomy‘ regular, with whom might they pair the very eligible Dr. Jackson Avery?
In this video Q&A with Fancast, Williams weighs the dashing doc’s many options – including a possible rekindling of that little “something” he shared with Cristina Yang (played by Sandra Oh) shortly after Mercy West merged with Seattle Grace.
“It could resurface,” Williams offers, noting that what Avery and Yang shared was not simply base desire for each other, but something deeper.
“It’s more of a parallel respect,” he says. “Even when he was trying to woo her, drunkenly at that party, it was about the work they had done that day.”
Williams also shares his take on which of SGH’s finest has been hit hard by the shocking events of the season finale, and reveals how everyone’s career now lies in the (assuredly rugged) hands of a trauma counselor being played by James Tupper (’Men In Trees’). “He can clear us for surgery, or keep us languishing kind of in purgatory,” says the actor.
‘Grey’s kicks off its seventh season on September 23.
You know how some shows like to drag out storylines for their core couples, and make a big deal about wedding proposals and such?
Well, this one is going to slap you upside the head with some surprising deliciousness, 'cause it's gonna come out of nowhere...
Sources confirm to me that a fan favorite couple (this may be an understatement) on a fan favorite series (again, this may be an understatement) will be planning a wedding in the coming season. And when it is revealed they are engaged, it will cause millions of viewers to audibly squeal. That's not a prediction, that's a fact. Here's what I can tell you:
* The couple is pictured above. (see link and yes O/C are there) (If you're reading this story on our mobile site, you best get to the regular E! Online pronto.) * They are loved by most—but not all—fans of that show. * They are not currently engaged. (So that should rule out one couple for you smarty-pants sleuths). * There won't be a big lead-up to the engagement as far as my sources know. It will be sprung on us.
Got any guesses? I bet you do...
So hit the comments section, STAT! And show me how smart you are.
Now, the fun part. While I can't come right out and name the couple who will be headed to the aisle this season, I won't leave you hanging: I will eliminate one couple from contention for every 500 new followers I get via Twitter. So tell your spoiler-loving amigos to start following me @kristindsantos, por favor! And make sure you are following me, too, because that's probably where I'll be axing couples from the list above.
Question: Your Grey’s Anatomy spoiler in last week’s AA freaked me out. Derek goes to jail?! Why?! I’m an earthquake survivor, have some compassion. —Fefy Ausiello: If I had a dime for every time an AA reader played the earthquake card I’d have a, er, dime. Props for the originality. Here’s your answer: Derek gets arrested for being a speed addict. “He’s doing a lot of speeding—in a car, not with drugs,” explains Grey’s EP Shonda Rhimes. “He’s on an exuberant high, that adrenaline rush that one gets after facing death and surviving. It’s something we hadn’t explored before—the idea that when something bad happens you go to a place of, ‘Now I can do anything.’ Meredith, however, sees his behavior as dangerous.” That’s one of two ticking time bombs hanging over the world’s first married-via-Post-it note couple this season. And the other? Two months have passed since Derek’s near-death experience and Mer has yet to tell him about the pregnancy and subsequent miscarriage. Yikes!
Question: Any scoop on Callie and Arizona on Grey’s Anatomy? Is the baby drama over and done with? —Jen Ausiello: The baby drama is over, but that doesn’t mean the stork will pay them a visit this fall. Explains Rhimes: “Will there be a baby right away? No. Will Callie’s turnaround [about having children] stick? Yes.”
Just when the doctors of Seattle Grace Mercy West are staring to get back to normal, they will receive a blast from the past reminding them of that horrible May day when a crazed gunman began killing doctors and nurses left and right.
Mandy Moore, so memorable in May’s two-part season finale, returns to Grey’s Anatomy in the sixth episode of its new season. Fans will recall Mandy’s character, Mary (or Bloody Mary as I like to think of her), was the unfortunate patient coping with a colostomy bag when fate called upon her to assist Bailey (Chandra Wilson) in a desperate struggle to save the life of gunned-down doc Charles Percy (Robert Baker).
No word yet if Mary’s cute hubby Bill (Cougar Town‘s Ryan Devlin) or her (not-nearly-as-cute) colostomy bag will be returning as well.
Post by blackorchid on Aug 15, 2010 16:12:57 GMT -5
LOS ANGELES — Call him Dr. McSwoon or Dr. McHeartthrob — but just keep calling him.
Good news for not-seen-enough McCanadian hunk James Tupper and his fans: It seems Tupper may be poised to become the newest hunk on the hit show Grey’s Anatomy, according to an ABC source.
Originally asked to guest star just one time as a trauma counsellor in the first episode of the upcoming season, Tupper heated up the camera so much that he was asked to stay on for the second episode … And the third.
“The camera is just eating him up and producers are very aware of his hunk factor,” the source said. “We’re hoping this might be just the beginning for James on Grey.”
Tupper — who first made TV-watching gals swoon as a scientist in Men in Trees, then as a doctor in the now-cancelled Mercy — was originally only cast to play trauma counsellor Dr. Andrew Perkins for the first episode of Grey’s Season 7. His character is sent in to soothe traumatized Seattle Grace Hospital staff after a psychotic sniper shot at half of them in the last season’s heart-pounding finale.
But once the rushes of the first episode came back, producers zeroed in on the “je ne sais quoi” sexy, intelligent, calm demeanour the Dartmouth, N.S., exudes and asked the writing staff to bring him back.
The initial episodes are being shown to focus groups and ABC executives. Whether viewers tune in or out will be considered the final factor once the first episode of the season airs Sept. 23.
“If James is as popular with the Grey audience as he is with producers, I think a regular slot could easily happen. Even if he’s not in all of the early episodes, it should be fairly easy to write him back in,” the source said.
The fact Tupper can go head to head with such darlings as Patrick Dempsey’s Dr. “McDreamy” Derek Shepherd and Eric Dane’s Dr. “McSteamy” Mark Sloane is no surprise to female fans who have been swooning over Tupper’s characters in Men in Trees and Mercy.
While there are many hot hunks in Grey’s stable, Dempsey’s character has become a lot less dreamy now that he’s turned into a rather ornery, put-upon hospital chief. Not to mention all the romantic drama and flirting that kept viewers tuned in is over since he was put in a stable marriage with Ellen Pompeo’s Meredith Grey.
As for Dane, who splits his acting time between Grey’s and its spinoff Private Practice, his personal reputation may have taken a bit of a hit this year with the surprise publication of a homemade sex tape.
Dr. Andrew Perkins may just be what the female staff at Seattle Grace ordered.
And what lucky gal would get him? Might it be the series’ second leading lady and fellow Canadian Sandra Oh? Let’s not forget, her relationship with trauma doc Kevin Kidd (who plays Owen Hunt) has been a little dodgy since his old girlfriend came back to town.
Although I’m not privy to anything in the script, I have been told that Tupper — married to actress Anne Heche, whom he met while filming Men in Trees in Vancouver — and Oh do hang out during breaks.
“They’re comfortable together, they do pal around.Maybe it’s the Canadian thing,” joked the source. “Rehearsing lines that have ‘about’ and trying to sound American?”
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