In anticipation of the Grey’s Anatomy spin-off, fans have expressed a lot of concern over the shrinking base of characters, but new info from the spoiler scene has brought some very interesting information regarding some new, challenging characters being brought on to Grey’s Anatomy to fill the void that Kate Walsh’s Dr. Montgomery will leave. We’ve hunted up some information on these new characters, and when you can expect to see them on Grey’s Anatomy. Beware, some spoilers are unavoidable.
The new characters will begin appearing as early as March 15th according to ABC themselves. In the official description for “Scars and Souvenirs”, ABC has the following to say.
The race for chief heats up after a new competitor enters the fray, tensions escalate between Izzie and George, and Callie must reveal a big secret. Meanwhile, Derek treats a patient near and dear to him, while Alex continues his work with Jane Doe. Shohreh Aghdashloo, James Gammon, and Roger Rees guest star.
Aghdashloo is going to be playing a patient named Helen Crawford. Fans may know her from “The Nativity Story”, and “X-Men: The Last Stand”. Roger Rees is likely to play the new competition for Chief as Collin, a British doctor, according to spoilerfix.
In the more distant future of Grey’s, there is a two hour episode which will be introducing the character to be played by Taye Diggs in the Grey’s Anatomy spinoff. In addition, that episode will also feature Hector Elizondo as Callie’s father. The episode, titled “My Greatest Mistake”, has not been given an airdate as of yet, but we’ll be sure to let you know. According to some sources, (spoilerfix again), the episode will be the season finale which is scheduled to air in late April or early May, around the same time the proposed Grey’s Anatomy spin-off will appear on the scene.