Get Ready For More McSteamy

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Eric Dane
"Well. This is awkward!"

ABC cleverly left Eric Dane off the opening credits for Thursday night's episode, "I Am a Tree," but the guest star definitely left a huge impression once again -- despite speaking only the one line above.

Reprising his role as plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Sloan, Dane made a surprise appearance at the end of the episode, when he was caught wearing nothing but a towel and a smile in the hotel room of Addison Shepherd (Kate Walsh) -- immediately after soon-to-be ex-husband Derek (Patrick Dempsey) came clean about his own affair.

So how does Dane, whose character became known as "McSteamy" last season -- a play on Dempsey's "McDreamy" -- stay in shape for those towel scenes?

"I go to the gym four times a week. When I am 60, I want to feel like I am 40. I lift weights and I have a really good trainer," he tells EW. "I eat whatever I get my hands on. You could bottle my metabolism and we would all be billionaires. I miss a meal, I lose five pounds."

Eric Dane, a.k.a. Dr. Mark
Dane, 34, was most recently seen in this summer's blockbuster X-Men: The Last Stand.

His extensive TV work includes a recurring role on Charmed, Vegas, the made-for-TV movie Helter Skelter, and as the lead on Gideon's Crossing.

In her blog, the episode's writer, Krista Vernoff, said eloquently, "I love me my McSteamy." She's not the only one -- as evidenced by our Round Table discussion and our latest poll.

We're looking forward to seeing how long Dr. Sloan sticks around Seattle Grace, and what his future with Addison holds.

Steve Marsi is the Managing Editor of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Google+ or email him here.

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Ohhh man.. This last episode where Addison is sitting on his lap saying she is trying very very hard to not think about him... All I can say is I would LOVE to have the chance to not think about him.. That man is MORE than hot!!

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i really do believe that mark is in love with addison....and he is SUPER HOT!! as long as he keeps addison away from derek i think he is GREAT

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Just read that Eric Dane is going to stay around...Yippie!!! for Dr McSteamy

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ohhh is it mcsteamy in here
or is it me cause when i saw him come out of the shower i paused it and starred

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I hope Dr. Sloan stays around a long time. I love his sense of humor and he really does seem to be in love with Addison. Mark and Addision have fire. Derek and Meredith smoke. I really like all four. (Burke and Cristina are still my favorite couple, however and I have hopes for Aex and Izzie.) Plus, with Preston, Derek, Alex, and George and now Mark there is a smorgesbord of handsomeness for the ladies to enjoy. Those fine blue scrubs could become a fashion trend. This show just keeps getting better and better both visually and in story line.

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oh gosh! i sure hope Dr. "McSteamy" Sloan stays on the show! it's gonna get realll interesting if he does .. i mean come on .. how could he NOT make something interesting! haha well .. we hope to see more of you mark!!

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