Tyne Daly Cast as Derek's Mother

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Here's a minor Grey's Anatomy spoiler / casting note in case you haven't heard about it yet - for the January 15 episode, "Sympathy for the Devil," Tyne Daly (Judging Amy, Cagney and Lacey) has been cast as Derek's mother! Wonder how that will go ...

Tyne Daly

In the episode, the mother of Derek (Patrick Dempsey) will meet Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) for the first time. Will this lead to some Mer-Der drama, which has been lacking? Elsewhere, Owen (Kevin McKidd) and Cristina (Sandra Oh) go on their first real date.

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Haven't his mother appeared already previously on the first season? she was a really mean doctor..


I love Tyne Daly, but damn! Talk about deer in headlights!


no wonder why the freeking episode is called " sympathy for the devil," SSSSCCCAAARRRYYY! ^^^^^^ * wink wink * ;)


I think Tyne Daly looks great. I hope she is the mama that Meredith never really had.


awww..! i cant wait for this episode. I think we'll see the mamas boy side of Derek and I would how Mer and Der's mom with interact. Will it create hott drama that we all miss bewteen Mer/Der???..


wow... that was one botched face lift.


this lady is scary


wonderfull, Derek's mom


She looks like Derek after 10 years.


Does anyone else see a very close resemblance with Callie?! Just scroll down from the main spoilers page and you'll see what i mean, the eyes, the headshape
LOL - dare i say it - derek & callie half-siblings? Now that would be weird.

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