Michael Ausiello of Entertainment Weekly has some quality Grey's Anatomy spoilers and gossip in his weekly Q&A today. Give this a read and then comment away ...
Q: Is there any news as to whether Jessica Capshaw will be back on Grey's Anatomy next season?
A: Not only will she be back, she's finalizing a deal to become a full-fledged series regular! Holla if you're a lesbian!
Q: Will Meredith and Thatcher finally resolve their issues on Grey's Anatomy?
A: Not exactly. She, will, however reach a new understanding with the Chief. She even gives him a gift. A pretty major gift. A gift I have a hunch will play a big role next season (if the story is going where I think it's going).
Q: Can you give me some Grey's Anatomy scoop about Mer-Der? I'm tired of hearing about Izzie!
A: You're in luck! Sharon Lawrence, who guest stars this week as Izzie's trailer-trash mom, had some interesting things to say about working alongside Katherine Heigl...For starters, they didn't get a chance to speak to each other prior to rehearsing their first scene, which called for Lawrence to practically tackle Heigl in her hospital bed.
"The first thing I did was barge in and hug her," Lawrence explains with a laugh. "I could tell right away she was present and not guarded. We got to know each other as the day went on, because we would have time to talk about other things while we were waiting to work."
"It's an odd thing we do for a living. Sometimes you have to get close to somebody right away. That's why I was grateful for her openness and warmth, and it's because of that that we were able to make physical and emotional choices that really conveyed the intimacy these two had."
"She is such an honest and open actress. There is not an untrue bone in her body as an actor, and it made my job so easy."
Despite all the media attention focused on Katherine Heigl's uncertain Grey's Anatomy future, Lawrence insists she came into the job with no preconceived notions about her TV daughter.
"I would never judge a situation from the outside," she says.
"I've been around long enough to know that the outside does not have all the facts. All I care about is that the storyline is served well."