Kim Raver to Join Cast of Grey's Anatomy

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Grey’s Anatomy has enlisted former 24 and Lipstick Jungle actress Kim Raver to throw a wrench into Owen and Cristina’s burgeoning romance, according to reports.

Kim will be joining the hit medical drama in its sixth season as a new SGH surgeon as well as a possible love interest for Kevin McKidd’s character, Dr. Owen Hunt.

This coincides with the Grey's Anatomy spoilers we've read that someone from Owen's past may appear to reveal that the hot trauma doc's closet has skeletons.

“Someone comes to the hospital that he was connected to in his past, not his ex-fiancée, but it’s somebody we didn’t expect,” the actor said in a recent interview.

“I think it could get a little tricky, to say the least, but also exciting and interesting," he added. "Hopefully it will bring [Owen and Cristina] closer in the long run.”

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Raver’s role is recurring and she will debut on November 12. In addition, EW reports this morning that Katherine Heigl (Izzie) will begin her string of five non-consecutive missed episodes following a traumatic event in next week's episode.

Meanwhile, Ellen Pompeo's Meredith is not going to miss any episodes due to her maternity leave, however we will see less of her beginning next week as well.

There will apparently be a plot line to explain this as well.

Who do you think Kim Raver is playing and now does she know Owen? Are you excited for the new blood on Grey's this year or do you just miss the old days?

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Grey's Anatomy Quotes

[narrating] "At the end of the day, when it comes down to it, all we really want is to be close to somebody. So this thing where we all keep our distance and pretend not to care about each other, it's usually a load of bull. So we pick and choose who we want to remain close to, and once we've chosen those people, we tend to stick close by. No matter how much we hurt them. The people that are still with you at the end of the day, those are the ones worth keeping. And sure, sometimes close can be too close. But sometimes, that invasion of personal space, it can be exactly what you need."

MEREDITH

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)