Grey's Anatomy Casts Bevy of Minor Roles

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Numerous sources report that a bevy of minor roles have been cast for the eighth season premiere of Grey's Anatomy, a two-hour episode slated to air September 22.

While the people may not be major players, some of the information here may shed light on some of the plot points in the upcoming installment of the medical drama.

Take a look at the casting descriptions here and see what you think:


Tara (daycare worker): Susan enters the daycare and is going to take Danny home. Tara tells her Danny has a visitor, and Susan sees John playing with Danny. Tara says that according to the pick-up infomation, Danny's mom has him tonight.

Nicky (7-year-old) and EMT: Dr. Smith performs mouth to mouth on Nicky in the ambulance. The EMT is assessing him. As Nicky struggles to breathe, Dr. Smith pulls out a scalpel and makes a long cut down the center of Nicky's chest and the boy gasps and wakes up. Dr. Smith tells him he had a big fall and tries to comfort the scared boy.

Jerry (Nicky's father): Dr. Smith works on him as he wakes up. Jerry asks about his son and Dr. Smith tells him that because of his severe injuries, they're going to take him to the OR immediately, and that he is one of the surgeons that's going to take care of Nicky. (Next scene) Jerry asks if Nicky is out of surgery, and Dr. Smith says he was about to check on that. (Next scene) Jerry asks about Nicky and Dr. Smith tells him they'll have to wait and see. Jerry wants to see him, but Dr. Smith says Nicky's still in recovery and he's not allowed to go in. Jerry says he can't believe this happened. They were walking down the street when Nicky ran off. How can he get through the day when one minute to the next, his child can -- Dr. Smith sees a wheelchair in the room and grabs it, telling Jerry to get in it, and that they'll figure something out so Jerry can see his son. And he pushes Jerry out of the room.

Logan (new intern): Dr. Smith sits next to a stack of paperwork when he is disturbed by a very new intern, Logan, who's looking around frantically and talking to no one in particular. He thinks his patient is coding but is not sure. Dr. Smith asks about the patient's rhythm, what the patient was doing when his eyes rolled back, etc, and Logan is unsure of his answers and is freaking out. The patient then looks like he's not breathing, and Dr. Smith diagnoses the patient wih tension pneumothorax and tells Logan to get the biggest needle he can find.

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I think Alex is working on Nicky and the Dr Smith involved will be Der, creating an interesting dynamic between Der and Alex.
I think Susan could be Mer and Der is with Zola in the hospital nursery.
Maybe Mer's been relegated to paper work for a while and she ends up saving the interns patient?


I love the SL being given away by all the extras who get involved in GA episodes. Hope these 'sides' continue to be on this site! The delightful babies that played Zola will have been growing up for the last three months. So is there gonna be a time jump to allow for this or will GA have filmed lots of the twins being held by MerDer to put in for S8??? But I do hope MerDerzola are a family together by the end of the double episode, I want a lot of McDreamy moments in S8 to help me get over MerDer leaving!


Actually daycare worker tells susan, danny has a visitor, then says according to the pickup info danny is with his mother tonight. I'm only assuming danny is with his mother because father didn't know so why would you put his name down for picking up rights. Maybe father has only just found out via the secret santa messages around the halls of the hospital lol.


@Aussie The description says the daycare worker informs "Susan" that it's her day to pick up "Danny" from the paperwork, so if it's something that's written out, it's likely at that point that Mer and Der have spoken and have some sort of custody agreement.


The more I think about the description the more i believe it's Susan, John, Danny is - Mer, Der and Zola.
Maybe Cristina tell's Derek via Meredith that the adoption was successful and Zola will be in the daycare centre as it's Mer's first day back at work post suspension. When Mer goes to collect Zola after work she see's Derek and Zola playing together which in turn forces them to talk to each other and hopefully the start of the reconcilation process, when Mer tells him the adoption is successful Zola is OUR'S and ask's him to come home as she misses him and still love's him. Then hopefully at the end of the episode it's Derek coming home from his self imposed "thinking" time.


Question: Got any Grey’s Anatomy scoop? — Val
Ausiello: As a matter of fact, now that production on Season 8 is just about to get underway (on Friday, to be specific), every day seems to bring a new tidbit. Today’s: The show is casting a new intern, and not one of those know-it-all can-do types, either. The rookie — male, by the way, and presumably hot — seems right from the start to be in over his pretty head.


I think Susan and John are MerDer and Danny is Zola. Dr. Smith is either Cristina or Teddy. Nicky and Jerry are the patinets and I'm not very sure about Logan. MerDer will get back together. I mean, c'mon. Shonda's not going to let all those MerDer storylines from the past seasons go to waste. And Chyler Leigh is seriously pissing me off. In the video of the interview posted here, it does seem that she wants Ellen to leave so she can be the "Grey". Though I think, she and Mark will get back together. As for the Calzona storylines, I'd like a little less. More on Cristina and Owen...they should get back together. And Alex needs a girl. I could care less about Jackson and April.


Ausiello says the new intern is male and hunky, but scatterbrained. And... @GreysbiggestfanMel222, last we've seen of Mark and Arizona there haven't been any problems. Not since Song Beneath A Song, there's no reason for it to be them.


I will guess that Susan,John and Danny will be MerDer and Zola. It can't be Mark,Callie,Arizona or Sofia's family because it sounds so strange for Susan and John.Or I might be agree with Lara...I hope Derek and Meredith will reconciled,there are no reason to break them up after all craps they had when through....


I don't think it would be Mark and Arizona since they live across the hall from each other and Callie wouldn't be setting up a visitation like that. As much as she is forging into this brave new world with Arizona, she is still very much traditional and would want Sofia to have Mark around a lot!

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