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Special Edition: Ask Ausiello about 'Grey's Anatomy'

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Tired of Grey’s Anatomy shanghaiing 80 percent of Ask Ausiello week in and week out? Or are you peeved that it’s not 100 percent? Well, I finally figured out how to make everyone happy… at least this week: Feast your eyes on this, a special, one-time-only edition of AA that focuses exclusively on Grey’s — or more specifically, on this week’s pivotal episode, which I have just seen.* Let’s get this Q&Grey’s started!

Question: How and when is Izzie’s “condition” on Grey’s going to be revealed? — Sarah
Officially, the dead-guy-sexing resident won’t be diagnosed for a few more weeks. Unofficially, however, we will get our first clue into what’s ailing her at the end of Thursday’s episode. There’s another twist, yes, but luckily, it’s one only an idiot wouldn’t see coming. Here’s a hint just for those special folks: Izzie isn’t anemic.

Question: Is Dr. Bailey going to take over as the head cardio surgeon? — Dee

Ausiello: While I can’t confirm that, I can confirm that she receives some potentially career-altering news.

Question: Do you have any Grey’s scoops? — Bryan

Ausiello: Thursday’s ep features one of the funniest, all-female group

hugs ever. Also, there’s a bawdy cafeteria scene that is so

quintessentially Grey’s that it reminded me how much I miss the good,

ol’ show. Oh, and did I mention the girl-on-girl action? ‘Cause there

is some!

Question: Anything new on Cristina and Owen? — Gaby

Ausiello: Lots of cheesy, slow-mo, piano-scored interludes will give

way to an emotional collapse that is either extremely moving or

ridiculously over the top. I haven’t made up my mind yet.

Question: Can you help a girl out and give us anything on Cristina and Hunt? — Erin

Ausiello: This may or may not shed light on the above spoiler, but this

week marks the arrival of Laura Allen (Dirt) as a woman from Owen’s


Question: It’s my birthday, so I wondered if I can have some delicious NCIS scoop? — Chris

Ausiello: Happy birthday, and… no. Sorry, this is a special edition

of Ask Ausiello that focuses solely on Grey’s Anatomy (see above for more). Check back on

Wednesday for the regular non-discriminatory AA. That may have what

you’re looking for. 

Question: My wife made me watch all five seasons of Grey’s Anatomy, and

I have to say I enjoyed every bit of it. My question is: Do you have an

update on T.R. Knight? Is he leaving? — Dennis

Ausiello: Nothing official’s been decided, but I suspect Thursday’s ep

may have been the straw that broke the underused actor’s back: George

is literally on screen for about 10 seconds.

Question: Any Mer/Der news you can share? — Lindsay

Ausiello: By the end of this week’s episode, I’m pretty sure everyone

in Seattle Grace (patients included) will have seen that damn ring except poor Meredith.

Thoughts on scoop above? And what do you make of this experimental AA

spin-off? Super-fun warm-up for Wednesday’s main event or an

unnecessary diversion that runs the risk of diluting the original?

Sound off below!

*The above statement does not preclude me from including Grey’s Anatomy questions and answers in this Wednesday’s Ask Ausiello.