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Here’s some interesting info from HuffTV.

‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Neve Campbell Checks Into Seattle Grace To Save Derek’s Career

After last week’s big “Grey’s Anatomy” surprise, it looks like Derek (Patrick Dempsey) and Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) could actually be one step closer to a rare Shonda Rhimes show happily ever after — but there’s still the matter of his hand that needs fixing.

Callie (Sara Ramirez) and Jackson (Jesse Williams) have taken on the daunting task of researching new ways to fix Derek’s hand completely, and in this week’s episode, “Love Turns You Upside Down” (Thurs., Dec. 6 at 9 p.m. EST on ABC), we find out their solution: He’ll need to have nerves transplanted from a blood relative for the best shot at fully healing.

Paging the Shepherd sisters. We’ve met Amelia (“Private Practice’s” Caterina Scorsone), of course, and Nancy (Embeth Davidtz) popped up in Season 3, but there are two other Shepherd siblings we’ve yet to meet, and Neve Campbell is coming to Seattle Grace to play Lizzie, Derek’s match and only willing sibling.

HuffPost TV was on the “Grey’s Anatomy” set while Campbell was shooting Lizzie’s arrival at Seattle Grace this week and the big surgery next week. Read on to hear all about their complicated relationship from Campbell, Pompeo and Dempsey, as well as a bit about the procedure and the “funny” Shepherd family dynamics from Ramirez and Williams.

Meet Lizzie

Dempsey: “Yes, Meredith has brought one of my sisters to Seattle to give me her nerves to try and salvage my surgical career. He’s still recovering from the plane crash … there’s a lot of drama going on.”

Pompeo: “We’re trying to find the nerve for his hand, and he has all these sisters, but he has conflict with all of them. I can’t quite figure out why … well, except for that, on ‘Grey’s,’ everyone has to be conflicted for no reason. We just have to have conflict for conflict’s sake! [Laughs.] But for some reason, he has conflict with his sisters.”

Campbell: “Derek’s been having this issue with his nerves, and they realize that they need a family member’s nerves to replace his. So Meredith has brought me into the fold to help my brother out.”


Dempsey: “It’s nice having Neve on as my sister — she’s great to work with. I worked with her years ago, too, so it’s fun to see her again.”

Campbell: “It’s funny because we played sort of pseudo-love interests in ‘Scream’ years ago. [Laughs.] Not weird at all.”

The Procedure

Williams: “It’s Jackson and Callie handling the procedure — plastics and ortho. No pressure either … the most heralded surgeon in the history of this show, and I’ve got his surgical future in my hands. It’s a good way to get back on the horse and take it seriously as an attending now, I guess. You’re a big boy now, Jackson!”

Ramirez: “Callie’s choosing to focus her energy where she feels needed, where she feels appreciated, where she feels like she can actually help in some way, shape or form. However, it does prove to be a challenge. They were going to try to get a cadaver nerve, but that was getting harder and harder to find the right length of nerve, so they end up calling his sisters and the one that comes through is Lizzie. Neve Campbell is so sweet. So hopefully that works out, but of course, there are a lot of ups and down throughout the episode. It’s not that easy.”

(Source|Huffington Post)

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I’m excited about this storyline! It gives us another opportunity to see more of the Shepherd Family. The GA/PP crossover with Amelia gave us a little taste and from that I kinda felt like Derek didn’t really care for Amelia, I really want to see what the relationship is like with Lizzie.


  1. Can’t wait to meet Lizzie. I’m impressed that Meredith called them. Didn’t even think she met them. Would love to see more Shepherd’s on Grey’s! I would think grandma would like to meet Zola and the new Mcbaby to be (hopefully)!

    • @Vickie, they way she said hello mer sort of came across as they had met, or maybe not and she is just being catty lol.

  2. i think neve could make a good love interest for alex…well if ‘lizzie’ is moderately normal. :mrgreen: id like to see her stick around. i was excited for tina to be a regular, but she’s pretty much annoyingly boring thus far. i sure am excited for this storyline though! :lol:

  3. nevermind what i just said..izzie and lizzie…no. haha

  4. Callie and Derek were both frustrated in last episode, so I’m hoping this transplant idea will work, and hope that Callie and Jackson do the surgery…successfully. (Pardon my optimism. I momentarily forgot, this is Grey’s.)

  5. The sneak peak would seem to suggest that Lizzie isn’t a surgeon from the way she analysed the intern. Wouldn’t any surgeon be reluctent to loose a nerve?

    • @jules, yep that’s why i think she is a therapist, all because of the analysing