Last month, “Grey’s Anatomy” kicked off its 10th season and on Oct. 10, the show will air its 200th episode. OTRC.com correspondent Chi-Lan Lieu caught up with a few of the cast members from the hit medical drama at a celebration for the 200th episode.
While most of the stars admitted they too are curious to see how Callie and Arizona’s drama plays out, they also revealed a few interesting bits of information about what will happen in the 200th episode and beyond.
Many of the cast members also talked about co-star Sandra Oh, who revealed in August that she will exit her role as Dr. Cristina Yang at the end of this season.
Check out five things we learned at the 200th episode party below and watch interviews with the show’s stars above.
1. The doctors have a little competition going at a gala to raise money for the hospital.
“The hospital is struggling, financially, because of this storm and the impact on the insurance claims. You know, they need money fast. These doctors have just bought this hospital and they’re out of money,” Kevin McKidd, who plays Dr. Owen Hunt, said. “So they decide, in their great wisdom, to throw a gala, but being doctors and not being like party organizers things go — take an interesting turn. So, it’s a really fun episode. It’s a big celebration of the show, as well as really fun.”
“Jackson [Jesse Williams] puts everybody, all the doctors, all the attendings, in competition with each other to raise the most money at the gala,” Sara Ramirez, who plays Dr. Callie Torres, said. “Whoever raises the most money gets a huge grant for the department and so Callie finds an interesting way to get sympathy — raise money through sympathy about Arizona — her situation with Arizona.”
2. The gala gives the interns a chance to take care of the hospital and they have “a lot of power” behind them this season.
“All of the interns are at the hospital, except for Jo [Camilla Luddington], so they’re actually taking care of the hospital while we’re at the fundraiser,” Ramirez said. “A lot of craziness ensues at the hospital as well as the fundraising gala.”
“I think the interns are really, really, uniquely directed this year,” Jessica Capshaw, who plays Dr. Arizona Robbins, said. “Like I felt like there’s a lot of power behind them. I think there’s a lot of charge and I think that they’re discovering who they are or the writers are this year. ”
3. Jo and Alex [Justin Chambers] will have communication problems and he gets a special visit.
“For Jo and Alex, it’s a lot of development in their relationship, kind of getting to know each other and communication seems to be one of their big problems,” Luddington said. “So, they have to learn to communicate and that’s something you see a lot at the beginning of this season.”
“The 200th episode. There is a gala and it’s a little bit crazy inside. Jo has been invited by Alex and he’s sort of ignoring her all night ’cause he doesn’t want to be there,” she added. “They kind of butt heads all evening and that’s where their communication problems come out, they realize, at that gala.”
Meanwhile, Chambers told Lieu, “They’ll be someone from Alex’s past visiting.”
4. Cristina’s relationships with Owen and Meredith [Ellen Pompeo] are complicated and exciting.
Oh said about her character’s relationship with Owen, “I don’t know what’s going to happen at the end of the season, I don’t know what’s going to happen with Christina, I don’t know what’s going to happen with she and Owen, but, I can say near the beginning part you’ll see, you know, certain consequences of the decision she’s making.”
McKidd added, “Cristina and Owen, are still — even though they’re not together, my gut tells me it’s still going to be complicated between them.”
Oh also said of Cristina’s relationship with Meredith, “Some really fantastic, I just think, so exciting stuff is going to go on with her friendship with Meredith. Yeah, very, very exciting. It’s been fantastic to play.”
5. There will be a more laughs this season.
“What’s really fun about this season is that there’s a lot of comedy. So, we’ve been just laughing like crazy at every table read and I love that the levity is coming back,” Sarah Drew, who plays Dr. April Kepner on the series, said. “You know, there’s still going to be a lot of intensity and a lot of drama, as there always is, but there’s gonna be a lot of laughs. So, that’s fun.”
She added about her character, “April, of course, is in the midst of this love mess, so we’ll see what happens with that.”
Source: On The Red Carpet
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