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Directed by Cast Member: Kevin McKidd and Chandra Wilson have both spent time behind the camera.
There were originally four core interns, but producers felt that another male intern should be added. Enter Alex, who had to be both digitally added to the pilot and required new scenes to be filmed. Considering Alex is one of the most beloved characters on the show, it is an example of this trope turning out well.
Budget cuts for Season 9 were partly to blame for the loss of three regular characters.
Hey, It's That Girl!: Before she went to med school, Erica was kidnapped by a serial killer who wanted to
turn her into a woman suit?? Lexie Grey cleaned up nicely. I mean... she used to ... have a ponytail... and... glasses... and... those paint-covered overalls!!!
And before she was an Insufferable Genius doctor, Cristina was an Insufferable Genius personal assistant to a Small Name, Big Ego sports agent...
Calli was a hooker in a blue dress and blonde wig that was questioned by Benson and Stabler.
Meredith dated G. Callen...who was a vet before becoming a Navy cop.
Izzie is actually an alien...
Who was also named Izzie and in love with another guy named Alex, no less!
Alex used to be a diabetic detective in Philly.
And, as it turns out Jesus is just alright with Devo, the Orthodox Jew who gets a cow valve for her failing heart in season 1. Her name is Madeline Zima.
Before joining the US army (and I mean a little over 2000 years before) Owen Hunt was a centurion of Caesar's 13th legion.
Lord John Marbury and Zoey Bartlet also show up in consecutive episodes.
Both of Amy Abbott's best friends from Everwood show up as residents when the merger takes place.
Meredith used to make out with Chandler. Like, a lot.
Who knew that Arizona already had a kid, with Booth?
Not to mention that Gary Clark was previously in charge of protecting President Bartlett, not shooting people.
In addition the Chief was the Mayor of DC on The West Wing.
April Kepner has come a long way since her days in the Fashion Club...
She also played a killer on .
Castle And let's not forget her turn as Hannah on Everwood
Hey, It's Richard Gilmore, Mrs. Kim and Paris Geller!
Dylan Young is the Identical Grandson of 1930's film star, Bruce Baxter.
And now Owen is possibly cheating on Cristina with... River Tam?? (Well, okay, we can't blame him for that, but still.)
Smash went to medical school.
Mr. Feeny (aka William Daniels) moved to Minnesota and became a cardiothoratic surgeon. Or was it gifted heart surgeon Dr. Mark Craig?
Brian Kinney is a white supremacist.
Mac is now a medical intern.
Peyton Sawyer (Hilarie Burton) moved to Seattle and became a craniofacial specialist.
J August Richards ( ) plays a younger version of Dr. Webber.
Angel Hey, It's That Voice!:
I Knew It: Before season 9 even aired, everyone was saying that the return of Richard's wife Adele would be her last.
Name's the Same: Mark Sloan shares a name with another TV doctor, Dick Van Dyke's character on .
Diagnosis: Murder What Could Have Been: Ellen Pompeo revealed that the producers wanted to couple Meredith with Burke, and that Isaiah Washington's disappointment after this idea was scrapped contributed to off-screen tension (that eventually ended up getting him fired).