The Cast of 'Grey's Anatomy' Scrubs in and Comes Clean
Season two sure had plenty of romance. Meredith hooked up with George, Dr. McDreamy and a vet named Finn. George moved on with Callie, Izzy ditched Alex for a patient named Denny and Christina settled down with Dr. Burke.
With all these hookups and breakups, when do the hot docs find time to practice medicine?
Don't worry, there were plenty of engrossing medical scenes in season two, including the explosive two-part bomb episode that aired post-Super Bowl and made the show a ratings juggernaut. Enough so that this season, 'Grey's' is now up against 'CSI' on Thursdays at 9PM.
In interviews with AOL Television editor Sean Doorly, the men and women of Seattle Grace chatted about their most difficult moments from season two, what they admire about their characters and their thoughts on why the show is so popular. Read on, then check out season two on DVD to see what you have been missing.
What do you admire
most about your character?
James Pickens Jr. (Dr. Richard Webber): Hes incredibly human. I think he is so human that he has to fight not to let that humanness get in the way of what he does. He is flawed like everyone else in the cast, but at the end of the day, his mission is to turn out the best surgeons he can. If he has to kick butt hell do it, but he has special affection for all of them. He wants to see them all succeed. But at the end of the day, after all the anxiety attacks, hes able to land squarely on his feet and ready to greet the next day.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Denny Duquette): Hes a real stand-up guy. Hes sick and he has a sense of humor through all of it. I was always amazed at the sense of humor he had even on the worst days. I admired him for that. I would like to be Denny. I strive to be Denny, without the heart condition.
What was the most
difficult moment for your character in season 2?
Chandra Wilson: Wow, thats huge question! You know Bailey would say, "Oh giving birth, but no, it wasnt that -- that was OK." But it's fun to play crazy. There was an episode not long ago, where Bailey didnt have child care that day, so she just showed up to work anyway and had to pass the baby off to Christina.
Isaiah Washington (Dr. Preston Burke): I think for all of us it was very difficult shooting the Super Bowl episode only because of the intensity of what we all had to portray as if this was literally last day of your life. The pressure of knowing that were going to get our shot win lose or draw. Hoping that we come up to the plate, to the bat, and apparently, we knocked it out of the park. And that is the one episode I would like to see uncut, because I know a lot was taken out of each part. So I would be curious to see all of it.
Justin Chambers (Dr. Alex Karev): I think Alex is coming to terms with love. He cant go that deep, it just hurts too much. So his way is to get laid as much as he can. It makes him an interesting character to play because hes got a lot of demons, but he tries to play it cool and stoic. As you watch the show, as with all these characters, the more you mess with them, the more interesting they become.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan: I think it was probably my last day at work. I like the character, I like the people and I really didnt want to die.
Kate Burton (Ellis Grey): I think the two difficult moments are the two moments of recognition. One is where Im kissing Richard and then I pull back and realize this is not right. The other is when I recognize my daughter after giving her such an incredibly hard time and then I recognize her as a woman and not as a little girl.
What was your favorite
moment from last season?
What do you think
makes the show so popular?
Justin Chambers Justin Chambers: I think a lot of interesting things make this show work such as diversity in the cast. Its a "dramedy" -- theres a lot of fun and a lot of sadness when you have life and death like it is in a hospital. You do have a lot of room for great drama. And the style that [show creator] Shonda Rhimes has brought to the show and the actors are just wonderful. Its just a good hour of television. The audience showed up, the critics responded and well just keep doing it. We let people forget their problems for an hour and they can just watch our problems.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan: I just think the writing is so good. The writers have created characters that are very real to all of us. I was a big fan of the show before I was even on it and I thought then the characters all have great stories. Its real people. Its not a procedural show, you actually get to know these people and invest feelings in them. So I think thats what makes things stand out.
Chandra Wilson What
are you looking forward to in season three?
James Pickens Jr.: I think more of the same. Hopefully, if they stay on the same path they have for the last two seasons -- great writing, making it sexy, making it provocative and making it most of all entertaining. Keeping that same voice that audiences have been listening to and responding with and the same faces that they connect with, I think well be fine.
How is your character
different from you personally?
What do you hope
happens to your character by the series finale years from now?
How do you prepare
for the role?
Do you prefer television
or the theater?