Actor-director Debbie Allen has been cast in the upcoming season of Grey’s Anatomy, playing Catherine Avery. The move brings Allen out from behind the camera on Grey’s, where she’s previously directed two episodes of the show. She’ll lend some insight into Jackson’s family in the fifth episode of the eighth season, which premieres on Sept. 22.
Will Mark try to win Lexie back on Grey’s Anatomy? It seems not.
“With all the philandering over the past few seasons, people have forgotten or lost sight of the fact that Mark Sloan is one of the most-talented plastic surgeons in the country,” Eric Dane tells us. Still, things will get complicated when Mark mentors Jackson, as he once did Alex when he was dating Lexie. “It’s the same set of circumstances, so we’re going to find out if Sloan is a good teacher or not,” he says. “He sees that Lexie really likes Jackson and that Jackson is a good guy, so it’s more a situation that if you break her heart, I’ll break your face.