Kevin McKidd's Dr. Owen Hunt (that's "McArmy" to me) made his return to Grey's Anatomy in the most recent episode, but he's far from the only new doctor we'll be seeing around Seattle Grace this year. In fact, three female docs will be joining the cast in the coming weeks, staying for at least three episodes each — and possibly longer. Want to meet the newbies? Just
Played by Melissa George of Alias, Sadie makes her first appearance in the Nov. 13 episode of Grey's. She's an old friend of Meredith's and a new intern in Seattle who ruffles some feathers among Mere's resident friends. She's bisexual, and she's a character who likes to walk on the wild side. (Update: For the latest on that part of Sadie's story, check out this post.) She also has some big secret with Meredith. Huh, think they killed a guy? She'll be around for at least four episodes.
Dr. Virginia Dixon
Mary McDonnell of Battlestar Galactica steps in starting Nov. 13 as a cardiac surgeon who comes in to help fill the hole left by Preston Burke. (I thought that was Erica Hahn's job?) She's incredibly skilled in the OR, but socially, it's another story: She has Asperger's syndrome, which makes interacting with people a challenge. I'm curious to see how Grey's handles this character and issue; so far, McDonnell says there's no romance in Virginia's future, but that may depend on how long she sticks around. She's signed on for three episodes for now.
Dr. Arizona Robbins
What a name, huh? Starting later this season, Jessica Capshaw (of The L Word and The Practice) will join the Seattle Grace team as a pediatrician who "winds up butting heads with Dr. Bailey" when she's called to consult on a case. She's also signed on for three episodes, though the LA Times reports that could turn into more.
So, what do you think? Too many new characters — or just the right amount of fresh blood? And which character do you think has the best chance of sticking around long-term?