"Six Days" Pictures & Spoilers: "Grey's Anatomy" 2-Part Episode Begins January 11
ABC has delayed the return of its Thursday night blockbuster "Grey's Anatomy" for one week. On January 11, the network will air part one of a special two-part episode entitled "Six Days" which is then scheduled to conclude the following week.
George O'Malley's (T.R. Knight) family returns and Meredith's (Ellen Pompeo) father makes an appearance on an episode so huge Shonda Rhimes and her writing team decided to expand it to 2 hours (#311 and #312).
ABC will air the second part of the episode a week later, on January 18. For those who happen to miss the original broadcast, the network will repeat the episode, also in two installments, on Friday January 12 and 19 at 8:00 PM, respectively.
In the episode, after a successful operation on his heart, George's father undergoes surgery for his cancer and Thatcher Grey visits Seattle Grace in order to see his new granddaughter. Also, Derek (Patrick Dempsey) appears to have problems sleeping soundly.
According to spoilers from TV Guide, Izzy (Katherine Heigl) will finally deposit her fat check in this episode. The act will however cause her to suffer an emotional breakdown at the bank as she passes what is left of Denny to the teller.
Finally, the above image taken from the January 11 episode promises sparks to fly as Alex clashes with Dr. Sloan and Addison Shepherd, the woman who is rumored to be Alex's romantic (or is it purely sexual?) interest in the upcoming episodes, steps in to intervene. Steamy!
The drama was originally supposed to return on January 4. Instead, ABC will rerun that night the final two episodes that aired prior to December hiatus: "From a Whisper to a Scream" (#309) and "Don't Stand So Close To Me" (#3.10).
"Men In Trees" will be pre-emted on January 4 for one night only.
Later next week, cable channel "Lifetime" begins the drama's off-network run on January 7, starting with the pilot episode. The first season of "Grey's Anatomy" will then air every Sunday this winter at 11:00 PM.