Updated Aug. 8, 2017, 8 a.m. PT: Grey’s Anatomy is making casting changes so quickly, we can hardly keep up.
In the latest announcement, Refinery29 reports that series regular Marika Dominczyk, who plays Dr. Eliza Minnick, won’t be returning for Season 14.
Fans who watched the end of the last season probably won’t be surprised. Eliza Minnick joined at the start of Season 13, and she came into Grey Sloan Memorial like a wrecking ball, pissing off pretty much every doctor (except Arizona, who she instead dated), and getting unceremoniously fired by Bailey in the season finale. At least Shonda Rhimes didn’t kill her, so the door is open for her to reappear later. Let’s all just hold out hope for that.
Grey’s Anatomy has some pretty big casting news for Season 14.
Glee star Matthew Morrison has revealed that he’ll be reprising his role from the end of Season 13 as Dr. Paul Stadler by returning as a series regular in the upcoming season. But Morrison is staying tight-lipped about the details, saying only that he has a “big role coming up.” What we do know is that there will be drama between Morrison’s character and Justin Chambers’ character, Alex Karev. They crossed paths briefly at the end of the 13th season, where it was revealed that Dr. Stadler is Jo’s abusive estranged husband, and if we know anything about Alex Karev, it’s that he fiercely defends the people he loves.
The show’s upcoming season will also welcome Timeless star Abigail Spencer as Owen’s sister, Megan Hunt. Megan was presumed to be dead, but the end of the Season 13 finale saw Owen anxiously awaiting her arrival to Seattle. She was previously played by Bridget Regan, who was unable to take the recurring role due to her commitment to TNT’s Last Ship. She did congratulate Spencer on landing the role, though.
— Bridget Regan (@BridgetRegan) August 5, 2017
“Thanks for all the love guys! @abigailspencer is an incredible actor, tip top lady and will be a BRILLIANT Megan on #GreysAnatomy,” she wrote.
Season 14 of Grey’s Anatomy premieres with a two-hour episode on Thursday, Sept. 28.