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Is Dr. Blake Returning to ‘Grey’s Anatomy’?

Greys Anatomy fans have had one question since Season 13 started — and that’s will Dr. Blake return to the show?

Dr. Penny Blake — portrayed by actress Samantha Sloyan — came onto the popular medical drama during its eleventh season. Yes, she’s the one who (unintentionally) killed Dr. Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) after his horrific car crash.

Much to Dr. Meredith Grey’s (played by Ellen Pompeo) surprise, Blake returned during Season 12 as a doctor at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital, as well as Dr. Callie Torres’ girlfriend (portrayed by Sara Ramirez). Sara also left the show after 10 seasons in May 2016. Could Sara’s abrupt exit be the reason why Samantha lost her gig on the show?

After just a 20 episode run, TV Line reports Blake will not be coming back to the show this season, however, it’s unclear whether or not she’s gone for good. Blake joins the plethora of characters who never made it far on the show including Dr. Ryan Spalding, Dr. Charles Percy, Nurse Tyler, and more.

Shortly after Blake somehow won over Meredith after the debacle with her husband, the show’s writer, Shonda Rhimes, dropped the bombshell that she and Callie would be moving across the country with Callie and her ex Dr. Arizona Robbins’ (Jessica Capshaw) young daughter, Sofia.

However, there’s no guarantee Penny (and even Callie) won’t potentially be making a cameo in the future for visits in Seattle with Dr. Arizona Robbins. That would be so sad if we never got to see Arizona with Sofia again!

Since her stint on Grey’s, Samantha has appeared on Cat Killer and Maggie. Prior to her role in the long-running show, she also appeared on a few episodes of Shonda’s other Thursday night ABC hit Scandal.

Here’s hoping we get to see more of Dr. Penny Blake in the future!

Source: Closer Weekly

Grey’s Anatomy’s Kevin McKidd: Arizona’s Bad Day in Court, Trouble for Callie and Penny, and a Finale ‘Payoff’

n one sense, Thursday’s Grey’s Anatomy (8/7c, ABC) will feel less like a regular episode of the series that we all know and love, and more like a standalone movie, says Kevin McKidd, who not only plays Owen but directed the hour. “Since most of it takes place in the courthouse, it’s kind of like a really wonderful courtroom drama, like Kramer vs. Kramer.”

In another sense, “Mama Tried” will probably feel a whole lot like classic Grey’s, since the stakes are as high as they’ve ever been in the OR. As McKidd notes, in fighting for custody of daughter Sofia, “Callie and Arizona are fighting for their lives, in a sense.” Here, he previews for TVLine “the very emotional and heart-wrenching” installment that will decide the fates of Sofia and her mothers… and possibly Penny, too.

TVLINE | What was the mood on the set like while working on this episode?
Intense. It was intense to shoot, and I think it’s going to be really intense to watch. I think people are going to really respond to it. It’s very emotional, very powerful. I mean, to fight over the custody of a child, for a parent, is probably one of the most [difficult] things they could have to do. Plus, the audience loves Callie. The audience loves Arizona. We want them both to be okay.

TVLINE | And obviously, they can’t both come out of this okay. Even their friends can’t, right?
Yeah, that’s the hard thing for all [the rest] of our characters. We’re all asked to give testimony for the person we believe should have custody. It’s really tough when you have to pick a side like that, and that’s part of the reason why it’s such an intense episode. Everybody gets cross-examined, and some people do better under that pressure than others. It really puts Callie and Penny’s relationship to the test when Penny testifies, and affects their relationship going forward in a big way. The testimony that Penny gives… she does her best for Callie, but it doesn’t go as planned, and that causes problems.

TVLINE | Is there ever a moment when Callie and Arizona are like, “What are we doing? Let’s work this out”?
They do try to connect at a certain point, but the lawyers get in there and do their lawyering thing and cause damage, so [the ex-wives’] interaction is very charged. There are a lot of hurt feelings. They try to stay civil, but it’s hard when things get thrown at you by a lawyer. Arizona especially, I think, really feels hard done in the courtroom.

TVLINE | Is there any sign, any hint at all, of the love that they used to feel for each other?
There is. They both in a way come to a point where they can acknowledge the relationship that existed. In spite of the hurt feelings, they try to reach a higher ground and respect the [past]. But it’s hard when there are hurt feelings in the heat of the moment to really follow through on that.

TVLINE | And when the heat of the moment has cooled?
After this episode, the aftermath plays out in a really interesting way in the lead-up to the finale. It gets pretty hairy in this episode. There is animosity. It’s not all fluffy and pretty and nice. There are really intense, complicated emotions flying around. But there’s a really beautiful payoff in the finale connected to this.
So, who are you hoping will wind up with custody of Sofia? And do you think Callie and Penny’s relationship can bounce back? Hit the comments!

Source: TV Line