For 12 years the Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital has welcomed many a famous face with open arms.
Now the cast and crew of much-loved Grey’s Anatomy are preparing to welcome an Oscar winner—just not in the way you'd think.
Denzel Washington is expected to join the medical drama to for the ninth episode of season 12, E! News has confirmed, however there is a twist.
Denzel won’t be donning any ferry-boat covered scrub caps, or one of those less than flattering gowns either- he’s going to be directing instead.
The episode, which was written by Grey's head writer Stacy McKee, will begin filming later this month. It is scheduled to air during November sweeps in the US.
This is pretty much when the most epic of plot twists take place, so basically the time of year when all your TV-addict friends need you to respect their fragile emotions.
Especially when it comes to Grey’s.
The episode will mark Denzel’s first time directing for TV. He has directed two films: 2002's Antwone Fisher and 2007's The Great Debaters.
Denzel is joining the series as it's undergoing a bit of a renaissance.
The post-McDreamy episodes are set to explore Meredith’s life as a single mom and fans are dying to know if she’s going to be getting a new love interest.
Shonda Rhimes told E! News this summer that the love story isn't a current priority:
"Meredith is in a rebirth and she's evolving. I'm watching the character do what the character's doing and I'll see where it goes."