Episode 4.02: Love/Addiction
Airdate: October 4, 2007
The residents and interns treat the victims of a massive explosion at an apartment building, while Alex investigates the cause of the accident, Mama Burke returns to collect her son’s things just as Cristina trades her wedding presents in exchange for surgeries, Lexie tries to have a heart-to-heart with an unwilling Meredith, and while Callie is overwhelmed with her duties as Chief Resident, Bailey searches for an outlet for her pent-up leadership skills.
Since Burke’s never coming back, Shonda Rhimes went and got the next best thing: his mama! Diahann Carroll’s returning in this season’s second episode when she shows up at Seattle Grace to get that choker back from Cristina. Needless to say, her return is shocking – and potentially clarifying – for Yang. The entire episode should be hiliarous.
Tony winner Ben Vereen will make an appearance in the second episode of Season as a patient at Seattle Grace. “I was exposed to a fire in my apartment and I come in as a burn victim. I’m a wise, old guy who is the neighbor of a family he’s adopted who has a terrible misfortune.” Vereen’s character discovers that his surrogate family ran a drug laboratory at home when they all wind up in the hospital after an explosion. “He’s crushed because he’s a very lonely man,” says the actor. “Mark and Izzie are taking care of him and Callie comes in so I deal with those characters.”
A woman, Marla, wakes up in the hospital not knowing how and why she got there. It turns out that Marla fell asleep with a cigarette in her hand, starting a fire in her living room. Marla sustained injuries to her abdomen. Her husband is okay but her son suffered extensive burns. There are also other patients in the hospital who were affected by the fire Marla set. One patient warns a female doctor to start to date in order to not end up alone at 70 like he is. Another burn patient panics while at the hospital and admits that the life he is now living is not what he wanted. Source: SpoilerFix.com
The show is currently looking for a male in his 50s to play an older doctor. It could be a recurring character.
Credit: SpoilerFix.com, ABC, Ask Ausiello @ TV Guide, TV Squad, TV Guide Online
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