All eyes are on Meredith and Derek as they continue to prepare for their looming wedding. But that's not all that's worth looking into, especially as Grey's Anatomy concludes its fifth season with a two-hour finale slated to air on May 14. According to Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello, series creator Shonda Rhimes has tapped Debra Mooney and Liza Weil for the highly anticipated season ender.
Mooney, known for her role on Everwood, most recently appeared on Eleventh Hour, ER, Cold Case, and Pushing Daisies. On the other hand, Weil is credited for her role as Paris Geller on Gilmore Girls, as well as her roles on The West Wing, The Adventures of Pete & Pete, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and ER. Weil also has ties to Rhimes' other show, Private Practice given that her real-life husband is cast member Paul Adelstein.
On Grey's Anatomy, Mooney will play the mother of Kevin McKidd's emotionally plagued character Owen, while Weil will appear as a cancer patient who crosses paths with Izzie.
Aside from her upcoming guest stint on Grey's Anatomy, Weil has also been cast in Mars, a film about the discovery of life on Mars which puts a robotic expedition and a manned mission in a race to the Red Planet, and Little Fish, Strange Pond, a crime comedy movie that features Matthew Modine, Lisa Brenner, Adam Baldwin and her husband Paul Adelstein.
Meanwhile, fans can catch the next new episode of Grey's Anatomy on Thursday, April 23 in which Izzie throws herself into planning Derek and Meredith's wedding while she goes through an aggressive cancer treatment. Hector Elizondo (Pretty Woman, Princess Diaries) and Amy Madigan (Field of Dreams, Carnivle) guest star for this episode.