Grey’s Anatomy has signed up star Robert I Mesa as the show’s first Indigenous doctor.
The actor played the role of intern James Chee in the third episode of the current season, and he has now been bumped up to recurring cast member, Variety reports.
Chee was originally brought in as part of a new batch of interns at Grey Sloan, and was hazed by Tom Koracick (Greg Germann) and forced to do data entry, though discovered the reason it wasn’t working was because all the patients had died of COVID-19.
In other Grey’s news, the show recently brought back two more fan favourite characters for Meredith’s beach scenes – so if you’re yet to watch the latest ep, we’d advise you turn back now as there are major spoilers ahead.
Chyler Leigh (Lexie Grey) and Eric Dane (Mark Sloan) both returned for cameos last week, and it turns out that the former had to film her scenes remotely due to her commitments to Supergirl in Vancouver.
“Chyler was in Vancouver,” Dane explained. “So we had to work some magic. Chyler could get here but then she couldn’t get back to Canada. There was some greenscreen. There was a lot of me and Ellen.”
Their comebacks follow those of Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) and George O’Malley (TR Knight) as part of the storyline.