31 Jan 2012• • 8 Comments
More infos on Summer's role in Grey's Anatomy.
According to TvGuide Summer Glau will play a nurse.
She will be in episode 8.16 of Grey's Anatomy that will be called "If Only You Were Lonely" and will air February 23th at 9/8c on ABC .
Source ABC-Primetime Schedule
We hope to have more info soon.
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Message #2 | Blazius | 31 Jan 2012, 23:48 GMT
Summer would be able to do a perfect job playing a lead character too( I seriously recommend you to watch DHM, @Alex ) She is perfect for just about any role and thus she is perfect for an influental supporting role too( actually so perfect that she easily overshadows lead actors given she gets enough material and screentime to actually play) but she'd truly deserve more leading roles IMO because then she could finally show her true potential and wouldn't waste energy on overcoming the obstacles given by her position. Nobody cares for the leads once she gets to play anyway so why not save the effort?
Message #4 | chrisdvanne | 31 Jan 2012, 18:15 GMT
This is exactly what happened in Alphas!
At first, Summer Glau was another alpha-of-the-week, just like other actors were before her but the writers were smart enough to gave her character also an influence on the serialized part of the show : Skylar made the team, especially its boss Dr Rosen, realise that they were only "governement flunkies" and that the line between good and wrong was blurry. More, we thought Skylar was a villain before realising she was not in the last part of the episode.
Summer Glau was perfect at playing this subtil and plot-changing character.
Like you Alex, my hope is that Grey's Anatomy writers will also use Summer's ability to play engaging characters.
Message #5 | Alex | 31 Jan 2012, 16:39 GMT
Thanks for the update. As Chris says, there is a fighting chance she will come back. For what it is worth, I have only seen one full episode of GA but what struck me was how many doctors there were. Perhaps Summer's role will be a recurring one and it will be one that provides some type of support or a different view point than the main ensemble of doctors.
This is totally speculation but it does seem that Summer is always at her best when she is not necessarily the main character (such as Captain Mal or Sarah Connor) but she is an essential part of the story. As others have said, what always seems to happen is that people tend to become really attached to Summer's characters. She becomes a sort of outlier, that person outside the mainstream, who is critical to the story. River was not the captain, nor was she the pilot, but she did provide the motivation for the crew of Serenity doing what it did. Without her, there was no real story. She elevated the Serenity and its crew from a rogue smuggling operation to a major force of disruption which righted a great wrong.
OK, I am not expecting laser beams, CGI, or a big fight scene in GA but I do think she will become the focus for something important, something that is potentially disruptive and which will involve some sort of journey that we, the audience, will take with her character.
Message #7 | Alex | 01 Feb 2012, 04:12 GMT
Thanks for the recommendation Blazius. I have seen DHM once on YouTube and Summer did impress me. She played a complicated character and she was very good as the lead I thought. I am puzzled as to why she hasn't gotten more lead roles. She deserves this.