‘Private Practice’ Crosses Over to ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ for Speed Surgery

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The doctors of Seattle Grace and Oceanside Medical are teaming up to save Rayanne Graff’s “My So Called Life.” All right, it’s actually A.J. Langer’s character Erica Warner, a single mother who has been battling a brain tumor all season on “Private Practice.” (Did you know that Langer is now Lady Langer and will one day be a Countess because she married a British nobleman? Maybe she and her former co-star Claire “Mrs. Hugh Dancy” Danes get together for tea and crumpets and talk about being married to hot English guys?)

Erica’s case has proven so complicated that Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) decides to travel to Seattle to consult with her brother Derek (Patrick Dempsey) On “Grey’s Anatomy.” She wants to perform a risky experimental surgery that must be completed in ninety seconds. He thinks it’s a bad idea. She thinks that he is underestimating her because she is a drug addict who recently relapsed. Watch the clip to hear Amelia explain why her addiction makes her a better doctor. Hey, it’s not like you need to be totally mentally stable to perform brain surgery. So the B-list Shepard gets support from the B-List Grey, Lexie (Chyler Leigh). It’s Team Unpopular Siblings!

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Grey’s viewers will have to tune in to “Private Practice” to find out if the surgery is successful. Erica seems understandably dubious about being a guinea pig in the clip above. If it works, maybe speed surgery will become a trend. It sure would be more convenient.

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