by Natalie Abrams • @NatalieAbrams
Posted October 26 2016 — 12:00 PM EDT
Marika Dominczyk will make her Grey’s Anatomy debut in the upcoming Nov. 3 episode — and EW has the exclusive first look.
EW can also now reveal who the Brothers & Sisters alum is playing: Eliza Minnick, a new consultant who puts all of the doctors on edge, especially once she starts stepping on toes in the OR. The question remains whether Eliza will also be a love interest for a Grey Sloan doc.
Dominczyk, who is also the real-life wife of Scandal star Scott Foley, joins a recent trio of actresses heading to Grey Sloan in a season where Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) is slated to get a love interest. Bridget Regan was recently tapped for an unspecified role, while Tessa Ferrer is reprising her role as Arizona’s former flame Leah.
As first revealed by EW, with Callie (Sara Ramirez) gone, Arizona will move on in the romantic department this season. “We’re absolutely going to see it,” executive producer Shonda Rhimes said. “I’m very excited to introduce a love interest for her, and to get to tell a story with her that lets her be who she is, and to see who she is post the relationships that she’s had.”
For her part, Capshaw is excited for Arizona’s fresh start. “I hope that she ends up getting into a relationship with someone who can feel really confident, totally full, funny, sexy, exciting, and excited,” she recently told EW. “There’s a lot of fertile ground for that to bloom in.”
Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.