9:10am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Grey's Anatomy': See Tessa Ferrer's Return to Action (Exclusive)
Paging Dr. Leah Murphy.
Tessa Ferrer is checking back in to Grey Sloan Memorial as the actress returns to Grey's Anatomy during Thursday's episode — and THR has the exclusive first look.
During "Roar," a familiar face — Ferrer's Murphy — returns to the hospital and throws many doctors for a loop (ahem, we're looking at you, Arizona).
Murphy was last seen in the season 10 finale. After joining the series as a recurring player in season nine, the actress was upped to regular in season 10. Her character was a love interest for Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) and was ultimately fired from the hospital after producers on the Shonda Rhimes medical drama opted not to renew Ferrer's contract. (She, along with Gaius Charles, were both let go at the end of season 10.)
Cut to season 13, and Capshaw's newly divorced Arizona is poised to get a new love interest after her ex-wife, Callie (Sara Ramirez), has moved across the country with her new girlfriend.
"I'm guessing and think it will be someone who has a great amount of confidence and excitement," Capshaw told THR last week of Arizona's new love interest, expressing hope that the dynamic mirrors Callie and Arizona's upbeat beginnings. "I have a feeling it will be very nice for them to have that quid pro quo and lively exchange and banter. It would help if there was a heat to it. I hope it's fun, sexy and exciting. Why would you do it otherwise!"
Check out three exclusive photos of Ferrer's return to Grey's Anatomy, above and below. Grey's airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on ABC.