Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Grey's Anatomy: 8.06 "Poker Face" - Sneak Peeks [Update]

UPDATE: Another sneak peek added + a word from the director.

Cristina Yang only has one thing on her mind and it's not surgery:

Cristina, Owen and Richard:

"Poker Face" -- After being blackballed by most of the surgeons, Meredith uses Lexie to spark Derek's interest in her patient's rare brain tumor case and, in secret, gives guidance to April with Bailey's clinical trial; Callie's wish for Arizona and Mark to form a friendship comes to fruition and she realizes it's more irritating than helpful; Alex and Teddy research alternative surgeries for a very superficial patient; and Callie and Cristina struggle with a very difficult spinal surgery, on Grey's Anatomy," THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20 (9:00-10:02 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

UPDATE: Kevin McKidd, who directed this week's episode, had a chat with THR about filming the kissing scenes that are coming up between Cristina and Owen:

Kevin McKidd (Owen) returns to the director's chair for Thursday's episode of Grey's Anatomy and this time, has a bit more material to work with -- including love scenes with his on-screen wife Sandra Oh (Cristina).

After taking his first turn behind the camera last season, McKidd tells The Hollywood Reporter that his experience helming Thursday's "Poker Face" episode in which he shares a number of love scenes with Oh was "quite surreal."

"It's weird doing those [love] scenes anyway, and suddenly you're choreographing your own love scenes," he tells THR. "Luckily, in my episode it was a very comedic, light and fun episode. I thought it would be more awkward than it ended up being. It was a bit weird going to see playback and watching yourself make-out!"

McKidd notes despite additional pressure returning to the helm for a second time, there was a lot of laughter on the set to break up the tension.

"Watching yourself kissing somebody just feels weird so there was a lot of laughter on the set about that," he says with a laugh.
In a clip from Thursday's exclusive to THR, check out the new chief as he encourages the fifth-year residents to record as many "good outcome" surgeries as they prepare for their boards, but a very flirtatious Cristina who takes to "sexting" in the episode interrupts him.

Kevin McKidd will be live-tweeting tomorrow during the episode to answer all your questions about the episode, so follow him at @TheRealKMcKidd.
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