Grey's Anatomy Season 9 has already introduced us to a slew of new characters, but it sounds like Dr. Cahill (Constance Zimmer), who we'll first meet in Season 9, Episode 12: "Walking on a Dream," will have a particularly important part in the story.
So, what can we expect from this new face? We've rounded up the juiciest spoilers about her right here.
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She’s trying to save the hospital. Dr. Cahill is not, as her title implies, strictly a doctor: she's a former surgeon who now works as a physician's advisor, and she comes to Seattle Grace-Mercy West to help them miraculously avoid bankruptcy.
What's her personality? She's been described as "a confident, self-possessed and laser-focused professional with a wicked sense of humor."
The docs won't like her. Avoiding bankruptcy means change and hard decisions, so it's no surprise that our favorite doctors will bristle under her command.
Fans might not like her, either. Actress Constance Zimmer admits that she's not sure if fans will like her character, though she also says she hopes they will by the end of her arc, from Episodes 12 to 16.
She has a history with one of the doctors. One of the more senior docs knew her back in the day, and they are disappointed she gave up her surgical career.
A shocking solution: Apparently she does figure out an answer to the hospital's money problems, but it will shock the docs.
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Catch the next new episode of Grey’s Anatomy on Thursday, January 24, 2013, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.