Grey’s Anatomy

Character: Dr. Virginia Dixon

Created by: Shonda Rhimes

Directed by: Rob Corn

Written by: Shonda Rhimes

Cast Members: Ellen Pompeo. Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr., Patrick Dempsey, Sara Ramirez, Sandra Oh

Released date: November 13, 2008

Episode(s) Number: 5x08, 5x10, 5x14

Episode(s) Title: "These Ties That Bind", "All By Myself", "Beat Your Heart Out"

Genre: Drama, Romance

Izzie wrestles with her ghost, Torres uses a ground-breaking procedure to get her mind off of Hahn, and the interns continue teaching themselves spurred on by a new cohort.


→ Dr. Dixon refers to the “hugging” machine that cows go through before being slaughtered. This machine was invented by Temple Grandin – a woman who has autism. (Dr. Dixon has Aspergers, a subtle form of autism.) [5.14 – Beat Your Heart Out]

Episodes Guide

In Mary’s words…

It’s been a wonderful experience. Grey’s has to do with social nuance and behavior between people, and this is a character who can’t really relate to any of that. She comes in and brings a little bit of a different behavior to Seattle Grace. [from “‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Exclusive: Mary McDonnell’s Secret Revealed!” by Michael Ausiello]

Script developed by Never Enough Design