‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Spoilers: ‘The Young And The Restless’ Alum Scott Elrod Debuts Tonight, Hunky Doctor Will Thorpe To Clash With Meredith?

Calling all Grey’s Anatomy fans. It’s time to be on the lookout for a former soap opera hunk, Scott Elrod (played Joe Clark on The Young and the Restless) on ABC prime-time drama, Grey’s Anatomy. Elrod will debut as Major (and doctor) Will Thorpe, according to ABC and begin his four-episode run in the series. ABC reported that he will not be happy to learn that “the dream team” will be assisting him with his patient. Reportedly, the role was perfect for Scott and displayed his true acting abilities.

After The Young and the Restless alum was abruptly shuffled off the canvas (and off to jail), Scott announced he landed a prime-time gig at Grey’s Anatomy. Apparently, he plays Dr. Thorpe, an Army surgeon who meets the Grey-Sloan team for a risky surgical procedure on his patient. Major Thorpe won’t be happy to see them either because he doesn’t think he needs any help.

Scott Elrod debuts on Grey's Anatomy' on March 10. [Image Credit ABC/Used With Permission]In November, Scott revealed that he would no longer be on The Young and the Restless and landed a guest starring role on Grey’s Anatomy. At the time, it was one episode and a very small part. A few weeks later, Elrod announced that he was asked to extend his contract to four episodes, with the possibility of being part of the regular cast.

Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), Bailey (Chandra Wilson), Jackson (Jesse Williams), Callie (Sara Ramirez), and Jo (Camilla Luddington) arrive at a military hospital to do a risky surgery to remove a tumor from an Army veteran. Upon arrival, they are greeted by an angry major, who doesn’t want to relinquish control of his patient to them for fear they won’t be able to save him.

Doctor Thorpe (Scott Elrod) stands up to the team and refuses to subject his patient to a risky and expensive procedure that may not work, according to CBS Soaps In Depth. He wants to focus on treatment that is not risky and has a well-documented success rate. Major Thorpe makes his opinion known, and eventually backs down to allow them to at least see his patient and collaborate his treatment plan.

“You called us the Dream Team, and that’s exactly what we are. We are miracle workers. Now, the sooner you recognize that, the sooner we can get to the business of saving a life.”

Elrod was scheduled to appear on the March 10, 17, 23, and 30 episodes — it’s safe to assume that he may have landed a regular cast member role. Scott felt positive that after leaving The Young and the Restless that he would eventually find the role he was meant to portray.

Scott Elrod spent 18 months as Joe Clark on The Young and the Restless. He was instrumental in breaking up Avery Clark (Jessica Collins) and Dylan McAvoy (Steve Burton). His harassment of Avery led to her fleeing town and placed in harms way with a heated affair with Lily Winters (Christel Khalil). Eventually, Lily came to her senses and tried to leave him to return to her husband, Cane Ashby (Daniel Goddard). Her decision angered the handsome Joe Clark, and he attacked her. Joe was sent to prison for setting up Cane in the extortion case and attacking Lily. He could feasibly return in a few years if the writers felt the need to bring Joe back.

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Scott Elrod has been excited about his Grey’s Anatomy role for quite some time. It will be interesting to see him in a role that actually highlights his acting skills, rather than trying to downplay his skills (like on Y&R).

Watch Grey’s Anatomy at 8 p.m. and see Elrod’s portrayal of Major Will Thorpe. Will he clash with Meredith and the rest of “the dream team” like he called them? Will they find a way to work together and save their patient? Don’t forget to come back to Inquisitr later for more Grey’s Anatomy spoilers, news, and updates.

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