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Grey's Anatomy Casts Life Goes On Dad as a Therapist — But Whose?

Help is apparently on the way for one of Grey’s Anatomy‘s unbalanced MDs.

Acting vet Bill Smitrovich — whose mile-long, TV-packed resume includes roles on Life Goes On, The Practice, Without a Trace and, most recently, TNT’s The Last Ship — will guest star in an upcoming Grey’s episode as (rumor has it) a shrink.

An ABC rep confirmed Smitrovich’s casting, but declined to provide any further details. However, according to sources, the 68-year-old will turn up in Season 12’s 10th episode as an “easy, funny, kind, fatherly” therapist.

The obvious beneficiary of Smitrovich’s sage counsel is still-grieving widow Meredith, but Grey Sloan is, of course, a breeding ground for dysfunctional docs. Perhaps he will serve as a mediator between feuding physicians Owen and new doc Nathan (Martin Henderson)?

Who do you think — or, more importantly, hope — Smitrovich will be counseling? Theories are currently being accepted in the comments!