Seth Green’s Tragic Grey’s Anatomy Character Explained


The medical drama Grey’s Anatomy has had plenty of guest stars over the years, and here’s Seth Green’s tragic Season 4 character explained.

Here is the tragedy of Seth Green Grey’s Anatomy Nick explained the character. medical drama Grey’s Anatomy debuted in 2005, and as of 2022, is still going strong. The series follows Dr. Meredith Gray (Ellen Pompeo), who arrived at Seattle Grace Hospital as an intern. The show charted Meredith’s personal and personal ups and downs — of which there have been almost too many to count. The series also starred cast members like Sandra Oh and Katherine Heigl, but it also featured plenty of upcoming actors in guest roles.


Actors like Tessa Thompson, John Cho and Elizabeth Moss had prominent guest roles in the early seasons of Grey’s Anatomywhile one of stranger things Star Millie Bobby Brown’s first notable acting credits was a season 11 episode. Several well-known performers have also appeared on the show, such as Geena Davis appearing in season 11 or Christina Ricci (The Addams Family) during the second season “It’s the End of the World (As We Know)”.

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Robot Chicken creator and buffy the vampire slayer co-star Seth Green joined those ranks in Grey’s Anatomy season 4, where he appeared in the two-part episode “Crash Into Me, Part 1” and “Crash Into Me, Part 2”. Green played a patient named Nick Hanscom, a patient who has a tumor removed from his neck. In the aftermath, there is only a small patch of skin covering his carotid artery, and Lexie Gray has to watch Nick and make sure he doesn’t bleed.

The tragic fate of Grey’s Anatomy’s Nick Hanscom

Nick and Lexie form a bond during the episode, but his artery eventually ruptured causing him to bleed all over. Lexie was able to stop the bleeding, but while Mark Sloan later attempted to repair Nick’s artery, he died during the operation, leaving Lexie heartbroken. Although he only appears in two episodes of Grey’s AnatomyGreen brought a lot of charm and likability to the role, making Nick’s eventual death truly piquant.

The bizarre nature of Nick’s illness – in addition to the amount of blood he shed during both games – helped make Seth Green one of the Grey’s Anatomy’s the most memorable guest stars from its previous seasons. While Green is primarily known for more comedic roles like the Austin Powers movies or voice Chris on family guy, his turn as Nick showed he has some real dramatic chops when given the right material. In recent years, however, he has mostly focused on voice work as a performer, including playing Howard the Duck in the MCU or the droid Todo 360 on Star Wars: The Bad Batch.

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