‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Fans Point Out the Minor Character Who Brought the Most ‘Perfectly Delivered Line’ of the Season 17 Premiere

The Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 premiere brought the return of a beloved minor character. He’s only appeared briefly in the series, but fans were ecstatic to see the return of his comedic relief. Last season fans called for Zander Perez (Zaiver Sinnett) to be upgraded to a series regular. Now, they are begging for him to be a part of every episode.

'Grey's Anatomy' Caterina Scorsone and Chris Carmack
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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 17 Premiere: Zander Perez put a rude patient in their place

When Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 opened, the entire hospital was very different. The doctors were overwhelmed by the full-blown COVID-19 crisis. There was a check-in outside the hospital doors where staff members took patients’ temperatures before they entered. 

When Zander Perez talks to a patient who has a possible allergic reaction to nuts, the man insists that he does not want a Chinese doctor. 

'Grey's Anatomy' Zavier Sinnett as Zander Perez
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“Oh, OK, then you are going to want to follow this green line to the parking lot,” Perez tells the patient. “Put your rude self back in your car and hope you don’t go into anaphylactic shock.” 

Perez delivers the line without raising his voice or getting angry. The patient understands what he is saying, puts his head down, and heads to the emergency room. 

Fans insist that Perez brought the most’ perfectly delivered line’ of the premiere

“He made me laugh out loud when he told the rude patient to go back to the parking lot!” one fan wrote on Reddit.

Other fans agreed that they loved Perez’s line.

“That was such a perfectly delivered line,” another fan added. “He sent that guy to hell so politely; the guy was looking forward to the trip.”

Some fans even add that it was the “best moment” of the entire season premiere. 

“I felt like his sassy remark was the most COVID accurate thing about this episode,” one viewer wrote.

Again, fans are begging for Perez to be upgraded to a series regular. 

‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Everything we know about Zaiver Sinnett, who portrays Perez

When Catherine Fox bought out Pac-North (Debbie Allen), Zander was hired to continue his residency at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. The 27-year-old actor who portrays Perez, Sinnett, has worked his whole life to become a screenwriter. He wrote his first pilot in college, while other teens were out partying, according to his Instagram.

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Sinnett was thrilled when he began working on his beloved medical drama and then shocked when they asked him to act in an episode. The season premiere marked his fourth episode acting instead of writing for the show.

Sinnett was part of the Grey’s Anatomy production crew for seasons 15 and 16. His official title is executive assistant to Andy Reaser and Meg Marinis, who are writers on the show. For 2020, Sinnett is an actor on Grey’s Anatomy and a writer on the spinoff, Station 19. Fans hope to see him again very soon on their TV screens.