Grey's Anatomy: All About Izzie
Grey's Anatomy: All About Izzie
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
There is so much buzz surrounding the last few episodes of Grey's Anatomy. There's the highly anticipated wedding and then there's George's direction as a military and trauma doctor. But perhaps the most controversial of all is Izzie's fate as a cancer-stricken patient, along with her portrayer Katherine Hiegl's fate on the medical drama. Whether or not it has something to do with her looming exit, the spotlight is now focused on Heigl, who seems to be doing her best work since season 2.

"These next two episodes [April 23 and 30] are as solid as any I've seen this season," said Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello, who also hinted on some Izzie scoop for the remaining episodes of Grey's Anatomy's fifth season.

Warning: Spoilers ahead!!!

Izzie's mother is coming to town.

According to Ausiello, Sharon Lawrence, who is credited for her roles as Linda Fusco on Monk and as Shelby Smith on Privileged, will be making a guest appearance as Izzie's mother on the April 30 episode of Grey's Anatomy. Ausiello also hints that her arrival will involve a case of mistaken identity with her potential son-in-law, Alex.

Izzie will be cancer free.

Well, not exactly. It is revealed that Izzie is cancer free by the April 30 episode or so someone close to her is led to believe.

Izzie caught in the middle.

Evidently, fans can expect an action-drama-packed plot as "George and Alex have a huge blowup over Izzie. And before the scene ends, glass is shattered, blood is shed, and someone suffers a near-fatal fall."

Meanwhile, the real score of Heigl's status of the show remains uncertain. Last month, she revealed that if given the chance, she'd be more than happy to continue on Grey's if the show would still have her.

"I was assuming that at one point [Izzie would die] and I got a lot of shrugged shoulders and shakes of the head, so I don't know if that's a yes or a no. No one will tell me and I don't know how this is going to go. I don't know if I live or die. I don't know how Izzie fares," she said.

Considering that her character has less than a 5 percent chance of surviving stage 4 metastatic cancer, it looks like Izzie's days are really numbered.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: EW, Huffington Post
(Image courtesy of ABC)