Grey's Anatomy: Could It Be - Gasp - George?
Grey's Anatomy: Could It Be - Gasp - George?
Glenn Diaz
Glenn Diaz
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
After trying to figure out which of the Grey's Anatomy couples are headed for the altar, there's another piece of juicy blind item that, if it were indeed about Grey's Anatomy, can send the world of Seattle Grace in shambles.

Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello says, as a matter of fact, that a “major character” on a show we are “obsessed with” will commit suicide before the season is over.

Going back to Grey's, from the looks of things, the final stretch of the ABC medical dramedy's current season is going to be charged.  We are four short episodes away from the two-hour finale that will change the face of Seattle Grace as we know it. If the rumors are true, on- and off-screen best friends Katherine Heigl and T.R. Knight are on their last season on Grey's Anatomy.

If you failed to watch the last episode, everyone finally, finally found out that Izzie is terminally ill.  For the first time, the then-interns-now-residents stood up and paid attention, and perhaps realized that they'd been neglecting each other, or at least not paying enough attention.  Izzie told the robot – Cristina (Sandra Oh) – first, who told everyone just before making the first cut on her first solo surgery.  Derek (Patrick Dempsey) was sulking in his trailer, until Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) told him to straighten up because Izzie needs him.

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Back to the real world.  While Heigl's character Izzie has a pretty thorough exit strategy (namely, cancer), At this point, George O'Malley's storyline does not exactly lend well to a departure, which leads me to my next point.

Could it be – gasp – George who commits suicide?  Of course, the clues that Ausiello gives are so vague that he doesn't even specify which show will have the suicide.  He could be refering to practically anyone on Lost or Gossip Girl or even House, and even if it is indeed Grey's Anatomy that is the show in question, Knight isn't the only one who is rumored to be leaving the show, so it could be anyone.

While terribly out of character, it will be quite easy to understand if George does indeed kill himself in the event of Izzie's death.  After all, the two are best friends, and his concern for Izzie is unmatched, even by Alex (Justin Chambers).  George was among the first to notice what would turn out to be symptoms of Izzie's disease, so it's possible that he may start blaming himself for not acting on his concerns sooner and more definitively.  On second thought, if guilt were the issue, no one should be more guilt-stricken than Alex, and his eyes showed every bit of that emotion after hearing the news from Cristina.

I hope it's not George.

- Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Entertainment Weekly
(Image courtesy of ABC)