Grey's Anatomy: Goodbye Denny!
Grey's Anatomy: Goodbye Denny!
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Will Denny ever rest in peace? Ever since he resurfaced Grey's Anatomy as a fragment of Izzie's imagination, fans of the medical drama have been agonizing over his seemingly endless stint beyond the grave. Soon, however, the show will be pulling the plug on Denny for good - but not before his final appearance as the fifth season comes to a close.

"I can confirm that I will be coming back one more time," Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who plays Denny, revealed to Entertainment Weekly during the Hollywood premiere of Star Trek. "I think it will be done after that. I think I have been on the Grey's Anatomy set for the last time."

"Denny has a reason to show up," Morgan teased, referring to the wedding-themed 100th episode of Grey's Anatomy. "And it is probably tied to Izzie's health."

Denny first appeared in the second season episode "Begin the Begin" as a patient of Seattle Grace and returned in "What Have I Done to Deserve This?" where he began a relationship with the intern Izzie. The two got engaged in the second season ender, "Losing My Religion," but Denny died later in the episode. He then resurfaced in the third season episode "Some Kind of Miracle," when Meredith encountered his spirit in her near-death state. In the fifth season, he returned in "Rise Up," appearing to Izzie over a seven-episode arc that led to a massive revelation regarding her character in "Stairway to Heaven."

It's hard to believe that Grey's Anatomy will never bring back Denny again given the number of times Denny has returned over the years. Despite the show's soapy turn, it seems that Denny will really stay dead this time, which is a big relief to most Grey's Anatomy fans.  

"I think they're regretting killing me off a little bit," said Morgan, who states the obvious. "But it's done and it's been great and I love those people. [Series creator] Shonda Rhimes gave me the opportunity of a lifetime."

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: EW
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