Grey's Anatomy: Shonda Rhimes Dishes on the "George" Episode We'll Never See
Grey's Anatomy: Shonda Rhimes Dishes on the "George" Episode We'll Never See
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Week after week, there's a juicy story that surfaces the internet regarding Grey's Anatomy's most controversial players. First, series creator Shonda Rhimes revealed that George wasn't supposed to be Izzie's heavenly escort. Rhimes also said that she's now weighing her options on how to make the medical drama work if and when the entire cast eventually leaves the show. Then T.R. Knight broke his silence on why he really left the ABC series. Now, Rhimes talks to Entertainment Weekly about the "lost" George episode that fans will never see.
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After seeing last season's finale (and after learning that Knight has officially left Grey's Anatomy), the season 6 opener is becoming more and more obvious: George will succumb to the injuries he sustained after getting mowed down by a bus. According to Rhimes, however, that wasn't supposed to be the last viewers saw of him. Instead, the episode was intended to flash back to the time during which George was missing, from when he left the hospital to when he returned later on as a disfigured John Doe.

"I wanted to see his last day [alive] really badly. What I thought was interesting was the idea of, we now know it's the last day of someone's life, [so we're] looking at it differently than [we] would any other time," Rhimes told Entertainment Weekly.

In what should have been George's last episode on Grey's Anatomy, fans would have also seen how George's split-second decision to save that girl's life cost him his own

"I wanted to see the moment he leapt in front of the bus," Rhimes explained. "I wanted to bookend the episode [so that] the first time you see him leap in front of the bus, it's really scary. But the second time you see it, he's a hero."

"I thought it would have been a beautiful episode," she continued, adding that, had viewers seen those missing hours, "We might have learned something new about George."

Unfortunately though understandably, Knight declined Rhimes' request to briefly return in season 6 to give his character some closure.

"I kind of get it," Rhimes said. "[He'd] emotionally walked away."



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


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