It’s been months now since Grey’s Anatomy
series creator Shonda Rhimes set the record straight
that cast members T.R. Knight
and Katherine Heigl
are not leaving the show but it seems that these exit rumors just won’t die. You can’t really blame skeptics for not believing. After all, Rhimes doesn’t exactly have the best reputation when it comes to credibility. While we already know what may possibly drive Heigl’s Izzie to crossover the other side (the controversial cancer), the fate of Knight’s character, George, hasn’t exactly been clear.
Warning: May contain spoilers!
As reported previously, Grey’s Anatomy
will (finally) be putting the spotlight on George as he develops an interest in Owen's (Kevin McKidd
) specialty as a military and trauma doctor.
"Hunt [will start to] see something in George that no one else has," McKidd said. "There's an event that happens and [Hunt] realizes there's a lot more to him... that he has a set of skills that maybe he isn't even aware of. And Hunt starts to mentor him in a way that gets really interesting."
That being said, it seems that there’s more to George’s army medic storyline than meets the eye. According to Entertainment Weekly
’s Michael Ausiello, George is likely to get injured in the line of duty, leaving his fate up in the air for viewers just as the season comes to a close.
"T.R. doesn’t know whether George lives or dies," a source close to the show revealed. "And, as a result, he doesn't know whether or not he has to come back next season."
George being written off Grey’s Anatomy doesn’t really come as a shock anymore but officially killing him off does. Legally speaking, Rhimes has until mid-June to settle on writing off Knight — and all indications are she will use every last second of that time.
"At the end of the day, Shonda is going to do what's best for the show," the source added. "Everything else is just idle gossip."
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Entertainment Weekly
(Image courtesy of ABC)