After reading through the forums, the George O'Malley fans are somewhat divided over his send-off more than a week ago. Some say it wasn't sad enough, wasn't long enough, wasn't George-centric enough. On the other hand, there are Grey's Anatomy fans who appreciated the subtlety of the farewell episode. Personally, I thought the funeral scene could've been more solemn and long, but I recognize that since TR Knight didn't agree to go back to the Grey's set to shoot some parting shots, they could only do so much (although they could've used previously unaired shots or something).
Did T.R. see the episode? Yes. What did he think? He said it was "a beautiful episode." There you go, George fans.
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Knight, 36, also said that he is very much "grateful" for all the things he learned on Grey's Anatomy
, adding that he really did see the episode which marked the first time that he isn't part of the ABC medical drama since its inaugural season in 2005.
"It was time to move on," was all he could say, adding that "the change was quite obvious," in reference to the noticeable diminishing screen time for his character George O'Malley on Grey's
, who met his demise in heroic fashion, after saving a stranger by jumping in front of a bus. He admitted that he was indeed concerned about the development (or lack thereof) of his character.
As for his post-Grey's
career, Knight is appearing in the musical Parade, set to open this week in Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum, where he plays the musical's complex hero, Leo Frank. He adds that the role was "the hardest thing I've done in the acting world."
- Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: USA Today
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