There are lengthy operating TV dramas, after which there’s ABC’s Gray’s Anatomy. The medical drama is at the moment within the midst of its whopping 14th season, and is exhibiting no indicators of slowing anytime quickly. Shonda Rhimes’ first large present is at the moment gearing up towards its 300th episode on the community, and is planning on celebrating and acknowledging its lengthy historical past. Particularly, the brand new episode pays tribute to a few of the authentic solid members who have departed the present throughout its lengthy tenure, together with Izzie, Cristina, and George (performed by Katherine Heigl, Sandra Oh, and T.R. Knight respectively). And Gray’s will likely be doing this by introducing sufferers who appear like the unique solid members. Actress Sarah Drew (aka April) revealed this course of, saying:
Cristina, George, and Izzie we’re eager about quite a bit throughout this episode as a result of our three visitor actors on the present truly actually appear like them and remind the remainder of the docs of these characters. That causes the unique group to essentially bear in mind these individuals nicely and need to combat for these ones to stay.
That is an upcoming plot line that can undoubtedly please all the OG Gray’s Anatomy followers who’ve been following the collection for over a decade. As a result of though the 300th episode will not function these characters’ return (particularly since one in all them occurs to be useless), the unique group of interns could have a presence. Sadly, that is about all the reunion we should always count on anytime quickly.
Sarah Drew’s feedback to EW does make sure that Gray’s Anatomy will make a ton of references to the characters that helped put the present on the map. When the collection opened again in 2005, it adopted Meredith and her fellow interns who had been simply beginning their first yr at Seattle Grace Hospital– which has since been renamed a number of instances. However within the present season, solely Alex and Meredith are left from their group of associates, after varied solid members departed over time.
Though all three authentic solid members will issue into Gray’s Anatomy‘s 300th episode, they left the collection in quite a lot of methods. T.R. Knight’s George O’Malley was killed off within the brutal Season four finale, after the actor reportedly requested to depart the collection. Katherine Heigl’s exit was far much less amicable, as she apparently simply stopped exhibiting as much as work. Izzie’s departure from Gray’s by no means felt proper, which is probably going why she’s been referenced so few instances over time. Sandra Oh left the show after a 10 yr run as Cristina and a ton of acclaim.
ABC appears to be notably jazzed about Gray’s Anatomy‘s 300th episode on the air. Previous to its airing, there’s an after show hosted by a tertiary actor on ABC’s web site, reflecting on the present’s lengthy journey. It is simply too dangerous they could not get the trio of authentic actors to return for a scene or two.
Gray’s Anatomy airs Thursdays on ABC. Within the meantime, take a look at our fall premiere list to plan your subsequent binge watch.