To add probably unintended insult to injury, the Huffington Postrecently asked Ellen Pompeo (Meredith Grey) which character, dead or alive, she'd like to see return to the show, and she did not pick Izzie.
"Well, I have to say, I do love Kate Burton," Ellen decided. Kate, for those of you who have forgotten, played Meredith's now deceased mother, Ellis, and made a entertaining return last week for the Alternate Reality episode (Season 8, Episode 13: "If/Then").
"[Kate]'s a tremendous actress, and any minute I get to work with her is fun," Ellen explained, adding that Meredith's strained relationship with her mother "was such an interesting dynamic, and it's so fun to play."
No one can blame Ellen for wanting to work with Kate Burton, but this has still got to sting at least a little for Katherine, right?
Remember to tune in to the next Grey's episode on Thursday, February 9, at 9 pm ET/PT on ABC.