Grey’s Anatomy Season 10 Scoop: How Cristina’s Story Will Come “Full-Circle” (VIDEO)
Paging Dr. Burke! In an epic Grey's Anatomy twist that no one saw coming, Shonda Rhimes recruited Isaiah Washington to return to Grey Sloan Memorial for Season 10.
As we previously reported, the show runner says her reasoning is all for Cristina Yang, since Sandra Oh will be packing her medical supplies and leaving the show in just a couple months. But while we thought that one of the biggest reasons for his return could be to sweep his ex-fiancée off her sensible shoes-wearing feet, that may not be the case.
A second bit of info surfaced after the original TVLine story, indicating that while Isaiah is definitely returning, it may not be quite the comeback we had in mind. The actor, who was fired in 2007 after allegedly making homophobic comments to T.R. Knight (George O'Malley R.I.P.), will return only for a plot that will help Cristina come "full-circle" in her journey. And a Hollyscoop report indicates that the former heart-throb (get it? He was a heart surgeon! Ugh, sorry) may not even be himself. Huh?
Well, it's possible that the actor will be playing a different version or different person than we're expecting, since the original Preston Burke broke up with Cristina on their would-be wedding day. Confused? So are we. Check out this vid and our original story to get up to speed, and then share your thoughts about not-Burke's return in the comments...