Are you ready for Burke’s big return to Grey’s Anatomy? The cast is — they spent last week welcoming Isaiah Washington back to the set, where he’s hanging out to film the episode where he’ll appear to help give Cristina (Sandra Oh) a proper send off… and hopefully offer some closure to their storyline which was kind of left open-ended when he ditched her at the altar on their wedding day.
One of the first to officially speak out about Isaiah’s first day back was Ellen Pompeo (Meredith Grey), who posted a cute photo on Instagram of herself posing with her old pal, and both actors are all smiles. “BURKE IS BACK,” Ellen’s caption read, which was posted on March 28. “#itsallgoodinthehood #burkeisback.”
This is good news, considering the fact that Isaiah first left the show on pretty bad terms. The story goes that Isaiah let a few anti-glay slurs slip, offending just about everybody on set — and, really, the rest of us, too.
And despite the fact that Ellen has previously said that Isaiah is a “b—ch to work with,” it seems the two are getting along this time around. Now, it is all, in fact, good in the hood.
Whether you’re happy Isaiah is back to give life to Burke again or not, it sounds like his scenes will be memorable ones. “I had to stop and say, ‘OK, now what?’” Isaiah said after he read the script. “It’s going to blow you away! It’s all positive. It’s so amazing. It’s just beyond.”
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