Credit: Demis Maryannakis / Splash News Photo: Katherine Heigl Poses at the One For The Money Premiere in NYC on January 24, 2012

Come on, you were thinking it too. Those weird comments about Izzie during the alternative reality episode episode of Grey's Anatomy (Season 8, Episode 13: "If/Then") had to mean something about the likelihood of Katherine Heigl getting asked to return to the show.

Heigl has been on a never-ending press tour telling almost any outlet that she speaks to that she’d love to reprise her role as Izzie on Grey’s. However, insiders on the show have said that no one has approached Katherine to return and some industry bigwigs think that Heigl burned her bridges when she left.

And then there was the remark about Izzie’s character during Thursday night’s episode. Karev (Justin Chambers) warns that the docs shouldn’t push alt-reality Cristina (Sandra Oh) because she “might go full Izzie and shoot up the hospital.”  

When Jackson asks what “Izzie” means, Karev explains that “it means crazy,” and Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) says that it has to do with a girl in their class who was sleeping with patients and getting into trouble. Yikes.

Watch the clip below.

Credit: Hulu Photo: What Happened to Izzie & O'Malley in Grey's Anatomy's Alternative Reality? (VIDEO)

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