Do we have an answer to the Grey's Anatomy cliffhanger?
by Kona Gallagher, posted May 28th 2009 11:03AM
This season's Grey's Anatomy ended on quite a tense note, with both George and Izzie's lives hanging in the balance. Izzie, of course, had been battling cancer for most of the season, while George was hit and then dragged down the street by a bus after pushing a young woman out of the way. The episode ended with both characters flat-lining, leaving fans to agonize for months over who survives. Now, however, it looks as though we may have an answer.
Both of the actors in question, Katherine Heigl and T.R. Knight, have made no secret of their displeasure with the show and their respective storylines as of late. Heigl pulled her name out of Emmy consideration last year, while Knight reportedly asked to be let out of his contract this past December. The behind-the-scenes grumbling has led to a great deal of speculation about who may live and who may die, but now E! Online's Marc Malkin is reporting that he knows the fate of at least one of those two characters.
Malkin reports that according to "multiple sources," George O'Malley will no longer be roaming the halls of Seattle Grace. Apparently, he has become so fed up with his lack of screen time this season, that it has caused a huge rift between him and Grey's creator Shonda Rhimes. One source even says, "He hates her, and she hates him."
Just because George is dying doesn't necessarily mean that Izzie is going to survive. While Heigl is placing her name back into Emmy consideration, she has seemed to be angling for a way out of her contract, as well. There's a chance that when Grey's starts up again, both members of "Gizzy" could be gone.
George being dead makes total sense to me. He was so physically ruined after his accident, that it would take months, if not years to recover. Even with the magic of television, the amount of makeup and prosthetics that playing that role would require is surely daunting. If George survived, surely his recovery would be a major storyline, but would Knight really want to spend the entire season in a hospital bed?
Izzie, on the other hand, managed to keep her hotness all throughout her cancer, chemo, and multiple surgeries. She could easily be brought back to life and go back to her former swimsuit-model self. For all of her complaining, Heigl got some pretty stellar material this season, and it's a lot easier to come back from a pretty illness than an ugly accident.
What do you think? Do you believe these reports, or are you convinced that George is going to live?
|George. His face was SMASHED IN!||675 (44.9%)|
|Izzie. She has tumors EVERYWHERE!||21 (1.4%)|
|Both of them. The actors want out of their contracts.||616 (40.9%)|
|Neither. They're too important to the show.||193 (12.8%)|