The Return of Jeffrey Dean Morgan

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The Return of Jeffrey Dean Morgan
A source with close ties to Seattle Grace tells TV Guide's Michael Ausiello that Jeffrey Dean Morgan is returning to Grey's Anatomy as Izzie's late fiancé in an episode to air later this season.

Since Denny clearly passed away back in May, it seems safe to assume that he'll appear in either a dream sequence or a newly created flashback.

Of course, if Shonda Rhimes wants to get really creative, she could read some of our fan suggestions on how (and if) Denny should come back to life.

TV Guide offers a few humorous options:

  • Kenny. Denny's long-lost (and evil) twin. Just as Izzie is starting to feel get over Denny, her ill-fated soul mate's brother shows up to reclaim the $8.7 million inheritance!
  • Ghost of Denny. At the opening ceremonies of the Denny Duquette Memorial Clinic, his spirit appears just in time to cut the ribbon. Poignant.
  • An Alien. Okay, so this isn't the X-Files. But some of you may recall that while guest starring as Izzie's love, Jeffrey Dean Morgan was also a regular on the WB series Supernatural. Katherine Heigl, for her part, once starred on Roswell. Think about it.

Can you think of any other possible scenarios - serious or crazy - that may bring our beloved Jeffrey Dean Morgan back to Grey's Anatomy? Leave us a comment and share.

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I believe we all have some kind of look alike out there, wether we are born twins or to completely different people. I personally have experienced this with people I knew and have seen. Plus, who hasn't had someone come up and tell them that they look like someone else or that they know you for some reason. People have actually argued with my husband that they knew him or thought he was someone else.
BRING JEFFERY DEAN MORGAN BACK AS SOMEONE ELSE. Change his appearance a little, make him a Dr. or something.


Please let Denny appear again...Like in a sex dream with Izzie - how awesome would that be!!!


I'm hoping that Mer had a "Life After Death" experience and thats how she sees Denny. I don't feel after this you could really bring Denny back.
I do think you should bring him back as someone who really resembles him & have Izzie and him fall in love. He should be a Dr. also, You will figure out something. This should win all awards possible for TV, I love the show.


I would love to see Denny come back, but as much as I would love to have him back on the show, JDM would need to play another character. GA is realistic. They deal with life and death and if you break those "rules" the show would lose credability. I could accept JDM playing another character (brother or another person who looks like Denny). One way might be to have someone come to Seattle Grace to the ED brought in from an accident. After some investigation, he is Denny's biological brother. There could be a variety of reasons Izzie never met him. He ran away from home as a teenager and has not come back to the area. Maybe Denny's brother was born before his parents were married and his mother decided to place him up for adoption. Also we are dealing with a show that deals with medical technology, so maybe his dad was a sperm donor because someone he knew was impotent (his best friend or his brother) or because he needed the money (or out of the kindness of his heart) he donated sperm. Then when Denny's brother arrives at Seattle Grace they begin to find out what happened to him providing the explanation. It would be great for JDM to come back. Maybe Denny's brother, "Steve" (as a previous post suggested) comes to Seattle Grace as a doctor for a special case or in the process of transporting a patient to the hospital. Hey, even cousins can look similar! JDM could have a different hair style or a beard or something to distinguish him from his role as Denny. Okay, now I am grasping at straws. But if JDM comes back, my point is, it must not be "from the dead." Now, Meredith is another story, she has to survive somehow. I agree with what others have said, she used to be a go-getter and now she has been depressed. She needs to be a survivor. She now has McDreamy....we have all been waiting for this. It has been great to see her learn how to have a real relationship, where McDreamy demonstrates his faithfulness and she learns about what commitment is all about. By the way, I think Izzie thinks George made a mistake when he married Callie for two reasons. One because she may have a personality conflict with Callie, but more likely because she may be jealous of Callie. Sometimes when men and women are best friends they can be protective and now she has to share George with Callie. Also sometimes there are more serious feelings. So I think nobody would be good enough for George in Izzie's eyes. In the moment of stress, worrying about Meredith, I think Izzie just started spouting off and that is why she said "inappropriate" comments to George. Izzie has been through so much. She has just overcome the tragedy of Denny's death, and she gets the 'high' of helping that patient trapped under the car and now she finds out about Meredith. I just hope Grey's Anatomy doesn't lose Grey that makes the whole show!


ohhh please bring him back!..Jefrey Dean Morgan is like the most handsome guy in the world and a great actor,+ his voice is sooo sexy ,and his character Denny was beautiful..and sooo sweet, charming and really like every girl's dream guy! and Izzie seems so happy next to him..the episode that he die..i cry soo much! it was really really i think that if he returs it would be great,,it is true that it would be a little unrealistic, and some teories that they say are crazy, but cool, the less unrealistic idea i think is the fact that he lied and faked his death, and he will return when everything seems calm. ok i really don't know..i just know that i want Denny back..i don't care how...every possibility will be fine!...i will be a little, i don't know crazy? maeby.. but the show won't losse credibility..because a loooot of people specially girls loves Denny,,and we would be so happy that he returns that we wouldn't be asking how he did it. because he has been a key character 4 the show. Just bring him back!!!!!!


Oh, and if you're wondering why I stated that Meredith died? IMHO, seems obvious after last night's episode.. Don't know how will I feel not having her around..sigh


Oh..BRING HIM BACK, PLEASE! I agree about the twin, but not an evil twin. No. Grey's Anatomy's creator took Meredith's life and it was sad, unexpected and, somewhat, disappointing...She should make it up to us by bringing Jeffrey Dean Back: maybe as a sexy, incredible, good hearted twin surgeon? or some kind of GOOD doctor?
Yes, and this doctor turns the clinic upside down! I'm a huge fan, BUT IF YOU BRING HIM BACK? YOU'LL HAVE ME FOREVER! I don't care how: JUST DO IT!


omgsh i just wanna know if meredith is gonna live:(
it would so suck if she died i mean seriously. it's like killing barney from... barney. and is next week the season finale already?


I think they should bring Denny back. I liked an idea of having him fake his death due to the witness protection program. risking his life to come back to see her next season or in season 5. right when izzie is about to marry her " new love" on her wedding day, he runs into the church


I love Denny and everything, but how is he going to come back to life?!


Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)

There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.