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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 Love Denny and all but how the hell is he going to return!!

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Who couldn't want Denny to "come back"...What a dream boat. He was beautiful,and so sweet...any girl's dream guy. If GA pulls off bringing back Denny, this will be the show of the CENTURY. I don't care how it happens, I'll be glued to the tube on Thursday...I can't wait.

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According to the update on our boy Denny, He is not the only one we see? Yet its not a dream, blah blah blah. What do ya call it when someone almost dies? See's the light? See's your life flash before HER eyes. Denny is cheering go back Mer, tell Izzie I love her! I am sure I'm all wet. Still like my idea about he's not really dead. I thought about it cause his parents thought He was dead cause he didnt want to hurt them. It's not too wild not if he has mega bucks and explains to the Chief listen man, I love her and Don't want to break her heart any more than I have to? Aha! Look how the Chief and Baily respected George's Dads wishes about cutting out that ole tumor. Chief said in his Chief like voice, We must respect the wishes of our patience. I am just so shocked and tickled pink that Denny is returning. I hope he is returning or I am going to be siick with disappointment. Maybe it has something to do with Dr. Burke, cause they kept saying he had a major story line in February, can't just be the
wedding, or lack of wedding. Ii am done and will enjoy each and every episode remaining this season. Thanks Shonda and company

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I love Diane's idea...plus, they didn't show Denny's face when he was taken away...but then, it also seems a bit unrealistic. The best explanation is probably a dream sequence that izzie has in the morning or something like that...I can't think of any realistic way in which Denny comes back *though we all want him to*! let's hope it doesn't go into fantasy. That would be tooooo NOT grey's anatomyish>.

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AHA!! Denny lied! He lied, His parents didnt know, he was dying, didnt want to hurt them. He didnt want to hurt Izzie, but he was so stinkin rich he wanted to take care of her financially. He set it up somehow and faked his death. Living in a hospital under an assumed name. When he realized that things werent working with the new heart he made the arrangements and did it quickly (reason for prom nite death). While in the other country or after returning to another united states hospital they fixed his heart. Hence Denny's healthy return. If I could think of this great detailless quick dont make a llot of explanation Shonda type story line. I am cetain her awesome writers could. At first my comment was going to be, no way, forget it, not gonna happen. I can't see Shonda allowing the ghost thng? Still you could start a story line science vs. religion in the healing world. Which is quite a controversy! At this time I will now move on and once again return denny to the never coming back file. Thanks for giving me a shred of hope. Seriously?

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I would love to see Jeffrey come back. If there is a way to make it realistic Shonda will find it. She's great and deserves a lot of credit.

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Carole of Washington State, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE your idea. I don't think that we have seen the real Izzie since Denny died, and I want her to laugh again. I think that she has formed some attatchment to George or something like that - something that she thought would help her replace Denny. I think that it would be wise for Shonda to do something like that for Izzie. She needs closure. She never got to say that last "i love you" She never got to even date him outside of the hospital. And when you truly love someone, those last moments are so prescious, and she deserves to have something close to "last moments". She has just been too bitter! I want the old Izzie back!

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i dont want denny to come back.

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cadiex: LMAO. I was thinking that they were going to do that, but then everything would be too confusing to later on really explain, too many people would be left wondering, etc. I can't seem to read anymore of the comments. D= I got to Grey's Anatomy rules! (no offense) but I just... can't. Josh, I have to agree with you 99.98%. It'd be such a pain to see once again ANOTHER television show do much the same as another - and as someone mentioned, the whole episode... not even an episode, the whole season being a dream? How UNREALISITIC is that? Unfortunatly, it's also the most plausible reason. To have Denny come back in a dream. The whole "brother look-alike" thing doesn't suit to my tastes, for I see it as a bit too much fan-based and over done. Let the creators have their fun with it - besides, I'm absolutly 100% positive that Shonda will surprise us with this. Somehow. Lauren. No plot spoilers. >O Um. I don't have much to say to that, really. It confuzzles me and razzles my brain. (Or something like that). But, all is not well between Derek and Meredith: Meredith does NOT seem as happy as she should be (maybe that's because she's naturally 'dark and twisty'), but then again she never has been. Izzie CAN'T go crazy, she's already done it once by cutting his LVAD wire and becomming emotionally involved one too many a time. If it happens again, she's gone from Seattle Grace. D= No more Izzie. And what happens to Karev? We know he has the hots for Addison (AKA Addex or Addisex), but we also know that he has a relentless and every lasting love for Izzie. No Aliens! xD

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I think that Izzie should just completely lose her mind and go bonkers. She could just start "seeing" Denny and talking to him all the time, even though he's not really there. Now that would add some drama to the show! And it wouldn't involve corny dream sequences or cause the show to lose credibility trying to bring someone back from the dead. And honestly, I don't think it would be too hard for anyone to believe that Izzie's mind would finally crack under the pressure.

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