Isaiah Washington, Patrick Dempsey, Katherine Heigl, Ellen Pompeo On Set

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Grey's Anatomy stars Katherine Heigl, Ellen Pompeo, Patrick Dempsey, and Isaiah Washington take a break from filming their hit TV medical drama on Monday in Hollywood.

Patrick and Ellen Pompeo were filming a wedding scene (looking terrific in the process, we might add) - presumably that of Burke and Cristina.

Meanwhile, Katherine Heigl took a break (and food back to her trailer), as Ellen chatted with Patrick, and Isaiah Washington smoked a big cigar.

Perhaps that's a good sign the wedding goes off without a hitch!

The season finale airs Thursday, May 17. As for this week, it's the two-hour event, "The Other Side of This Life," that doubles as the pilot for the Kate Walsh-led spin-off, tentatively titled Private Practice.

Isaiah Washington, Patrick Dempsey, Katherine Heigl, Ellen Pompeo On Set
Break Time
Isaiah Gets Ready
Washington Celebrates!?

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Patrick and Ellen are adorable! I hope Meredith and Derek won't breakup.


yeah i remember that i´m Dublin Ireland & we`re only half way thew season 2. if you remember in the episode time after time. Dr Bailey said to McDreamy that being chief won´t matter to him if he´s alone. So with that in mind i think Burke will make a great chief.


Can anybody tell me what is the title of the last episode. I'm from Portugal and here on TV we are seeing the 2nd season, i watch this site to keep on track all that is happening on 3rd season. I love GA!! And who is the one that gives a slap on Mer?


Isaiah does smoke cigars (the one yucky thing about him) and most of the others smoke cigarettes. I have seen quite a few pictures of Isaiah with a cigar, usually when he is happy. So, I hope it is an indicator that he (the actor) is happy going into the shooting of the wedding scenes. According to his publicist (see email above) he will be back for season four. So I am thinking no matter what happens at the wedding, Bang will continue on and I am still thinking that the biggest twist would be if they actually got married since so many are hoping or predicting that they won't. Those of us who love this couple are really hopeful that they will because first, they belong together, second, the actors have amazing chemistry together, and third, it would be fun to see them trying to handle married life. I want to see them deal with those issues for a while. In terms of who will be chief, I think Burke would make the better chief and it would free up Derek to take care of Meredith until she is in a healthier place. So, for the sake of both couples I hope Richard stays on and if not that Burke is named Chief. But, all of the signs have been pointing to Derek being named Chief. They have made it so obvious that he won't be that I am pretty sure he will be, if that makes any sense.


Hi Debs, I think they will have a heart to heart and I do think they will end the season in a better place. Do you remember the end of season 2? Derek and Meredith made love at the prom and we knew going into the summer that they would be together in the fall, that they couldn't deny their love for each other. We also saw Cristina go into Burke's hospital room and take his hand which gave the Burketina fans hope to get them through the summer, too. I don't think she leaves us in awful places at the end of a season because she doesn't want us to give up hope over the summer hiatus. So, I think both main couples will be in a pretty good place by the end of the season finale. I could be wrong, of course, but that is what I am predicting. Izzie and George and Callie, not so sure.


Thank you burkbacker for having faith in Mer/Der, I thought about it & i think Mer/Der nedd to have a big heart to heart about the past year. What do you think?.


I'm really hoping that this is not Isiah Washington's farewell-cigar.... Does he smoke cigars often? ;-) I want him to stay part of Grey's.....


Um ausiello said some of those predictions were correct and some were BS, not thta they were all true!! At the end of the season i think merder will be in a better place than bang, i think thats why bang are all happy now, cause i think they have agast coming thy're way but thats just me! I think it'll switch by the end of the season merder will be happy, not married but happy and bang will have issues coming out of they're ears! Oh and what i mean about the episode description it said burke is having concerns about cristina i think or something to do with the wedding!


Isaiah's publisit confirmed today that Isaiah will be back for Season 4. Here is the article from the Assoicate Press as was posted on tonight. "From Associated Press: Isaiah Washington, who came under fire after using an anti-gay slur, will appear in a public service announcement on behalf of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network. "We're gonna have â€" I want to say at least two versions of it at this point. We may broaden our message a little," the actor's publicist, Howard Bragman, told The Associated Press in a phone interview Wednesday. Washington ran into trouble at the Golden Globe Awards in January after he used an anti-gay slur during a backstage press conference while denying he'd used it previously against Grey's Anatomy castmate T.R. Knight. People magazine reported last October that Washington had allegedly used the slur during an on-set dustup with co-star Patrick Dempsey. Knight said soon after the incident that he was gay. After being criticized by GLAAD, a gay and lesbian advocacy group, and the ABC network, Washington issued an apology and sought counseling. Bragman said ABC, which is owned by The Walt Disney Co., was planning to shoot the ad in the next few weeks. A call to ABC seeking comment wasn't immediately returned. [Here is the good part!] Bragman said Washington, 43, plans to return to Grey's Anatomy next year.
"We've heard nothing to the contrary, and we have no plans to the contrary," Bragman said. [Even the top secret scene was filmed by this point in time.] The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network seeks to ensure that schools safely accommodate students of all sexual orientations." That is sure good news for me and for other fans of Burketina. This makes me more look forward to the wedding rather than being afraid to watch it.


Ausiello's report came from the National Inquirer. There was nothing original in it and as a gay man, he is not a fan of Isaiah so some of his predictions may be more wishful thinking on his part than truth. There is no possible way on the earth that Shonda is going to let Meredith and Derek marry this soon. They haven't even been together for an entire season yet. Derek is so wishy washy about the relationship and Meredith still has way too many issues. One week she is the love of his life and the next week he decides not to sign the divorce papers. One week she is everything to him and the next he's not sure if she is worth the trouble. She just almost succeeded in commiting suicide. It doesn't sound to me like the best place to begin a marriage. So, I'm sorry Debs, but I really don't think that they are getting married in this season or even close to making that commitment to each other. Maybe in a future season though. I hope so for your sake and the sake of all of their fans. No doubt they are very cute together. Shonda said in this weeks podcast that Cristina wants the wedding perhaps even more that she realizes, so, no, I don't think she will be storming out. I sure don't see how it is "a matter of fact" that these two will not get married. No one with any credibility at all has ever said that. There are hints just as there were hints about Meredith dying. It is a pattern with this show. They give us reason to suspect that our worst fear will happen even when common sense says it won't and they get us nervous and invested so that we watch. I don't know if Isaiah is leaving. I can't imagine if they were breaking his contract that it would not have already happened or at least that word of it would not have leaked out. According to Ausiello he was listed as one who had resigned although no one knows if he has a bump in salary like his castmates or not. His publicist said they would keep that private. One thing I do know. If the producers of this show are so petty as to fire someone over a mistake I will never watch it again anyway. But, I will follow Isaiah's career and I will root for this amazing actor and really decent human being to do well. So I may be back on the GA website after the final episode of Season 3 and I may not, but I hope to be enjoying the show with all of you in Season 4.


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.