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no more burke and cristina.....
i think i might cry!
i HATE that burke is not going to be on the show next season. i will probably still watch but i agree with those of you who said that the plots are getting less agreeable to watch. as for IW, he doesn't deserve to be fired. people have tempers, and i can imagine that working in such close quarters with people you may not get along with could be very stressful. and it's not like he's the only a-hole to work in television. take, shannen doherty, a first class b*tch, and she has all kinds of work. i repeat, he does not deserve to be fired.
I wish I knew all the facts but I don't. Yes Isaiah leaving does upset me because he was an asset to the show. GA has some amazing talent but to me it was'nt just one person it was the group that made it what it was. No I don't think Isaiah leaving will kill the show anymore than Kate leaving will. But it will leave a big void at first. Now that it has happen I hope their reason is based on more than just what he said months ago because it would not be justified at this point his firing should have taken place then not now. He made a mistake and has to be accountable for his action. He appeared to be trying his best but like I said I don't have all the facts and I don't think anyone else does either.
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I think Isaiah Washington is the best actor on the show. I think he jumped through a whole lot of hoops for nothing. I think he should definetly say on the show. Christina and Burke were more interesting than Meredith and "McDreamy," and definetly more interesting than George and Izzy.
What will Season 4 be like? I hope it can keep me interested because the spin-off did not.
anyway @Kathryn,, are you still blur on this? the reason why they wrote the cristina n burke's break ups is because they had in mind to write off Isaiah! that's why there is no new plot for him anymore.. or anything.. at all! x((
Grey's Anatomy will not be the same!!!! I feel as if
Isaiah jump through a lot of hoops for nothing.
I'm already disappointed for the next season. The new spin-off was boring. Addison should stay on Grey's Anatomy. Meredith doesn't look like she's going to make it with "McDreamy," Izzie and George slept together-yuck!
Mr. Washington caused his own troubles and is now gone. Had someone called him by the N-word, he'd have raised hell about it. He used an equally offensive term against someone. Thankfully, the cast and T.R. Knight, specifically, handled the issue with diplomacy. Mr. Washington continue to provoke the matter and was subsequently let go. Any employer would have done it. Unfortunately, it didn't happen sooner.
As for the character of Dr. Burke, that character is gone. A new heart surgeon could be brought in to breathe new life into the show. Perhaps the one from Mercy West?
Shows change and shows adapt. Grey's Anatomy is no different.
IF he's being fired for just calling someone a name, I'll ask this, has it come to where people are not allowed to have an opinion? You don't have to agree, especially since too many people think Hollywood's tinsel should have ANYTHING to do with real people or real lives. I think it's too much ado about nothing, same as Don Imus, you don't like this person, turn 'em off.
Sad really. I can only say shortsighted of these white male media executives. There was so much you could have done to use this moment to illustrate what you can do to heal these diverse interest and communities. Instead you will drive homophobia and any sort of phobia underground and you will not be able to deal with that hate if it is unseen.
Whatever they are citing...behaviour etc. The fact that they can say that IW has became a liability - is very questionable spin, due to his utterances of the f-word, the controversy encouraged people to watch the show to see who this man and was he really that talented etc. That brought a lot of viewership to the show.
27 million viewers that propelled the show to an unprecedented #1 in its spot and #6 or #7 in all over programming behind sports and American Idol. That tells me someone made the wrong decision somewhere. The incredible potential of millions and millions of dollars of media revenue through advertisements. Front runni
Burke and Christina are my favorite couple, and He was one of my favorite characters, but as an actor, he deserved what he got. I don't know how i'm going to be able to watch with out him AND Kate walsh. In short: Preston Burke is a good man, IW, not so much.
I think that we just need to accept the fact that Burke is not coming back and for good reason. It's not a joke and this is proof that you pay for your actions. Besides there's no reason for him to come back. It'd be another "staredown" between him and Cristina. Heather, I would NEVER want another person to play Burke. You can think what you want, but that would just mess things up more. So, as far as firing Washington, I'm not that mad.
Now, what I am mad about is the fact that the people at ABC probably knew that they were going to give Washington the boot sometime, so why did they even do the spinoff with Addison. I, for one, hate the spinoff. But that aside, why get rid of two attendings? So all I can say about this is:
Has anyone ever thought that maybe that someone else will play Burke on the show just not I.W. It's sad to see him go, but just how I'm sure he wouldn't want people on the show calling him the N word, then he shouldn't be calling people names either. It is such a disgrace that he could do that, and it wasn't only that him arguing with Dempsey. His ego is wayyyyy to big for this show. Oh well someone will replace Burke Im sure ...soooo glad George isn't leaving :) Should be an interesting 4th season.
I thought that Washington redeemed himself by opologizing, meeting with Gay rights groups, and making the ad. But honestly, I never liked his character. I thought he was controlling and judgmental, and thought Christina was losing herself in the relationship. While Washington may have deserved another chance, I'm not sorry to see Burke leave.
Anybody else having trouble getting to the GA message board at ABC? wonder if they had to shut it down....
oh, and Ravenigma --- please see my earlier post. Apparently, ABC is citing "a history of disruptive behavior", not just the quarrel / slur...
GET REAL PPL... did any of you ever stop to think that maybe the reason his contract was renewed was something other than the racial slurrs??? Yes, that was the beginning... but all of us as viewers don't know what happened behind the scences... only the actors and cast of GA knows that... maybe other things happened as well that led up to his termination... but i very seriously doubt they let him go for a couple of racial slurrs. If so, they would have terminated him at the time he said them... not months later... something else IS OBVIOULSY going on here... And as a true GA fan.. i am sorry that IW is leaving the show but... life goes on... BUT I will stick with show bc that's what a TRUE fan does... Shandra will still give us reasons to watch don't worry
PATHETIC with a capital P.A.T.H.E.T.I.C.!! A tiny quarrel with Dempsey and a homophobic slur blown out of proportions by the media which Washigton had already apologised for suddenly equated to his termination!! C'mon!! Adults don't make such stupid decisions. GA seems to be taking the path similar to the series CHARMED. Washigton liken to Shannen Dorothy, leaving the series after season 3. And the seasons after that was never the same again. GA will never be the same without Burke and i really hate the fact that the finale storyline was all a set up to ease Burke's character leaving! Damn it! This really Sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
re: Kathryn's comment.
Its people like you who made this become a reality in the first place. That kind of mentality is killing our country. You don't know me at all. I'm not planning to watch the show ever again, but that does not make me an idiot in any way shape or form even if a 'bit of an idiot'. Why would say that?
I'm not watching the show in protest to all the tv affiliates who think I care or should care what actors think or do. I don't care if IW likes gays or not. I do, but what bearing does that have on me?? None.
I've been looking at some of the news articles abour this. While the GA set incident and subsequent events are obviously the biggest factor, several articles cite a pattern of disruptive behavior going back to the '90s as the root cause of the dismissal...
I was really shocked when I read that he got fired. I think that the last season wasn't good all the way around. I can see the show on it's way out now. He was a main character along with Addison and with them gone it's not the same. The show hasn't been around long enough to make major changes like this. ER has done it but they were around a lot longer. It is a shame though because it was one of the best shows on TV.
I am sorry, but in today's world the studio had to fire him and set a precedent that they will not tolerate that behavior. If I made a racial slur, almost chocked someone, and went around denying that it happen, I would be fired.
Why do all of you that are so Grey's Anatomy Obsessed and cannot separate the two worlds between TV and life see this? Dr. Burke's character will be missed, as will Addison's, but Dr. Burke had issues and left Christina to figure them out. Dr. Burke grew up that year with Christina, but is not sure what he wants out of life. IW put his job of ACTING AS DR. BURKE on the line, when he acted in a way that was ridiculous.
Just because he is a celebrity does not mean that his actions do not have consequences. I applaud the studio and Shonda for personally calling him to let him know. It is hard to fire someone, who does a great job at his job of acting as the character Dr. Burke, but he crossed the line.
Everyone, even celebrities, should be held acc
Please bring back Isaiah. I can't watch Grey's without the one actor involved in a relationship with substance. Christina and Burke were actually having a mature and loving relationship. They had Ups and downs but handled honestly and lovingly. A testament that we all go through it. The storylines he was involed with were wonderful adn I love seeing AF-AM thoracic surgeons on TV!! Wait, he's the only one. Get it? There's no show with out him. Isaiah had transcended all boundaries starring in a television show that's so well done. Now the show is done with him? It was the wrong decision. However, TV land is fickle and maybe he'll be back. I can only hope and pray. As a writer myself I'm working on my own pilot so I can now put him in my show! Seriously, bring him back Shonda. Think it over and remember what he good things he brought to the show. I absolutely love Dr. Burke and the absolute main reason watched the pilot. Then I saw all off the other great characters and
o god please let this be a joke cristina needs him
This is crazy, really is! I think he was a very important force in the show that couldn't be taken away. I will never even think of watching this show ever again!
How can you fire a man after the last show, this is crazy!
This is BS. The black know the N word, the gays know the F word. Grow up,we all have slang ! Are they ashamed of being gay or black ? Let's get this show all back together. Katherine was a no-body til Grey's as was George, and a few others. She needs to Thanks Washington and Oh, they were the reason I started watching. Just their name alone drew my interest. They were already some body ! Her parts are never any good anyway. She just wants someone to feel sorry for her, so boot her !
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