Katherine Heigl, T.R. Knight Preview the Premiere

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After quite a season finale, Grey's Anatomy returns tonight.

To recap where we left off in May, Cristina (Sandra Oh) was left at the altar by Dr. Burke. Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Derek (Patrick Dempsey) sort of broke up, and George (T.R. Knight) found out he failed his intern exams.

"He's repeating his intern year," T.R. Knight tells Entertainment Tonight on set of the hit medical series, referring to his troubled character.

"His options were to walk away, or to repeat it, so, he's a repeater. He's made a lot of mistakes and that was one of them. You know the adultery and all that, so he needs to work out some stuff."

And part of working out that stuff means he has to figure out whether he wants to stay married to Callie (Sara Ramirez), or pursue friend Izzie (Katherine Heigl).

Justin, Katie, T.R.

While neither T.R. Knight nor Katherine Heigl would reveal the future of "Gizzie," they did talk about their romantic kissing scene - not!

"When we were kissing, I was chewing that gum," T.R. recalled, laughing.

"They have this apple gum on the camera cart," Katherine added.

"It's apple flavored, but, literally, to me, it smells like vomit... like that taste in your mouth before you are going to throw up. So, the fact that I had to kiss him, and he had that gum in his mouth, was really throwing me off, because all I was thinking of was throwing up."

Well, that's hot! The season premiere of Grey's Anatomy, "A Change is Gonna Come," airing tonight at 9 p.m. on ABC, is different this year.

The title is appropriate. With the exception of George, the rest of the gang - Meredith, Cristina, Izzie and Alex (Justin Chambers) - are now residents.

"We have just a tiny modicum of power now, but not like Bailey (Chandra Wilson) and not like Callie who is the chief resident. We have our own interns - a group of young, eager students... basically who we were two years ago," Katherine Heigl said.

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I agree with HoldTheElevator.


his name was denny and they were the PERFECT match for eachother but then he died... and now i am definitely a bigger fan of george and izzie than george and callie!


George and Izzie?! I mean, C'mon?! Who believes that one? Izzie's PERFECT match was Dan, was that his name? Izzie's boyfriend last season. I loved him for Izzie, but I don't like George for Izzie. George is perfect for the girl he is dating right now. Why did you kill Dan? He was adorable.
I love George, don't get me wrong, I just don't like Izzie and George together, that's all. :)


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)

Burke was- He took something from me. He took little pieces of me, little pieces over time, so small I didn't even notice, you know? He wanted me to be something I wasn't, and I made myself into what he wanted. One day I was me Cristina Yang, and then suddenly I was lying for him, and jeopardizing my career, and agreeing to be married and wearing a ring, and being a bride. Until I was standing there in a wedding dress with no eyebrows, and I wasn't Cristina Yang anymore. And even then, I would've married him. I would have. I lost myself for a long time. And now that I'm finally me again, I can't. I love you. I love you more than I loved Burke. I love you. And that scares the crap out of me because when you asked me to ignore Teddy's page, you took a piece of me, and I let you. And that will never happen again.