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Grey's Anatomy Spoilers: More Denny, George, Mark & Lexie

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Michael Ausiello of EW has a lot of good stuff on Grey's Anatomy in his weekly spoiler Q&A today. He covers everything from the absence of George to the portrayal of Dr. Dixon, to Mark Sloan and "Little Grey" and more on Hahn's dismissal. Here goes ...

Q: Tell me more about this Grey's Anatomy-Private Practice crossover. I'm intrigued.

A: It'll take place over the course of three episodes (February 5, 12, and 19) and the only confirmed participant as of now is Kate Walsh.

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Q: I didn't think Shonda Rhimes could ever come up with anything worse than Gizzie on Grey's Anatomy, but this ghost Denny business is about one episode away from officially being the worst thing the show has ever done. Please tell me it will be over soon!

A: Afraid not. Denny will be haunting Izzie at least through February. In possibly related news, the title of episode 14 is "Beat Your Heart Out." Hmmm....

Q: Is Mary McDonnell going to be back on Grey's Anatomy? I loved her Dr. Dixon. I watched last week's episode thinking she'd be back, but she wasn't.

A: Her second of three episodes, "All By Myself," airs December 4. Personally, I wasn't a fan. You know I worship the ground McDonnell walks on, but I found her Asperger's depiction a tad over the top. And I'm not alone. Megan, a self-proclaimed Aushole and Asperger's sufferer, called the portrayal "robotic and single focused - which we are but not to that degree. Grey's Anatomy missed the boat on this one. Instead of normal with slight social misperceptions, it came off as a bad version of a high-functioning autistic, and they're two different things."

Q: Enough with Izzie-Denny and Cristina-Owen. I'm surprised that no one has asked about another "situation" that I've noticed on Grey's Anatomy since the season began: The slow and steady flirtation between Mark and Lexie. Where are they going with this?

A: To first base in early '09, and I can't wait. McSteamy is actually making Lexie (gulp) interesting.

Q: Why has T.R. Knight had only a few scenes per episode on Grey's Anatomy recently?

A: I did some digging and, unfortunately, there's nothing juicy to report. I'm told it's just part of the natural ebb and flow of storylines. He'll start flowing again next year when he gets mixed up in the Alex-Izzie-Denny story, but not in any romantic sort of capacity. Shonda may be kooky but she's not a masochist.

Q: How come ABC has issues with lesbians on Grey's Anatomy, but no problem with all the guy-on-guy make-out sessions on Brothers & Sisters?

A: I honestly don't think the suits at ABC are scared of gay men or lesbians. They just despised the character of Erica Hahn and her romance with Callie Torres. And as soon as they had proof that the audience agreed, they dumped Brooke Smith. As an ABC insider explained, "In the process of doing some maintenance polling, the sample group for Grey's Anatomy hated the Callie/Erica coupling while still liking Callie." 

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I thought I was finally getting what I wanted with Izzie and Alex and now I have to go through this crap!?! Why go and fix Alex when they were going to do this all along? Why have Izzie even try to go after him? WE ARE ABOUT TO JUMP SHARK!

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I'm intrigued by the Izzie-Dead Denny story. Believe me Shonda Rhimes isn't just gonna give you the reason as to why Dead Deeny is around just yet? Remember how he was all like "I'm here for you?" If I know Shonda and there's a reason for this. Maybe now that he's dead, Denny can see that something bad is about to happen. Which is not all the ridiculous because when Meredith died, everyone in the room knew that she didn't swin. But if Denny's gonna be around till Episode 14, then that's probably when we'll find out.

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LEXIE IS ANNOYING AND SHOULD STOP COPYING MER IN EVERYTHING SHE DOES.SHE SHOULD QUIT THE SHOW. THIS DENNY THING IS ABSOLUTELY POINTLESS AND RIDICULOUS. AND STOP BRINGING SO MANY NEW PEOPLE ON THE SHOW, IT IS WORTHLESS. AND THESHOW IS ABOUT MER AND THE OTHERS, NOT ANYONE BUT MER!!!

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Anna i totally agree this izzie and denny thing is messed up..... its mad iZZie saying sorry denny i cant and he`s like dont worry ill be right here WHILE YOU HAVE SEX WITH YOUR BOYFRIEND!!!! what the hell is that about i really cant believe this is going on till february where the hell is the story line going ???? what possible direction can it take they may seriously start giving out plots because the viewers are dropping by the min!!!! i loved Izzie and denny and its so sad watching them together now knowing that it wont happen. ok lets all hope this ends well!!!!

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Oh I thought the mods were bashing Gizzie too at first and got pretty mad and almost left a message, so thanks for setting us straight Hannah. I was shocked too as the mods here have always been nice with all the fans, whatever their shipping preferences. It doesn't surprise me coming from Aussiello though, the man has no class and hates Gizzie so badly. He had a whole celebration when they ended even though he knew Gizzie fans posted there.

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@Hannah
oh well, okay :) good for them, I was kinda surprised to get such comment from the mods.

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George and Izzie were the best couple ever. They were McObvious from day one. Sweet, hot, touching, heartbreaking and funny. I adored them but since Shonda is a giant coward, I know they will never be revisited. I hope at least we can get the friendship back. I miss it so much, and that Izzie can go with someone else than Alex. Alex only ever had chemistry with Addison and he and Izzie have zero chemistry. If George can't be with Izzie, I would love him with Lexie. They would be perfect together. I swear though if they don't give George a story and soon, I won't watch Grey anymore.

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I am tired of the Izzy-Danny thing! It's annoying but then again I'm not an Izzy fan. Cristina's romance is more interesting. It keeps me glued to the show. In all I love the show and look forward to whatever they have going but the Hahn and Callie romance was intolerable. Like both characters but not together. Still misses Burke. Wished he could return or get a guess appearance.

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About George and Izzie....I love to see them as good friends too, but not as a couple.

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Personally, I would love if Alex and Izzie go steady, and George and Lexie get together. And Mark and Callie. No need to make things so complicated!