Grey's Anatomy Spoilers: Is Izzie Really Going to Make It?

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Maybe it was the year's worth of rumors surrounding her leaving the show. Or a year's worth of ghost sex and battles with cancer, culminating in an afterlife scene.

But not everyone is convinced Katherine Heigl is really returning for Season Six of Grey's Anatomy as Dr. Izzie Stevens, who was left in limbo in the season finale.

On that topic, TV Guide says the following in its weekly spoiler Q&A:

Q: Color me shocked that Katherine Heigl isn't leaving Grey's Anatomy. Is it possible we're being duped in some way?

A: I must say that the lack of fanfare surrounding ABC's confirmation of Heigl's status - especially when juxtaposed with the flurry of official statements regarding T.R. Knight's departure - made me raise one of my overgrown eyebrows.

"Sure, she's staying... for just one more episode," I cynically hypothesized.

But one of my best Grey's Anatomy sources insists that this is not a case of clever semantics, and that Heigl's Izzie will have a significant presence in the fall.

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thank you so much anuflas!! that really helped :)
oh wow congrats to Ellen Pompeo then!
i hope that Grey's does carry on after seven seasons and i hope that Izzie does stay a lot longer than just a few episodes...
we will have to wait and see lol :)


@!greys - I don't think people are asking for more MerDer drama. They had their fare share of it, I think that they (including myself) are asking for a storyline more than just being the bookends for each episode. Why should being together and happy not be worthy of a storyline? I like their dynamic with the SK (good drama, they got home and Derek dances or Mama Shepherd comes) and Derek's depression was brilliant. Even so, you knew they weren't going to break up. So what's wrong? Derek and Meredith both have huge pontential for more storylines. Derek could be Chief, Mer could chose a specialty and both become parents. These are good potential storylines that bring the drama but also the good stuff that Grey's is known for. If you noticed, not many people complained much about Izzie in S.2. Her character tends to get annoying and being a supportive character, as she should, lets Izzie be a good addition without annoying people. Maybe it's Shonda's fault that she pushed the cancer storyline to invasive, maybe it's KH being "honest" (I call it rude but whatever), whatever the reason is, Izzie's Anatomy should end now.


@katieee, here are the answers. 1. Yes, EP is pregnant although we're not sure for how long. Statements are usually given after the first trimester so that can help. The speculation is that she'll give birth in September but no one is sure. 2. That storyline hasn't been released yet. They could easily stop production until she comes back or the show could go on with an excuse of why she isn't there. SR hasn't really said much on this more than EP is willing to give it a shot. My guess is that she and Derek finally go to the Bahamas to get a legal wedding. It'd be a reasonable absence. 3. The actors are initally contracted for seven seasons, not necessarily that the show will last only seven seasons. 4. Usually after the actor's contract expires, they either get renewed after negotiations or get terminated. The show might go on without the actors but it really depends on the network's final decision. 5. Rumor has it that she only will stay for 3/4 episodes but it's more likely that she'll stay for the entire season. I personally hope for the first. I hope this clears things up!


I mean no offense to the Alex and Izzie fans, but this coupling has killed m,y love for Izzie. I just hate those two together. When Izzie was with Denny and George, I loved her. Gizzie was my favorite couple, and I don't think I will ever forgive Shonda for stabbing all the Gizzie fans in the back. I believe she really loved them, but ogot scared of the haters. I think she never realized how many fans Gizzie had. Without George and with AI, I don't think I'll be watching much. Also no offense, but why is Katie staying on Grey? She has all those movies piled up. She's a big star, does she really need this show who's declining really fast?


i am a huge greys fan but i have ben reading the comments and i am so confused! can someone help please? 1) is ellen pompeo pregnant? 2) if she is and she does go on maternity leave, then what will happen to meredith? will she go on a really long holiday or will she die again for a few episodes and come back to life or will she be locked in a hospital linen cupboard for a few weeks which happens to have a supply of food and water lol? 3) is greys only going on for 7 seasons? 4) if so then why? it should be longer... and 5) is katherine heigl staying for the all of season 6 or for just one episode? can anyone help? thank youuu :)


i was going to start this by saying that i was sorry if i offended anyone by saying that i was sick of Izzie. I clearly don't need to do that. I have had a dislike for not only izzie's character but Katherine Hiegl since she claimed she didn't have enough material to run for an emmy. If i had been shonda, i'd of fired her ass. TR knight is an amazing actor and i hope he goes on to have a great career and a really sucessful life. And anyone else notice how it was only after TR knight offered to be let out of his contract that Hiegl said she wanted out? And only when the cards were put on the table did TR actually leave? maybe if Katherine could make up her mind and choose what the hell she wants to do, maybe she would get some of her fans back...just a thought (lol that was a pure rant lol)


you want that heigl live..i don't ,because i'm so fed up that i want to see in the six season grey's anatomy ,do you undestand ,but no stevens's anatomy...this message is for shonda ...i'd like to know something about ellen pompeo and merder , yang-owen and bailey ... want to know this and heigl and t.r. knight that's enought...bye-bye


"But one of my best Grey's Anatomy sources insists that this is not a case of clever semantics, and that Heigl's Izzie will have a significant presence IN THE FALL" so she will probably be only in the fall. anyways the ugly truth movie is premiering next month, she just came back from filming in france for something else, ad now she's signed on to produce and star in life as we know it. come on, is she really gonna do all that and sitll be on for greys again? as much as i love her, lets be realistic.


@!greys: I totally agree with you! I'd really like to know more about Cristina's background and Alex's also! The story with Izzie's daughter does have potential, too. There are still so many things they can show on Grey's besides Meredith and Derek. People should be happy that MerDer is finally in a stable place with their relationship! Now all they need to do is build that house they wanted to have and maybe have a baby... But please NO more drama surrounding those two!


I liked Izzie's friendship with George, not their romance. Definately more MerDer needed, I would prefer for all of MerDer's housemates to move out(seriously two married couples sharing a house!). Izzie is going to have to be eased into being a Dr again. I can see her character going into remission for a while. I think the writers are going to have a real challenge to match GA season 5 critical and audience success. Surely there will be an annoucement from KH's agent in the next few days. I also am wondering if she'll just sign up for one more season only.

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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."

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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.