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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i dont get it, izzie didn't have all that much screentime throughout the seasons...she had season 2 finale when denny died, and season three she didn't really have a storyline until with george at the end of the season, and in season four she had NO important storylinebesides with george (who basically had the whole season) she's really not hogging all the room here guys.


i agree with Jelly Merder got SO annoying after 4 seasons of being on and off, it was all so repetitive! izzie's anatomy was a fresh start. this is an esemble cast, not just patrick and ellen folks...and not just katherine either...bailey has had ALOT of screeentime lately too and even so Alex...


i really want some christina backround this season! lets focus on her, and lets bring alex's past in! and izzie's daughter! its gonna be a great season my friends!


I really hope they're just doing this to screw with our head. They CAN'T kill her off! :(


I want Izzie to stay but with less story, although I don't want her backburnered like George was. Remember how some people complained George was on too much in season 3, and then Shonda stopped writing for him completely the two next seasons and we all missed him so much? And TR left for it? There has to be a balance. Every character should have some story. A whole season should never be given to one character, and no main character should ever be erased. Because now, look, this happened to George, and now he's dead and we couldn't even say goodbye. So I hope Izzie does have a story next year, but not that it takes over the complete show. I also hope they let her grieve George. They were my favorite couple. No, they are. George might be dead, but they're still my favorite. I love their friendship too, and if they don't let Izzie grieve George, I'll be even more pissed off than I am right now. I'll still watch a bit for Izzie, even though I'm not an AI fan. Just to see how she gets by, but I won't be watching that much. The show won't be the same without my sweet George, sniff. Oh and they better let the fab 4 remember him too. We need a funeral, and we need Izzie to get better soon. No more depressing cancer stuff.


Izzie is an amazing character and has turned into one of my favorite characters. But I agree with the vast majority of you that she has gotten way too much screen time. Shonda needs to show less of Izzie but not so far as killing her or the way TR Knight was treated (if that happened then KH is as good as gone) I'm not happy that TR knight is gone and George will probably be dead because I loved the Gizzie friendship sooo much. Believe me if both George and Izzie died then Grey's will go down fast no matter what shonda writes about.


I like Izzie, but I do wish she and George both had had screntime this year. I bet if they had given George just a fraction of the screentime Izzie had, TR would have stayed. You have to think if a man leaves a job where he is paid really well, is loved by the fans and is loved by his colleagues, then he really must feel useless and unloved by his producers. They must have made work there so awful, he couldn't take one more minute of it. There was so much they could do with George, and they didn't. They marginalized him, and they overexposed Izzie. So while I like her, I hope they reduce her screentime because if the show continues to be Izzie's anatomy, I'll start hating her. There can be too much of something good, you know? And there's way too much of Izzie. The fact I hate her with Alex makes it even worse.


Die Izzie die. Why could they save George and Killed Izzie.


What Gizzie debacle? I'm so tired of hearing that. Gizzie had a hell of a lot of fans, and they still do. In fact, the ratings were really really good when they were together and they started plunging when they broke up. Many Gizzie fans quit the show and those that stuck around for George are probably going to leave now too. More like the AI debacle. Shonda got death threats when she married them and the ratings have never been so bad. And no, TR leaving is all Shonda's fault. She's the one who treated him like dirt. Since he came out, she hasn't given him one romantic story. Kind of weird, no? Of course Katie stayed. The whole show has been given to her on a platter. Do you honestly think she would have stayed if she had been treated like TR has been? No way. She whined in season 4 and she had twice as much material as TR did in season 5. If TR had gotten all this airtime, he would have stayed too. Why would he come back to shallow homophobic fans and a producer who doesn't respect or support him? To get 2 lines per episode again?


@juglw - I don't think that they are the ones tempted to leave. Both seem to be very happy with being on the show (and not complaining about it). For the family life, well, PD has three kids, all under the age of 10 and he's there for the show and for his family. He has managed to create a good balance and I'm pretty sure that EP is going to manage as well. I do think that MerDer could have a heavy storyline after EP returns from maternity leave. If this show is just for 7 seasons, they need to get moving. I want to see the McBaby. I want to see Mer deal with the transgression of becoming a mother and be the kind of mother that Ellis couldn't. I want to see Derek hovering and preparing himself for the baby as well. I also think that maybe Derek could step in and become Chief. That would be an entire new world for him and it could be an awesome/heavy storyline for him. Also, I want them out of Ellis' house and into their dream house. The only thing that I want for Izzie is that if she's going to live, get her home and make her stay there for a loooooooooong time. Maybe then I'll like Izzie again.

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