Grey's Anatomy Spoilers: T.R. Knight Exit Not Official

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Reports of George O'Malley's demise have circulated since the season finale of Grey's Anatomy May 14, and seemed all but official after a report that circulated last week. However, nothing is official just yet ... we think. This from E!'s spoiler Q&A today ...

Q: What will happen on Grey's Anatomy next season? Are George and Izzie goners?

A: E! Online's Marc Malkin has an inside source who says that T.R. Knight will not be returning to Grey's Anatomy due to issues with executive producer Shonda Rhimes. Sources tell, "That story is utterly false. Nothing at all has changed in T.R.'s status."

Shonda Rhimes has also gone on record debunking new rumors that an entirely different actor would play George thanks to plastic surgery. However, we all know how Shonda toed the lines of truth last season and stops at nothing to keep the audience guessing.

Guess we'll have to keep on ... guessing.

O'Malley's Feeling Yellow
Everyman George O'Malley

Original cast member T.R. Knight has been a Grey's Anatomy fixture since George's early, longer-haired days. His future has been the subject of great speculation for months now.

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i rilli dont want to see george die...i love george and izzie and the show wudnt be the same witout them ...
they would completely ruin it ...
they cant remove an original cast member and expect the fans to be ok with it !




BRING BURKE BACK ON THE SHOW! I miss burke and christina together!


I love George. I always have. I love the Gizzie couple too. I loved many couples, but never as much as I love those two. So if George dies, I want Izzie to die with him. I stil, rather both live, especially George. I want him so much to have that happy ending. George brings everything to the show IMO. He makes me laugh. He makes me care, and he makes everyone a little better. He's also the most adorable person on the planet, and seeing him always makes me want to smile.


No way will I ever accept another George than TR. That would be such a slap in the face to him. He is so amazingly talented and Shonda didn't use him, but she would use a new guy? TR needs to stay, and George can't die. We all love George. He brings so much to the show. I also thought George and Izzie were the best couple Grey ever had. I'm not watching if we lose TR.


You know a while back they were looking for a mixed race actor? Maybe thats George but with darker skin from the injuries...


Yeah I'm a Gizzie fan but I know many people who aren't Gizzie fans who really love George. I know Alex and Izzie fans who adore George and want him to stay. Would I love Gizzie back together? Heck yeah. But I love George more than I love Gizzie. I love George alone, with Izzie, or with someone else. I don't care. As long as I can see him. I don't watch Grey for romances. I watch it for the friendships, including the GI one, and I watch it for the characters. George makes me smile. It is as simple as that. Every single time I see that cute face, I just feel better. I haven't found one character who can make me feel this way in more than 30 years of TV watching. That makes George very useful to me and very special.


Wow Sarah, you took the words right out of my mouth. That's exactly how I feel about George. I'll add, to quote one great article I read, George is the living heartbeat of Grey. We need him.


well said sarah!


Alex could never ever take George's place. The guy talked about smothering Izzie. In fact Shonda has tried very hard to fill the George's void with Alex, Lexie and Cristina and it doesn't work. Their sweetness always seems fake. With george, it always feels genuine and he's got this brightness to him nobody has. I do like Alex, but I like Alex for being Alex. He's not George and never should be. It works for george. I like Alex for the fact he has a bad side and a good heart. He might be a good person, but he's not the sweet and funny characetr and never will be. Lexie and Arizona, when they try to be sweet, only seem like hyper kids who took too much candies. They irritate me. McDreamy is boring to me too. George isn't. He always cracks me up, and I'm always interested in whatever he does. His scenes are my favorites. I love George and Izzie as both best friends and as a couple. You thinking they are better as friends is your opinion, not mine. It certainly not shared by the many people who love Gizzie as a couple. Even if I didn't ship Gizzie as a couple, I love their friendship. I think the show would suffer without the Gizzie friendship and has this year. So I would be fine with George getting a new relationship. I loved him with Lexie, a lot more than I like her with Mark. George isn,t needed because he doesn't have a romantic relationship? I didn't know this was a soap. I thought this was a medical show and the personal friendships and growth of the characters. Bailey is one of my favorite characters and she has no relationship right now. George is Izzie's best friend, one of Mer's dearest friend, the opposite of Alex, I love their scenes, and Bailey's baby. He's the heart and soul of this show. He's the bright and shiny. He's the guy who makes us laugh. He's the guy we all root for to be happy. He's the guy who brings humanity to this show. As for romance, well, they have a built-in girlfriend for him with the girl he saved, didn't he? We found out this year he is a extra-talented surgeon. His recovery story would be a first and a great emotional story. Everyone in this hospital loves George so to see him help him get better would bring much-needed heart to this show that has been sorely lacking without George. Make no mistake. There is one George and he's essential to this show. As much as I love Gizzie, Izzie brings nothing to me outside of her relationship and friendship with George. Her story has been told. It's over. Nobody cares anymore. It dragged out too long. People do care about George. They want him to live and be happy. They are invested in him. As for Derek, I love MerDer, hence I want him to stay. I love Meredith a lot more than him though, and without him, I find him useless. So I wouldn,t call him boring, but I love owen, George and ehck even Burke a lot more. To me, they are much more complex. But like I said, I adore MerDer. They're my favorite couple after Gizzie so I don't want him going anywhere. Izzie can stay if she has scenes with George. If not, I,d much rather she die than George does. He brings a lot more to this show. BTW I'm not trying to convince you of anything. This is my opinion. No need to try to change my mind either. I'm very passionate about George and always will be. I'm so passionate about him it made me post here for the first time.

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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."

Meredith (closing voiceover)

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.