Justin Chambers Wants T.R. Knight to Stay on Grey's Anatomy

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Is he staying? Is he going?

The debate goes on (and on, and on). But you can count Justin Chambers among those who don't want T.R. Knight to leave the cast of Grey's Anatomy.

"T.R. is an amazing actor and I want him to be there as long as I'm on there," said Chambers, who plays Dr. Alex Karev on Grey's Anatomy, to E! Online the other night at the Salvatore Ferragamo benefit for L'Aquila Earthquake victims. "He's wonderful to work with."

Besides, T.R.'s character, Dr. George O'Malley, has so much growing to do.

"That's one of the great things about the show," Justin Chambers said.

"All the characters have so much left to explore. From the beginning of the series, the audience followed these young interns coming into this hospital and now they're residents ... but they still have much more to learn as far as surgery, social skills and manners."

For her part, former Grey's Anatomy guest star Melissa George said she's not convinced that Knight is leaving the show he's been on since its 2005 premiere.

No matter what happens, she said, "He'll go on to bigger and better things."

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George was part of the chain, once the chain is broken,nothing will remain the same, the the connection between Geo And Issy was real, He was the glue that held everyone together, I don't know what Shonda was thinking but the killing of George is the begining of the end, The chemisty between all the actors,(Mc Dreamy and Rose) first kiss was totally awkward and awsome, Because it was more than a scene it was a first kiss, and if you watch it again the expressions on thier faces was not acting, it was emotion, The Relationship of Alex and rebecca was more emotional than Izzy and Alex, it seems so strained, The chemistry is not there. The reason this show works is because these young interns start with wide eyes and hopeful dreams, dealing with life and death and personal life goals, George suffered the most, both in his career(Flunking) and in love, to leave by being run over by a bus is unforgivable, He should have been allowed to grow like all the other characters, These actors compliment each other, I'm not sure about Sgt Owen he's to left field for Yang, The point is Shondra These actors compliment each other, and here here on it's all down hill


Really sad to see T.R.Knight leave the show. He brought so much compassion to the story line and his character. Couldn't help but love his portrayal of George. I probably won't watch much this season since I was starting to loose interest last season when they cut T.R's air time. Bad decision from the writers and producers of Grey's Anatomy.


i think that george sudnt be killed off the show ... shonda is stupid if she decides to remove george from the show ..
she cant kill off one of the original cast members who were there from the beginning and expect all the fans to be ok with it !


Exactly. As long as he doesn't say this himself through an official statement, I won't believe it. TR leaves and I'm gone. I'd much rather Katie leave even though I am a big Gizzie fan.


My grandmother had glasses like that in the early 70s. That is all.


Hezron-- that's just a wikipedia repeat of the E!Online Mark Malkin article where he referenced "multiple sources" reporting that TR is gone... oh, but then one of his co-workers said that he has only one "source" which is shaky at best... each of those sources referenced in this wikipedia link you sent, all go back to quoting that Mark Malkin article...
and it even points out here that "Representatives for Knight and ABC have yet to substantiate this and have declined to comment.[13]" So, please don't be freaking everyone out here... there's nothing new here and most certainly, nothing confirmed here at all. I actually believe that both TRK and KH will be there for S6-- and that George and Izzie will both live on...


Yes us Gizzie fans are never going to convince the AI fans, and the AI fans will never be able to convince us, but that's all right. Right now, I am a lot more worried about George's future. I love Gizzie, but I love George more, and I just can't imagine Grey without him at all. The one good thing if he died would be that I could have an hour more free in my life when I quit Grey. George has been the only reason I have been watching over the last three years.


TDS-- I love your post. Yes, these are the points on which we have to agree to disagree... we as Gizzie fans are not going to be able to convert you, as an A/I fan to be a Gizzie fan, and vice versa. It does mean that the show has much to offer everyone, different tastes. I could try to convince you to see Gizzie the way I do until I am blue in the face, and you probably will never see it that way! But there are points to agree on. I agree w/ you that "those characters who are portrayed as the "good" characters (Derek, Izzie, George) don't seem to get as much leeway as the "bad" characters (Alex, Meredith, Cristina) when they mess up." And by leeway, you mean from the fans, right? That's definitely what I mean. I guess this is just human nature for the majority of the fans reacting this way? idk.
I, like you, am drawn to the darker characters too. But I'm drawn most to George and Izzie, first. They really make the show for me! But I am a big Mer fan and an Alex fan too. :) I've always loved Mer's dark and twistiness.... and even in her maturation over the past season, I think Shonda & Co. have preserved a certain amount of this basic nature about her... and for that I am thankful! As for the argument about whether or not Gizzie was always Shonda's plan? I don't presume to know what was her plan... I don't think they were her plan from the beginning, necessarily... ??? but idk... I do think she believes strongly in their connection though. But once again, I guess I would admit that it is next to impossible to figure out what she is thinking! LOL! I have to admit, I was on a big Gizzie high at the end of the finale. She blew me away with what she did. But that high is gone now... and now I'm left pretty concerned that Izzie and George will die... and annoyed that it will take all summer and until the first epi of S6 in the fall to find out...


It is interesting reading all the different opinions here on Gizzie, Lexzie and so on. There does seem to be one thing we all agree on. We all love George and want him to stay. I feel like crying thinking of the way he was treated this season. Shonda used to love George so much. I don't know what happened. George is such an amazing character, and TR has so much talent and so much warmth. This can't be the way George ends. This can't be it. It's too sad.


Wow I agree Kim. That Gizzie kiss is just amazing. It had so much passion and love. I'm always drawn to the nice characters more, except when they appear too goodie-goodie, like Lexie. Lexie irritates me like nails on a chalk board, but George's sweetness seems so genuine and real. It also helps that he's not perfect. He messes up and can hurt other people, but he always takes responsability for it. That's what I love the most about George. He always mans up for each one of his mistakes. I think of all the guys on the show, George is the one who does it the most. I used to be an Alex and Izzie fan, and I don't hate then now. It's just that Gizzie has ruined them and all couples for me. I always compare all the couples to them and they never come close.


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.