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No George, no me.
You know it is Shonda's fault. She completely stopped writing for him the minute she had to fire her precious buddy IW. She lied to him repeatedly about George.
You know how they gave Chandra Wilson an episode to direct? Well I read on another site that TR asked for an episode to direct ttoo, but he was refused. So they let Chandra direct but not TR? Why?
Shonda had meetings with Patrick and Ellen to reassure them, but was too busy for TR.
They treated him like dirt while accommodating every other actor's request.
We did see more of him. 2 minutes instead of 30 seconds. Like you said, she knew back then. Those episodes hadn't been filmed and she still showed almost nothing of him.
I don't agree she did what she had to do. She had to erase a character so we would not notice him when he was hurt? That's the lamest thing ever.
No she didn't have to opt for cheap shock factors over showing a beloved integral character on the show.
She also didn't have to kill him.
She should never have backburnered him in the first place not for a stupid cliffhanger. So yes by doing this and not even telling him about it, she got him to quit. It is her fault, completely and totally.
I don't get why you feel so strongly about defending Shonda you have to answer everyone who bashes her.
We get how you feel it's not her fault, but most of us George fans do feel it is very much her fault.
She erased George for a cliffhanger, and she killed him.
Those were her choices not his.
Yes the Another world producer said the stupidest mistake she ever made was killing Frankie so producers do admit their mistakes.
Shonda wouldn't be so hated if she did that once in a while.
She might have created the show, but she is now ruining it.
Again, by the time that TR's decision was made...
Wish You Were Here and Sympathy for the Devil were already shot.
Stairway to Heaven was already in production.
Beat Your Hear Out was already written.
The teleplay for the crossover episodes Before and After and An Honest Mistake was already in writing stages.
Meaning that if Shonda was to put TR on his final days, the commencement point was either I Will Follow You Into The Dark or Stand By Me, which it was when we started to see more of him.
She did what she had to do, he did what he had to do. End of story. TR isn't coming back and you won't hear an apology from Shonda saying she did the biggest mistake of her life by killing George. Hell, I haven't heard ANY producer or creator say it (with the HUGE exception of Josh Schwartz, creator of The O.C. about Jhonny. I had more respect from him after that), so can we please, just please stop the blame game and just stick to the nice character that is going to le
Anuflas you are so right! There needs to be a balance like there was in S2-S3 everyone had a good amount of screen time and S5 was a bit too focused on Izzie (even though she's like my fav character) so if there was more focus on every character it would be really amazing. That said I am going to miss George so much because he was one of the sweetest characters in TV drama history (in my opinion) and I don't think anyone can replace him so think of the good times he had on the show not "shonda did this did that" Although I did not appreciate that George got lack of screen time this season he was an integral part of the show and nobody will forget that
RIP 007 :'(
Anna, you're absolutely right. I totally agree.
Just cos MerDer got sort of hitched, doesn't mean that we should get scenes of less than a minute of them together, or the sum total of 2 scenes in an episode.
I'll miss him so much. He's my favorite, and Gizzie is my favorite couple.
George was the best. I missed him so much last season.
Why did you have to pick that photo? I love George and it makes me cry to see what Shonda did to him.
I'll never forgive her for it.
If she cared at all about the George fans, she would never have killed him, especially not like that.
Poor TR. Shonda totally threw him under the bus and he and we lost out for it.
TR said he wasn't coming back because he thought his last scene was hauntingly beautiful. I agree with him. It has nothing to do with him being selfish, but all about wanting the most fitting end for his character.
He told Shonda in December he was leaving. She had plenty of time to film those scenes if she really wanted to.
Yes I knew this was George the minute they did a big focus on his eyes.
I have always been totally in love with his eyes and I'd recognize them anywhere.
I think all real George fans would have recognized him anywhere. So if she really erased Georeg all season and made TR quit for it for a cliffhanger most George fans figured out 10 minutes in the episode, she really has no business directing that show.
I can't believe we're losing a character most fans love, my favorite character, and that we were robbed of his entire last season for a cliffhanger I figured out more than half an hour before the end of the show.
How lame! She would never have done
George is not responsible for the lack of MerDer. He has had no screentime. If you want to look at someone, look at Izzie and Lexie. They took th airtime, not him.
Shonda totally forgot about George in this. He is my favorite so this has broken my heart.
I get TR not coming back. Shonda didn't used him when he was alive, and now she claims she wanted to while he was dead6
I don't believe that for a second, and why would anyone think TR would have time to come back? He is auditioning, trying to build himself a new career.
Shonda had months to make him film those scenes and she didn't. He was available. He even came back to do that elevator scene. Why didn't she make him film this then?
That is, IF she is telling the truth,
Shonda, we wanted to see George when he was ALIVE, not now that he's DEAD.
We didn't even want George to die at all.
George and Gizzie were why I watched, so I won't be watching from now on.
omg!! i was just watching season 3, the part where meredith goes into the after life (some kind of miracle) and when callie and izzie are fighting in the clinic about callie being married to george, callie tells izzie that she should acknowledge her as george's wife or he wouldnt talk to her anymore (or something like that).
And then callie continues to say " you cannot afford to loose another friend, not when people around you keep..." she cuts off.
and then izzie says " dropping around like flies"
And boy, was she right.
While I DO have a similar view of GA as you do (hell, they are my prime reason...and Mark) I do realize that from time to time we need something else. However I see your point.
Meredith and Derek are the only official lead characters (pre-cancer SL) and in a way, the core story should be centered around Meredith and her surroundings as a surgeon and as a woman. Now that she and Derek are 'married', Derek is going to have an even more active role in Meredith's life than before, but Mer also has friends and other teachers. Derek has a whole life that we didn't knew about (and Mark too, for that matter) and should be explored, especially being a lead characters.
Of course, courtesy of Izzie (or KH for that matter) we didn't get either.
I hope that S6 has a better balance in characters. Just like S2/S3 had.
No,GREYSLOVER0316, because I knew that George was John Doe when he appeared in the ambulance and even before: when I saw the season finale promo. I'm a George fan and a Gizzie fan so it's not so difficult to find out why I knew.
This may sound weird but when watching the seen that this pic takes place in and not knowing that it was george on the table the guy looked nothing like george, but now that I know it is him it looks so much like George I feel stupid for not realizing it was him when I first watched the episode. Anyone else feel that way?
I can't imagine who is going to take his place. Who is going to be the funny, nice guy who is always there to help?
He helped Alex with his tests, Joe with his bar, Meredith with the intern test, Izzie to decide to do the surgery or when he support her with the LVAD. And so more....
I don't know why same people hate him. Season 5 without him was so dark.
Fab 5 is Grey's Anatomy. Is the effort of 5 intern trying to be surgens. At least it was at first. Now is a soap opera where the main issue is if Mer/Der are going to married.
BTW i don't like Alex anymore. I used to like him when he was bad boy but now - after all this effort from the writers to turned him into a good guy so he can be with Izzie and make haters happy - he is just a crying little baby.
I know my english are bad. I hope you understand.
Oh come on Anna, yes, this is Grey's Anatomy but it can't be all about Meredith or MerDer,will be so boring.! Has to be another characters that make the show better and amazing, and one of them is George and the rest of the fab 5: Izzie, Cristina and Alex. You has to think that if all the episodes focus only in Mer and Derek relation, the show will only have two season.
I love all the fab 5, and especially George!!!. I miss him, he is my favourite.
Anna, it's hard for George to take screen time from Meredith when he hardly has any storylines.... blame Izzie!! Shonda Rhimes has forgotten about George ever since season three.... even when he had more screen time, he was never as much and as important as the others. I love George, I can't believe they're killing him off... this show is going to suck without him!!
Who cares bout Meredith n Derek. Buuuu.....
I watch Grey’s Anatomy because of Meredith and Derek and I have always enjoyed all of the other characters that make this series ensemble a great show. But come on people, the show is supposed to be about Meredith, and how her story has unfolded from the first season with her relationship with Derek. Sure it has been important to have all of the other characters revolve around the stories to help these two main characters grow and expand, but ultimately I am interested in watching the Meredith and Derek story unfold. George O’Malley, Izzie Stevens and even Cristina Yang’s storylines have dominated the show for awhile. In the first season, count how many times and how long Meredith appears on screen as her story unfolds from the first and second season with Derek—count the scenes they have together and how long it is in the first two seasons then compare them to how many times and how long their scenes are in the proceeding seasons. I am sorry that George O’Malley’s charact
Bringing Burke back would be good. George was Burke's Guy after all but...Addison? I mean, I like her but I don't see a real reason why she should come back. She wasn't close to George at all. Not really seeing why. I love Addison but I don't think she should be in George's funeral.
I bet that the next time Addie is back on GA will be to deliver McBaby. I am almost sure because I don't see another crossover soon so... :S
I'm also glad about it. I agree with Xasen. He is boring and I always hate to watch his scenes. No more George. yey....
i'd love a flashback to the hours when george was missing :)
Honestly, I'm glad about all this. I've hated George ever since he slept with Meredith. The character turned into a whiny b**** after that..."Oh, woe is me! I'm in love with a woman I hardly know and even after I take advantage of her while I know she's in love with Derek, I'm still going to act like it's just that the world's out to get me, even if I've met this amazing woman named Callie!"
"I doubt this would happen but I would really love it if Burke and Addison showed up for George's funeral! Burke and George were so close on the show and Addison and George worked on a case together in season 3. I think they should come back for the funeral."
awesome idea emily!
Check out this list about George's Top Ten Moments on GA.
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