Izzie Stevens' Exit on Grey's Anatomy: Good or Bad?

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Katherine Heigl is not coming back to Grey's Anatomy. That much is no longer in dispute. The only debates are over which side wanted her gone and whether fans even care.

The actress, whose relations with the series have been tense for years, was scheduled to return from a long hiatus in March. She has not. Details on exactly why are unclear.

What we'd like to make clearer, with your help, is whether this is an unpopular move by Grey's, or if fans are perfectly content with the Grey's Anatomy cast sans Katherine.

Are you upset she's leaving the show? Would you at least like to see Izzie have one more dramatic sendoff story line? Do you simply not care? Comment and vote below ...

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How do you feel about Izzie leaving Grey's Anatomy for good?

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Greys Ana was our best show ever since ER..But, When Izzie left Grey's anatomy, Me and my friends stopped watching. She was our fave character and actress. =(


i agree with pyriam


Izzie, gone forever????? no that most definetly can not happen. When George died i was not happy at all, then Izzie ran away not she is going to leave the show??? The director can't let that happen at all!!!!! Please Katherine Heigl stay on Greys anatomy and continue Izzie's role,i will miss you deeply PLEASE stay! i love you and Izzie soooooo much!!!! i will be devasted :(


I agree with Dena!! I have found myself not caring if I see the show or not. I actually think I missed the past 2 episodes. I have been FAITHFUL since day one..... day one people!!! Since it came on after Desperate Housewives on a Sunday night. I am mostly pissed off at Katherine Heigl!!! She put so much into Izzie..... love Izzie! Favorite character on the show!!! Her and George were the heart and soul of the show. I don't mean they had to be together, but just on the show. When George died, I think the show died. This 6th season, good in some parts, has not been the same. Do not like all the new people. I know a show has to change, and there are ebbs and flows with characters, but this is all a little ridiculous to me. The fab 5, never thought it would end this way. I am sure Shonda would still be happy if everyone's ego's didn't get too big!! Meaning Katherine Heigl!!! Look at Patrick Dempsey...... fantastic leading man...... still on the show and seems to be happy!!!! Now to have Izzie's last show be the last episode she was on..... that is crazy!!! You guys are losing viewers left and right.... and I mean true fans of the show! Good luck!!


Have to agree with poppy. We know Iz was looking for another job, but the 'red flags' Der refered to would have made things harder for Iz. I want the writers to acknowledge through Alex that he or Iz have filed for a divorce or an annulment of their marriage. It feels as though Alex's moving on will be more complete if he's a divorcee.


As for a character, I'll totally miss Izzie. As for Katherine Heigl, nope, won't miss her at all. It's funny because I want the character to stay, but the actress to go away. It's not even possible but yall get what I'm saying. Anyway, I think it's about time for KH to leave. She's been whining for awhile now, so I think it's good for her to finally go. At some point, however, Izzie was totally my fav character. Without her, I don't think the show will be as good for me. That being said, I also wish that she leaves the show with a little more than, "oh, here are the divorce papers." Although the actress was being stupid, the character should still get a good ending. Haha, if there was a 'D. All of the Above' I would've picked that on the poll.


You can't keep somebody if they don't want to stay. It was obvious that she wanted something more. It would of been bad for they rest of the cast to work with somebody who doesn't want to be there. Its better off she was let go. It be nice if somewhere down the line she is mentioned and put an end to her character.


Izzie goes on the show, because KH goes on the show.H.wanted this just 3 years ago.You are tearing one's hair out ,while she doesn't want to stay in the show.Now she is "famous",she leaves...What's means? to you the answer...


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! This is so wrong!!!! I cannot watch the show aymore!!!!! It would be a lot better if they killed her in s5 finale!!! Now they ruined her amazing character!!!! No wonder why s6 is going that bad with ratings... :(


im so sad that izzie has gone. she shood atleast get an explination on where iz is!!


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