We have an update on the impending departure of Dr. Cristina Yang from Grey's Anatomy.
And it's a doozy.
With a special, What-If episode already planned for Cristina on March 27, Shonda Rhimes now confirmed that Isaiah Washington will reprise his role as Preston Burke for an episode in May.
The actor left the show amidst controversy over a gay slur he aimed at then-colleague T.K. Knight and his character exited by leaving Cristina at the altar to conclude Grey's Anatomy Season 3.
Said Rhimes in a statement: “It’s important to me that Cristina’s journey unfolds exactly as it should. Burke is vital to that journey - he gives her story that full-circle moment we need to properly say goodbye to our beloved Cristina Yang.”
No word yet on how Burke will re-enter the picture, but... WOW. We did not see this coming.
The first time I kissed my wife, she wasn't my wife then, she was just this girl in a bar. But when we kissed, it was like, I gotta tell you, it was like I'd never kissed any other woman before. It was like my first kiss. The right kiss.
[narrating] "At some point, you have to make a decision. Boundaries don't keep other people out, they fence you in. Life is messy, that's how we're made. So you can waste your life drawing lines or you can live your life crossing them. But there are some lines that are way too dangerous to cross. Here's what I know. If you're willing to throw caution to the wind and take a chance, the view from the other side... is spectacular."