The Fate of George O'Malley: Still Undecided!

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What is the future of T.R. Knight on Grey's Anatomy?

According to a reliable source, not even Shonda Rhimes herself knows that answer right now.

Knight's displeasure at his reduced screen time on the show has been well-documented. As a result, rumors have been circulating that George will be written out of the show.

O'Malley Photo!

As previously reported, the storyline that takes George away from Seattle Grace will revolve around his departure to the Army. Inspired by Dr. Hunt, the character will head overseas.

Once there, Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello confirms, George will be wounded in battle. But will it be a fatal blow? No one knows for sure.

"T.R. doesn’t know whether George lives or dies," said a source close to the show. "And, as a result, he doesn't know whether or not he has to come back next season."

Is that really possible? Legally speaking, yes.

Rhimes has until mid-June to decide whether to let Knight go.

Some believe she'll torture the actor by making it sweat out his fate for as long as possible.

However, an insider scoffs at such a idea.

"At the end of the day, Shonda is going to do what's best for the show," he said. "Everything else is just idle gossip."

You tell us: Should Grey's Anatomy let T.R. Knight go?

Steve Marsi is the Managing Editor of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Google+ or email him here.

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