Well, I can't wait to ask Shonda Rhimes about this when she stops by TCA tomorrow. Frankly, I didn't think much of it when the first rumors came out that Katherine Heigl could be killed off Grey's Anatomy. But now there's a new story with more details, and it's starting to seem . . . oddly plausible. Ridiculous, but also totally plausible.
To see the latest rumors — and what ABC's boss had to say about Izzie's future just a little bit ago at TCA — just
According to Us, the idea is that Izzie will develop a potentially fatal brain tumor. The one good thing, according to the story: She'll see Denny again in visions brought on by the tumor. (ABC confirmed to Us that Jeffrey Dean Morgan would return as Denny but wouldn't give any more details.)
For his part, ABC Entertainment President Steve McPherson told reporters at TCA this morning that Heigl is "a fantastically talented actress" who is "absolutely staying with the show." He added: "There's an unbelievable story line for her next year. Shonda is really excited about that and is the one who actually crafted that."
So, what's the truth? Does Shonda Rhimes want Izzie dead? Does Katherine Heigl want Izzie dead? Do all of these people want Grey's dead? Because the show would be pretty dead to me if it really goes down the path of killing off yet another main character. I mean, they tried that, remember? In the most ridiculous Grey's moment ever? Sigh.
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