Dear Hollywood: Could you please stop killing Jeffrey Dean Morgan?
His Judah Botwin on "Weeds" keeled over before the show even started, widowing Mary-Louise Parker's character and leaving us with only sun-dappled flashbacks. Then he wooed "Grey's Anatomy" intern Izzie — and me, and the female half of America — as heart patient Denny Duquette, only to die and leave me pining. And his turn on "Supernatural" ended early this season, when that show offed him too.
It's a shame, because I could watch the scruffy, husky-voiced Morgan all day long. He was a charmer as Denny and a cool dad as Judah — and frankly, it's not often I can find a guy sexy as both a dad and a boyfriend, so clearly Morgan's got a special talent. But mostly I like the sly smile he gives his characters, like he's laughing at some secret that he can't wait to spill.
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Morgan was a classic "Hey, it's that guy!" for a while, with guest-starring roles on "Monk," "JAG," and "ER" and a part in a short film directed by the dude who played Brian Krakow on "My So-Called Life." But now it's more like "Hey, it's Denny Duquette!" His "Supernatural" and "Weeds" roles were great and all, but it's going to be a long time before I stop thinking of Morgan as the hot bedridden guy who make my heart flutter while playing Scrabble.
Let's just hope he survives at least one of them this time.