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Katherine Heigl To Take a Leave of Absence From Grey's Anatomy; Izzie Stevens Get Fired

Katherine Heigl to Take a Leave of Absence From Grey's

Drama among the cast of Grey's Anatomy isn't exactly a rarity, and it's even less shocking when Katherine Heigl is involved. The latest is that Heigl is leaving Grey's — but rest assured, it's not forever. She'll be taking a five episode hiatus to film Life as We Know It.

Five episodes may not sound like much, but it'll have a big impact on the upcoming season, especially since Ellen Pompeo will have to take maternity leave at some point. We'll also get to see Izzie's life take a new direction — supposedly Dr. Stevens will be fired from Seattle Grace to make room for new doctors. Sounds kinda harsh, but assuming Izzie is still battling cancer, it actually makes more sense that she stop working in the hospital. I'm just not sure what they'll do with her now — is she just going to be kept around as Mrs. Alex Karev, greeting him with baked goods at the end of his long days in surgery? After a few years of "will she or won't she?" I have a feeling that it can't be much longer before Heigl leaves for good.

What do you make of this news — will you miss Izzie for a few episodes? What would you like to see happen to her character now that she's not at the hospital anymore?

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