|An old friend returns to hit ABC drama.|
The creators of the hit drama have signaled the return of Isaiah Washington after he was given the ax after he called actor T.R. Knight an anti-gay slur.
Now I've been watching at best most of the Grey's Anatomy episodes alongside Scandal. I am a huge fan of Shonda Rhimes and her shows.
Ir's reported that Oh is resigning from the show so I guess as her character Dr. Cristina Yang closes out a relationship with her ex-hubby Dr. Owen Hunt (played by Kevin McKidd) and fling with Dr. Shane Ross (played by Gaius Charles), her old flame Dr. Preston Burke (played by Washington) will return.
Washington exited the series in 2007 after an on-set clash the year before.
Washington's return as Dr. Preston Burke coincides with the announced departure of series star Sandra Oh at the season's end in May. Her character, Dr. Cristina Yang, was engaged to Washington's Burke at one point in the long-running drama.
The date of Washington's episode was not announced.
During the controversy involving him, Washington also used the epithet backstage at the 2007 Golden Globe awards. He publicly apologized and tried to make amends by meeting with gay-rights organizations.