Friday, March 07, 2014

Dr. Burke Is Back- For One Episode

It's hard to believe it has been seven years since Isaiah Washington was fired from Grey's Anatomy. That was an interesting period in the show's history. You had Washington get fired after making homophobic comments about TR Knight which forced TR to come out. Then you had TR and Katherine Heigl both walk away from the show and neither has been the same since. I don't think Katherine and TR speak much either. She was the one who convinced him to go because she didn't want to be the only one. With Sandra Oh leaving at the end of this season Shonda Rhimes decided to bring back her old love interest who left her at the altar for one episode airing in May. It makes sense. One thing I'm wondering though is if this is a one time thing or if Isaiah will get his old job back. The guy has barely worked since being fired and only now landed a gig on the CW in a show called The 100. Shonda giving him this chance is going to open a whole lot of doors that had been closed.

32 comments:

WareCat said...

Oh hell nah!

TalksTooMuch said...

Power of words, y'all

Karen said...

OOOH. I still watch Grey's (please don't judge) so I can't wait for this.

auntliddy said...

Karen, i wld never judge! I envy someone who can enjoy a show its whole run. I usually get bored and scump myself out of enjoyable watching. Idk, its weird, lol

auntliddy said...

As for Isiah, wow, some exile! He must have really stomped on some powerful toes in addition to being offensive. And Enty, does it ever occur to you Heigl is happy she walked away? Ahe has her kids and hubby and mb likes it that way. However, she is trolling fir scratch on kickstart, so maybe not.......hmmmmmmm

redronnie said...

I stopped watching after the plane crash, I loved little Grey and McHottie or was it McSteamy? I started watching again after watching the preview of Jackson and April running off together. Despite what foul homophobic rants Washington said, I liked Burke.

Dandy said...

he was wrong, but I think he has more than paid. He has hardly worked for a looooong time. And he is a really good actor. Might not be someone I would want as a pal, but I enjoy is acting.

hollywood dime said...

You know what else I always found interesting? That he, OF ALL PEOPLE would make homophobic remarks. Yup, that means exactly what you think I mean. I'll just leave it at that.

LottaColada said...

@HWood dime- lol I always got that vibe!

hollywood dime said...

@lotta your vibe was right!

auntliddy said...

Dime-oh no you didnt!!! Bring it!!!!

AndyCane said...

I had completely forgotten about this show and these people (well, besides Heigl) until just now.

bflogurl said...

I still watch the show but with no hopes of my favorite two characters coming back, McSteamy and Denny Duquette. Why did she have to kill them both off? And that was just bizarro land when Izzy was having sex with a ghost. But yeah, I still watch...

rajahcat said...

well I always thought the reaction was a bit harsh....

stuff like this is said all the time only flip it around....and make it about race, ethnicity, politics or social status

not saying I like him or anything....it's just time to let it go now so she is giving him a shot at that

Honeykatt said...

WORD!

0_0 said...

I watched probably the first couple of seasons but I never saw Ellen Pompeo as attractive so a lot of their stories didn't work for me at all.

Humor Me said...

Glad to see Isaiah back. I look forward to how the character is brought in and for what purpose.

Words have consequences these days. Isaiah has paid for his error and I wish him the best.

Seven of Eleven said...

@Karen, no judgment here - I watch it every week! I miss Dane, though. He was hot and funny.

Snapdragon said...

I honestly had no idea this show was still on...

CharRicho said...

I hate this. I hope that he's not back to get her back and take her away with him and that's how they explain her leaving the show. I mean he left her at the altar!

skimpymist said...

I loved isaiyah and sandra as a couple.

portlandjewel said...

I just discovered Grey's recently in reruns and LOVE it! It was more than just the gay slurs at TR, he actually choked Patrick Dempsy and yelled something about not being his (insert slur here), like TR. Choking co-workers is a nono. That said, if Ryan O'neil can still get work, I don't see why this guy can't!!!

nurysp said...

show been shit to me since that season he left
the plane crash????
the dramatics
the wack ass music and one liners

it was untouchable first 3 season
aawesome

Erin B said...

I read yesterday they're doing a "sliding doors" type of episode about Yang like a "what if." I don't know if he's on that one though. When I heard they were doing that, I instantly thought about Burke.

JoElla said...

YAY! I love it when @hollywood dime comes to play =)

This is the first season that I haven't really watched. Heck I haven't even kept up with Scandal either. Shonda never fails.. she grows bored with a show and it falls apart. So I kinda bailed before that happened.



Hollywood hissy fits always crack me up. And I agree, he is a good actor, and I think he has more then paid his dues. I kinda hate that Shonda is giving him a helping hand, because it makes her look good.

I also like KH as well.

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

I hated Izzy and George. Good riddance.

Lil P said...

I always thought Burke should come back but with a different actor in the role. Could have had some interesting plot twists for Christina & Owen

Dingle Barry said...

I stopped watching this show due to the writer's strike. Great writers make for great shows.

Now, I hate what they've done to the characters and I can't stand to watch one second of any of the episodes. I miss Chicago Hope.

NaughtyNurse said...

I loved his character on Grey's. Losing him left a dent in the show. I haven't watched it in ages, but I WILL watch an episode with him on it.

Aoife said...

I haven't watched Grey's in seven years. I will be watching in May.

As for Heigl and TR Knight...I got nothing.

Diane Marie said...

he's paid his dues. Give the guy a break

Brady88 said...

it's a good show on netflix up until the last episode of S8, hasn't been good since.

ppl who stopped early are missing out.