Grey's finale aftermath: someone is dead

Oh Grey's Anatomy… you and your drama. Whether it's onscreen with ghost sex or brain tumors or off-screen with homophobic comments or whining, there's never a dull moment with the medical drama. But the real fireworks happen when the off-screen and on-screen drama collide.

Those of you who don't want to know what happens on the next season of Grey's Anatomy should just go watch this fake Green Lantern trailer instead--significant spoilers are ahead.

According to E! Online, the dueling cliffhangers from this season's Grey's Anatomy finale--Dr. George O'Malley and Dr. Izzie Stevens were both hanging on for dear life when the screen went black--will result in at least one death and at least one actor leaving the show. And that actor is…

T.R. Knight (Dr. O'Malley). E! claims multiple sources have confirmed Knight's departure, and says tension with showrunner Shonda Rhimes is the main reason. For some time now, rumors have said that both Knight and Katherine Heigl (who plays Izzie) have been trying to leave the show for various reasons--lack of on-screen time and differences with Rhimes chief among them.

The fate of Heigl's character is still up in the air, and she could very well be on the outs as well.

You have to hand it to Shonda Rhimes--she plays hardball. Want off her show? She'll almost kill you and play God in the off-season. Now that's omnipotence.

Do you think T.R. was treated fairly? Is there a taste of sweet release in his character's death and his departure from Grey's Anatomy?

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Finally!
I stopped watching when they fired Isaiah Washington (Dr. Preston Burke) instead of T.R. Knight (Dr. O'Malley).
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All I have to say is wow. Granted, George has been given very little to work with recently, but his death/departure is going to leave a big hole for longtime fans, because he's George, and he's been there since the beginning. I'm sad about this, but I think the writers will find a very interesting and dramatic way to present it in the upcoming season. This will have long-term effects on ALL the characters, especially Izzie, Callie, and Bailey. I am excited to see where the writers take this and how they make it work. I have no doubt that Izzie will stick around, and she'll be another character worth watching. Will she ever go into remission? Will she and Alex divorce by Season 6's end? With Grey's Anatomy, you just never know...
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I read online that the producers are definately keeping Izzie!
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I really hope Izzie will stay, I like her a lot! And George being the guy under the bus was just teriffying... The moment Meredith figured it out I had goosebumps... Really sad he's leaving, he's sweet! Guess we'll have to wait till next season to see what happens to Izzie, I'll spend whole summer hoping she'll stay!
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I like a lot both of them, but George was like an extra this season!! And what happened with Lexie having a crush on him?? And during this Izzie sick thing, he even wasn't there and they're best friends! WTF?
I really would like him to stay, but I can understand TR, and I guess I would do the same thing... such a shame. But I'm glad to hear there's a chance that Izzie will come back next season, I like her a lot and I feel so bad for Alex, I love them together.
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T.R/George O'maley hasn't been taken seriously for two seasons! Sad to see him go from a good character to an invisible one! Best to see him off I suppose :(
And Izzy has been more in the limelight than Meredith, if she leaves perhaps the show can now move on. YAAAAY! NEEEEW PROBLEMS PLEASE!
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I really really wanted both to live. I heart Izzie AND George sooooooooooooo much!!! They're both great actors and their characters are 2 of my favorites out of all the characters for sure! The greatest cliffhanger/finale I've seen EVER, but why'd you have to wrap it up this way?
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I'm actually not a huge fan of Izzie, she's never actually gotten to me. George however, his character was a little "back burner" recently but I've enjoyed his moments with the Chief.
Sorry to see either of them "die" but I'd have preferred Izzie.
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T.J. Knight is great, and George's character has so much potential. His part just wasn't well-written this year, and neither was Izzy's - maybe in response to their wanting to leave. Fix the writing and let these characters live up to our expectations. (and let's start building that new house on Derek's land for Meredith and Derek
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i read in IMDB that both T.R. Knight and Katherine Heigl renewd for another season for grey's anatomy then how come after they have signed a new contract one of them will die!!????....
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i never really liked georgr anyways
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I liked George but after his realationship with Callie tanked, I figured he would leave because his character had been through A LOT and that there wasnt much for him to do. I'm pretty satisfied with him dying a heroes death, it suits him.
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Honestly I thought that O'Malley was a much better character. Stevens just got on my nerves!!
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Izzie or O'Malley??? Mmmm... (nano second thought) Hope it was O'Malley who bought it.
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I say kill them both Katherine is annoying on the big and small screen, and so disrespectful to those who have given her a break. I mean come on, she getting top billing in movies when she could have been still making crap like Valentine. Her and TR have plotted to get there way on the show and lets be honest. They have gotten cast members kicked off and forced the writing into strange directions.
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I'm so over George.....see ya!
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Yeah, George should leave, he is boring and has always been. But please, don't kill Izzie... yet. It would be nice to see one new female character shaking things a bot between Meredith and Christina, wouldn't it?
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kill 'em both if o'mallie goes, than make the same with izzie. o'mallie should have stayed.
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he was way overdue for this. his entire plotline this season was limited to a few very brief appearances to say some stupid nothing,i doubt people will even notice him missing
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TR Knight is a fool for complaining that he didn't have enough juicy scenes while he was the center focus of not only his character being married to Callie but also having the affair with Izzie and being the little girl crush of little Grey. The minute he complained was when he became non existing on the show. So he can go suck it. Katherine Heigl is always asking for more money every year it's the same poop with her just because she did one huge movie and one big movie, she's still not the focus of the show if we're all forgetting it's called Grey's Anatomy not Steven's Anatomy. So she too can go suck it.
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I don't like Shonda Rhimes. I hope both TR Knight and Katherine Heigl leave Greys and go on to be in something that's ten times bigger and better than that!
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I liked them both. I wan neither to die.
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i never liked George very much, but i love Izzie :|
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I feel like George is a bit of a misunderstood character, you know? He can be so heroic at times, like when Bailey was having a baby and when a patient had to be operated in the elevator. On the other hand he can be wining, like during the whole Meredith debacle in the first two seasons (ugh). But at the end he is George anyway, which means he is one of the core (Mer, Iz, Alex, Cristina and well.. George!), which means he shouldn't be written out the show and certainly not killed off!



--S
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I hope izzie dies too shes equally boring as george I am so happy he DIES!!!! woooooo hooooooooo hes dead!!!!!!! I hated him and izzie too
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As much as I dont want either to leave I would like to see how Izzie's storyline pans out
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As I said elsewhere, I think that George and Izzie are key for Greys: they are the conscience and heart of the group of friends, they bring them all together as a group, rather than just disparate colleagues. Not liking what their absence will do to the show. But I can certainly understand Knight's being frustrated this season; as a viewer, I was frustrated by Rhimes favouring stupid story lines and ignoring him (and ignoring Alex's back story). And Heigl's movie career has certainly taken off (she seems to be one of the rare TV stars to make it in the movies). I don't think killing them off will be good for the show-- everyone in mourning will be tedious. George off to war, the others commenting on letters from him, Izzie at home preggered and the others commenting on that, would have gotten Knight and Heigl off the show but left the other characters to move on and even given some interesting plot twists for the future.
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sadly the show become just them (O'Malley and Izzie) not Grey neither Alex or Cristina staryline could succede with Izzie and George...of one of them leave the show I will live as well.
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Shonda please give he finger to Heigl...I am sure your show will be great without her
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I'm not terribly surprised. I wish Heigl was leaving though; her character has always irritated me.
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he was going off to war anyway. so he could as well die. i hope izzie don't die too. her character has been a bit.. blah, but got a little better with the cancer plot (but not with the halucination pre diagnostic plot. that was awful!).
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wow im so surprised (sarcasim). if you really though that George was staying after all the fuss T.R. Knight made about wanting to leave all season you would have to be downright stupid. although i do have to say i think Shonda is being a little vengeful by killing him, they already said he was going off to war they really didnt need to kill him, i guess Shonda just wanted to make sure he got exactly what he wanted an exit from the show. I hope Izzie dies too and i have a feeling she will because she made even more of a fuss about leaving than T.R. did. This show had really gone off the deep end and reguardless of who lives or dies i will note be tuning in for next season. if they really want to make the show better they should start airing the behind the scenes drama, it would be far more interesting than the actual show!
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I never liked George so I'm very happy to see him go. He's always hade way too much screentine in my opinion and now when others get to shine Mr. Knight is whining. Grow up. In a way I hope Katherine Heigl will also leave but for Alex' sake I hope Izzie lives.
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For those of you saying that Shonda should have given him more screen time/shouldn't have killed him... did you miss the part that he WANTS to leave?
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I had a feeling it would be George. George has been tortoured since the beggining of the show. First he loves Meredith but Meredith dosen't love him back. Then he cheats on his wife and loses both Izzie and Callie and then he just isn't there for a long time and now they kill him off. No I don't think T.R was treated fairly ! I'm hoping Izzie will live though.
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He didnt have much on screen time this season... but Im really gonna miss O'Malley it was a good character after all...
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It's sad to see George go out like that...he was such a great person and addition to the show, however I don't know why they didn't feature his character more prominently this season, it's like he was disappearing altogether. Oh well, I hope he moves onto bigger and better projects!! Good luck T.R. !!
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Soooo I don't remember where I read this, but it was a spoilerish website, but while TR is leaving the show, the character "George" was said to be staying. I mean, it would make perfect sense. George is going to need full facial reconstructive surgery, so it'd be the perfect oppurtunity to bring in another actor to fill the spot. Granted, it'd have to be someone amazing, but still, it's possible, and it would allow us to keep George around ... in a way. Thoughts?
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I don´t think T.R. Knight should leave the show, Shonda Rimes should! she did nothing for George´s character this season, she wanted him to disappear...
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I really like George's character, I can't believe they really may be taking him off the show.
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Aw I was hoping TR would stay on as George. I used to love his character before the whole Izzie drama began. I saw potential in the storyline with the girl he saved in the finale, and hoped he would be back being the old George again.
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Nooooo.. I don't want any of them to leave the show.. I totally love Izzie and George.. I will be so sad if one or two of them die..
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I thought it was rather obvious that George is already dead in the finale, since he is outside the elevator, in his uniform and in the light. I hated the Izzie is sick plot all throughout the fifth season, and thought it was the only weak part of the show. I'll continue watching no matter what. But it would be terribly hard on Alex if Izzie dies, and I don't really see his character coming back from that. Anyway, I would have loved to see George becoming a great trauma surgeon and will miss his character.
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This was the most shocing season finale of grey's so far. I knew he was out, but Izzie cannot go!!!
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He wasn't treated fairly.
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George was the sweetest!! So sad he's leaving! :(
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This show is getting more ridiculous than before
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wooo!! hot damn - gotta say this was one spoiler I was really looking forward to!! Can't wait to see how all the character's of Grey's will react....bring on the next season!
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Ms Shonda!!! How Can You do this?? This unfair for actors who ale playing in the show and the vivers who are watching show.T.R. Knight has right to complain that he had no story lines last season, he is a good actor and he doesnt deserve for this.This unprofessional, You are unprofessional. The show will never be the same without George and Izzie, never. The reason why I was watching Grey's Anatomy were Geroge and Izzie, and You destroyed their friendship and everything what I love ....This unprofessional, and unloyal for fans, I hate what You did last season with George, this is HUGE mistake. T.R. deserves better. The show will probably loose some viewers again. I'm dissapointed, very dissapointed. I stop watching the show, becouse of you, I don't understand why You treat the actors like that. Unforgettable.
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I don't mind George/Knight leaving, but Izzy/Heigl has to stay, she's too much part of the show... it would not be the same without her character!
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