The GIF shared had Ellen and Grey's Anatomy character Meredith talking to Katherine Heigl's character Izzie in the show's early seasons. Fans feel strongly that it could be Mer's former colleague George O'Malley who died in season 5. It wouldn't make her the first OG cast member to boomerang back to the show: Patrick Demsey's Derek is making guest appearances this season.
As fans will recall, on that fateful episode of Grey's Anatomy, Meredith came to the hospital and spent time with Derek even though he was brain dead; and instead of notifying her family, she was only consumed with pain.
Grey's Anatomy showrunner Krista Vernoff has explained why the long-running medical drama chose to tell the story of Meredith Grey contracting COVID-19. "So it could be George".
George died during the season 5 finale after jumping in front of a bus to save a stranger.
Pompeo and Knight are friends who are often spotted together. Ellen's tweet came three days after former castmate Isaiah Washington reignited his longtime feud with Katherine, more than a decade after he was sacked from the show.
In this sense, both the series and the fans were shaken by this attitude of Meredith. Seattle Grace hospital became Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital due to their deaths.
So, can fans expect other previous stars to return? Yes.
I hope fans will be satisfied with this information. Leigh portrays Alex Danvers in the CD Comics series Supergirl. At the same time, fans aren't ready to give up on the show just yet.
The ABC drama's 17th season opened with a dramatic and emotional premiere which saw the staff of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital battling the COVID-19 pandemic.
"If we don't get Lexie on the beach at some point this season, it's going to be such a massive misstep", added one viewer. Their story was far from complete.
It turns out that after the whole episode of Derek's accident and death was over, Grey's Anatomy fans took to Reddit to express their feelings about how Meredith failed to notify her husband's family that he was dying. "This week, we begin to experience what it is for her to be a COVID patient herself".