Shonda Rimes Gives Reason Why Denny Is Back on 'Grey's Anatomy'

November 20, 2008 04:22:31 GMT

'Grey's Anatomy' executive producer, Shonda Rimes, gives her statement over the speculation of Katherine Heigl's Dr. Izzie Stevens' brain tumor.

Shonda Rimes Gives Reason Why Denny Is Back on 'Grey's Anatomy'
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Based on November 6 episode of "Grey's Anatomy" that features Dr. Izzie Stevens being reminded of her deceased fiance, Denny Duquette, which leads to a speculation of Izzie's brain tumor, Shonda Rimes finally gives her comment. To EW's Michael Ausiello, she briefly says that the reason of bringing back Denny in the middle of Izzie and Alex has nothing to do with the deadly disease.

As Rimes states, "I think the love triangle with Denny, Izzie, and Alex is among the most interesting we've ever done. Watching the chemistry between Jeffrey and Katherine again has been really touching." Then she adds, "I can't wait for our viewers to see where we're taking it. But what it won't involve is Izzie having a brain tumor."

On November 6, "Grey's Anatomy" episode 5.07 entitled "Rise Up" features Dr. Izzie having visions of her deceased fiance, Denny Duquette, when a patient was treated with a heart problem. In the upcoming November 20, Denny will appear again in Izzie's flashbacks.

Meanwhile, Ausiello also gives a clue that Sadie, Meredith Grey's oldest friend, will be a future lover for Sara Ramirez's Callie Torres. The news comes after Brooke Smith's Dr. Erica Hahn is getting the axe from "Grey's Anatomy".


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posted by people on Nov 21, 2008
Denny died do to complications of his heart transplant..he developed a blood clot that went right to his heart and killed him...
posted by lyx on Nov 21, 2008
hated that part when denny was on again !! it doesn't make any sense, it was so bad
posted by wow guys on Nov 21, 2008
really guys, learn to read. It says Izzie had the brain tumour... twice. And I know that they want to get rid of Izzie, I'm not sure how keen I am on this whole "insanity" plot they have going.
posted by ... on Nov 21, 2008
No where in this article does it suggest that Denny had a brain was speculation because they were going to sack Izzie from the show and a brain tumor would explain the are all retarded.
posted by re on Nov 21, 2008
yep... you are all retarded. It never says he had a brain tumor. It says Izzie might have a brain tumor...
posted by angelbaby on Nov 20, 2008
oh who cares what denny died from...i'm just glad he's back! He is definetly a mc.hotty in my book!
posted by meepie on Nov 20, 2008
Denny did not have a brain tumor!!! Proof read once in a while.
posted by stupid on Nov 20, 2008
they are talkin about IZZIE having a brain tumor.. not Denny!
posted by omg on Nov 20, 2008
dude! you'd expect if people are paid to write theyd do it right. Denny died of a stroke as a complication from congestive heart failure. Defiinitely not a brain tumor
posted by wtf? on Nov 20, 2008
Who is your fact-checker? Copy editor? Anyone? Did you even watch the show last week? Or in Season 2? Denny died after he had a heart transplant after years of congestive heart failure. Nothing even remotely close to a brain tumor. *rolling eyes*

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