For the first three years of Shonda Rhimes first hit show, Grey’s Anatomy, Isaiah Washington won our hearts as Seattle Grace Hospital’s hot shot surgeon Dr. Preston Burke. So when it was announced he would be returning this season for one episode, after seven years away from the show, long-time Grey’s fans rejoiced. This week, Washington added to the excitement by telling Access Hollywood that his return will not disappoint.
“The script is so amazing, it will blow you away,” he said. “Shonda Rimes is genius,” he praised. “I’m unbelievably humble and over the moon with what I read last night.”
Dr. Burke’s return is tied to Sandra Oh’s exit from the series. The former TV couple’s characters have not seen each other since Washington’s character left Oh’s at the alter. Washington thinks their reconnection will have a lasting impression on fans.
“I had to stop and say, ‘OK, now what? What is the world going to do after this?'” he continued. “It’s going to blow you away!”
Blowing us away is what Shonda does best. We’ll be tuning in!