To say that Katherine Heigl's exit from "Grey's Anatomy" was abrupt would be putting it mildly. Rather than truly end her character's storyline properly, the actress and the show just let her character fade into oblivion. Now two years after her impromptu leave, the actress apparently wants to put her scrubs back on for a second stint at Seattle Grace Hospital.
At the time of her exit, the official story was that she wanted to focus her time and energy on raising her newly adopted daughter, Nahla. Critics of the move refuted the claims indicating that she instead wanted to focus on her burgeoning film career. Now that Nahla is growing up and her film career has basically stalled, it may be time for some career CPR courtesy of the show that made her famous.
"I've told them I want to [come back," the actress tells E! News. "I really, really want to see where [Izzie] is. I just want to know what happened to her and where she went and what she's doing now. My idea is that she actually figures it out and finds some success and does really well in a different hospital. She was always floundering, and so she was always one step behind the eight ball, and I want to see that girl take some power back."
Now that the ultimate question about whether Dr. Izzie Stevens should return to "Grey's Anatomy" is officially on the table, fans of the show get to weigh in on whether or not she should be given a second chance on the show. Here's a look at a few ways that "Grey's Anatomy" could bring Izzie back:
Alex and Izzie: They may be divorced, but Dr. Alex Karev has never really moved on from his former love. He stood by her side as her once great love passed away, held her hand through cancer treatment, and even tolerated her fantasy relationship with her deceased boyfriend. It seems that the only way that Alex will ever really move on is if Izzie returns to put a true period at the end of their relationship. It would be even better if she returned with a "secret" baby that she never told him about.
Cancer: Wouldn't it be great if her nearly fatal cancer returned? Izzie barely beat the disease once with her friends at her side. It would seem appropriate that a return of the disease would bring her back to the hospital and friends that stood by her side throughout her battle with the big c.
Doctor: Now that the end of their residencies are in sight and the once naive interns are getting ready to step up into the next phase of their careers, it may be an opportunity for Dr. Izzie Stevens to make some ground-breaking medical breakthrough that would earn her the forgiveness of the hospital administration. Rather than go off hanging her head in shame, Izzie could come back holding her head high.
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