One of the coolest parts about your favorite shows hitting a huge episode milestone is that the writers tend to fill the story with callbacks and Easter Eggs spanning over many seasons that just truly warm any fans heart.
TV Medical drama juggernaut Grey’s Anatomy is just mere days away from a landmark 300th episode and they are bringing out all of the stops and while continuing to steer the story forward Shonda Rhimes & Co. will also spend some time looking back and reflecting on characters loved and lost.
The legendary episode will find your favorite doctors of Grey Sloan tending to the patients of a real-life Final Destination tragedy after a terrible roller coaster accident. These aren’t going to be just your ordinary patients though, a few of the patients are going to look eerily similar to some of your favorite characters from the past.
The first two that they show in the episode’s promo is George and Cristina. These two patients familiar faces will spark the memories of some of Grey Sloan’s employee’s pasts.
George and Cristina won’t be the only returning familiar names though. EW has confirmed that there will be another patient who reminds the doctors of Katherine Heigl’s character Izzie Stevens. The news is super exciting as that means that all of the original Fab Five interns will be together again, even if it’s just in spirit!
Sarah Drew who plays April Kepner had this to say about the “reunion”.
“Cristina, George, and Izzie we’re thinking about a lot during this episode because our three guest actors on the show actually really look like them and remind the rest of the doctors of those characters. That causes the original group to really remember those people well and want to fight for these ones to live.”
Katherine Heigel had somewhat of a rocky relationship early on in her Grey’s career. In 2008 she withdrew her name from Emmy consideration for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, an award she took home the year before, saying that she did not warrant the recognition due to not being given good enough material that season.
She told the told the Los Angeles Times at the time:
“In an effort to maintain the integrity of the academy organization, I withdrew my name from contention. In addition, I did not want to potentially take away an opportunity from an actress who was given such materials.”
However, bygones are bygones and Izzie Stevens was one of the most memorable characters to be on the show and it will be great to see her character, in addition to George and Cristina, honored and remembered in the 300th episode.
Grey’s Anatomy‘s 300th episode airs Thursday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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