Anatomy of an exit
The rumour mill suggests two of Grey's residents are about to head out the operating theatre.
So are Katherine Heigl and T.R. Knight set to depart Grey’s Anatomy?
Yes and no.
Reports out of the US have ramped up since James Pickens Jr. (Dr. Richard Webber) told US Weekly that Heigl was leaving.
“Yes, she is.” And he continued, “Wherever Katherine goes, I wish her nothing but the best.”
Her pal in real life and on set, T. R. Knight is also tipped to exit.
“He’s going too,” Pickens told the magazine. “He just wanted to pursue other career paths.
Rumours of the two wanting out have been swirling for months. But Variety notes an insider said none of the show’s talent has been informed of any cast changes. Right now, the only person who knows for sure what’s going on is series creator Shonda Rhimes.
Finally, Michael Ausiello notes, all indications are that it will happen. “The only question now is when.”
There is also talk the door could be left open to allow for character returns later down the track.
Maybe they should just trundle off to Private Practice?