On tonight’s new Grey’s Anatomy season 17 episode, we had a chance to see yet another thing we didn’t imagine was possible. First, it was getting Patrick Dempsey back on the show as Derek. Then, it was TR Knight as George. We haven’t see the actor on the show since the character’s death, and that was more than a decade ago.
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So what made this return happen? We imagine that it was similar to what we saw with Patrick Dempsey — this is a dark time for a lot of people, so we have a feeling that the cast really wanted to do something to give longtime viewers a smile. George was a beloved character during his years on the show, and really helped to teach Meredith some valuable lessons that she carries with him to this day.
So what did Knight himself have to say about his return? In a new post on Instagram (which you can see below), the actor made it clear that “George O’Malley will always claim my heart. Thank you to Ellen [Pompeo], Chandra [Wilson], Jim [Pickens Jr.], Krista [Vernoff] and all the familiar faces for once again sharing your beautiful light.” We love that he did this, especially since he went through so much during his run on the show so many years ago. It was a fantastic gift to all of the longtime fans.
What did you think about TR Knight’s big return on Grey’s Anatomy tonight?
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