A behind-the-scenes photo from Grey’s Anatomy shows T.R. Knight on set, which has sparked the rumors that George O’Malley will return.
A behind-the-scenes photo from Grey’s Anatomy sparks rumors of T.R. Knight’s return rumors. Created by Shonda Rhimes, Grey’s Anatomy debuted on ABC in 2005 and is now hailed as the longest-running medical drama in television history. Starring Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, the series has witnessed the introduction and exit of numerous characters during its run.
Introduced in the pilot as one of the original five Seattle Grace interns, George O’Malley (Knight) became a fan-favorite but was shockingly killed off after being hit by a bus in season 6. Most recently, Grey’s Anatomy season 17 centered on the global pandemic and featured the return of original characters, including Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd, Chyler Leigh as Lexie Grey, and Knight as O’Malley. So far, season 18 has reintroduced some familiar faces with Kate Burton as Ellis Grey and Kate Walsh as Dr. Addison Montgomery making meaningful appearances. Now, a photo has led to speculations that fans haven’t seen the last of Dr. George O’ Malley.
Posted on Instagram by James Pickens Jr., who plays Richard Webber, a behind-the-scenes photo shows Pickens standing alongside Walsh, Chandra Wilson (Miranda Bailey), and Knight on the set of Grey’s Anatomy. Although Knight doesn’t appear to be in costume, the photo sparked rumors that O’Malley would return in another dream-like sequence, be featured in a flashback, or even appear after faking his death. However, People confirmed that Knight was on the set of Grey’s Anatomy to shadow the crew and learn some new skills. Check out the photo below:
For now, it doesn’t seem another guest appearance by Knight is on the horizon. However, seeing four original cast members from the beginning seasons of Grey’s Anatomy together again was a treat for fans who have followed the show for years. Knight’s return as George in season 17 to discuss grief with Meredith gave the character a proper farewell after his shocking death. While Knight may not be in front of the camera for season 18, it looks as though he will be lending his talents behind the scenes and continues to be a part of the Grey’s Anatomy family.
Indeed, Grey’s Anatomy season 18 continues to be on a path that could lead to a suitable conclusion. As for the longtime series, it remains to be seen when the show will sign off. Grey’s Anatomy showrunner Krista Vernoff recently admitted that she continues to workshop new ideas for the show’s inevitable finale. Fans have expressed an interest in seeing Sandra Oh as Dr. Christina Yang once more, a notable character who hasn’t reappeared since her exit. Overall, Grey’s Anatomy continues to make an impact on its devoted audience.