I See Dead People





I'm not talking about General Hospital's very dated opening but Grey's Anatomy does seem to be pulling a few pages from GH's storybook. It's ok, GH recycles all the time, another show might as well benefit from their stellar example.

Michael Ausiello is giving readers a little insight into the ghostly storyline that is going on with Dr. Izzie Stevens (Katherine Hiegl) and her dead Fiance Denny. Grey's Shonda Rhimes, who is a General Hospital fan, had said that Izzie is not suffering from a brain tumor ala Nikolas Cassadine (Tyler Christopher). Nikolas was able to carry on with his dead Fiance, Emily Quartermaine (Natalia Livnigston), thanks to his tumor. So what has Izzie seeing dead people?

According to multiple sources, Izzie's hallucinations are health-related -- and brain-related. And although the specific name of the ailment is being kept in the safe underneath Rhimes' desk, I'm told it's similar to an aneurysm. And every time it flares up, she sees Denny. And sometimes when it really flares up, she shags him. (A Grey's rep could not be reached for comment.)

ABC executives have called this an "unorthodox story" but remain faithful in Rhimes.


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season1217's picture
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I'd have less of a problem w/ this s/l if I knew for a fact that it would lead to Izzie's death.

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Still sucks and still a story line I won't turn in for. It's just a big mess.

And yeah, they only good thing that could come out of it would be that Izzie ends up death after all.

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An brain aneuryism that makes you hump dead people???? Shock JESUS TAKE THE WHEEEEEL! Take it from Shondra's HANDS LORD! This show is heading for the great cable channel recycling bin in the sky.

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That's funny. This blog has a post on the same topic.

http://soapoperareview.blogspot.com/

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They film right across the hall form each other, it's bound to happen. Shondra and Guza probably have lunch together, lol.

I'm waiting for GH to rip off Greys story about when Izzie had to revive a deer. Maybe it can be Robin who revives the deer.

I'm gonna say it, but GH did it better.

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I actually like Izzie and think Katherine is one of the better actors on this show. So I don't want to see her dead but this s/l makes me miss Denny and Izzie. I loved them together and makes me wonder... Is Shonda trying to right a wrong? Maybe Rhimes is realizing she shouldn't have killed Denny off in the first place? But he is dead and we are being treated to this "I see dead people" s/l and as a GH fan, Rhimes had to have seen the ridiculousness that was Nik and Emily's ghostly story, right? Are we the ones that don't get it? Does the writer and creator of one of the top shows on primetime know something the fans don't?

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I predict that brain bomb is gonna blow during the season finale and Katherine "I Pop Off At The Mouth Too Much" Heigl will be looking for work with Dee and Drake.

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If they had her seeing Denny last season and not sleeping with him then I would have liked it more. It could have been her closure for her to say goodbye and deal w/ what she did to the guy who was originally supposed to get the heart. This isn't a seeing dead people s/l. This is a screwing dead people s/l! This woman was moaning and groaning and sweating like a pig! That's nasty! NASTY, NASTY, NASTY! If this is all Shondra can think of to give Katherine her Emmy worthy material then maybe she's better off leaving.

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That's nasty! NASTY, NASTY, NASTY! If this is all Shondra can think of to give Katherine her Emmy worthy material then maybe she's better off leaving.
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YEEEEEEEEEEEK! ROTFLMAO It is vile and disgusting!

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Oh good! I'm glad something is wrong with her in the brain! I love seeing Denny but it's very strange especially cus she is sleeping with him. This is good. I hope she finds out what is wrong with her soon. Smile

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But I must say if having an hallucinogenic aneurysm leads to having amazing sex w/ a hot looking guy then sign me up!Tongue

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Yes, a brain illness is so much different than a brain tumour. WTF?!

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I'm with Sonya that I'm glad to hear this news because it at least gives some attempt at a medical explanation for why she is seeing Denny. This is a medical show, after all. I'll take that over him just walking away into a white light one day because Izzy had decided to move on. Still, I agree this is a jump-the-sharkesque storyline move for the show. I don't think it would have been that bad if they had not had her having scream-out-loud sex with him.

And just for the record...between the shenanigans on Eli Stone, GH and now this, you would think an aneurysm was the most exciting thing to have on the planet. My mom had one that eventually burst. She is one of the few lucky ones that actually survived after surgery. But I'm pretty sure she was not hooking up with dead boyfriends before-hand. Well, at least I don't THINK she was. Yoiks!