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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.)

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