Isaiah Washington is checking back in to Grey’s Anatomy. Dr. Burke will return as part of Sandra Oh’s departure this May.
The Burke/Yang romance featured heavily into the first three seasons of Grey’s Anatomy. It came to a screeching halt in 2007, after his character stood Yang up at the altar, while his contract was not renewed.
Washington’s option was not picked up following a stormy third season, amid accusations he used a homophobic slur against gay cast member T.R. Knight. Things seemed to get back on track for the hit medical drama, until Washington used the “f-word” in a joking reference to the incident after the show won a Golden Globe.
There are no further details yet on the plotline that will usher off Dr. Yang. Washington can next be seen in the upcoming CW drama, The 100.
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