LOS ANGELES – On Thursday, the “Grey’s Anatomy” fandom will finally learn the answer to the burning question: What would Yang say if she saw runaway groom Burke again?
Sandra Oh teased the impending return via Twitter in which she posted a photo of him in the background and wrote, “Yes indeedy, Burke is back.”
Yes indeedy, Burke is back. pic.twitter.com/WBsmCN3Yv7— Sandra Oh (@IamSandraOh) May 1, 2014
Isaiah Washington reprises his role as Dr. Preston Burke for the first time since exiting in 2007 after some on-set drama in which he referred to castmate T.R. Knight as a “faggot.”
On-screen, the character Burke didn’t come off any better. He broke up with Oh’s Christina Yang just before she was to walk down the aisle on the Season 3 finale.
Washington’s return is linked to Oh’s upcoming departure from the series, according to creator Shonda Rhimes.
“It’s important to me that Cristina’s journey unfolds exactly as it should,” Rhimes said in a statement in March. “Burke is vital to that journey - he gives her story that full-circle moment we need to properly say goodbye to our beloved Cristina Yang.”