Is TR Knight REALLY, FINALLY, AT LAST Done With Grey’s Anatomy?


Like Katherine Heigl before him, it looks like TR Knight’s plan to publicly air his eagerness to leave Grey’s Anatomy backfired, since (also like Heigl) he now seems perfectly willing to stick with the ABC show. Other offers drying up, perhaps? Too bad, because (ugh, also like Heigl) producers aren’t doing much to clue Knight in on whether they want to keep him around. (Spoilers ahead.)

Even though Knight was said to be looking for an exit on his own, the car crashing actor doesn’t know whether that wish will be granted. But exec producer Shonda Rhimes plans to keep him, and audiences, in the dark as Grey’s heads into the season finale. Reports Michael Ausiello:

Now, as I first reported in Ask Ausiello, his wish may be granted by an upcoming story line that finds (MAJOR SPOILER ALERT) George marching off to war as an Army medic. Just as the season wraps up, George gets injured in the line of duty, leaving his fate up in the air for viewers — and even Knight himself. “T.R. doesn’t know whether George lives or dies,” explains a source close to the show. “And, as a result, he doesn’t know whether or not he has to come back next season.”

Legally speaking, Grey’s creator Shonda Rhimes has until mid-June to decide whether to drop Knight — and all indications are she will use every last second of that time. Some are suggesting she may be forcing Knight to sweat it out as payback for wanting to jump ship. (The two have had a strained relationship since the Isaiah Washington blowup in 2006.) While Knight’s rep and Rhimes both declined to comment, a Grey’s insider scoffs at such a notion. “At the end of the day, Shonda is going to do what’s best for the show,” maintains the source. “Everything else is just idle gossip.”