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Isaiah Washington on his 'Grey's Anatomy' return: 'I was not expecting this'

Isaiah Washington on his 'Grey's Anatomy' return: 'I was not expecting this'
Isaiah Washington on his 'Grey's Anatomy' return: 'I was not expecting this'
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Recently, ABC announced that former “Grey’s Anatomy” star, Isaiah Washington would be returning to the series for one episode sometime during season 10. The actor, who currently appears on The CW’s “The 100,” admits he was as shocked as anyone else to be invited back, according to a March 20 report on Zap 2 It.

In an interview, Washington said, "I was not expecting this. I can't wait."

Fans have been wondering why his character, Doctor Preston Burke, would be returning to Grey-Sloane Memorial Hospital. Washington was one of the original cast members and his character had a torrid love affair with Christina Yang, played by Sandra Oh that ended with him leaving her at the altar. Oh announced last year that she would be leaving the show at the end of season 10.

Washington dropped some hints about his returning role.

"I read the script last night. The script is so amazing. It will blow you away," Washington says. "And I'm hard to blow away, I will say that. But I was blown away. The fans will not be disappointed."

He wouldn’t elaborate on weather or not Christina would be happy to see Burke or not. He did say some wonderful things about showrunner, Shonda Rhimes.

"Shonda Rhimes is a genius ... and I'm unbelievably humbled and over the moon with what I read last night," Washington says. "I could not believe it. I had to stop and say, 'Well OK, now what? What is the world going to do after this?' It's all positive. But it's so positive, it's so amazing, that I don't understand ... I just want to know what Shonda Rhimes eats, her DNA, I just have no idea where this comes from. Maybe I could get her to come on 'The 100,'" Washington says. "She's a genius, just beyond genius."

No word on which episode Washington will appear in yet but we’ll keep you posted.

"Grey's Anatomy" airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on ABC, and "The 100" airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on The CW.

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