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Seriously, Isaiah Washington returning to ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

Isaiah Washington returns to "Grey's Anatomy."
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Isaiah Washington will reprise his role as Dr. Preston Burke on “Grey’s Anatomy” in May.

As reported by EW the actor will return to help wrap up Sandra Oh’s storyline as Cristina Yang. Burke left Cristina at the altar at the end the third season.

Show creator Shonda Rhimes said in a statement, “It’s important to me that Cristina’s journey unfolds exactly as it should,” she said. “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.”

Oh is set to exit the series at the end of this season. She told THR in August, “Creatively, I really feel like I gave it my all, and I feel ready to let her go.”

Washington was released from the series in 2007 after making homophobic slurs about costar T.R. Knight.

“Grey’s Anatomy” airs on ABC Thursdays at 9 p.m.

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