Ellen Pompeo, who plays Meredith Grey in Grey’s Anatomy, which is currently in its 17th season, teased the internet with a GIF on her Twitter account with 1.8 Million followers that sparked various fan theories for the return of an old character.
Before the premiere of a brand new episode on Thursday, Ellen Pompeo shared a GIF of her and co-star Katherine Heigl who played Izzie Stevens in Grey’s Anatomy for six seasons before departing the show in 2010. Ellen Pompeo tweeted: “Hey It’s Grey Day!!!” followed by a GIF which said ‘Dude, she went all cage fight on you,’ by Grey to Izzie.
This tweet alone did not cause any sparks; season 17th of the series featured a COVID dream sequence episode where Meredith’s late husband Derek Shepherd Aka McDreamy (Patrick Dempsey), another character from the show, appeared in the series to fight the virus. Following the latest episode, which ended with a tease that another person from Dr. Meredith Grey’s past will return without showcasing who that person might be. This left the fans wondering that the post about Heigl was a hint towards her return.
Some of the fans started creating fan theories of how and who will return in the show; a fan tweeted the following: “ Hey… could you hint us who’s next on the beach?” for which Ellen Pompeo replied: Ummm—leaving all the fans high and dry.
This was not the only time Katherine Heigl came into the limelight this week. The former co-star of Ellen Pompeo from Grey’s Anatomy, Isaiah Washington, slammed Katherine Heigl on Twitter in which he accused Katherine Heigl of proclaiming that Washington should never be allowed to speak in public.
He took a step back from the show in 2007 after he had a clash with T R Knight, on which Katherine became defensive for her friend, as mentioned by Elizabeth Denton on social media. Katherine accused Washington of using Homophobic slurs.
He apologized immediately by saying, “I sincerely regret my actions and the unfortunate use of words during the recent incident on-set,” as quoted on People. The reason for the ignition of the past issues again by Washington is still unknown.
Katherine Heigl is yet to reply to tweets by both Washington and Ellen Pompeo. She got the hopes of fans high again, after seeing the theories and speculation of Izzie’s possible return, she tweeted:
Still, fans will have to wait for the big reveal in the series as the next episode airs during the Thanksgiving holidays after two weeks on 3rd December.