A GIF from a friendly fan or a potential Grey’s Anatomy revelation? Ellen Pompeo continues to play on fans’ emotions, as it was joked after Thursday night’s episode that “someone else from [Meredith’s] past returns “.
Before Thursday’s episode, Pompeo tweeted a GIF of herself in the character of Meredith Gray joking with Katherine Heigl in the character of Dr. Izzie Stevens, who left the series a decade ago.
“Hey, it’s Grey’s day !!!” she captioned the GIF, which shows Izzie and Meredith laughing with the quote, “Dude, she went to fight you.”
After Patrick Dempsey, aka Meredith’s late husband Derek Shepard, often referred to as McDreamy, returned to the show amid Meredith’s “COVID dream,” fans are desperate to know who else the doctor might see. comatose while fighting coronavirus.
In a new clip for the next episode, which fans will have to wait two weeks to watch due to the Thanksgiving holiday, Meredith is seen calling someone on that infamous beach in her flowing white top.
Although Izzie didn’t die on the show, some fans thought Pompeo’s GIF could be an indication of a possible Heigl return.
“Izzie is going back and she and Jo are going to fight, that’s what this gif means,” wrote one commenter.
“I feel like it’s a hint that Callie or Izzie will be back,” wrote another fan.
Without directly addressing the speculations about Izzie, Pompeo tweeted: “If you really think about it … there are a lot of people that could be.”
Heigl’s GIF also comes after Pompeo and Heigl’s ex Grey’s her co-star, Isaiah Washington, publicly called Heigl on Twitter earlier this week.
“This woman once proclaimed that ‘I should never’ be allowed to speak in public again,” she wrote alongside a photo of Heigl. “The world agreed with his proclamation at the time and protested my work and my head in 65 languages. I wish I was on Twitter in 2007, because I will NEVER stop exercising my freedom of expression.”
Heigl has not publicly commented on Washington’s recent claims, but previously alleged that Washington had made a homophobic insult towards his co-star TR Knight on set.
Within months, ABC announced that Washington would not be returning to the show for its next season. He is said have wrote an official apology and also released a public service announcement for gay rights supporters, GLAAD.