The still controversial Isaiah Washington will return to Grey’s Anatomy this May seven years after he was fired from the show for using gay slurs on set. Washington will return as Dr. Burke to help wrap up Cristina Yang’s story, as Sandra Oh is leaving the show after this season.
“It’s important to me that Cristina’s journey unfolds exactly as it should. 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,” series creator Shonda Rhimes said in a statement.
In other news, Grey’s Anatomy is still on television.