Perhaps one of the more striking features of this season of Grey's Anatomy was the lack of screen time and storylines for George (TR Knight), one of the five original interns on Seattle Grace. George fans decried the fact that there are episodes where he appeared for a grand total of 10 seconds, with no speaking lines to, well, speak of.
Entertainment Weekly reports that George will finally get a storyline of his own on the ABC dramedy in conjunction Owen's (Kevin McKidd) worsening case of PTSD (which, if we remember, caused him to almost strangled Cristina to death during a nightmare). George will reportedly develop an interest in Owen's specialty as a military and trauma doctor.
"Hunt [will start to] see something in George that no one else has," McKidd said. "There's an event that happens and [Hunt] realizes there's a lot more to him... that he has a set of skills that maybe he isn't even aware of. And Hunt starts to mentor him in a way that gets really interesting."
There were reports last month courtesy of James Pickens Jr. that Knight will join Heigl on her way out of Seattle Grace, and, to some critics, this storyline will pave the way for George to join the military and head off to Iraq (but I thought Obama's bringing back the troops?).
On the last episode of Grey's Anatomy, George was less than pleased when he learned that Izzie (Katherine Heigl) opted to tell Cristina (Sandra Oh) first that she had cancer, and that he was the last to know. He was obviously hurt, as for the longest time, he thought the two were best friends.