By now, everyone who can't wait for Grey's Anatomy's September 24 return know that the dish about George (TR Knight) and Izzie (Katherine Heigl), two characters whose lives were left hanging at the end of season 5. But just to be sure, let's just say that my initial prediction and interpretation of the elevator scene was right on the money.
OK fine George dies and Izzie survives. Heigl even complained that her return to the Grey's set was marked with a 17-hour day. David Letterman pointed out, quite astutely, that the 17-hour work day wouldn't have been largely plausible if flat-lining Izzie indeed died (unless, of course, she'd be filmed inside the casket for 17 long hours during her onscreen funeral).
As for other Grey's Anatomy season 6 developments, creator Shonda Rhimes told Entertainment Weekly that she has a "lovely story" in store for Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) to give her some time off the show to deal with her pregnancy. She adds that we might get several stand-alone episodes to fill this void. Because, really, can Grey's Anatomy move forward with its story line with the Grey in its title?
Elsewhere on the two-hour premiere, X Files' Mitch Pillegi will return as a member of Seattle Grace's board of directors most probably because of George's funeral. Also, more interns will crowd the hospital, with at least three new ones being added to the bunch. This, even before we get to know the interns well. So I'm not sure if that's a good idea.