Isaiah Washington Is Coming Back to Seattle Grace

Posted Friday March 7, 2014 1:18 PM GMT

He was fired from “Grey’s Anatomy” seven years ago for making gay slurs on the set but now Isaiah Washington is ready to return.

The outspoken actor has been invited to resume his role as Dr. Burke for an episode this May in order to facilitate the departure of Sandra Oh’s character Cristina Yang.

Series creator Shonda Rhimes told press she was able to put aside the past for the benefit of the story, and she’s looking forward to seeing it play out.

"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."

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