‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Brought Back Another Fan Favorite in Tonight’s Episode & We’re Trying to Calm Down

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*Warning: Spoilers ahead*

Grab your person, because Grey’s Anatomy just brought back another highly beloved character.

Season 17, episode four of the popular series aired on ABC tonight, and it gave us everything we’ve been wanting: the return of T. R. Knight (George O’Malley). *Drops scalpel*

The cameo took place on a beach during another one of Meredith’s (Ellen Pompeo) dreams. You know, the same spot where Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) returned from the dead in the season 17 premiere. Although he departed the show after season five, we’re admittedly crossing our fingers for another daydream appearance.

To be completely honest, we’re not all that surprised by the return. Rumors started swirling last month, claiming that several familiar faces could make a cameo. It all started when Grey’s Anatomy showrunner Krista Vernoff revealed that Dempsey’s cameo will be the first of many.

“You have to tune in and see who comes to the beach,” she told Deadline.

This prompted fans to do some digging, which led them to the Grey’s Anatomy IMDB page. It didn’t take long for them to notice that multiple former stars—like Knight, Sandra Oh (Cristina Yang) and Sara Ramirez (Callie Torres)—now have “2020” listed as their most recent appearance.

Welcome back, George.

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