Isaiah Washington, who infamously parted ways with “Grey’s Anatomy” after making homophobic remarks about co-star T.R. Knight, is coming back to the series.
Washington will reprise his role as Dr. Preston Burke for an episode in May, which will also serve as Sandra Oh‘s final episode on the ABC medical drama.
“Grey’s” creator Shonda Rhimes said that Washington’s character is “vital” to wrapping up the story of Oh’s character, Cristina Yang.
“It’s important to me that Cristina’s journey unfolds exactly as it should,” Rhimes said. “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.”
Washington, who was ousted from “Grey’s” in 2007, was most recently cast in the CW drama “The 100.”