There is never any shortage of drama on Grey’s Anatomy. But a possible storyline could really shake things up at Grey Sloan Memorial. There has been a lot of speculation about Katherine Heigl’s return as Izzie Stevens, which could complicate things for Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) and his wife Jo (Camilla Luddington).
Shonda Rhimes has not confirmed Heigl’s return, but Luddington recently teased that she would love to see Izzie shaking things up next season. Even if it could bring trouble to her romance with Alex.
“I actually think it’s kind of a fun idea,” Luddington shared during an appearance on Chatter. “Well, I just think it’d be juicy; it’d bring maybe a little bit of drama.”
According to Entertainment Weekly, Heigl played Izzie for the first six seasons of Grey’s Anatomy. The actress left amid rumors of a feud between her and Rhimes.
At the time, Heigl said she left because of her family and not because she butted heads with the show’s creator.
Heigl has been open about returning to give Izzie some closure, but Rhimes has not shown any interest in bringing her back. Given Heigl’s success in previous seasons, we can only hope Rhimes changes her mind and brings the fan favorite back.
Alex, meanwhile, has gone through a couple of relationships following Izzie’s departure, including an up-and-down romance with Jo. He is finally at a stable place in his marriage with Jo, and Luddington believes they are finally over their romantic issues.
That could all change if Izzie returned to Grey Sloan Memorial, though Alex does seem content with how things are going with Jo.
Grey’s Anatomy aside, Heigl is currently filming the new season of Suits in Canada. The 38-year-old actress was just spotted arriving in Toronto wearing black leggings and a knitted sweater.
She also shared a photo of her arrival on Instagram for all 8 million of her followers to enjoy. Heigl plays the part of Zane Spector on the show, which is entering its sixth season.
Season 15 of Grey’s Anatomy continues Thursday nights on ABC.