Oh, but it will be a short visit to Seattle Grace. The actor, who played Dr. Preston Burke on the ABC medical drama, will reprise his role in one episode set to air in May, an ABC spokesperson confirmed. The specific date of the episode was not revealed.
It's sure to be an interesting return. Washington was fired from the Shonda Rhimes series in the wake of growing tension on the set — headlines circulated that he directed gay slurs at then-closeted co-star T.R. Knight and was involved in on-set disputes with his co-stars.