After seven years, producer (and Scandal creator) Shonda Rhimes is inviting him back for an appearance. Apparently, actor Sandra Oh is leaving the show, and since Washington’s character and hers were an item, Rhimes felt it was appropriate. “It’s important to me that Cristina’s journey unfolds exactly as it should,” she said of Oh’s character. “Burke is vital to that journey,” she added referring to Washington’s role.
If Rhimes feels that Washington has learned his lesson — and his recent career suggests he might have — we’re willing to give him a shot. Here’s hoping it all works out better than last time.