Grey’s Anatomy: Controversies mentioned in Lynette Rice’s book on the show
- We don't know how much truth the text holds but it certainly gives us some BTS information
- Isaiah Washington and Patrick Dempsey allegedly got into a physical altercation on set
- Dempsey's character was written out of the show due to issues with the HR
For the fans of Grey’s Anatomy, the good news just keeps on coming. Although, this time it comes in the form of 320-pages of a book that give a detailed insight of into the happenings on the set of the hit medical drama.
The book titled ‘How To Save a Life: The Inside Story of Grey’s Anatomy’ has been authored by Lynette Rice, who is Entertainment Weekly’s editor at large. The oral history was published on September 21 and has brought some appalling instances to light.
While we still can’t be one-hundred percent certain about how much truth the text holds, it certainly gives us an idea of the stars’ behaviour off the screen.
Here are some stories that have been discussed in the book:
Isaiah Washington and Patrick Dempsey’s fight on set
Washington was written out of the show after the star got into a physical altercation with Patrick Dempsey. Apparently, he went after Dempsey, pushed him against the wall and told him ‘You can’t talk to me the way you talk to that little f***** T.R.’
T.R. Knight was the victim in a fight between the two stars. Isaiah denied using the gay slur at the 2007 Golden Globe when he was questioned by the press. He wasn’t renewed after season three of the show and only appeared again to orchestrate Cristina Yang’s departure.
Patrick Dempsey’s departure from the Show
The actor played Meredith Grey’s love interest for the first eleven seasons of the medical drama which is why his departure shocked all the fans of the show. The two were a perfect couple with kids Zola, Bailey and Ellis.
He had a reduced role in the eleventh season because of being in Washington on a project. When he eventually returned to his family, he was killed off in a car accident. A whole chapter has been dedicated to explaining Patrick’s exit.
His exit has been warranted to the star having issues with HR and terrorising the set. Shona Rhimes apparently told ABC that either Dempsey would remain a part of the show or she would. But there was no way for both of them to work together.
He eventually appeared in the show once again, in season 17 when he met Meredith in her Covid-19 induced dreams.
These two instances have made the most noise surrounding the show and Rice’s book certainly gives the fans some clarity on the instances.
Several other revelations have been made in the book and it is a good read for all the people who have been a part of the medical drama’s journey.