It seems that the question of Heigl's permanent return to Grey's has been a question on everyone's minds. Her prolonged absences and her character's husband's infidelity seem to be proof that perhaps the Grey's show-runners are making it easier to write her character out. Here are the recent spoilers on this question.. go ahead and read for yourselves!
Question: It’s looking more and more like they are paving the way for Katherine Heigl’s exit on Grey’s Anatomy. Do you know if she is going to stay or not? —Kate
Ausiello: I don’t. And neither does Heigl. While I’m sure she’d love nothing more than to move on at the end of the season, the decision is not hers to make. Heigl’s got at least another year left on her Grey’s contract, so her fate rests with ABC and Shonda Rhimes. My gut, which has rarely steered me wrong in the past, tells me they’ll let her walk.
Yikes! Looks like she might be leaving. Any of you guys going to miss Izzie? And anyone else as curious as me to see how they're going to write her out -- if they end up doing so?
Source: Ausiello Files