Greys Anatomy fans have had one question since Season 13 started — and that's will Dr. Blake return to the show?
Dr. Penny Blake — portrayed by actress Samantha Sloyan — came onto the popular medical drama during its eleventh season. Yes, she's the one who (unintentionally) killed Dr. Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) after his horrific car crash.
Samantha as Dr. Blake on Grey's Anatomy. (Photo Credit: R/R)
Much to Dr. Meredith Grey's (played by Ellen Pompeo) surprise, Blake returned during Season 12 as a doctor at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital, as well as Dr. Callie Torres' girlfriend (portrayed by Sara Ramirez). Sara also left the show after 10 seasons in May 2016. Could Sara's abrupt exit be the reason why Samantha lost her gig on the show?
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After just a 20 episode run, TV Line reports Blake will not be coming back to the show this season, however, it's unclear whether or not she's gone for good. Blake joins the plethora of characters who never made it far on the show including Dr. Ryan Spalding, Dr. Charles Percy, Nurse Tyler, and more.
Shortly after Blake somehow won over Meredith after the debacle with her husband, the show's writer, Shonda Rhimes, dropped the bombshell that she and Callie would be moving across the country with Callie and her ex Dr. Arizona Robbins' (Jessica Capshaw) young daughter, Sofia.
Samantha and Sara as Dr. Blake and Dr. Torres on Grey's Anatomy. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
However, there's no guarantee Penny (and even Callie) won't potentially be making a cameo in the future for visits in Seattle with Dr. Arizona Robbins. That would be so sad if we never got to see Arizona with Sofia again!
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Since her stint on Grey's, Samantha has appeared on Cat Killer and Maggie. Prior to her role in the long-running show, she also appeared on a few episodes of Shonda's other Thursday night ABC hit Scandal.
Here's hoping we get to see more of Dr. Penny Blake in the future!
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Ellen — who received a Golden Globe nomination in 2007 for her portrayal of Meredith — continues to appear on the show today. The mom-of-three's notable film credits include Moonlight Mile, Old School, Daredevil, and Catch Me If You Can.