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No one dies on this man's watch.

That's how we always felt about Preston Burke, a brilliant heart surgeon and a kind, compassionate person. The consummate professional, and a great cook to boot. What's not to love about Dr. Burke?

Preston grew up in Alabama, where his mother owns a restaurant. He is the chief cardio-thorasic surgeon at Seattle Grace, and was long known for his grace under pressure as well as his incredible scalpel skills. Seriously, you cannot rattle the guy in the operating room or in real life.

Cristina Yang has tried during her romance with the handsome physician, which began during Season One, and which he initially broke off because of concern for his reputation.

The polar opposites then back together, however, and Cristina moved into his apartment. The evolution of their relationship despite their differences was a focal point of Grey's Anatomy for much of its second and third seasons. Preston also warmed up to Derek Shepherd, despite initial friction between the two.At the end of the second season, Preston was shot, leading to an injury that caused a tremor in his hand.

While he was healed as far as the doctors could tell, he felt pressure to return to work before he was ready. Cristina helped conceal his hand tremor, a conspiracy that ultimately boiled over and cost Burke the chance to take over for Richard Webber as Chief of Surgery.

Burke and Cristina got engaged halfway through Season Three, but at the end of the season, he left her at the altar after determining, once and for all, that she did not want to go through with it or be the person he wanted her to be. Preston has left Seattle Grace, never to return.

Preston Burke Quotes

PRESTON: "So, I have a question to ask. I checked the schedule and I noticed that both you and I are off tonight. I have a favorite restaurant. I made reservations."
CRISTINA: "None of those were questions."

PRESTON: "You're a good person."
CRISTINA: "No, I'm not."
PRESTON: "You're helping a friend."
CRISTINA: "Are his problems surgical?"
PRESTON: "No."
CRISTINA: "Then we can't help him."

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I would love for Burke to return, especially with Christina leaving. I love the show but people don't have to die in order to make it dramatic. I like Owen also, so maybe Christina could leave with Burke to learn. He was always her teacher. This way it leaves the door open for a great final finale when the day comes. Big mistake killing off McSteamy and Lexie.

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I miss Burke (Isaiah Washington) so much...everyone changed after he left... His presence was the glue that kept the chemistry going...it was like a domino effect ... All the creativity, storylines, cast everything started to fall apart because the one thing that was supposed to keep it together was not there...Isaiah Washington was made for that part and Sandra Oh was made to complement that character... Please bring him back they don't even have to be together but just bring him back to make it worth watching again... The original cast was and is the best... Burke, Addison, Izzie, George, Cristina, Mer, Derek, Bailey, Alex, Cheif, ...Callie and Sloan are good too

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Christina needs Preston Burke to come back into her life. Owen, doesn't understand her personality, nor is he willing to accept who she is inside. Having Preston Burke return would be the highlight of the season!

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i like Dr.Burke!!!!!! :) XD

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Please bring back Isaiah Washington the character that played Preston Burke back to the show. It was unfortunate what happened off the screen, but on screen for your viewers where it really counts, he needs to be a part of the all star cast. He is a component that brings balance and exciting tv, and you let him go right at the height where he and Chritina could have out lasted Derek and Merrideth for years to come. Please consider my request. The years are not going to be good for Derek's character as McDreamy because he is not aging well. However, McSteamy was aging nicely, he too was another keeper.

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pls pls pls pls....we begggg u to bring back burke....i havent slept in 3 days coz i watched da 1st 3 seasons back to back only for burke ...plssssssssssssssss

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Please get Burke back, I am a huge fan of Grey's and I keep going back to first 3 seasons just so I could see him and Christina together.
These two are my favorites...
Its an earnest request, please get Burke back on the grey's...

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i'm waiting for burke's return! show without himis much worse

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Will Shonda Rhimes please bring back Preston Burke for the two remaining seasons please. Please it would be realllly nice to end Greys with Preston Burke. Please you started with him please end with him pretty please!

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Who cares what he said about TR. Like nobody ever said things in anger. Plus TR is a whiny baby who left because he wasn't getting enough air time. He's gone now so bring back Burke! They REALLY need to bring him back the show was MUCH better with him in it. So sick of Owen and ALL his problems! ABC needs to BRING BACK BURKE!!!!!!!




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