Mar. 27, 2005
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Grey's Anatomy

Grey's Anatomy is a highly acclaimed medical drama that focuses on Meredith Grey as she struggles to maintain relationships while staying sharp at her new job. At Seattle Grace Hospital, she and her fellow doctors make new friends, new enemies and new lovers. The series follows through the hospital, finding personal and professional decisions are not black and white, only shades of grey.

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Denny Duquette was a heart patient and love interest of Izzie Stevens during Season Two. He died in the season 2 finale due to a heart attack. In season 3 he appeared to Meredith as a ghost type figure and again to Izzie in Season 5.

Personal life

Denny grew apart from his parents but after his heart was replaced and he proposed to Izzie Stevens, he rang his parents to tell them to come meet her.

Denny was friendly to all the doctors, particularly Izzie but when Meredith drowned in Elliot Bay, he was extremely kind to her in the after-life. In the after life he could feel Izzie sometimes if they were in the exact sam spot at the exact same time.

Denny had been a patient of Preston Burke for a long time and so when his hopes were dashed once again in Season 2 when trying to get a new heart, he became a DNR patient. As an act of desperation, Izzie cut his LVAD wire so that he would get higher on the transplant list. This worked and Denny got his heart but later died of a stroke.

Romantic life

Denny's father told Izzie she was nothing like the women Denny usually dated.

Denny first met Izzie when he was admitted to Seattle Grace Hospital as a heart transplant patient. They fell in love and he eventually proposed to her. He later died because he threw a clot off of the stitches on his chest and it went to his brain but when his father came to meet Izzie after his son's death, he told Izzie that Denny was rich and had written her a cheque for 8.7 million dollars and a voice message to his parents telling them he had met the woman of his life. The money he had given to Izzie was used to establish The Denny Duqette Memorial Clinic.

In Season 5, Denny appears to Izzie. At first Izzie fears it is because she hasn't moved on but she soon begins to enjoy having Denny around and goes as far as having sex with him, she eventually realises that Denny is a hallucination, and is appearing because she is sick.


* Denny died on May 14, 2006 at 7:42pm, at the age of 36.
* During a "Morbidity and Mortality" conference, he is referred to as patient number 34986.
* He loved animals, cooking, travelling and Scrabble.
* Izzie only ever sees Denny when she hallucinates, this is because he is the person she associates most with death.

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16x12 - The Last Supper
Season 16, Episode 12
11x21 - How to Save a Life
Season 11, Episode 21
10x13 - Take It Back
Season 10, Episode 13
12x22 - Mama Tried
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