‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Fans Want to Know When This Beloved Character Will Return to the Show – Showbiz Cheat Sheet

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Over the years, fans of Grey’s Anatomy have seen their fair share of characters come and go. Fan favorites like George O’Malley and Dr. Derek Shepard both suffered tragic deaths that left fans reeling. Dr. Preston Burke went away to Switzerland but showed up years later to take away yet another fan favorite, Dr. Christina Yang. But then there’s the quiet disappearance of the smaller, yet well-loved character, Joe, the friendly owner of the Emerald City Bar. Joe’s disappearance hasn’t gone unnoticed. In fact, many fans are longing for his return. .

So, where’s he at, why’d he leave, and what other characters are long overdue for a comeback? Where’s Joe? The cast of Grey’s Anatomy | Donato Sardella/WireImage Joe the bar owner (we never did learn his last name) was played by 38-year-old actor Steven W. Bailey. According to IMDb, the last time we saw Joe was way back in 2010 during the season 7 episode entitled “Slow Night, So Long.” In case you need a refresher on what happened in this episode, Derek had just received his grant for the Alzheimer’s study, Mark and Lexie were still alive, and Christina was dealing with the trauma of the recent shooting by working as a bartender at Joe’s bar. The last time we saw Joe on screen he was looking on as Owen carried a drunk Christina out of the bar.  So, where’s the actor that played Joe now? After he left Grey’s Anatomy he appeared in five episodes of another Shonda Rhimes hit, Scandal. He then appeared on Longmire, Shameless, and Modern Family. .

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