May 14, 2006; 7:42 PM
Congestive Heart Failure
Denny Duquette was a heart patient and love interest of Izzie Stevens during season two. He died in the season two finale due to a stroke. In season three he appeared to Meredith as a ghost type figure and again to Izzie in season five.
Congestive Heart FailureEdit
Denny grew apart from his parents, but after his heart was replaced and he proposed to Izzie Stevens, he called his parents to tell them to come meet her.
Denny had been a patient of Preston Burke for a long time. So when his hopes were dashed once again in Season 2 while trying to get a new heart, he became a DNR patient. In an act of desperation, Izzie cut his LVAD wire so that he could get higher on the transplant list. It worked, and Denny got his heart, but later died of a stroke.
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 grew a clot off of the stitches on his chest and it went to his brain. When his father came to meet Izzie after Denny's death, he told Izzie that Denny was rich and had written her a check for 8.7 million dollars and a voice message to his parents telling them he had met the love 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 has cancer.
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 exactly the same spot at exactly the same time.
Notes and Trivia Edit
- 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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