James Hibberd
April 29, 2014 AT 10:24 PM EDT

Before he comes back, see how he left: ABC is re-airing Isaiah Washington’s Grey’s Anatomy farewell episode ahead of his return to the show.

On Monday, the network made a schedule change to swap in a 2007 episode of Grey’s into its 8 p.m. slot on Thursday night. The episode, “Didn’t We Almost Have It All,” marked Washington’s last appearance on the show and focused on the wedding of Cristina (Sandra Oh) and Burke (Washington), where Burke — spoiler alert — left Cristina at the altar and vanished (as soap stars tend to do).

The episode will lead into 9 p.m.’s new episode, “We are Never Getting Back Together,” which marks Washington’s return as Cristina contemplates her future (Oh is leaving the show after the Grey’s May 15 finale). Here’s a preview:

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