'Grey's Anatomy' Fans Went Through the 5 Stages of Grief Before Alex's Farewell
Dr. Karev is out, and not since Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew’s Season 14 departures have Grey’s Anatomy fans been so upset.
Then, six long weeks passed before ABC announced that the March 5 installment—“Leave a Light On”—would be Alex’s “farewell” episode. In the interim period, uncertainty swirled onscreen and off. Jo Karev (Camilla Luddington), Alex’s wife, wondered what had become of her marriage. Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), the only other remaining alum of the “M.A.G.I.C.” intern class, wondered what had become of her best friend at the hospital. And fans wondered if they’d ever get closure for the character—or if this was another Izzie situation.
And along the way, they went through all five stages of grief on Twitter…
i am literally not ready to say goodbye to alex karev pic.twitter.com/WzmyHIhqBN
— izabelle (@meredithsgrwy) February 28, 2020
I just watched one of those Alex and Meredith mashup videos of the progression of their friendship and I wanna cry my eyes out because it can’t be real that Alex Karev is leaving Grey’s Anatomy
— court (@courtneighkang) January 12, 2020
alex karev did NOT go through 16 seasons of the BEST character development in tv history to end his story with him ghosting his wife and best friend. every single one of the og 5 deserved a better ending. what. the. fuck. #GreysAnatomy pic.twitter.com/Mi6jt2SJv6
— ًjoann (@holyfaulkner) February 28, 2020
— the wolf (@sembikengoku_) February 21, 2020
If anyone wants me to write an essay about how mad I am that Alex Karev isn’t going to be in his final episode, just let me know because I have a lot of feelings that need to go somewhere.
— emma (@emmaaaaj_) February 29, 2020
Please @shondarhimes DO NOT KILL ALEX KAREV. Give at least one person the happy ending they deserve. And I’m talking about me, I’ll be happy if he’s happy. This will be a harder goodbye than seeing Mark Sloan leave. @GreysABC #letkarevlive
— Bethany Sichina (@bethrosich) January 12, 2020
Justin Chambers really gave us 16 years of character development and excellence in Alex Karev just for him not to get a proper send off. He’s just gone. Alex Karev is just GONE. #GreysAnatomy pic.twitter.com/1GLbUHQvgO
— ʟᴀʟᴀ (@michonnesconnie) February 21, 2020
i am actually so depressed about Alex Karev leaving Grey’s Anatomy i might have to start over from season 1 for the sixth time🥴🥴
— zar (@zareen_annxo) February 28, 2020
— ℳαddy ♡ (@ciaoluddington) February 21, 2020
We can’t watch a show for 16 years & be shocked that people leave. Or that they up & leave mid-season.
But I swear if y’all undo all this damn growth & development... if his exit is dirty and it was all for shit...
tbh ... we’ll keep watching regardless #GreysAnatomy #alexkarev pic.twitter.com/d9uHBhMaWi
— femisintkilljoynumber200 (@femisintkilljo1) February 29, 2020
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