15 'Grey's Anatomy' Exits Ranked From Most to Least Climactic (PHOTOS)

Dan Clarendon

The doctors are out. The abrupt departure of Justin Chambers from Grey’s Anatomy is just the latest in a long succession of cast member exits from the ABC drama, which has bid farewell to a dozen and a half series regulars in its 16-season run so far.

Some of these outgoing characters got carefully-crafted swan songs… while others’ exits were just mentioned in passing on the show or just ignored entirely.

Flip through the slides above to see which of 15 former Grey’s stars went out with a bang… and who went out with a whimper or less. (Warning: Spoilers for all seasons herein!)

Grey’s Anatomy, Season 16 Returns, Thursday, January 23, 9/8c, ABC