9 Times 'Grey's' Docs Got Their Jobs Back — Don't Worry, Meredith! (PHOTOS)

Dan Clarendon

Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) was fired in the Grey’s Anatomy Season 15 finale alongside Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) and Richard (James Pickens Jr.) — accused of insurance fraud in the case of Gabrielle Rivera, a young lymphoma patient whom Mer listed as her own daughter to get a pricey surgery covered.

But Mer shouldn’t despair. Even if the ABC show didn’t revolve around her surgical career, odds are good that she will get her job back. It’s not the first time she and Alex left their Grey Sloan positions, after all.

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Click through the gallery above to see nine occasions when the surgeons of Grey’s left the hospital — voluntarily or otherwise — only to return episodes or seasons later.

Grey's Anatomy, Season 16 Premiere, Thursday, September 26, 8/7c, ABC