Grey's Anatomy fans are furious over the way that Alex Karev's exit seems to be being handled 1 month ago

Grey's Anatomy fans are furious over the way that Alex Karev's exit seems to be being handled

Grey's Anatomy fans are furious over the way that Alex Karev's exit is seemingly being handled.

Justin Chambers, who plays Alex, announced last month that he had left the long-running medical drama after 15 years. His final episode is said to have already aired, leaving lots of questions about how Grey's would write him out of the show.

Well, it looks like fans may have their answer - and they're not happy about it. We'll be honest, we're going with 'may' because we're in total denial about the way things are looking.

Warning: The rest of this story contains spoilers for Grey's Anatomy's most recent episode Save The Last Dance For Me. 

Alex was last seen on-screen in the episode which aired just before the mid-season finale in North America. Since then, he's been helping out with a family situation in Iowa - with characters making passing references about him since then.

The most recent episode saw Dr. Richard Burke reveal that Catherine had bought Pac North - and when he texted Alex the news, he replied with a laughing while crying emoji and a party hat. And then later on, Jo revealed her husband was still in Iowa - but he wasn't responding to her phone calls.

"He says that he's going through something and he needs time, and if I didn't know better, I would think he was getting revenge for when I needed time. But I know he would never do that, so ... I'm sorry. I'm anxious," she told Amelia.

Fans were left furious over the idea that Alex would ghost the love of his life, Jo - especially after everything that they have been through together. But regardless of how his exit plays out, fans weren't too happy about the relationship update.