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.
Alex would never ghost anyone. He hunted down Meredith when she disappeared after Derek died and he called Izzy constantly when she flaked after almost killing that kidney patient. Not buying it. Try again. #GreysAnatomy
— Sunny Face (@Sunnedae) February 14, 2020
I think they’re building for Alex to have been in some kind of accident and die, which is why he hasn’t been returning Jo’s calls. #greysanatomy
— Sunny ? | Vanlife (@thenomadicsunny) February 15, 2020
Exactly. After Izzie left Alex out of the blue like that (which was an awful thing for the writers to do with her character), there’s no way that Alex would leave and do the same thing to Jo and the people who care about him, especially after saying how much he loves Jo and etc.
— ❄️ Miranda ❄️ (@mdawn37) February 14, 2020
— brenda pierce ?? (@XXrebelbXX) February 15, 2020
— Cierra (@cierra_cii) February 15, 2020
All these years of character growth & development for them to have Alex go out like this. Smh. #GreysAnatomy
— kl$ (@kelsiwhitney) February 15, 2020
Listen. What we’re not going to do is play up Alex Karev us someone who just disappears on Jo because he didn’t get a proper exit!!!!! #GreysAnatomy
— KARMEL (@karmmybug) February 15, 2020