Justin Chambers' Abrupt Grey's Anatomy Exit Has Left Twitter "Absolutely Wrecked"
Farewell, Evil Spawn: after 16 seasons, Justin Chambers announced Friday that he's leaving Grey's Anatomy. Chambers's Alex Karev was one of only four original characters left on the long-running medical drama, alongside Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo), Richard Webber (James Pickens Jr.) and Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson). The news came as a huge shock to everyone, especially considering that the announcement also included the news that Alex's final episode has already aired. His final appearance was in the Nov. 14 episode, in which Alex rallies patients and friends to help Meredith keep her medical licence, with the following episode revealing that he had to return home suddenly to take care of his ill mother.
After so many years, it's hard to imagine Grey's without Chambers — and we hate that we have to! Fans are taking to social media to get all their feelings out about this surprising news: keep reading for some of the best reactions so far.