Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) is Leaving ‘Grey's Anatomy’
This has to be some kind of SICK JOKE. If you’re anything like me, you’ve seen every single episode of Grey’s Anatomy at least once over and you’re completely obsessed. It’s been a wild ride over the last 16 seasons of character gains and losses, character deaths and moves and straight up disappearances. It’s a lot for the soul to handle. The only two people left from the original cast are Meredith Grey, Alex Karev, Miranda Bailey, and Richard Webber... AKA only 4! They obviously have 'real' names too, but there's no time for that when we're panicking, right? The news has just been released that Dr. Karev (Justin Chambers) will be leaving the show for good.
It sounds like it’s a choice of his own, and not a Shonda cut, or a sudden death. I mean who knows, maybe they actually will kill him off the way they have with some of our other favorite staple characters. I won’t name names in case you haven’t watched it all yet, because some of the death you’ll experience as the show goes on is unbearable… not to be dramatic or anything.
As the show goes off and old characters get killed off, you always think to yourself that there’s no way you’re going to be able to ever look at the show the same way ever again. That is always the first thought that comes to mind. But, our girl Shonda Rhymes (the writer of the show) always has a way to keep us hooked and bring it all back. At this point, though, I’m not sure it’ll be the same show without Dr. Karev.
What will Meredith do without her best friend? What will Jo (his wife) do?! How will Alex Karev say his final goodbye? A death? A new job? A disappearance? Only time will tell, and he’ll be deeply missed.
Also… I’m a few episodes behind right now so if any of what I just said doesn’t make sense, that’s definitely the reason.