We did not see that coming, but perhaps we really should have.
Just after months of telling us Alex was browsing his mom in Iowa and then at last revealing that he had never ever been in Iowa at all, this week’s episode presented some critical closure for each Alex and another surprise, prolonged-long gone character from Grey’s Anatomy earlier.
Generally, Alex was with Izzie (Katherine Heigl). He located out that following she just form of still left all those many years in the past, she had been increasing his twin son and daughter by itself and never ever advised him. She had utilized the embryos she and Alex had designed when she had cancer, and had twins named Eli and Alexis.
He also by now (so kindly?) signed divorce papers and still left Jo anything he had, such as his shares in the hospital, which feels like the absolute the very least he could probably do for his wife. HIS Spouse.
We realized all this via different letters that Alex wrote to all the crucial men and women in his life: Jo, Meredith, and Bailey.
He had identified as her when he was calling everybody he understood to aid with Meredith’s trial back in the drop, in his final episode of the collection. Technically, tonight’s episode served as his final episode as it provided his voice studying the letter in voiceover, but no new footage of Chambers basically appeared.
“It is almost difficult to say goodbye to Alex Karev,” showrunner Krista Vernoff reported in a statement. “That is as legitimate for me and for all of the writers at Grey’s Anatomy as it is for the fans. We have loved writing Alex. And we have loved observing Justin Chambers’ nuanced portrayal of him. For 16 seasons, 16 many years, we have grown up alongside Alex Karev. We have been disappointed by his limitations and we have been impressed by his expansion and we have arrive to enjoy him deeply and to feel of him as just one of our pretty finest close friends. We will miss him terribly. And we will usually be grateful for his impression, on our clearly show, on our hearts, on our fans, on the earth.”
Justin Chambers announced his exit in January, and ABC confirmed that his final episode aired in November. At any time considering the fact that, Alex was alleged to be in Iowa browsing his mom, and then he bit by bit stopped answering calls and texts from his wife and coworkers, right until Jo realized he was never ever in Iowa at all. And now we know in which he basically was, and though this is precisely what we joked about for the earlier two months, we could have never ever guessed we would conclusion up right here. And it can be going to just take some time to course of action.
Keep tuned for a lot of far more feelings at E! News tomorrow.
Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on ABC.