Prepare the tissues because Justin Chambers’ Alex will get a goodbye episode of Grey’s Anatomy
Grey’s fans, grab the tissues. After announcing he was departing Grey’s Anatomy after 16 seasons, Justin Chambers‘ character, Alex Karev, is getting his goodbye episode, and we don’t think we’re ready for this.
Even though we knew it was coming—in January, Chambers gave a statement to Deadline confirming his departure—it doesn’t make actually saying goodbye any easier. And this preview clip from his farewell episode will make you tear up, trust us. Featuring some of his most emotional moments on the series, it certainly seems like fans will get the tribute they’ve been waiting for, even if it hurts to actually say goodbye.
Dr. Alex Karev has been through so much during his run on the show, starting from the very beginning of the series: from workplace jerk to pediatric surgeon and Meredith’s new “person.” It’s truly heart-wrenching to see it all put together, to a tear-jerker of a background song, no less.
Watch the preview for Alex’s goodbye Grey’s Anatomy episode below, and just make sure you’re in a safe place to sob.
Whew. We need a moment to process this.
In Chambers’ January statement, he noted that he was ready to move on to different acting roles.
“There’s no good time to say goodbye to a show and character that’s defined so much of my life for the past 15 years,” he said to Deadline. “For some time now, however, I have hoped to diversify my acting roles and career choices. And, as I turn 50 and am blessed with my remarkable, supportive wife and five wonderful children, now is that time.”
The episode airs on Thursday, March 5th, but fans have already taken to Twitter to share some of their reactions to the clip—including crying/screaming GIFs aplenty, of course!—which admittedly doesn’t reveal much about how his storyline will end.
Some are even pleading with the powers that be to not kill his character off, and we feel this so deeply.
Sadly, we’ll have to wait until next week to see how it will all unfold. Until then, we’re just pretending it’s not really happening. Please don’t blame us—our hearts are in a fragile state right now.
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