It will be a sad day

GREY'S ANATOMY fans were distraught when they heard one of the main characters will be leaving the series. Here's everything you need to know about when Justin Chambers will be leaving as Alex Karev.

PUBLISHED: 20:24, Tue, Mar 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 21:15, Tue, Mar 3, 2020

Grey’s Anatomy is a long-standing medical drama which has been airing on ABC for 16 seasons. The series focuses on the lives of surgical interns and residents as they train to become seasoned doctors. One of the main characters in the series is Alex Karev, who became a paediatric surgical fellow throughout the show.


At the start of this year it was announced the actor who plays Alex, Justin Chambers, would be leaving the series after 16 seasons.

Fans have been wanting to know how he will make his exit and when he will be leaving the series for good.

ABC has finally released details about when he will be leaving, and his last episode will be Thursday, March 5.

In the hour-long episode, titled Leave A Light On, his character will finally find closure and there will be an official farewell to him.

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In the official trailer for the next episode, a caption reads: “We are saying goodbye to Dr Alex Karev next Thursday. See how his story ends.”

The end of the clip shows the door literally being closed on Karev as he stands in a corridor with tears in his eyes.

The sad music playing in the background adds to the grief and fans will definitely be needing plenty of tissues for this emotional episode.

Entertainment Weekly said he has been a part of the show for more than a decade and he did not want to say goodbye.

Grey's Anatomy: Alex Karev looking concernedGrey's Anatomy: The Alex Karev actor is leaving (Image: Sky)

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