pet Meredith Grey has formally left Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.
On Thursday evening’s midseason premiere of Gray’s Anatomythe medical drama lastly stated goodbye to its iconic lead Ellen Pompeo… however it wasn’t precisely the emotional or triumphant exit most followers have been anticipating! Spoilers forward!
Nearly precisely 18 years after followers have been first launched to Meredith, only a younger and impressive intern, in 2005, Gray’s wished the physician farewell on this week’s episode titled, “I am going to Observe the Solar.” Regardless of this being the present’s greatest exit but, the titular character had little or no display screen time within the episode — and the plot line left a lot to be desired for many viewers.
The present kicked off after the mom of three’s residence caught hearth. Whereas the house was nonetheless standing, she and her youngsters have been pressured to stay in a resort for the rest of their time in Seattle, Washington for the reason that harm was accomplished. With plans to maneuver to Boston so her eldest, Zola, might attend a extra prestigious faculty, Meredith arrives on the hospital for her final day as chief of surgical procedure. She’s instantly confronted by her on-again, off-again love curiosity Nick Marsh (Scott Speedman), who’s pissed she hasn’t mentioned her transfer with him but, however she would not assume she owes him an evidence — regardless of the actual fact he actually JUST moved to Seattle to be nearer to her! As an alternative, Meredith complains that in a earlier encounter, she instructed Nick “I like you” and he did not say it again. Feeling just like the fallout was solely pinned on him, Nick storms out… till they’re pressured to enter an emergency surgical procedure collectively.
Tessa, an creator they’ve met earlier than, is the affected person this time round. Throughout a CT scan, Nick and Meredith make snide feedback to one another about Tessa being a girl residing alone and caught in her methods (sorta like Mere as of late). Tragically, the author passes away — sure, you learn that proper. The most effective surgeons within the collection misplaced her last affected person. Whoa. Meredith and Nick then start their confrontation once more, with the main woman saying:
“I need you in my life if you wish to be in my life but when I’ve to decide on, I will choose me, I choose my youngsters, and I choose what’s greatest for us, and I am not going to beg you to like me.”
A MAJOR character improvement from her time with Patrick Dempsey‘s Derek Shepherd!
Then the plot went full-on rom-com! After a farewell social gathering for the beloved physician is held within the foyer of the hospital, she and her youngsters head to the airport. In the meantime, Nick sulks in a bar till he realizes he should confess his true emotions. He will get in his automotive, however is aware of he’ll be too late. With Meredith already on the aircraft, he calls her and says:
“Ich liebe dich. I fell in love with you the primary day I met you, I fell in love with you the second day I met you, and I’ve liked you each minute of daily that I’ve recognized you.”
However after clearly listening to all of this, Meredith pretends there is a dangerous connection and hangs up! She then proceeds to learn to her youngsters a duplicate of Tessa’s last e-book, which she was requested to ship to the creator’s writer following her loss of life. The excerpt talks quite a bit about life shifting ahead with no such factor as a fairytale completely happy ending. She reads:
“I’ve flown rockets and slayed dragons, I’ve saved lives and I’ve had my life saved. I have been by damaged bones and a damaged residence and the loss of life of individuals I like however I am nonetheless right here. I’ve had adventures that most individuals solely dream about and I’ve had losses that I nonetheless dream about, and if there may be one factor I’ve realized in all my adventures, is that there isn’t a such factor as a life lived fortunately ever after, until the fortunately means merely that we’re nonetheless alive, that the solar is rising on one other day as a result of with each dawn comes the opportunity of happiness and in addition the opportunity of heartache. And typically, it is all rolled up collectively. So long as the solar rises on thy life, there might be new dragons to slay. So the top of my story isn’t any form of ever after, as a result of I am nonetheless alive, I am nonetheless right here, and the solar nonetheless rises on my life.”
And that is it!
Severely! Nineteen seasons of heartbreaking lows and unbelievable highs for this character and THIS is how she’s leaving?! What was the purpose?! the tribute video was extra emotional than that! Followers have been NOT pleased with the lackluster ending, and so they made their opinions loud and clear on social media! Ch-ch-check out a number of the reactions (under)!
“What did Ellen Pompeo do to deserve this horrible ship off OMG!?!?!?!?! That is worse than when Alex left a minimum of they gave it some razzle dazzle and trauma?!? wtf!!!!
“408 episodes, 19 seasons, 18 years as the principle character and this was the goodbye Meredith Grey acquired – such a disappointment for such an iconic function. Meredith and Ellen deserved higher.”
“I am not even being dramatic after I say this was simply the worst character exit on gray’s anatomy.. she’s the principle character and THAT was her exit? I merely cannot preserve defending these new seasons”
“THE SHOW IS CALLED GREYS ANATOMY AND THIS WAS MEREDITH GREY’S LAST EPISODE AFTER 19 SEASONS OF HEARTBREAK AND TRAUMA YET WE GOT NOTHING AND I MEAN LITERALLY NOTHING? NOT EVEN ONE FLASHBACK?? WHOEVER WROTE IT DESERVES JAIL TIME. Goodnight. My Thursday nights are free”
“alex acquired a whole episode devoted to his farewell montages and EVERYTHING. the individual the present is known as after acquired a tragic little toast and a digicam pan across the room”
The new takes continued — look!
— Shanice???????? (@shabarnes35) February 24, 2023
— allie (@plssnoperceive) February 24, 2023
— allie (@plssnoperceive) February 24, 2023
— Camm ☁️ (@cammiemark) February 24, 2023
I believed Karev’s ending was dangerous. However THIS?!?!? WHO APPROVED THIS?!? I need pink slips for everybody concerned who thought that is the way you say goodbye to MEREDITH GREY #GreysAnatomy pic.twitter.com/MzfClXSdtV
— Anthony Blankenship-Vargas (@anthonyislegit) February 24, 2023
i gotta be the annoying one that retains on saying that grays anatomy ought to’ve ended proper right here pic.twitter.com/DgqmNrJzBO
— luiza (@greyspostit) February 24, 2023
we might’ve gotten a montage like this for Meredith Gray’s goodbye and y’all gave us that rubbish like be so fr rn pic.twitter.com/slHUtZyyy8
— nicky ????OBX3 SPOILERS (@xFictionNerd) February 24, 2023
Final tweet of the evening however all I am saying is, Meredith Grey didn’t survive a bomb, drowning, a gunman, a aircraft crash, a burned down home, a lifeless husband, a lifeless sister, two lifeless mother and father, a bunch of lifeless pals, for it to finish like THAT #GreysAnatomy pic.twitter.com/lszjGY2wQS
— Justin (@JustinGunderman) February 24, 2023
— jess. (@jessdoitttt_) February 24, 2023
There’s some hope for a little bit of decision coming quickly. In response to deadline, Ellen is anticipated to return for the Season 19 finale later this yr. She might additionally make appearances in future episodes if the present’s picked up for extra seasons, and it’s prone to obtain a minimum of yet one more season. So, let’s simply cross our fingers and hope this is not the final we have seen of the enduring character! Ideas?! Have been you disenchanted by this ending?? Sound OFF (under)!