Meredith's Big Gray's Anatomy exit slammed by longtime viewers
Meredith's big appearance on Grey's Anatomy in the most recent episode was slammed by veteran viewers who felt the character deserved more.
Meredith's big appearance on Grey's Anatomy has been slammed by longtime fans of the show. The series, which premiered on ABC in 2005, revolves around Meredith Gray (Ellen Pompeo) and her upbringing, which eventually led to her appointment as chief of surgery at what is now Gray Sloan Memorial Hospital. The cast of Grey's Anatomy has changed a lot over the course of 19 seasons, but Pompeo's character has always been considered a mainstay. However, it was previously confirmed that she would have a smaller role this season, leading to speculation about Meredith's future and whether the show could succeed without her.
As her departure from the latest episode of "Grey's Anatomy" aired, fans took to Twitter to share their reactions, many of them upset by the ending. After the character announced she planned to leave the hospital during the November midseason finale, Pompeo teased that Meredith might return, but viewers didn't seem to like the episode.
I think I’ll just pretend this was her goodbye ud83eudd72ud83dudc94 #GreysAnatomy pic.twitter.com/xRyyoU3qKM— emma (@emmaaaaj_) February 24, 2023" window.arrayOfEmbedScripts["twitter"] = ""
BRING BACK SHONDA. WHAT WAS THAT??? #GreysAnatomy pic.twitter.com/ApQ8pxiN7M— Dani LOVES Mandee ud83eudef6ud83cudffc CONLIVIA (@conanrodrighoe) February 24, 2023" window.arrayOfEmbedScripts["twitter"] = ""
I thought Karev’s ending was bad. But THIS?!?!? WHO APPROVED THIS?!? I want pink slips for everyone involved who thought this is how you say goodbye to MEREDITH GREY #GreysAnatomy pic.twitter.com/MzfClXSdtV— Anthony Blankenship-Vargas (@anthonyislegit) February 24, 2023" window.arrayOfEmbedScripts["twitter"] = ""
Whoever wrote this farewell Ep for Meredith GREY…. I hope your pillow is hot on both sides. This was UNDERWHELMING. #GreysAnatomy pic.twitter.com/UdCDFJDVR8— Shaniceud83dudc99ud83dude18 (@shabarnes35) February 24, 2023" window.arrayOfEmbedScripts["twitter"] = ""
krista really pulled a romcom move by making him run after her to the airport? ud83eudd26ud83cudffbu2640ufe0f i don’t understand what they did to mer’s character development this season … it’s straight outta ‘how to ruin a main character of 18 years within 7 eps for dummies’ ud83eudd21u2620ufe0f #GreysAnatomy #mernick pic.twitter.com/6YWr2HBqht— uea00 jolene ud83eudd7cud83cudfc8 (@_Jolene_Jolene) February 24, 2023" window.arrayOfEmbedScripts["twitter"] = ""
me when I realise I set my standards for a greys anatomy episode way too high... again... as if it doesn't usually always disappointpic.twitter.com/hMc9GI2JpQ— alex | always celebrating laure day (@the1_folklore) February 24, 2023" window.arrayOfEmbedScripts["twitter"] = ""
The only acceptable goodbye for Meredith Grey, the ending we deserved. #greys #GreysAnatomy pic.twitter.com/hGgIoofq2x— Lusey (@itsslusey) February 24, 2023" window.arrayOfEmbedScripts["twitter"] = ""
What did Ellen Pompeo do to deserve this horrible send off OMG!?!?!?!?! This is worse than when Alex left at least they gave it some razzle dazzle and trauma?!?$ wtf!!!! #GreysAnatomy pic.twitter.com/A7B0EQAuRv— Camm u2601ufe0f (@cammiemark) February 24, 2023" window.arrayOfEmbedScripts["twitter"] = ""
Meredith's Grey's Anatomy Exit Explained
Grey's Anatomy season 19 episode 7, titled "I'll Follow the Sun", follows Meredith's last day at Gray Sloan Memorial Hospital before her planned move to Boston. She and Nick (Scott Speedman) are still arguing Regarding their relationship, after boarding a plane with the kids, Meredith claimed she couldn't hear him when he called to say he loved her. Before that, she lost writer Tessa to a final surgery and gained a flash drive of her writing for a publisher. Other medical staff threw a surprise party for Meredith, where she said goodbye.
Other Grey's Anatomy characters had dramatic exits, and viewers were understandably frustrated given Pompeo's importance to the series. For what it's worth, the star remains an executive producer on the show, and she's hinted at a possible return for Meredith. While there's no word on Grey's Anatomy's contract renewal, Meredith is still expected to appear in the season 19 finale.
It's hard to imagine Grey's Anatomy ending without a stronger goodbye to Meredith or a celebration of Pompeo's years of work. Her appearance in the season 19 finale could indicate Meredith's future on the show, should it continue. If it ends similarly to the latest episode of Grey's Anatomy, it could mean the character has a chance to return once again.
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