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Camilla Luddington Teases What's to Come For Jo After Alex Karev's Exit on 'Grey's Anatomy'

Camilla Luddington is ready for Jo Wilson-Karev’s future on Grey’s Anatomy.

On Saturday (March 7), the 36-year-old actress took to Instagram to share a photo of herself reading an future script for the show, just days after her on-screen husband Alex Karev’s (played Justin Chambers) final episode aired.

“Reading ‘Dear Jo…’ like..,” Camilla captioned the below shot of herself lounging by the pool.

A fan then commented on the post writing, “I love that we still have Jo can’t wait to see whats next for her.”

Camilla then wrote back, ‘Omg me too! The scripts for Jo this season are 😮😮! JUST. WAIT.”

In this past Thursday’s episode, we found out that Alex will not be returning to his wife Jo and he has instead reunited with his ex-wife Izzie (played by Katherine Heigl), who secretly gave birth to their twins a decade ago.

The reaction from fans to this conclusion to Karev’s storyline has been very mixed, with some hardcore fans very upset by what happened. 50% of our readers voted in our poll that they would’ve ended things differently.

Find out what Ellen Pompeo‘s thoughts on Alex Karev’s sendoff are here.

Chris Carmack Was 'Drenched in Tears' Watching Justin Chambers's Exit From 'Grey's Anatomy'

Chris Carmack is opening up about watching Justin Chambers leave Grey’s Anatomy after 15 seasons on the show.

The actor, who plays Dr. Atticus Lincoln on the drama, spoke to People about watching Justin say goodbye.

“[Chambers’] contributions to the story over the years was one that was difficult to say goodbye to,” Chris shared. “The Grey’s community is definitely a family and supportive of one another. There was an emotional fallout amongst cast and crew when we found out.”

He added that like many, he was also in tears.

“It was really kind of beautiful to look back on Alex Karev and his 16 years of life on the show,” he continued. “Watching him and Meredith and their first go around, and him and Izzie. How incredible to see a flashback of 16 years ago that was actually shot as part of the television show. It was very tangible and emotional.”

Chris added, “It wasn’t just a flashback from that episode. Those were scenes that fans had invested in so long ago. To see them all back to back was very powerful.”

If you missed it, see what Ellen Pompeo said about Justin‘s exit here.

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'Grey's Anatomy' Showrunner Releases Statement on Alex Karev's Farewell from the Show

Krista Vernoff, the showrunner and executive producer of Grey’s Anatomy, is speaking out after the show said goodbye to Justin Chambers‘ beloved character Alex Karev.

While we’ve known for months that Justin has left the show, it wasn’t until the March 5 episode that Alex’s exit was finally addressed.

Alex left Seattle in Justin‘s final on-air appearance back in November and in the latest episode, he wrote letters to some characters, including his wife Jo, saying that he has reunited with his ex-wife Izzie (Katherine Heigl) and found out that she secretly gave birth to his twins a decade ago.

“It is nearly impossible to say goodbye to Alex Karev,” Krista said in a statement. “That is as true 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 watching Justin Chambers’ nuanced portrayal of him. For 16 seasons, 16 years, we have grown up alongside Alex Karev. We have been frustrated by his limitations and we have been inspired by his growth and we have come to love him deeply and to think of him as one of our very best friends. We will miss him terribly. And we will always be grateful for his impact, on our show, on our hearts, on our fans, on the world.”

Fans are mixed on what the Grey’s writers did to end Alex’s storyline and Krista did not address this in her statement.

Ellen Pompeo, the longtime star of the series, has spoken out with her thoughts on the character’s farewell.

Ellen Pompeo Shares Her Opinion on the Ending of Karev's Storyline on 'Grey's Anatomy'

Ellen Pompeo has written a letter to fans following a pivotal episode of her show Grey’s Anatomy, which included the farewell of original cast member Justin Chambers‘ character Alex Karev.

In the episode, we found out that Alex will not be returning to his wife Jo and he has instead reunited with his ex-wife Izzie (played by Katherine Heigl), who secretly gave birth to their twins a decade ago.

The reaction from fans to this conclusion to Karev’s storyline has been very mixed, with some hardcore fans very upset by what happened. 50% of our readers voted in our poll that they would’ve ended things differently.

“Hi here I go again … Thank YOU! You are truly the best most passionate most loyal fans anyone could ever ask for. Because of you we got to make great tv… because of you we got to make television history!” Ellen wrote on Instagram. “I say often life is hard and thank God it is because like I tell my kids… it shows us what we are made …of how strong we really are and let’s face it… without the lows there would be no dancing it out or celebrating this incredible experience we call life.”

“Thanks to our national treasure @therealdebbieallen and the writers for giving Alex Karev the best send off. Thanks to @shondarhimes for creating the most amazing character. For me personally for Karev to go back to the beginning…. was the best possible storyline,” Ellen said.

She added, “It pays homage to those incredible first years and the incredible cast …that created a foundation so strong that the show is still standing. So let’s not be sad. As our fearless leader DA always says let’s PULL UP and celebrate the actors the writers and the fantastic crew who make this show come to life every week. No matter what the challenge or how tired we all are in the end… you keep us going…..That is worth dancing it out over! So much love and gratitude to you all. Xo E.”

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'Grey's Anatomy' Reveals Fate of Justin Chambers' Alex & We're Shook (Spoilers)

We’ve known for a while now that Justin Chambers‘ character Alex Karev would not be returning to Grey’s Anatomy, but we only just found out the fate of the character and we’re completely shook.

Justin‘s final appearance on the show was in November 2019, but he made a voice cameo in the March 5 episode titled “Leave a Light On” to wrap up his storyline.

Back in that November episode, Alex returned home to Iowa to take care of his mom, leaving his wife Jo (Camilla Luddington) behind in Seattle.

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'Grey's Anatomy' Will Send Off Justin Chambers' Alex Karev in This Episode

As we continue crying over Justin Chambers no longer being on Grey’s Anatomy, we now know how his character, Alex Karev, will officially be sent off.

The 49-year-old actor’s last on-screen appearance in the series was in November 2019 – before Alex returned home to take care of his mom – but he will receive his official exit moment during the March 5 episode.

A trailer for the episode, called “Leave A Light On,” features an emotional flashback through Justin‘s 16 seasons.

“We’re saying goodbye to Dr. Alex Karev,” the title cards read. “See how his story ends.”

“We’re episode by episode, illuminating the story of where Alex is,” showrunner Krista Vernoff has said. “It’s a bit of a mystery [what’s going on with Alex]. We don’t watch Jo in the same place that we watched her in last season. We did it as carefully as we could. But it takes a while to get there.”

Watch the trailer now.

Hear what Justin Chambers had to say about his departure here, and what star Ellen Pompeo had to say here.


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'Grey's Anatomy' Showrunner Talks About Handling Alex's Departure With 'Caution' & Will Give the Audience 'Clarity'

While Grey’s Anatomy fans are still shocked about Justin Chambers‘ sudden exit of the show, showrunner Krista Vernoff has revealed that clarity about Alex’s depature will be explained.

In an interview with Variety, the showrunner revealed that coming to a resolution about the exit is like “a very careful threading of a needle, where we are giving a little bit of information and pain to Jo.”

“We’re, episode by episode, illuminating the story of where Alex is. And it takes us quite a few more episodes to get there and to give the audience clarity,” she added.

Krista also Alex’s exit will be handled with caution because of Jo’s previous storyline.

“Jo went through so much pain and so much grief just last season that I wanted to be careful,” she said. “And so it’s a bit of a mystery [what’s going on with Alex], so that we don’t watch Jo in the same place that we watched her last season. We did it as carefully as we could. But it takes a while to get there.”

Alex was last seen in a November 2019 episode, during which he left town to take care of his mother. Jo hinted at his permanent departure in last week’s episode.

See what Justin shared about his departure from the long-running series.