Grey’s Anatomy Boss Breaks Silence on Justin Chambers’ Exit, Says ‘Clarity’ on Alex’s Fate Still a ‘Few Episodes’ Away

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Grey’s Anatomy fans will certainly get”quality”– if not closure– concerning the disappearance of Alex Karev, assures showrunner Krista Vernoff. Attending to for the very first time the abrupt separation of original actors member Justin Chambers, the EP admits to our sister website Variety that determining exactly how and also when to describe Alex’s disappearing act “was a really mindful threading of a needle, where we are offering a little of info and discomfort to Jo,” adding, “We’re, episode by episode, lighting up the story of where Alex is. And it takes us quite a few more episodes to arrive as well as to give the audience clearness.”

Vernoff is, certainly, somewhat limited in her capability to craft a really satisfying finishing for Alex, offered the abruptness of Chambers’ departure; his last Grey’s episode broadcast back in November, as well as there are no plans for him to return to complete out his character’s storyline.

Last week’s episode supplied the first ideas about Alex’s fate when Jo revealed to Amelia that her partner– that left town to care for his troubling mommy– all of a sudden, inexplicably stopped returning her telephone calls. “Jo went through so much discomfort therefore much grief simply last season that I wanted to take care,” Vernoff says. “And so it’s a bit of a mystery [what’s going on with Alex], to ensure that we do not watch Jo in the same place that we saw her last season. We did it as thoroughly as we could. It takes a while to obtain there.”

In verifying his Grey’s leave last month, Chambers claimed that he was looking to “to expand my acting roles and also career choices,” including, “As I transform 50 as well as am honored with my remarkable, supportive better half as well as five terrific youngsters, currently is that time.”

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