Gray’s Anatomy Lastly Shed Some Mild on Alex Karev’s Absence

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[Warning: The next accommodates spoilers for Thursday’s episode of Gray’s Anatomy. Learn at your personal danger!]

Grey’s Anatomy followers had been shocked to search out out in January that Justin Chambers was not solely leaving the show, however that his final episode had already aired within the fall, along with his character, Alex Karev, defending Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) at her medical board trial. Despite the fact that Chambers has been absent from the collection since then, the present nonetheless has to cope with how his character will depart the Gray’s Anatomy universe.

Since Chambers’s final look, the story throughout the present has been that Karev is in Iowa serving to his mentally ailing mom and that there was no trigger for concern. Nevertheless, Thursday’s episode revealed that there is a bit extra happening than household points. Jo (Camilla Luddington), Alex’s spouse, confessed to Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) that he had stopped responding to her texts after telling her that he was “going by one thing.” Jo is aware of that he isn’t retaliating towards her for taking her personal emotional break from their relationship — to cope with the PTSD of assembly her delivery mother — firstly of the season. Nevertheless it’s clear that there is been a severe fissure of their marriage that’s solely rising deeper the longer Karev stays in Iowa.

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The gap solely turned extra obvious within the closing moments of the episode when Jo returned to the couple’s loft, clearly hopeful that Karev had returned from his journey, solely to search out their condominium nonetheless darkish and empty. Jo is not the type of particular person to simply let this sort of ghosting conduct stand for lengthy, however the query stays whether or not Chambers will reappear for Jo and Karev to have correct closure to their relationship. There was hope that Chambers’s exit would not essentially imply heartbreak for Jo, however proper now, it doesn’t seem a contented ending is within the playing cards for this couple who beat the percentages to surmount their particular person dedication points and discover happiness collectively.

Regardless of the hardship Jo has already handled over the previous few seasons, it seems like followers ought to buckle up for one more bumpy trip for this fan-favorite character.

Gray’s Anatomy continues Thursdays at 9/8c on ABC.

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