Grey's Anatomy Fans, Showrunner React to Justin Chambers' Exit

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In January, we got the surprising news that Justin Chambers (Alex Karev) was set to exit Grey's Anatomy. On March 5, he exited the long-running medical drama off-screen, with a storyline that infuriated some fans. No worries - we won't spoil it for you! - but fans went off online with mostly negative reactions, plus a few positive ones.

Some critics slammed Karev's actions for being out of character:

Others used classic Grey's gifs to illustrate their points:

Other fans didn't mind the controversial departure from the hospital.

Meanwhile, showrunner Krista Vernoff shared on Twitter before the episode aired:

And after, she added:

What were your thoughts on the big Grey's exit? Sound off in the comments!