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!