Fans of “Grey’s Anatomy” know the show won’t be the identical without Ellen Pompeo’s Meredith Grey, but her farewell is quickly approaching. As previously reported by Variety, viewers have seen loads less of Dr. Grey in season 19 as a result of the actor’s role in a forthcoming Hulu show, which remains to be untitled. Although it can be great to see Pompeo in a recent part, it signifies that she’s taken a back seat within the long-running ABC drama. Pompeo remains to be narrating every episode and continues to function one among the show’s executive producers, but she’ll officially say goodbye to her character (for now, that’s) next yr.
ABC set a date for Pompeo’s final episode: Feb. 23. Her departure might be featured within the show’s winter return. Following its fall finale, which aired on Nov. 10, “Grey’s Anatomy” released a promo teaser for season 19’s continuation, sharing a glimpse of Pompeo’s final episode: the winter premiere. For those following the show, Pompeo’s Meredith declares her goodbye by sharing that she’s leaving for a job opportunity in Boston to work on a cure for Alzheimer’s.
On February 23, one chapter ends and a recent one begins. 💙 #GreysAnatomy pic.twitter.com/4J90kCeHik
— Grey’s Anatomy (@GreysABC) November 11, 2022
In honor of that approaching end, Pompeo shared an Instagram post on Nov. 17 celebrating her time on the series. “I’m eternally grateful and humbled by the love and support you will have all shown me, Meredith GREY and the show for 19 seasons!” the actor wrote. “Through all of it . . . none of it . . . would have been possible without one of the best fans on this planet. You all are RIDERS and also you all have made the ride so fun and ICONIC!! I like you madly and appreciate you right back.”
She also hinted that she might return to the series. “This is not your first time on the rollercoaster,” she added. “You understand the show must go on and I’ll definitely be back to go to. With loads of love and immense gratitude XoE 🙏🏼❤️”.
As for Pompeo’s upcoming Hulu role, all we all know straight away is that the streamer has green-lit eight episodes centered around a Midwestern family who adopt who they think is an 8-year-old girl with a rare type of dwarfism. Nonetheless, they soon begin to query her identity, throwing their very own relationships into turmoil as they discover that she may not be exactly who she says she is.
The show is predicated on the true story of a girl named Natalia Grace Barnett, whose official age was modified from 8 to 22 in a 2012 court order, per Journal & Courier, though the case has continued to develop since then. Along with acting within the show, Pompeo also serves as an executive producer, working alongside Katie Robbins (“The Affair”), Erin Levy (“Mad Men”), and a couple of other members of her Calamity Jane production company.
While this may occasionally mean less screen time for Meredith Grey, this definitely is not the tip for Pompeo.