Where’s Alex? How Justin Chambers’ Exit Explained – Hollywood Life

Despite Justin Chambers’ absence from the Jan. 23 winter premiere of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, Alex’s whereabouts have been revealed throughout this week’s episode.

Grey’s Anatomy followers had already seen the final of Alex Karev earlier than information of Justin Chambers‘ exit from the series emerged on Jan. 10 — they just didn’t understand it (his closing look aired on Nov. 14). So when the present returned for its winter premiere on Jan. 23, his whereabouts have been revealed. Apparently, Alex continues to be at residence in Iowa caring for his ailing mom — one thing that was first revealed through the fall finale on Nov. 21. This bit of latest info, nevertheless, was revealed throughout a scene between Jo and Link, throughout which she tried explaining why she kidnapped a child.

Jo is working as a secure haven volunteer for Station 19, however when she grew to become infatuated with one child specifically, she introduced the infant residence as an alternative of going straight to the hospital. So when she and Link later heard a knock on the door, she assumed it was the police and frantically instructed him, “Tell them I brought the baby here for a wellness check with Alex — he’s a peds doctor!” But Link shortly corrected her and mentioned, “He’s in Iowa.” Then, when Meredith walked in with a bottle of champagne, she appeared upset to see Link behind the door. “You’re not Alex,” she mentioned, and Jo defined, “Yeah, he’s visiting his mom.” Meredith then continued her rant earlier than noticing the infant sitting in Jo’s lap. “Well, Cristina sent an obnoxious Irish man to me as a gift, and he stole your husband’s old job, and…. who is that?”

So there you’ve got it. Thus far, Alex continues to be in Iowa. We’re simply undecided whether or not or not that’s the place he’ll keep. But so far as we all know, Justin is just not returning to the present in any respect, so his character’s future whereabouts should be defined with out his presence.

“There’s no good time to say goodbye to a show and character that’s defined so much of my life for the past 15 years,” Justin Chambers mentioned in a press release to our sister website Deadline on Jan. 10. “For a while now, nevertheless, I’ve hoped to diversify my performing roles and profession decisions. And, as I flip 50 and am blessed with my outstanding, supportive spouse and 5 great kids, now could be that point. As I transfer on from Grey’s Anatomy, I wish to thank the ABC household, Shonda Rimes, unique forged members Ellen Pompeo, Chandra Wilson and James Pickens, and the remainder of the wonderful forged and crew, each previous and current, and, in fact, the followers for a unprecedented trip.”

New episodes of Grey’s Anatomy air Thursdays at 9pm (new/outdated time slot) on ABC.

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