After 17 years, it’s over
“Grey’s Anatomy” end for Ellen Pompeo
Ellen Pompeo has had enough after 19 seasons: the American now confirms that she is leaving the cult series “Grey’s Anatomy” – despite the alleged XXL fee.
Meredith Gray’s character leaves Gray Sloan Memorial Hospital.
For “Grey’s Anatomy” fans, it’s a shock: Ellen Pompeo (53) is quitting her job in the medical series. “I am endlessly grateful and humbled by the love and support you have shown me, Meredith Gray, and the show over 19 seasons,” she captioned the pic on Instagram.
There has long been speculation about Ellen Pompeo. Because in recent seasons, the American actress who plays the main role has increasingly withdrawn and has been seen only sporadically. Instead, she increasingly worked behind the camera and was responsible for individual episodes of the award-winning series as a producer. This was said to be the condition of the star of the series – in addition to XXL’s fee of over half a million dollars per episode – not to leave the serial doctor earlier.
A mini comeback is not out of the question
After all, Meredith Gray’s character is not completely gone. Ellen Pomeo announces, “You know the show must go on, and I’ll be sure to come back and visit you.”
Shonda Rhimes (52), the woman behind the series of doctors, thanks her figure on Instagram. “What a wild ride the last 19 seasons have been. None of this would have been possible without the incomparable Ellen Pompeo, the incomparable Meredith Grey.” Rhimes avoids talking about the ending. Instead, she emphasizes, “This is not goodbye, but ‘see you later’! I can’t wait to see what Ellen, Meredith and Gray Sloan Memorial are about to.”
Although Pomeo and Rhimes are talking about continuing the series, there is already speculation that the departure of the TV doctor could also mean the end of the series. Because recently the otherwise strong quotas have been falling. Shonda Rhimes has also said in previous interviews that she will not continue the series without her main character.
This is how season 19 ends
Beware of spoilers! The story of Meredith Gray and Gray Sloan Memorial ends with the doctor, after much consideration, deciding to move permanently to Boston, where she used to live, to do research there. (noun)