Justin Chambers has formally been written out of Grey’s Anatomy in the March 5th episode entitled “Leave a Light On.” That character revealed in a heartfelt letter that he has rejoined with Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl), Alex’s ex-wife, and one of the original interns of the series. In a letter sent to his current wife Jo (Camilla Luddington), Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), Miranda (Chandra Wilson), Alex explained that he found Izzie learned that she had his twin children. So he decided to continue and make up for the five years he lost with them by raising them now.
How Grey’s Anatomy Wrote Out Justin Chambers
In a statement Showrunner, Krista Vernoff stated that “It’s roughly impossible to say goodbye to Alex Karev, as he is true for him and all of the writers of “Grey’s Anatomy.” And We have loved writing Alex. After 16 years and just as many seasons, they have grown up equal with Alex Karev. They were frustrated by his limitations and have come to love him deeply and inspired by his growth and to think of Alex as one of their very best friends and said that they missed him terribly. He will always be grateful for his impact, hearts, on their show, and for fans around the world.
Alex had been off the scenes since the 14th of November last year. Some of the previous episodes featured answers of his absence that included in off-screen wife Jo specifying that he was not returning her calls. In “Leave a Light On,” Jo read the letter quietly, as the chamber’s voiceover dictated the words for the audience.
“I am sorry,” the letter starts, “You deserve more than a letter. Its fearfulness, it is officially the worst thing I have ever done. But it’s about Jo; it is not about you.it is not what you deserve, and you deserve and earn better than this life.”
Scenes of Jo were intercut with a walk down through the memory lane for Alex & Jo, as well as Alex and some other essential people in his life, including his newly identified kids and his father.
The letter says that Alex loves how brilliant and brave Jo was and how she made him better, or at least “Kinder.” Alex rewrites that he loves Jo, but at the same time, he says he is in love with Izzie.
“There was a share of me that always wondered, that always wanted to know, that always felt like we left things unfinished,” he wrote about Izzie. “I reached out to Izzie & we started discussing, and I got nervous that brought the crap out of me because it felt like no time had passed like that with Izzie, and I was kind of frozen together in time. And now, we’re not.”
“Izzie was on a farm in Kanasa, in this strained place in the middle of nowhere,” he continued.
Alex wrote that “Izzie had children, and I know you get what that means. Everyone knows why I can’t just leave now. He just hopes you love him back enough to let him take it. I need to give these children and the family which he never had.” He also went to inform Jo that he meant it when he asked her to marry him.
He also wrote, “I had this family I never know that he had on this insane farm, and I wished to get everything he always wanted did not have to hurt you in the process.”
He completed the letter by thanking her for taking care of him. He also said that he signed divorce papers before and left her everything, along with his shares in Grey Sloan.
“You deserve a lot good in this life, Jo, I hope you find someone better than me,” he wrote, completing the letter with another “I’m sorry.”
After Jo completed her letter, it was Miranda’s turn to read. In that one, Alex consumed time convincing her how much she taught him, even when it meant – deferred his buttons.
He carries on with: “It took me a long time to say it, but I am a good ped-surgeon. I’m still trying. I’m an OK guy. But I’m a damn good surgeon,” he wrote.
During Jo’s breaks down in reply to her letter, Miranda got insane. “It is a matter of grace that Alex Karev is who he is right now,” she told her husband (Jason George). “He could have just as freely been lost to this world — aimless — but he survived his home, his family, his advance homes and became a man and now a father — a fine surgeon, by chance, by luck.”
The episode took a walk down through the memory lane with a few of Izzie & Alex’s emotional and sweet moments, as well, including their wedding and her almost dying situation.
Earlier, Vernoff informs Variety that it was taking some episodes to explain where Alex was because they need to do the story “very carefully.” However, Vernoff was not available for extra comments now.
Instead, Meredith’s voiceover after the episode spoke for that “In fact, there is no better way to say goodbye.”
It was the episode that went off recently from Grey’s Anatomy regarding the role of Justin Chambers’ write off to his role in further episodes. It means the future we will not see Alex, aka Justin Chambers in Grey’s Anatomy.
Justin Chambers was a part of the “Grey’s Anatomy” role from the beginning. When the audience first met his role in the 2005 pilot episode, Alex was a surgical intern at the fictional Seattle Grace Hospital. As the years went on, the role rose in the ranks of the hospital, enhancing a resident and then a pediatric surgical fellow. He also proceeds personally, first with his marriage to Izzie, and then with his marriage to Jo.
“Grey’s Anatomy” is currently open with Season 16 on ABC. It stars Ellen Pompeo, Caterina Scorsone, James Pickens Jr., Kevin McKidd, Chandra Wilson, Jesse Williams, Luddington, Kelly McCreary, Kim Raver, Caterina Scorsone, and Giacomo Gianniotti in the leading roles.