Gray’s Anatomy bid farewell to April Kepner and Arizona Robbins on Thursday night time’s season 14 finale. However simply how did the ABC drama say goodbye to the fan favourite characters, and will they probably return?
April (Sarah Drew) has left her job as a trauma surgeon at Gray Sloan Memorial Hospital, two weeks after a near-fatal expertise virtually left her lifeless.
Whereas she’s been dedicating her time to working with homeless communities by offering medical care, April additionally meticulously plans the marriage of Alex Karev and Jo Wilson, solely to have it’s disrupted when the couple will get caught in a shed after a fast rendezvous earlier than the marriage.
Whereas her dream wedding ceremony for her mates doesn’t come true, April obtained her personal fairytale ending when her boyfriend Matthew Taylor — who she left on the altar in season 10 — proposes to her in entrance of Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) and ex-husband Jackson Avery (Jesse Williams).
April accepts and marries him proper then, with Arizona and Jackson serving as their witnesses.
In the meantime, Arizona is ready on transferring to New York Metropolis together with her daughter, Sofia, with a purpose to hold her near each herself and ex-wife Callie Torres (Sara Ramirez).
Earlier within the episode, Arizona opens as much as April and Richard Webber (James Pickens Jr.) about having fun with her latest communication with Callie. Each girls are single right now within the sequence, leaving viewers questioning if there’s a likelihood they might reignite their romance.
Capshaw first joined the present as Arizona Robbins in season 5 earlier than turning into a sequence common in season 6.
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“For the previous 10 years, I’ve had the uncommon privilege of not solely enjoying Arizona Robbins, but additionally being head over heels in love with enjoying her. Arizona Robbins is variety, clever, humorous, insightful, daring, playful, fierce and actually good at her job,” Capshaw tweeted in March.
“She was one of many first members of the LGBTQ group to be represented in a sequence common position on community tv. Her affect on the world is everlasting and without end. Endlessly,” the star stated of her fan-favorite character.
“I’m grateful that I’ve gotten to carry her to life and for the life that she has delivered to me. I’m unhappy to see her go, however I’m consoled by the concept she’s going to proceed to dwell on and on in all of our consciences and our imaginations. Shonda, thanks for the trip on this unbelievable rollercoaster. With a coronary heart full of affection, Jessica,” she concluded.
Drew, who joined the present in season 6 as April Kepner, addressed the information of her departure on social media, writing, “Hey guys. Thanks for the entire love. I do know you’re unhappy. I’m unhappy too. I haven’t actually had the time to course of this info.”
“I’ve been with it for lower than 48 hours, so I’m not able to say my thank yous and provides an all encompassing assertion about my 9 years right here,” she continued. “That may come later 🙂 For now, I’d prefer to say: I like you, and I like April, and her story isn’t over but.”
She added, “And the actually excellent news (for me, not less than) is that I’m right here on set shadowing certainly one of my favourite folks, Kevin McKidd, with my beloved Gray’s household all this week and subsequent, so I get to course of all of my emotions surrounded by the group that has nourished and nurtured me for nearly a decade. For that, I’m so grateful.”
Deadline reported that the choice for Capshaw and Drew’s exits was primarily based strictly on the present’s artistic course. Star Ellen Pompeo vigorously denied a report connecting their departures to her new $20 million wage.
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“It’s completely not true,” she stated. “I imply, I’m not concerned in these type of choices. Nevertheless, there are a couple of issues that you simply encounter doing a present for 14 seasons. One in all them is that writers have a extremely arduous time creatively, considering up new tales for all these characters. It’s at all times unhappy after we lose folks, for no matter cause.”
“I believe that it’s vital for us to not pit girls in opposition to one another and to actually dispel the notion that girls are at all times victims,” she added. “We’re not enemies, we do carry one another up and assist one another, and we’re not victims. We’re very sturdy, and we’re able to many, many issues.”