Pompeo, who plays Meredith Grey, took to her Instagram page on Friday, March 6, to defend the show’s writers’ decision for the fate of one of its characters, Alex Karev (Justin Chambers). The Inquisitr previously shared that several of the show’s viewers were stunned by the way Alex’s arc ended. Pompeo shared that she felt not only did the ending serve the character justice but was, in her opinion, the only way to say goodbye to him. She also admitted that the ending to Karev’s storyline allowed the writers to tie-up loose ends with several unanswered questions from previous seasons.
Pompeo then made another post to her popular content-sharing page on Friday. This time, she posted a photo with actor T.R. Knight, who played Dr. George O’Malley when the show premiered in 2005. His character was killed off in Season 5 after he was hit by a bus on his way to see his mother.
In the Instagram snapshot, Pompeo and Knight beamed as they stood outside in the sun. The two were both fresh-faced, with Pompeo wearing her hair up in a bun. She also appeared to be wearing a black tank top. Knight posed behind her while wearing a blue graphic T-shirt. The actress captioned the snap by sharing that the two are “old friends,” and joked that she wasn’t referring to their age.
Although some fans were still upset by Thursday night’s episode, many of Pompeo’s 7.1 million followers couldn’t help but comment on the post. She received thousands of replies from viewers who felt a sense of nostalgia from the photo. Some of them even demanded that Knight return to the ABC series after being away for several seasons.
“OK OK OK GEORGE AND MER back at it,” one fan remarked.
“OMG! DRAG HIM BACK TO THE SHOW,” another follower demanded.
“Why is she giving us all the feels today?” a third watcher asked about Pompeo.
“Too much to handle in one day all these flashbacks,” a fourth Grey’s viewer admitted.
Pompeo and Knight were a part of the original five interns on the medical drama, as recalled by Hollywood Life. Aside from Chambers, they also starred alongside Sandra Oh and Katherine Heigl, who played Cristina Yang and Izzie Stevens, respectively. While Heigl left the series in Season 6, her character was a major part of Alex’s exit. He reunited with Izzie and learned that she had two of his children. Alex decided to stay with Izzie to raise the children, leaving his wife Jo (Camilla Luddington) behind.