We can bet what TV show has the best fan following but for now, it is the Grey's Anatomy fans that take the winning pedestal.
When a week back it was revealed that the show's characters April Kepner and Arizona Robbins would be checking out of Grey Sloan Memorial for good, the fans were disheartened and took to the skies to bestow their love.
On Monday, March 19, both actresses posted on social media a video and a photograph of a banner flying through the skies over the show's Los Angeles studio that read "We love(heart) Sarah Drew and Jessica Capshaw."
"OMG. There is a plane carrying a banner that says... WE," said Sarah. "This is extraordinary. We are "overwhelmed," she captioned the photo. "We love you right back!!!"
In one of Sarah's videos, she captured Jessica filming the banner of support flying overhead and both actresses revel in joy. "You guys, you're so amazing," she can be heard saying from behind the camera.
"Jessica, Can you believe our fans right now?" Sarah questioned.
"I can not believe our fans right now," Jessica responded. "I can not. I can not. Thank you!"
Jessica shared a Boomerang of herself and Sarah in costume on set, motioning a heart with their hands. "It's been a while since @thesarahdrew and I have worked together," Jessica wrote. "And we are feeling the love!!"
This display of love and support was no doubt an overwhelming experience for the two actresses but the question remains as to what their future beholds. While Sarah has already been cast in the pilot reboot of 'Cagney and Lacey', which is in contention for the 2018-19 line-up over at CBS, Capshaw remains a free agent come May.
When the news of the two actresses leaving the sets this spring was revealed there was a fan outrage and the show was slammed, keeping Ellen Pompeo, one of the highest paid actress in television, who stars as Meredith Grey on the show, and showrunner Krista Vernoff in a tight spot. Fans went on to blame Pompeo's highly-publicized raise and Vernoff took to Twitter to defend the move.
"The suggestion in the Deadline article that our cast changes are in any way related to Ellen Pompeo's salary renegotiation is wrong and hurtful and misguided," Vernoff wrote on Twitter.
"It smacks of an old, broken, patriarchal notion that women must be pitted against each other and that one woman's success will be costly to others. Ellen Pompeo has not only advocated passionately for her fellow cast members, she has taken the time to educate women world wide as to how to advocate for themselves and that must not now be twisted. The decision to make changes to our cast was a creative one. The only thing as constant on Grey's Anatomy as Ellen Pompeo is our penchant for reinvention. It is a part of our success and what keeps the show exciting. We love these actresses and we love these characters and it felt true and right creatively to wrap up their stories. And that is the whole story."
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