'Grey's Anatomy' writers turning Owen's life around annoys fans as there's no send-off news for Alex Karev
The midseason premiere had no mention of Alex other than the fact that he was in Iowa. And if that was not enough, the episode saw the trajectories of other 'unimportant' characters go uphill, especially, Owen Hunt
'Grey's Anatomy' is back after the long winter break but not without more bad news. Alex Karev is no longer a part of the hospital clan after actor Justin Chambers announced his abrupt exit from the show. Turns out, his last episode aired on November 14, 2019, and he won't even have a proper send-off.
Moreover, the midseason premiere had no mention of him other than the fact that he was in Iowa. And if that was not enough, the episode saw the trajectories of other "unimportant" characters go uphill, especially, Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd) who finally proposed Teddy Altman (Kim Raver)! While it seems like a new beginning for the couple, who are also raising a child together, fans are not too impressed with the writing.
"Owen really needs to go. Always angry, irrational, terrible bedside manner, shouting and refusing to help a woman get an abortion; because of his personal shit... Like seriously YEET him into the sun," one tweet read and another said, "So I'm back at the episodes where Owen cheated on Cristina and the more I see Cristina so hurt the more I despise Owen and want him to just go away or die and to never hurt anyone else again."
Spewing hatred for the writers of the show, many fans expressed their disappointment. "The writers are turning #GreysAnatomy into a daytime soap opera. And since when did Owen become so important?" one fan posted and another wrote, "Damn #GreysAnatomy writers really do their characters dirty. Killed off the best characters and DIDN’T even give Alex Karev an ending. They’re focusing way too much on Owen’s story and he isn’t that great of a character. Took him like 12 seasons to figure out what he wanted."
"Hospital. Edit the characters in of the actors who don’t want to come back idc just make it happen. I’m not even going to talk about how terrible all the characters (like Jackson and Owen) have become because we all know that," one fan wrote and another sorrowful viewer said, "Alex Karev is gone and we still have to put up with Owen Hunt."
One even pointed out how he hadn't finished grieving Derek Shepherd and now it was Alex Karev's turn. "I haven’t finished grieving Derek Shepherd and now I have to grieve Alex Karev as well," the tweet read. Many are wondering if he would get the Cristina Yang treatment too.
Amid all the chaos, one fan has chalked out a better idea for 'Grey's Anatomy' writers. He said in a tweet, "Tom and Teddy should be together raising Allison. Amelia and Link should be together raising the baby even if it is Owen's child. Owen should be left alone raising Leo and paying child support for his two other offsprings."
Titled 'A Hard Pill to Swallow', the next episode of 'Grey's Anatomy' will air on Thursday, January 30, and it might show what's next for Karev now.