'Grey's Anatomy' Season 16 Episode 16: Alex leaves Jo to be with Izzy and kids, furious fans 'cancel' the show
Fans are just not happy with the development and have flooded social media with angry reactions, calling it the 'worst character write-off, ever'
The one episode all 'Grey's Anatomy' fans were dreading has arrived. Alex Karev (Justin Chambers), the self-reliant, caring friend and husband, left his wife and dear ones to be with his former lover, Izzy Stevens (Katherine Heigl). He explained his decision in a letter to Jo Wilson (Camilla Luddington), Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) and Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson) among others.
Fans of the earlier seasons might recall that Izzy had those embryos. And she decided to go ahead with it, and now she has kids. Alex decided to be with his Izzy, leaving his other family behind.
Fans are just not happy with the development and have flooded social media with angry reactions. "Worst character write-off, ever," a fan wrote.
"He could've had a relationship with his kids an stayed with jo. I'm fuming they should've killed him off or kept an offscreen story like with Christina rather than bringing izzy back. He could've had a nice send off an not ruined everything .. Izzy really," wrote a furious fan.
Another tweeted, "This is a prime example of when writers get lazy. After sixteen years of fantastic character development they just up and decide to change who Alex is drastically? I don’t buy it. It makes no sense to ruin a beloved character. Very poor writing."
"Seriously?? Really?? Such bullshit, you did his character dirty and I am beyond done." wrote an angry fan.
"Grey's Anatomy IS CANCELLED," another wrote.
"Okay but that episode of #GreysAnatomy just ruined my life. Jo deserves so much better & Alex just ughhhh." tweeted a fan.
A fan wrote, "I’m jo. I’m numb. I hate this. Jo you better take over the world because you deserve better than all this crap."
"So we just sat through 56 minutes of absolute beyond crappiest of crappy... and then you gonna roll on back to the regular story line?" wrote another fan.
"Never thought I’d stop watching #GreysAnatomy but ruining Alex’s character was the last straw GOODBYE," tweetd an angry fan.
'Grey's Anatomy' airs on ABC Thursdays at 9 pm.