The 19th season of Grey’s Anatomy marks the departure of Ellen Pompeo from the series. Now we already know the month in which the new episodes arrive in Brazil, after a long wait.
The new chapters of the most enduring medical drama of all time premiere in January 2023 in Brazil, exclusively on Sony Channel. The specific day of the premiere, however, was not disclosed.
With the departure of Ellen Pompeo, only two original cast members remain on the series: Chandra Wilson (Miranda) and James Pickens Jr. (Webber).
It is worth remembering that the 19th season of Grey’s Anatomy is still on display in the US, having only reached its midseason finale.
Keep reading to learn more about Ellen Pompeo’s farewell.
On Grey’s Anatomy, Ellen Pompeo’s farewell was expected
Unfortunately for Grey’s Anatomy fans, the Meredith Gray “era” has come to an end. Previously, the broadcaster ABC had already revealed that the role of Ellen Pompeo would be much smaller in the 19th season.
Since the release of Season 18, Pompeo has been working with ABC executives to find a way for Grey’s Anatomy to survive without Meredith.
The actress’s contract confirms the participation of Ellen Pompeo in at least 8 episodes of the 19th season. So far, the actress has appeared in 6. In other words: Meredith’s final farewell will take place by the end of the season.
Ellen Pompeo’s departure isn’t exactly a surprise. Since the 17th season, the actress has expressed her desire to leave the medical drama.
In a conversation with the Tell Me podcast, for example, the actress revealed that she was frustrated with playing the same character for so long.
In the most recent episodes, Grey’s Anatomy has finally explained Meredith Grey’s farewell.
Meredith decides to move to Boston to help her daughter Zola overcome her panic attacks and enroll the girl in a school for high-brow children.
Jackson Avery, Jesse Williams’ character (who left the series at the end of Season 17), offers Meredith a job at the Alzheimer’s Foundation.
Unsurprisingly, Gray and his family move to Boston. The farewell is made even more interesting by the fact that Meredith’s house burns down in “Thunderstruck,” the most recent episode of Season 19.
Until the end of the 19th year, Ellen Pompeo still appears in the episode “I’ll Follow the Sun”, which airs on February 23, 2023.
Finally, Ellen Pompeo’s last episode on Grey’s Anatomy will be the season 19 finale, which still doesn’t have a premiere date.
After leaving Grey’s Anatomy, Ellen Pompeo has already found a new project. Soon, the eternal Meredith will act in a Hulu miniseries, still untitled.
Inspired by a true story, the project follows the story of the Barnett Family and the adoption of a 6-year-old girl from Ukraine.
After being accused of neglect and parental abandonment, the Barnetts claimed that, in fact, the little girl was an adult woman who suffered from a serious congenital syndrome – in a plot very similar to that of the movie The Orphan.
In Brazil, Grey’s Anatomy is available on the Star+ platform. Click here to subscribe to the streaming. Season 19 episodes will air on Sony Channel starting in January 2023.
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