‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Producer Gives Clarity on Justin Chambers’s Exit

We’re still so sad to see Justin Chambers go!

Now, Grey’s Anatomy showrunner Krista Vernoff broke her silence on Justin’s sudden exit from the series and how his departure will be explained.

Alex (Justin’s character) was last seen in a November 2019 episode, during which he left town to take care of his mother.

The executive producer described the process in an interview with Variety as “a very careful threading of a needle, where we are giving a little bit of information and pain to Jo [Justin’s character’s partner in the show].”

She added: “We’re, episode by episode, illuminating the story of where Alex is. And it takes us quite a few more episodes to get there and to give the audience clarity.”

“Jo went through so much pain and so much grief just last season that I wanted to be careful,” she said. “And so it’s a bit of a mystery [what’s going on with Alex], so that we don’t watch Jo in the same place that we watched her last season. We did it as carefully as we could. But it takes a while to get there.”

Wow. As expected, Grey’s Anatomy producers are leaving us with suspense!