Grey's Anatomy: Sarah Drew returns as April Kepner in promo
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The 15th episode of Grey’s Anatomy’s current season, ‘Tradition’, was always going to be a guaranteed tearjerker. However, fans of ABC’s long-running medical drama weren’t banking on the series pulling another last minute twist from up its sleeve, as two beloved regulars departed the main cast.
Tom Koracick (played by Greg Germann) joined Jackson Avery (Jesse Williams) in a surprise double departure in this week’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy.
The series had already announced Williams would be making this episode his last, and Dr Avery confirmed he would be leaving Seattle to devote his time to his family foundation.
After a lengthy battle with COVID throughout this year’s coronavirus-themed instalment, it was also announced minutes before the episode aired that Korakick would no longer be making regular appearances.
The Ally McBeal star joined for what would prove to be a sadly short-lived stint on the medical phenomenon during season 14.
Thankfully, ABC has suggested this won’t be the last time we see of Tom Koracick, as the star is simply coming to the end of his contract, and may appear for the occasional guest spot.
Showrunner and executive producer Krista Vernoff told Deadline: “Greg Germann is a comic genius and we are so lucky that he brought his talents to our show these last few years.
“We will miss Greg terribly in the day to day – but we plan to see Tom Koracick again!”
Despite the door being left open for Germann to return in the recently confirmed 18th season, many fans were livid to discover they were saying goodbye to two Grey Memorial residents this week.
Reactions poured in on Twitter as Grey’s Anatomy took one step closer to the upcoming season finale in June.
One disappointed fan wrote: “I LOVE TOM/GREG. He was literally the funniest and most multi-faceted male character in a while.”
Another fan’s tribute read: “Handsome, funny, incredible and now you’re leaving us.
“We are going to miss you so much Tom, you’ll be always one of the best characters in the show, love you.”
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Meanwhile, Jesse Williams’ Jackson Avery was given one last chance to reconnect with April Kepner (Sarah Drew) before saying goodbye to Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital for good.
Jackson’s departure to tackle inequalities in the medical profession may be a noble cause, but the majority of the audience was still distraught to see him leave.
One more user on Twitter said: “Jackson literally grew up on our screens. The nostalgia is real tonight.”
Unfortunately, some fans felt his character had been sidelined in recent years, and were admittedly disappointed by his flashback-heavy departure in tonight’s episode.
Over on Reddit, one viewer commented: “The main plot of this episode should have been Jackson.
“The montages are great and his exit is great but when you’re writing a character out who’s been on for more than a decade you should probably spend some time on that character.”
In reality, Williams’ reasons for his departure may echo Jackson Avery’s exit, as he has recently been executive producing social justice documentaries such as With Drawn Arms and Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement.
In spite of tonight’s emotional farewells, Grey’s Anatomy fans have plenty more to look forward to as there are still two more episodes before the wait for the upcoming 18th season.
Grey’s Anatomy season 17 continues Thursday, May 27 on ABC.
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