As Meredith Gray as soon as mentioned, “Nothing is identical. All the pieces is completely different. Everybody’s leaving, and everyone seems to be dying.” That previous adage appears to be true as soon as once more — not less than, partially. Weeks after Meredith left Seattle, followers must say goodbye to a different long-running character. Maggie is leaving Gray’s Anatomy, Kelly McCreary introduced on March 17. Don’t fear: it doesn’t appear that loss of life is within the playing cards for Dr. Pierce. In accordance with Deadline, Maggie, like her sister, “will pop in to go to the docs of Gray Sloan later this season.”
However it nonetheless hurts to see one other member of Mer’s household go away the present so quickly, particularly since Maggie has been on Gray’s Anatomy for almost a decade. McCreary debuted on the finish of Season 10 as Cristina Yang’s cardiothoracic alternative, however her connection to the present goes again even additional: her beginning mother was Ellis Gray, making Meredith her unwitting half-sister and Richard Webber her organic father.
“It has been an amazing honor to be part of such a legendary tv establishment as Gray’s Anatomy,” McCreary wrote in a farewell assertion, per Deadline. “I’ll all the time be grateful to Shonda Rhimes, Krista Vernoff, and ABC for the chance, and to the unbelievable followers for his or her passionate assist.”
McCreary known as taking part in Maggie “one of many true joys of [her] life” in her assertion. “I’m excited for this subsequent chapter, and what the longer term holds.” She expanded on her goodbye in an Instagram put up, reflecting on a few of her favourite Gray’s recollections — together with “dozens of pleasant sister home scenes” and, in fact, “a number of awkward dinner events.”
Vernoff, who introduced her personal exit as showrunner earlier this 12 months, mentioned McCreary was a “author’s dream come true; sensible, nuanced, considerate, and type.”
Zaiver Sinnett, who performed Zander, mentioned whereas the information made his “coronary heart sting,” he was “excited to see her bless us together with her expertise in no matter she chooses to do subsequent.”
So, when is Maggie’s final episode of Gray’s Anatomy? Deadline studies that the large day will likely be April 13. There’s no synopsis obtainable for that episode but, nevertheless it appears seemingly that McCreary’s exit may coincide with a growth in Maggie and Winston’s relationship — given the precarious nature of their marriage proper now.
Deadline writes that McCreary reportedly “approached the producers forward of time about her want to depart and pursue different alternatives,” including that Season 19 has “[been] crafted because the character’s remaining chapter at Gray Sloan.” So not less than it isn’t a shock exit like some previous Gray’s departures.