‘Grey’s Anatomy’: A Former Star Marks Their Time Since Leaving the Show With 1 Word

by Jeremy Spirogis
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The important forged of Grey’s Anatomy has modified a bit of almost each season of the hit collection. Today, many previous stars nonetheless converse fondly of their time on the present, whereas others don’t have too many blissful recollections. Learn what one earlier forged member stated on the anniversary of their last Grey’s Anatomy episode.

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ has aired for 16 seasons

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Grey’s Anatomy started airing in 2005 on ABC. The medical drama follows the lives of the surgeons at a Seattle hospital (Seattle Grace initially however ultimately renamed Grey Sloan Memorial). The identify comes from the central character, Meredith Grey, mixed with that of a medical textbook, Gray’s Anatomy.

The fashionable collection turned the longest-running medical drama in TV historical past throughout its 15th season when it surpassed E.R. Season 16 was lower quick by just a few episodes as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, it’s set to return in November 2020 with season 17.

There have been many character deaths over this time

(L-R) 'Grey's Anatomy' stars Isaiah Washington, Eric Dane, Justin Chambers, Patrick Dempsey, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, T.R. Knight, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens, Jr., Sara Ramirez, and Ellen Pompeo
(L-R) ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ stars Isaiah Washington, Eric Dane, Justin Chambers, Patrick Dempsey, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, T.R. Knight, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens, Jr., Sara Ramirez, and Ellen Pompeo | Bob D’Amico/Walt Disney Television through Getty Images

When a collection airs for so long as Grey’s Anatomy has, there are certain to be actors who go away, whether or not of their very own volition or in any other case. And, given how dramatic and high-stakes the present is, lots of their characters are written off in very everlasting methods, together with demise.

Of the actors within the Season three promotional photograph above, solely three are nonetheless part of the present in 2020. Out of the remaining eight, three had been killed off, whereas the remainder left for different jobs. And that’s simply the tip of the iceberg. Many extra characters have come and gone.

Eric Dane portrayed Mark Sloan for six seasons

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Eric Dane in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 9 | Danny Feld/Walt Disney Television through Getty Images

Among the notable characters who’ve handed is Eric Dane’s Mark Sloan. Mark is a plastic surgeon who arrives on the Seattle hospital in season 2, after following his love curiosity (and greatest friend’s ex-wife) there from New York. He later returns to remain, first credited as a lead forged member within the season three episode, which aired on October 5, 2006.

Mark (nicknamed “McSteamy”) sticks round for a number of years. He has quite a few different love pursuits, together with Lexie Grey, Meredith’s sister. He even fathers a toddler with Callie Torres and co-parents their daughter, Sofia, along with her. Mark dies after succumbing to accidents from the airplane crash that killed Lexie.

Dane on the anniversary of Mark’s demise

Mark dies within the season 9 premiere, “Going, Going, Gone,” which aired on September 27, 2012. However, Dane’s final episode is definitely the following one, “Remember the Time,” which aired on October 4. It reveals a flashback to the character shortly earlier than his demise. Later, the hospital is renamed in he and Lexie’s honor.

On September 27, 2020, a Twitter consumer famous that it had been eight years for the reason that character’s demise, asking Sloan, “how [do] you feel?” The actor quote-tweeted his reply, including only one phrase: “Old.” It’s memorable for Grey’s Anatomy followers to see Dane mark eight years since Mark’s demise and 14 since he turned a star within the collection.

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