Grey’s Anatomy fans got a double hit of nostalgia over the weekend, as Ellen Pompeo had a little reunion with two of her former co-stars.
Pompeo, who stars as Meredith Grey, actress shared an Instagram Story of herself sitting down at a table with Eric Dane (who played Mark Sloan until 2012), with a newly-blonde Justin Chambers (who played Alex Karev until last year) popping up behind them pretending to be a waiter.
Although Dane’s character was killed off many years ago, he did pop up in the most recent season as one of the characters Meredith saw at the beach in her COVID-induced hallucinations.
Chambers’ exit was somewhat controversial, since Alex basically vanished from our screens for a bit and then through some voiceovers and a letter, he explained that he had dumped Jo Wilson (Camilla Luddington) and had gotten back together with his ex Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl).
Fans of the show were not impressed with the way his character was written out.
Although Chambers left the show to pursue other acting ventures, the door is always open for him to return, at least.
Meanwhile, we just hope Pompeo keeps catching up with former co-stars while we wait for season 18.
Grey’s creator Shonda Rhimes and showrunner Krista Vernoff are also said to be working on another spin-off idea.