Ellen Pompeo’s Final Episode of Grey’s Anatomy

It’s officially the end of an era. Meredith Grey will exit the doors of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital for the final time as a series regular in the Feb. 23 episode of “Grey’s Anatomy.” Ellen Pompeo, who’s played the beloved doctor since the medical drama began airing in 2005, previously announced in 2022 that she would be scaling back her role in season 19 of “Grey’s Anatomy.” It was later confirmed that, while she’ll still be narrating every episode and continuing as an executive producer, Meredith will no longer appear in the show beyond the winter premiere and maybe, hopefully, guest spots.

Now, as the end is nigh, “Good Morning America” treated viewers to a sneak peek at Meredith’s final episode on Feb. 23. In the short clip, Meredith and her three children walk through the hospital, and she instructs the younger two, Derek and Ellis, to visit their day-care teachers with gifts. “Do you remember where you’re going?” Meredith asks her little ones. “Mom, I’m not a baby,” Derek responds. “Same, mom,” Ellis adds in the clip.

While for some, it’s felt like a long goodbye to Meredith, Pompeo has been planting the seeds of a departure for some time. She penned a heartfelt goodbye to Dr. Grey last year, writing on Instagram, “I am eternally grateful and humbled by the love and support you have all shown me, Meredith GREY and the show for 19 seasons! Through it all . . . none of it . . . would have been possible without the best fans in the world. You all are RIDERS and you all have made the ride so fun and ICONIC!! I love you madly and appreciate you right back.”

We can’t wait to watch Meredith’s final moments play out.

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