As ‘Grey’s’ exit looms, Ellen Pompeo guarantees to ‘be again’

After decreasing her duties as surgeon Dr. Meredith Gray on “Grey’s Anatomy,” longtime star Ellen Pompeo mentioned she hasn’t lower ties with the ABC hit sequence solely.

In an Instagram submit Thursday, Pompeo mirrored on her time with “Grey’s Anatomy,” which was co-created by Shonda Rhimes. In her submit, she praised her followers for his or her assist throughout her tenure and mentioned they’ve made her 19-season run “so fun and ICONIC!!”

“This isn’t your first time on the rollercoaster… you know the show must go on and I’ll definitely be back to visit,” she added.

Pompeo’s ultimate episode as a full-time “Grey’s Anatomy” forged member is about to air Feb. 23, when Season 19 makes its winter return. Final Thursday, ABC launched a clip teasing Meredith’s departure.

“Meredith leaves Seattle to begin again,” the teaser mentioned.

Within the newest episode, which aired on Nov. 10, Meredith introduced that she could be leaving Seattle for Boston, the place she is going to pursue Alzheimer’s analysis.

The Instances beforehand confirmed that Pompeo will stay an govt producer on the sequence and can proceed doing voice-overs for this season’s episodes. Whether or not Meredith will drop in to see her beloved colleagues at Gray Sloan Memorial — a la Kate Walsh’s Addison Montgomery — has but to be revealed.

The actor’s ultimate episode will arrive greater than 17 years after she made her “Grey’s Anatomy” debut in 2005. Pompeo’s bow as a full-time forged member additionally comes after the sequence most not too long ago bid farewell to Giacomo Gianniotti, Jesse Williams and Richard Flood.

Pompeo could also be shying away from the “Grey’s Anatomy” highlight, however her followers can ultimately observe her to Hulu, Deadline reported. The Golden Globe nominee will star in a at present untitled sequence centered on the true story of Ukrainian-born orphan Natalia Grace and the couple that adopts her.

Pompeo will star alongside Imogen Reid and function an govt producer.