Dr. Sloan will make his final rounds this fall! Are you devastated?
Grey’s Anatomy is seriously losing steam — well, McSteamy, to be exact. HollywoodLife.com‘s sister site TV Line is reporting that Eric Dane is checking out of the hit ABC medical drama after more than six clothing-optional seasons. But there is some good news: Dr. Mark Sloan will return to Seattle Grace at the beginning of season nine to wrap up his story line.
“I am extremely grateful to everyone at Grey’s, ABC and Shondaland for the experience and memories I have had over the course of this run,” Eric tells the site. “It has been wonderful to work alongside and learn from a creative force such as Shonda Rhimes.”
Shonda also spoke to the site, clarifying that Eric’s exit was a decision they came to together.
Personally, I can’t say I’m too surprised to see him leave. When Lexie (Chyler Leigh) died on the eighth season finale, Sloan was devastated — not to mention he was suddenly without a love interest. (And what’s the use of Sloan if he isn’t plowing someone in the break room?)
But rather than focus on the sad news of Sloan’s departure, let’s remember the good times — and by that, I mean the doctor’s first appearance during the second season finale. (That towel should have been credited as a special guest star. For real.)
Are you devastated by this news, Grey’s fans? Or do you agree with me that it’s the right for Sloan to complete his rounds? Drop me a comment with your reaction to this life-changing news.
— Andy Swift
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