‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Killed Off a Fan-Favorite Character and Viewers Are Still in Shock

by Will Shepard
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Grey’s Anatomy always seems to deliver monster cliffhangers that keep viewers hooked. This time, though, the show is leaving fans in shock after the latest episode.

During this past Thursday’s episodes, the hospital drama did a special crossover with Station 19. In the episode, one of the viewer’s favorite characters was killed off. As a warning, this article is going to contain spoilers, so if you haven’t watched the most recent episode, come back to this once you have.

Giacomo Gianniotto has been playing Dr. Andrew DeLuca on Grey’s Anatomy since 2015. In the episode, he was stabbed while trying to bring a sex trafficker to justice. This did not immediately kill him, and so he was trying to seek medical attention.

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Fans Are Shocked That the Show Is Saying Goodbye to a Favorite

In an effort to save his life, Station 19 firefighters brought him to Dr. Own Hunt. Here, the viewers learned that the stab had punctured vital organs.

Immediately, the Grey’s Anatomy doctor knew that the end was coming. So, he began talking to Meredith Grey about his situation.

“No matter what happens, I want you to know that I never felt seen the way you saw me. I never felt inspired the way you inspired me. You made me want to be not just my best self, but better. And yeah, I felt small around you sometimes. I felt insecure. I wanted something from you that I needed to give to myself. But here, now, on this beach with you, I get it. I don’t just get it, I feel it. I get who I am. I know my own soul, my strength.”

Dr. Andrew DeLuca last passed away while on the operating table. His last words were goodbye to Meredith, saying, “I’ll miss you. If I go back and you don’t, I’ll miss you.”

As fans should, they lost it over the death. Immediately once the episode had shown his death, fans took to Twitter to voice their sadness.

More users chimed in, with the user, @Its_aishwary_, saying, “Andrew DeLuca deserved more than this ending.” Many more people took to Twitter to voice their displeasure.

Moreover, it is worth noting that this death comes in the spring premiere of the Grey’s Anatomy season. It certainly makes you wonder what the show will have in store.