Grey’s Anatomy fans are used to dealing with shocking twists and character deaths, but the planned departures in Season 14 are proving harder to deal with than ever before. We already know that Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) and April (Sarah Drew) are leaving Grey Sloan Memorial in the Season 14 finale, but how the characters are written off could upset a lot of fans. How will Grey’s Anatomy say good-bye to Arizona and April?
Arizona and April’s fate will depend on what Shonda Rhimes has planned for the future. If the series creator is open to bringing them back in some capacity, then we’ll probably get a gentle, yet emotional, farewell. If not, then fans should get out Kleenex and prepare for the worst (like the deaths of Derek Shepherd, Mark Sloan, and Lexi Grey).
We can only hope that April and Arizona aren’t killed off in the Season 14 finale, but you never know when it comes to the crazy world of Grey’s Anatomy.
And the preview for the penultimate episode of Season 14, did not calm any fears when it comes to one of them perishing. More on that later.
While fans hope for a kind ending, Ellen Pompeo’s recent comments about the season finale don’t bode well for April and Arizona. According to Bustle, the Grey’s Anatomy star only had two words to say about how the finale went down: “not easy.”
Pompeo didn’t elaborate any further, but her comments hint that things could get pretty dark when this season wraps things up.
Death would be particularly tragic for April, who has endured a lot over the past few years. This season, fans watched as she denounced her faith, took up drinking and started sleeping around with co-workers.
Despite a rough start, April finally turned things around and apologized for acting out. Killing her off in the finale would be a tragic ending for her story, though from the preview for next week’s episode it looks like death may be in the cards.
Owen finds her after what appears to be a car wreck and she is seen on an operating table with Meredith screaming “We’re not gonna lose her!” Then they cut to a flat line and Jackson walking in on what appears to be a lifeless April.
As for Arizona, she called Callie in New York and declared that their daughter, Sofia, needs to be with her and she is willing to move too. But then we also know that Geena Davis is returning from the logline for the episode.
“One of Grey Sloan Memorial’s own is seriously injured, making the team reflect on what is truly important to them. Meanwhile, Nicole Herman (Geena Davis) pays a visit to Grey Sloan and talks to Arizona about an exciting opportunity.”
Rhimes loves to mess with fan’s emotions, so most fans are guessing April is heading to heaven, while Arizona is moving to New York, leaving the door open for a possible return at some point.
The penultimate episode airs Thursday, May 10, with the Season 14 finale to follow on May 17 on ABC.