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There are long running TV shows, and then there's Grey's Anatomy. ABC's medical drama is currently in the midst of its whopping 14th season on the network, and it doesn't seem to have any plans to slow down. Season 14 has seen its fair of twists and turns, while also calling back to the characters and events from earlier seasons. And with series regulars Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew set to depart their roles as Arizona and April respectively, fans are eager to see how it'll all get wrapped up in the season finale. Grey's Anatomy star/director Kevin McKidd recently teased the Season 14 ending, and it really doesn't seem like we'l be getting any crazy cliffhangers. He said,
I would say, you know this show is 14 seasons, it's a complete miracle. Very rarely do shows go for 14 seasons. It's a thing to be celebrated so I would say our finale is going to be, in a sense, very celebratory.
Instead of scary blackouts or fires in the hospital, it looks like Grey's Anatomy is going to go brighter with its upcoming Season 14 finale. Considering where the medical drama currently stands in regards to its cast and the network, this makes a great deal of sense.
Kevin McKidd's tease of a celebratory season finale, which comes to us from THR, is no doubt in connection to the upcoming departures of Sarah Drew and Jessica Capshaw. News that the two actresses would be departing after around a decade on the show shocked the fandom, as we've seen each surgeon grow and change greatly in their long tenures on the series.
But it turns out that the main reason they're being taken off the show is a writing block. After being on Grey's for so long, it's hard to find a new place for Arizona and/or April to go in future seasons. Perhaps this finale will be a way for them to both be honored, before the pair of surgeons depart Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital for some unknown reason. At least they can join the ranks of lead characters who left the show without being horribly killed off.
Keeping the Season 14 finale jovial is also a good idea, considering Grey's hasn't officially been renewed by ABC. Smart money says it still ends up happening, as series lead and producer Ellen Pompeo just signed a massive deal for two more years as Meredith. The show is still getting high viewership every week, with spinoff Station 19 helping to expand the world of fictional Seattle into a bonafide TV universe.