How Will Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew Leave Grey's Anatomy? Gray’s Anatomy is getting ready to say goodbye to 2 beloved characters when Sarah Drew and Jessica Capshaw depart the lengthy-operating medical drama on the finish of season 14. The present is parting methods based mostly on artistic causes, government producer and co-showunner Krista Vernoff stated in a press release. “The characters of Arizona and April are completely woven into the material of Gray’s Anatomy because of the extraordinary work of Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew,” Vernoff stated. “As writers, our job is to comply with the tales the place they need to go and typically meaning saying goodbye to characters we love. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to work with these phenomenally gifted actresses.” Gray’s is not any stranger to shaking issues up. Throughout its 14-season run, the ABC drama has killed off characters, despatched them packing in numerous methods, spun them off and naturally had characters commit the one factor nearly everyone hates: ghosting. Check out the chart under to see how Gray’s has dealt with collection common exits over the present’s prolonged run. ABC; Melissa Hebeler/E! Illustration No particulars about how Dr. Arizona Robbins and Dr. April Kepner can be written out have been launched. Each actresses penned notes to followers and collection creator Shonda Rhimes praised their contributions to the collection. pic.twitter.com/HVfHbkEQTG — Jessica Capshaw (@JessicaCapshaw) March eight, 2018 “It is all the time onerous for me to say goodbye to any of my characters. Each Arizona Robbins and April Kepner usually are not solely beloved however iconic—each the LBGTQ and religious Christian communities are underrepresented on TV,” Rhimes stated in a press release. “I will probably be endlessly grateful to each Jessica and Sarah for bringing these characters to life with such vibrant efficiency and for uplifting ladies across the globe. They’ll all the time be part of our Shondaland household.” Gray’s Anatomy airs Thursdays, eight p.m. on ABC.