Welp, there goes any hope of a happy ending on the Season 14 finale of Grey’s Anatomy. During a casual Tuesday Q&A with her fans on Twitter, Ellen Pompeo hinted that emotional torture is forthcoming for the season finale. While this is something Grey‘s fans are used to, it doesn’t make what little info Pompeo gave about the season finale any easier to digest. To be a tried-and-true fan of Grey’s Anatomy means you have to be willing to assume a weekly risk of ending up quietly sobbing over a glass bottle of rosé at the end of an episode. Per Pompeo, it certainly sounds like the upcoming season finale is headed in that direction.
Precisely one month ahead of Season 14’s final episode on May 17, a fan asked Pompeo to describe the finale in three words. Channeling her on-screen alter-ego’s dark and twisty personality, the actor ominously tweeted, “I can do it in 2: not easy.”
I can do it in 2… not easy https://t.co/xWr77RvFHz
— Ellen Pompeo (@EllenPompeo) April 17, 2018
This can’t be good.
Fans were already anticipating a sad finale — it will be the last episode for series regulars Sarah Drew and Jessica Capshaw, who play April and Arizona respectively. While we were all holding out hope for a finale that might spare both characters, Pompeo’s words suggest at least one of these beloved doctors is about to go the way of George, Sloan, Lexie, Derek… you get the picture.
Is it possible Pompeo is simply alluding to how hard it is saying goodbye to two of her longtime costars? Sure. However, this recent tweet receives added context when you consider the comments Pompeo made about the finale a week ago.
When a fan asked how the final Season 14 table read went, Pompeo revealed it was “classic Grey’s… devastating with a side of absurdity.”
You know it was classic Greys….devastating with a side of absurdity 💔💔💔 https://t.co/KwEexPHSD1
— Ellen Pompeo (@EllenPompeo) April 6, 2018
To be clear, “devastating” is never a word you want to hear going into a Grey’s season finale — and the three broken-heart emoji Pompeo added don’t exactly inspire confidence either. Further proof fans should prepare for waterworks is the Twitter exchange shared by Drew and Capshaw on April 16.
In response to Capshaw calling herself a “nostalgic fool” heading into her last week at Grey Sloan, Drew gushed, “Oh lady… me too. ME TOO! It’s gonna be an interesting week. I’m glad we get to do this week together, sister!!”
Oh lady… me too. ME TOO! It’s gonna be an interesting week. I’m glad we get to do this week together, sister!! ❤️❤️😘😘 https://t.co/hok3uLRXDT
— Sarah Drew (@sarahdrew) April 16, 2018
If you’re already crying just reading about the finale (which, same), it’s probably a solid idea to start stockpiling boxes now — of both Kleenex and wine.