(Warning: Do not read any further if you don’t want to know what happened on the season premiere of “Grey’s Anatomy.”)
The season premiere of “Grey’s Anatomy” Thursday night on ABC made for some arresting television — and a lot of fans were seriously unhappy about it.
The end of the episode found Dr. Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) arrested, cuffed and thrown behind bars, after getting into a misunderstanding, and an altercation.
The arrest left many fans wondering if Karev might be the next “Grey’s Anatomy” character to depart the show, after a series of exits — and they took to Twitter en masse to register their outrage.
Some viewers even threatened to abandon the show if the character departed.
“REMEMBER WHEN EVERYONE HATED KAREV AND NOW WE DONT WANT HIM TO LEAVE,” one distressed fan offered.
“Please @shondarhimes don’t get rid of Alex! We all love him,” another pleaded.
“Shonda, you killed Denny & George, I stayed. You killed Lexie & Mark, I stayed. You killed Derek, I stayed. If Alex goes I go,” yet another unsatisfied customer threatened.
“If Alex leaves I’m done,” another fan said.
“This better not be an introduction to Karev leaving the show. I CANT HANDLE ANY MORE LOSSES DAMNIT,” went another worried response.
Read on for more panicked responses.
— • (@JustinsDevotion) September 23, 2016
— Crystal Garner (@shesagarner) September 23, 2016
— lea 🙂 (@aleyahenderson_) September 23, 2016
— Mariah Splittgerber (@MSplittgerber) September 23, 2016
meredith grey and alex karev are grey’s now. if either of them leave, the show should just end. #greysanatomy
— Abigail Hansen (@abbychansen) September 23, 2016
— Juicy A (@allisonhill_) September 23, 2016
Shonda, you killed Denny & George, I stayed. You killed Lexie & Mark, I stayed. You killed Derek, I stayed. If Alex goes I go. #GreysAnatomy
— DaniATL (@danigyrl) September 23, 2016
If Alex leaves I’m done #GreysAnatomy
— ash (@ashleynicole184) September 23, 2016
— Rubi Ali (@rubialii) September 23, 2016