Grey's Anatomy Season 14: Who's Out?

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Arizona will need to find a new love interest when Grey's Anatomy returns next month. 

Marika Dominczyk is exiting the series as Eliza Minnick ahead of the show's upcoming 14th season, and the news is not entirely surprising. 

Eliza's Next Phase - Grey's Anatomy

If you watch Grey's Anatomy online, you will already know that Bailey gave her the pink slip at the close of Grey's Anatomy Season 13 after ruffling a lot of feathers in her job as a consultant. 

The character did not go down a treat with fans, either, with many questioning the lack of character development for her. 

Her relationship with Arizona hit a lot of hurdles along the way, so it probably makes sense to have the character exit, but it means we are not getting to see the breakup. 

Pursuit of Happiness - Grey's Anatomy Season 13 Episode 14

Her final scene on the series found her notifying Arizona off the firing. We're sure Arizona will have some things to say about it. 

There has been a lot of moving and shaking in the casting department at TV's most popular hospital. Jerrika Hinton confirmed her departure as Stephanie earlier this year after accidentally causing an explosion at the hospital. 

Kim Raver and Mathew Morrison were subsequently tapped to reprise their roles as Teddy and Paul. 

Kim Raver GA

The most shocking casting news, however, is that Abigail Spencer would be replacing Bridget Regan as Owen's presumed dead sister Megan. 

Regan's full-time series regular status on TNT's The Last Ship is said to have caused her departure from the ABC drama. 

The production schedule on Timeless meant Spencer was free for duty until January, so it all worked out in the end.

Abigail Spencer Attends SiriusXM Event

But could this be part of a bigger storyline in which Megan is revealed to be dead, and Spencer's character is impersonating her?

It's a stretch, but this is Grey's Anatomy!

What do you think of the big departure?

Note: Grey's Anatomy Season 14 debuts September 28. 

Paul Dailly is a staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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Grey's Anatomy Quotes

MEREDITH: "You don't get to call me a whore. When I met you, I thought I had found the person that I was going to spend the rest of my life with. I was done! All the boys and all the bars and all the obvious daddy issues, who cares? I was done. You left me. You chose Addison. I'm all glued back together now. I make no apologies for how I chose to repair what you broke. You don't get to call me a whore."
DEREK: "This thing with us is finished. It's over."
MEREDITH: "Finally."
DEREK: "Yeah, it's done."
MEREDITH: "It is done."

There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.

Meredith