Mark Sloan Eulogy Penned By Shonda Rhimes

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We bid farewell to the incomparable Dr. Mark Sloan in our Grey's Anatomy Round Table this week. Now show creator Shonda Rhimes has penned her own eulogy for the character, one of her all-time favorites.

In tonight’s new episode, “Remember the Time,” Eric Dane's character will grace our screens one final time as Shonda reveals to us how Sloan went from alive in the Season 8 finale to being on life support last week.

Mark's death (below) will go down as one of the most tear-filled Grey's moments in eight-plus seasons.

Rhimes full obituary for Sloan appears in EW's new issue, but this excerpt has been posted online:

    Last week, Mark Sloan succumbed to injuries sustained in the plane crash that took the life of fellow surgeon Alexandra Caroline Grey. By the time he died, he was no longer just a hot naked guy in a towel. He’d become more than McSteamy. Mark had grown to become a mentor, a true best friend, a father, and the love of Lexie Grey’s life.

    After six seasons, the end of Mark Sloan was a great loss for me as a writer and for the show. And for the fans. I like to believe that Mark is with Lexie somewhere. That those two characters are spending eternity together, getting to have the relationship they were never able to have when they were alive. Because, as Lexie’s dying words told us, she and Mark were “meant to be.”

    Mark Everett Sloan died on September 27, 2012. He is survived by his daughter Sofia; his baby mamas, Callie and Arizona; his fellow doctors at Seattle Grace; and every woman who ever imagined what it might be like to have a little McSteamy between her sheets.

    He will be missed by all.

See Mark's final episode tonight on ABC at 9/8c.

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shonda rhimes is so wrong nobody cares about teddy taking mark off the show is wrong lets hope he is will still be living


As a nurse I don't understand why Mark died. The cardiac tamponade was relieved. How did he become terminal?


I miss a crossover with PP or the presence or at least mention of Derek's mother or/and sisters. There are too much died on both GA and PP and the reactions of the survivings are disappointing too. I watched the episode 1x02 yesterday. Derek said there that if he were injured, he would want to have his for sisters at his bedside. I cannot believe neither his mother, nor Amelia or the other sisters nor even Addison would be there after he survived an airplane crash and Mark died. After all Mark was almost a member of the family Shepherd. Why didn't Meredith even mention Thatcher or her other sister in connection with Lexie. It is unbelievable too.


What about his other kid lol?


spare damaged been done hes gone i was mad that he died and im done with it


I can't help but to laugh at some people. Eric left because of contract issues. At least that's what i heard. (He doesn't have twitter as Shonda tweeted that last night.)I heard that they had less of a budget this year so, Shonda had to let go of some of her actors and actresses that were costing her money. Except for Chyler, she left because she was ready and had felt that she told Lexie Grey's story enough. I think Mark was ready to go anyways. The only thing he had going for him in Seattle were Callie, Arizona and Sofia. His love was gone. He wasn't going to go back to Addison. I think Eric felt he had told Mark's story enough as well. As for Kim, i don't know why she left. I don't think it was nessecary to write her out. She was one of my personal favorites. Kim probably just wanted to get onto other things then having to worry about her Grey's shedule or she left because of the contract conflict. Either way, though they will all be missed, there are still other characters we need to worry about. like ARIZONA for example. Don't give up on this amazing show. If you've been watching it long enough, you should know that Shonda is crazy and likes to watch us suffer. But, without her, We wouldn't have this show.


I am extremely disappointed. If she continues killing characters I WILL STOP WATCHING IT!!!


i am extremely disappointed. if she continue killing characters I WILL STOP WATCHING IT!!!


Last night was my last episode of Grey's. Been watching it with my wife since the first season but I can't take it anymore. Most popular/favorite characters get killed off while the annoying, self-absorbed, high maintenance ones stay. I have a feeling this whole plane crash incident will drag out through the rest of the season, much like watching Cristina Wang getting through her drama/trauma from the hospital shooting. I don't have the energy and patience to put up with it. And did someone screw up by airing the episodes in the wrong order this season? I was just as confused last night as I was last week with what was happening. It seems the two episodes would have made more sense if they were reversed.


And Sloane Sloan and her child/his (adopted out) grandson.


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