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Is Bailey leaving Grey’s Anatomy? (Is Chandra Wilson leaving the series?)

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The Grey’s Anatomy Season 18 finale left a few fates in the air. Will Chandra Wilson return as Bailey in the series?

We always expect some big moments in the Grey’s Anatomy season finales. This one was extra special being the 400th episode of the series. It meant a few flashbacks throughout as Meredith remembered the past.

However, for Miranda Bailey, the focus was very much in the present. She had a few situations to deal with including a ruined blood shipment, two doctors breaking the law, and the threat of the Residency Program shutting down.

In the end, it all came to a head. Bailey could barely fix anything, and it was the woman deciding on the Residency Program (it closed, by the way) who helped to give Bailey some direction for the future.

Bailey leaves Grey Sloan Memorial in Grey’s Anatomy

Bailey decided to pull an Izzy in the Grey’s Anatomy Season 18 finale. She opted to resign, effective immediately. She handed Meredith the keys to the Chief’s office and made it clear that she wasn’t coming back. She couldn’t threaten her health any longer.

Pru was there with her. Bailey shared that she would go home and she was going to spend her time baking cookies with the young girl. Pru certainly looked happy about that.

So, is that it? Is this the last we’ve seen of Chandra Wilson? I don’t expect so, but we could see Miranda stick to her guns and decide not to return to the hospital. We could, instead, see her turn up on Station 19 more. Wilson has been pulling double duty a lot of weeks for the two shows; she deserves a break!

We could also see her decide that she loved being a doctor but not the Chief. This could mean she returns but just as a general surgeon or maybe as the Head of General Surgery with Meredith now in charge of the hospital.

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What did you think of the Grey’s Anatomy Season 18 finale? Do you think that’s the last we’ve seen of Bailey? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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