8ELLIS GREY - SAD
What would Grey's Anatomy be without the original Dr. Grey herself? Ellis was a highly revered surgeon, whose life revolved around her work. When she was first introduced in the pilot episode of Grey's, she was ailing with Alzheimer's disease and living in a long-term care home.
Sure, she was often
cold toward most people, but Ellis Grey was iconic in every way. It's sad Meredith never got to properly mend fences with her when Ellis was alive, and Maggie never got the chance to meet her birth mother. Though Ellis Grey's legacy lives on through many aspects of the series, it's hard not to miss her actual presence on the show.