Grey’s Anatomy has been on the air for over a decade. Some of the supporting characters there have come and gone, with a few deserving more shine.
There have been numerous characters that have come and gone on Grey’s Anatomy. Some decisions were for the best and some were not. In fact, some characters’ exits have left a gaping hole in the fans’ hearts that we still feel them nearly a decade later.
However, do you ever wonder where some of the supporting characters could be? What storylines Hannah Davies could have had if she was promoted to series regular? Or where Joe the Bartender has disappeared to? Keep reading to discover which 10 supporting characters deserved more screen time.
Fans have to cast their minds back to season 2 to remember Hannah Davies. Played by Christina Ricci and appearing in one episode, Hannah was the paramedic who came into the hospital with the patient who had a bomb in his chest. Hannah was unaware of this at the time and ended up placing her hand inside the patient’s body.
However, after this episode, Hannah was never seen again. Maybe it’s because she needed to take some time off after the stress but it seemed like such a waste to get rid of her. The writers have never added a paramedic to the main cast so it would have been interesting to see what troubles they face. Hannah also seemed to hit it off with George, which had the potential to be more.
Ever wonder what happened to the optimistic and perky Sydney Heron? So do half of the fans in Grey’s community. Portrayed by Kali Rocha, Sydney was the surgical resident who began to oversee Meredith and co. after Bailey went on maternity leave. She also became Izzie’s peer counselor after the baker struggled with Denny’s death.
The last time the viewers saw Sydney, she went on a date with Derek. However, there hasn’t been a mention about where the surgeon disappeared to after this. While Sydney was often used for comic relief, fans would have liked to get closure on the General resident and see if she ever got her happy ending.
Portrayed by Kate Burton, Ellis Grey has always been in the periphery of Meredith’s story. Despite them having a strained relationship, one of the main reasons Meredith even became a doctor was because of the award-winning surgeon. However, there was one aspect fans never really got to see and that was Ellis as a mother.
Fans are familiar with the General surgeon’s legacy as they have seen many of her accomplishments in flashbacks. But, wouldn’t it have been interesting to see what Ellis was like when Meredith was growing up? Or if they ever shared a nice moment? It would have been good to see more of their relationship.
Portrayed by Robert Baker, Charles was one of the unfortunate characters who was killed off in the season 6 finale. Out of all the new addition to Seattle Grace, Charles was the one who drew the short straw as the surgical resident never got to have a storyline of his own.
Other than the fact that he was in love with Reed, fans didn’t get to see much of Percy. They never got to know how he and Jackson became best friends, never got to learn what field of surgery he excelled in or why Charles was in love with Reed. His death would have been more impactful if his character was fleshed out more.
To be fair to the writers, it wasn’t their fault that Sam Bello had to leave since Jeanine Mason gained the wonderful opportunity to star in Roswell: New Mexico. Introduced in season 14 as Deluca’s ex-girlfriend and one of the newest interns, Sam was seen to excel in the field of neurosurgery.
However, Sam was forced to leave Grey-Sloan after ICE threatened to deport her. The intern eventually left to go practice medicine under Cristina, where fans presume she still is. Still, it would have been nice for Sam to make a return and see what she would think about the Deluca-Meredith situation.