Credit: Adam Taylor/ABC Television Group © 2011 Disney Photo: Alex Karev and Lucy Fields Kiss on Grey's Anatomy May 12, 2011

Despite predictions across the board that Rachael Taylor would be back this season to reprise her role as Dr. Lucy Fields, reports confirm that Rachael is gone from Grey’s for good.

A brief refresher on Lucy’s character: after manipulating Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) to fall for her just as she was vying for his Africa fellowship behind his back, causing Alex to get all kinds of drunk and snitch on Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) in Season 7. Fans will recall that Dr. Lucy was really just sent to Africa as a plot device because Rachael was beginning to shoot the recently cancelled Charlie’s Angels. So with CA off the air, wouldn’t the burgeoning romance between Alex and Lucy get resuscitated?

Unfortunately for Alex, no. According to TV Line, “Shortly after news broke that Charlie’s Angels was dead, Shonda Rhimes put feelers out to Rachael Taylor about reprising her role as Alex-crushing Dr. Fields for an arc later this season. Sadly, I hear that Taylor declined.”

We’ll just have to hope for another gorgeous guest star to steal Alex’s heart once again, though we’re not holding our breath!

Source: TV Line

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