These new residents could also become the next generation in doctors Ellen Pompeo was referring to when she discussed her potential departure. The actress who plays Dr. Meredith Grey said that she would like to see the series continue even if it were to end one day. “I think for the young people, it’s a really good piece of content,” she previously explained to Entertainment TonightWe’re going try to keep this going for the youth, not necessarily with us, but continue it beyond my reach.”

She said, “Continually trying the show to reinvent it is the challenge at the point. And listen, the show speaks for a lot, and the younger people love the show.”

That being said, Ellen signed a one-year contract in January and will appear in season 19, so it’s not time to say goodbye just yet. 

Grey’s Anatomy Season 19 will premiere on ABC Oct. 6,