She was introduced as a surgical intern in season three.

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The following morning, Meredith goes out of her way to make Lexie breakfast, which she politely eats despite an allergy to eggs, resulting in her having to be treated at the hospital.

Lexie and George agree to move in together, but they can only afford a dilapidated apartment which Lexie attempts to improve by stealing decorations from the hospital.

The character's death resulted in mixed critical feedback and the reason given for the departure was Leigh's desire to spend more time with her family.

Rhimes has characterized Lexie as being a dork, as well as having issues with saying how she feels.

When Meredith scolds Lexie for not looking after Thatcher, she finally retaliates and decides to stop pursuing a relationship with Meredith.

Lexie bonds with patient Nick Hanscom (Seth Green), and is present when his exposed artery blows, causing him to suffer massive blood loss.

The character was created by series' producer Shonda Rhimes and was portrayed by actress Chyler Leigh from the third through eighth seasons.

is a fictional character from the medical drama television series Grey's Anatomy, which airs on ABC in the United States.

Lexie is incredibly sympathetic and empathetic often becoming very emotionally invested in her patients and their families.