Meredith Grey will put down her scalpel for good — and it'll be sooner than later.



"Grey's Anatomy" is still going strong in its 14th season, and star Ellen Pompeo signed a massive, mega-bucks deal to return for Seasons 15 and 16. But after that? It could be the right time to shut down the ABC drama.



Pompeo recently told Us Weekly, "There is an end and it's nearing."



"I want to be more involved in my kids' lives as they get older," she said. "And they need me more, and this world is such a crazy place."



The show has undergone many changes in the past few years with the departures of various cast members (including two more veterans at the end of this season). And while Meredith Grey continues to kick medical ass, Pompeo can foresee a time to hang up those surgical scrubs.



"We're getting there. Shonda and I will make that decision together," she said.



"I think that one of the biggest lessons that this show has taught me and being on this show for so long has taught me, is that relationships do change. And they do grow. They take work. Like any marriage, friendship. You gotta put in the work," she continued.



"You have to accept other people's flaws, and accept your own flaws and try to change and be a better person. But I think everything is worth the time and effort. And things get better."