'Grey's Anatomy' Season 16 Episode 20 Review: Will Andrew DeLuca be the one to fix Richard Webber?
Amelia and Link remain cute as ever, as he gives her all the support she needs when she is under the assumption she is going through labor
After last week's gut-wrenching episode, 'Grey's Anatomy' returned with another one that promised all the feels. Uneven feels, but feels, nevertheless. As Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson) points out, he isn't the Webber we know and love. For starters, he really thinks that he patched up with his wife Catherine Fox (Debbie Allen), with whom he has been having a tough time with, during this season.
Earlier, out of an act of outright pettiness, she bought the hospital he was working at and so he had to return to Grey-Sloane. And so, Webber grew more stressed and worried. Well, Catherine has at last put aside her pride (albeit too late) and is feeling tremendously guilty for her actions. That doesn't stop her from marching up and down the hospital and yelling at the already-harrowed doctors, telling them to do their job. The cheek!
Meanwhile, Tom Koracick has problems of his own. His ex-wife is in his hospital and she has a request: To please remove the tumor from her son, who looks too much like his dead son, David. Tom sends Amelia Shepherd (Caterina Scorsone) to treat him as family isn't allowed to treat family. Unfortunately, Amelia has a baby emergency, and Tom steps in. A little soothing advice from Teddy (Kim Raver) calms his nerves and all is peachy again.
The writers are desperately trying to make us feel something for these two, but it's not working. We even got the much-awaited sex scene with Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd) and Teddy, but that just seems so contrived right now, considering Teddy has been cheating on him lately. This has been the most meh (there's honestly no other word that encapsulates the lifeless emotions one feels looking at Teddy, Owen and Tom) love triangle in the history of 'Grey's Anatomy'. At this point, do you really care if Teddy goes through her wedding with Owen and runs away to be with Tom? At this point, she can run off with a dinosaur and it still won't save her story arc on the show.
Amelia and Link remain cute as ever, as he gives her all the support she needs when she is under the assumption she is going through labour. Whew, let one couple be happy. DeLuca is back, he returned from his wild motorbike ride, and he is as manic as ever (that suddenly seems to have become his personality trait). But he is determined to help Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) figure out what's up with Richard Webber. The emotional and powerful moment of the episode is a conversation between Meredith and Webber, who was under the belief that he was going to do an operation, almost harming himself in the process.
She lets him know that everything she is today, medically and personally, it's because of him. Meredith, who has had to see so many people die in her life, tells Webber that she isn't ready to let him go. Finally, Richard realises that something is wrong. He isn't okay.
Going by the next episode, DeLuca seems to have found th diagnosis to Webber's illness. Let's see how that works out.
'Grey's Anatomy' airs on ABC Thursdays, 9 pm.