'Grey's Anatomy' Season 16 Episode 20 Preview: Here's why Richard Webber may NOT die in 'Sing It Again'
Richard Webber's breakdown seems to have put viewers on the edge and it seems to be a hint that he is suffering from Alzheimer's or some underlying disease
'Grey's Anatomy' has a new twist. Richard Webber's (James Pickens Jr) storyline just got interesting. In the last episode, Webber was at a conference where he was supposed to give a speech. He, however, got really delusional and imagined that Catherine Fox (Debbie Allen) was present at the conference.
His breakdown seems to have put viewers on the edge and it seems to be a hint that he is suffering from Alzheimer's or some underlying disease. Fans are wondering if his character will die.
"When they revealed he was hallucinating Catherine it gave me goosebumps. If he’s leaving too just please end it. Loyal fans can’t handle much more of this!" one wrote and another said, "Omg Richard :(:( #GreysAnatomy my guess — paraneoplastic syndrome?"
In a new promo, Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson) tells a team of doctors, "He is not the Richard Webber you know and love. He is our number one patient."
In another scene, Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) tells him, "I can fix you." So, will the doctors at Grey Sloan save his life? Since there has been no official confirmation that Pickens Jr is quitting the show, it seems likely that he will survive.
Loyal fans are heartbroken and wondering what went wrong. "I thought tonight's episode was just gonna be a filler episode, but boy was I wrong. The backstories were so interesting and I felt the entire episode was beautifully written. I got chills when I realized Richard was hallucinating the whole time. One of my favorite episodes this season!" one fan said.
Another wrote, "Sounds like he has rapidly advanced Parkinson’s. Explains the shaking hands and dementia. Hallucinations can be explained by unstable levels of dopamine in the brain, perhaps a reaction to medication for Parkinson’s."
But that's not all. Titled 'Sing It Again', the official synopsis of the next episode reads, "Owen and Link treat an older woman who wakes up from surgery and can't stop singing; Teddy helps Koracick stay afloat after an estranged loved one from his past comes to the hospital looking for help."
Most viewers are sick of the new season. "DeLuca is sick, Richard is sick, Teddy is a cheater, Mer is heartbroken, Alex is gone, Jo is heartbroken... this season is a mess," one fan said.
Another posted, "At this point, we can’t lose Richard. He is like Meredith's father figure, she can’t take all of this. And I still want to know what’s going on with DeLuca!!!" As the new episode rolls out on April 2, it remains to be seen what will happen next.