'Grey's Anatomy' Season 16 Finale Review: A baby, a failed wedding and a tense surgery serve up all the action
'Grey's Anatomy' Season 16 was so largely forgettable, except for a few episodes, the finale is one of the good ones
Spoilers for 'Grey's Anatomy' Season 16 Finale
And 'Grey's Anatomy' is back in the game....almost! Considering this season has had such a bumpy ride, a possibility of a impactful finale seemed bleak. Well, to be honest, the unintentionally-last-episode of Season 16 was highly entertaining, and not because the writers intended it to be so. For starters, Teddy Altman's (Kim Raver) infidelity was FINALLY caught by Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd), and in the most awkward way possible: By voicemail. Ouch! Well, it's about time Teddy's dallyings were revealed because that was just getting excruciatingly annoying. It's a Teddy-Tom-Owen triangle storyline that you can finally be on board with. Just run away with Tom Koracick to Germany, will you Teddy?
It's left to be understood that her wedding with Owen didn't happen. (Hear the vindictiveness?) Though, you do feel a little sorry for Owen at the end. He thought his life was finally coming together.
Meanwhile, Andrew DeLuca has a brilliant diagnosis in Richard Webber's (James Pickens Jr) case. Not Alzheimer's or dementia, Webber's erratic behaviour is due to the cobalt poisoning in his hip replacement. DeLuca gets to scrub in, at last. At the end of the episode, he finally realizes that something is wrong with him and hell, Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) is not going to give up on her man. From being a fiery champion of human rights at the beginning of the season to a mature and steady woman doing her best to understand her boyfriend, Meredith has come a long way. And all in one season! Well, firing, jail and a court case might have had an effect.
Another matter of vindictive pleasure - Webber has a moment of clarity and remembers Catherine Fox (Debbie Allen) properly for her diabolic behavior and tells her to get out of his room. You got to love it when entitled people on this show eat a slice of humble pie. In the middle of all the action, you have a couple of patients' stories phoned in - a girl who can't smile and another man who has got a baseball bat stuck in his heart. You're not meant to be invested in these stories, because clearly the writers don't want you to.
Amelia Shepherd (Caterina Scorsone) was the star of the episode. Her quips just made the episode more enjoyable. And good news, she and Link finally had the baby. Easy sigh of relief: considering it's 'Grey's Anatomy', you're just terrified whether this couple will be just as miserable as...well everyone else on the show.
Just a question, are they trying to hint a Jo (Camilla Luddington) and Hayes (Richard Flood) union? Please say no. Give Jo some time to grieve.
'Grey's Anatomy' Season 16 was so largely forgettable, except for a few episodes, the finale is one of the good ones. The desperate twists, turns and forced love stories as well as the butchering of Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) and Teddy's characters just made it a dull watch. Well, what will happen in the next and final season? There are a lot of plotlines to be wrapped up. Will everyone get the happy ending that they deserve?