'Grey's Anatomy' Season 16: Richard Webber has cheated before and something tells us he'll do it again
No matter how devoted a Grey’s fan you might be, you have to admit, loyalty can be a tricky teerrain on the show. Hate it or not, but even McDreamy Derek Shephard almost kissed another woman while he was away from Meredith in Season 11. Owen Hunt cheated on Christina Yang, and even kissed Teddy, while things with Amelia were rocky. Sigh.
But the most famouse case of infidelity involved our ex-chief Richard Webber. He was in love with Meredith Grey’s mother, Ellis Grey, while being married to Adele, and the two carried on a torrid affair. Sure, it’s glossed under the name of true love and all that, but it’s still infidelity, isn’t it? He even had a child, Maggi Pierce, with Ellis, who they later gave up for adoption.
The recent promo of Grey's Anatomy Season 16 episode 5 had fans in a twist, as we saw the return of an old patient, Gemma (Jasmine Guy). After saving her life once, the two met each other again at Pac North. Of course, as destiny or fate would have it, the two are working at the same hospital. What makes matters worse, is that Richard is going through a tough time with his wife Catherine. He tries to call Catherine, but she won’t answer his phone calls.
And just after that, he accepts Gemma's dinner invitation. Gemma and Richard have dinner together, and as the promo of season 16 episode 5 warns, the two will have breakfast together, and that’s when things go awry.
The marital problems between Richard and Catherine began when Miranda Bailey fired him for knowing about Meredith Grey's insurance fraud and not reporting it. Catherine was present in the scene, and stood by, not defending her husband.
Richard was forced to take a job making house calls via an app. The rift between him and Catherine widened. Catherine woefully told Bailey, "He's making house calls like it's 1965. He leaves the house before I wake, he goes to sleep at night before I get home, and if our paths happen to cross in the daytime, he avoids eye contact. That's what standing by you cost me. My marriage."
Knowing Richard Webber’s complicated past, not to mention how Grey’s writers function, it seems to be that Richard will be drawn towards Gemma, especially because he’s having a rough time with Catherine back home. And, once a cheater, always a cheater, and that’s the sad truth.
According to Deadline, Gemma is a recurring character this season, so Richard's problems with Catherine are not going anywhere anytime soon.
Try not to cheat again, Richard. Why complicate an already complicated life?