'Grey's Anatomy' Season 16: From MerLuca to Richard Webber, storylines the show needs to wrap up before finale
Just like other television shows, 'Grey's Anatomy' will also end it's season much earlier than it's supposed to due to the coronavirus pandemic that's spreading across the world. The decision was made after Ellen Pompeo, who plays Meredith Grey in the ABC drama, wrapped production on the 21st episode of the show.
It has not yet been decided whether the remaining four episodes will make it to Season 17 or not. Showrunner Krista Vernoff has said that Season 16 got a "satisfying" finale.
Vernoff tweeted, "We will resume our storytelling in Season 17. We are disappointed that we don’t get to complete our storytelling this season. The good news? 1621 plays like a satisfying finale! It's not where we planned to end, but it's beautiful and the questions that linger we will answer next year."
This was a very bumpy season and a lot of things went down. For starters, we bid a shocking goodbye to Alex Karev (Justin Chambers), who decided to leave his wife Jo (Camilla Luddington) behind for a life with Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl).
Apart from the constant Amelia-Owen-Tom-Link-Teddy drama (yawn, yawn), there was a little Maggie Pierce (Kelly McCreary) hassle on the side. But currently, the focus is on Richard Webber (James Pickens Jr), who had a stroke in the previous episode while giving a speech at a conference.
So here are at least some of the storylines that the show needs to address:
What happened to Andrew DeLuca?
From being a soft-spoken doormat with Meredith, DeLuca suddenly developed a bipolar disorder in three episodes and zoomed off down a road on a motorbike. His relationship with Meredith has been on the rocks since the beginning of the season, and they broke up in the middle too.
However, Meredith is the only one who tries to calm DeLuca down and tries to tell him that she loves him. Deluca was convinced that one of his patients was a victim of human trafficking, and nobody believed him.
However, turns out he was right. That storyline needs to address this as well, along with the future of Meredith and DeLuca's romantic journey. Is this the end for MerLuca?
Will Teddy confess to Owen about her cheating?
Teddy Altman (Kim Raver) has been all over the place, lately. After having doubts that the father of Amelia Shepherd's (Caterina Scorsone) child is Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd), she goes to sleep with Tom Koracick...twice.
Turns out that Teddy isn't a novice to adultery and betrayal, and she had done this to her close friend 20 years ago. Teddy has her own justifications for sure, but it turns out that the guilt is eating into her at this point. For all we know, she will finally tell Owen about it, or he will finally learn about her infidelity on the day of their wedding?
Will Richard Webber survive?
'Grey's Anatomy' is known for causing unbridled pain with its character exits and deaths. We've seen Richard Webber for over 16 years and he has been through a lot.
After a particularly harrowing separation with Catherine Fox (Debbie Allen), Webber has shown signs of mental decline, culminating with a stroke in the previous episode. The doctors have resolved to save him at any cost and fix him, so let's see how that goes. Hopefully, he won't face the ax too.
Apart from these main points, we would like to know what lies in Jo's future, whether Link and Amelia will finally be happy, and whether Nico and Levi sort out their issues.
Don't break our hearts, 'Grey's Anatomy'. The medical drama airs on ABC on Thursdays at 9 pm.