'Grey's Anatomy' Season 17 Episode 16: Will Meredith become chief of surgery at Grey Sloan Memorial?

Fans hope Meredith has time for closure around Andrew DeLuca's death and for some fresh romance

                            'Grey's Anatomy' Season 17 Episode 16: Will Meredith become chief of surgery at Grey Sloan Memorial?
Ellen Pompeo stars as Dr Meredith Grey on 'Grey's Anatomy'([email protected])

In the last episode of 'Grey's Anatomy' we saw that Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) finally was discharged from Grey Sloan Memorial after her long battle with Covid. It's clear though from the trailer of the upcoming episode that Meredith continues to grapple with the after effects of the virus, particularly when it comes to her career. 

We see Meredith telling Dr Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson) in the trailer for the upcoming episode, "I can't operate if I can't stand on my feet. I may never get back." It's news that seems almost as disturbing for Dr Bailey as it is for Meredith. Dr Bailey, who has lost one surgeon after another of late, says in the trailer they can't afford to lose any more. 


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Ellen Pompeo plays Meredith Grey on 'Grey's Anatomy' (ABC)

Fans are wondering if the solution to this is simply Bailey and Meredith switching places. One fan on YouTube said, "I bet bailey and mer are gonna switch jobs. mer has to be chief at some point and i think bailey is gonna want to have more surgeries to get her mind off of ben? or maybe she’s gonna take a leap of absence and mer is gonna be interim chiefand eventually fully take over the position?"

Another fan concurred saying on YouTube, "I think Bailey is going to name Mer chief of surgery"

But while some fans are already anointing Meredith the chief of surgery, others were left wondering why she feels she may never be able to go back to operating. One fan on YouTube said, "Wait, why is meredith saying she will never get back to operating??" Is it simply the post viral fatigue that is leading Merdith to be weaker than usual, or have there been some longer standing complications which fans are still not aware of. But before she dives back into work in any capacity, fans have some emotional business they would like Meredith to take care of.

One fan on YouTube said, "I swear to God, I am going to be so pissed off if they don't have a scene of Meredith telling Carina that she saw Andrew on the beach with their mum." Others are not surprisingly hoping for a little fresh romance for Meredith with Dr Cormac Hayes (Richard Flood), but fans seem to be divided on who Hayes has better chemistry with - Dr Jo Wilson (Camilla Luddington) or Meredith. Either way it seems that Meredith has to heal in more ways than one before she goes back to her 'new normal'. Will her new normal also include a new title as chief of surgery ? Tune into the latest episodes of 'Grey's Anatomy' on Thursday at 9 pm on ABC. Catch the trailer of the upcoming episode of 'Grey's Anatomy' below. 


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