By Amanda N'Duka. Indeed, this season was cut short due to the halting of production in response to the COVID pandemic. No word on whether the four unproduced episodes from Season 16 will roll over to the next season. After Richard James Pickens Jr.
The season's main storylines include the recently fired Dr. Meredith Grey Ellen Pompeo 's impending trial to fight for her medical license and her on-off again love-life with surgical resident, Andrew DeLuca Giacomo Gianniotti , who begins to spiral into bipolar mania. This is the final season to feature Dr. Alex Karev , portrayed by Justin Chambers as a series-regular, whose announced departure was made in January Following this, he abruptly left the series.
Grey's Anatomy and Station 19 spoilers follow. Grey's Anatomy showrunner Krista Vernoff has discussed whether season 16's original finale plans will be used next season instead, following Station 19 's season finale. Station 19 's final episode of season 3 saw the team having to deal with a bomb threat at Pac-North hospital. The original Grey's Anatomy season finale — which had been planned to air directly afterwards before the episode was cut due to the coronavirus pandemic — would have seen a major character die , according to reports. Speaking to E! Online , Vernoff said that the plans for Grey's Anatomy would be significantly changed to avoid having another bomb storyline.
Oh fine, that last one is not a finale staple, but it should be because it is delightful. With that awful news, Catherine has decided to take Richard home. Neither DeLuca nor Meredith are happy about it because they still disagree with that diagnosis.