‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Krista Vernoff Confirms Andrew DeLuca’s Diagnosis on ‘Station 19’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Giacomo Gianniotti as Andrew DeLuca on ABC

Fans have been apprehensive about Andrew DeLuca’s (Giacomo Gianniotti) psychological well being all through Grey’s Anatomy Season 16. The surgeon displayed indicators of mania and despair, all whereas dismissing issues introduced up by those that cared about him, together with Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) and Carina DeLuca (Stefania Spampinato). Then within the Grey’s Anatomy finale on April 9, Andrew broke down after fixing what was flawed with Richard Webber (James Picken Jr.).

Viewers by no means discovered what was happening with Andrew in Grey’s Anatomy Season 16. However, Station 19 Season Three seemingly let a analysis slip. And now, showrunner Krista Vernoff has confirmed Andrew is bipolar. 

What did Carina DeLuca say about Andrew DeLuca in ‘Station 19’ Season 3?

Giacomo Gianniotti as Andrew DeLuca on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" - Season Sixteen
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In the Station 19 Season Three episode titled “Bad Guy,” Carina opened as much as her girlfriend, Maya Bishop (Danielle Savre). For the previous few episodes of the Grey’s Anatomy firefighter spinoff, Maya had been confronted along with her father’s abuse and he or she was in denial. So Carina provided a little bit of perception, subsequently revealing Andrew’s bipolar analysis.

“My dad has bipolar I,” Carina mentioned. “And my sweet baby brother has inherited it.”

Of course, Grey’s Anatomy followers weren’t certain the way to really feel concerning the piece of knowledge. Andrew wasn’t recognized in season 16. So it was seemingly Carina was merely speculating her brother had bipolar I like their dad. 

That mentioned, Grey’s Anatomy Season 16 was reduce quick because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Thus, it was additionally potential Andrew was purported to obtain an official analysis within the unaired episodes and the road wasn’t taken out. But regardless, Vernoff has confirmed Carina’s feedback on Station 19.

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ showrunner confirms Andrew DeLuca’s bipolar analysis

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On May 14, Vernoff spoke with People to debate the Station 19 Season Three finale. She additionally confirmed Andrew’s bipolar storyline on Grey’s Anatomy and delved into what occurred to the character within the ultimate season 16 episode.

“DeLuca is bipolar,” Vernoff mentioned. “DeLuca was in a really manic state for an extended period of time. Even though he was right about the sex trafficking victim, the way he was behaving was inconsistent with the personality we’ve known him to have all these years.”

She continued: “What Carina was saying was, ‘I’m worried about you. You’re not yourself. You’re acting like dad.’ And Meredith saying, ‘You sound like your father.’ DeLuca, after finally diagnosing Richard, went from manic to depressed. That’s what that last scene was when he’s sitting on the floor, crying in a pit of despair after not seeing anything but high for the last several episodes.”

While some Grey’s Anatomy followers could also be dissatisfied the analysis was revealed on Station 19, Carina’s remarks might not be be the final we hear from Andrew’s storyline. It’s seemingly the arc will really unfold when the ABC medical drama returns for season 17 — at any time when which may be.

In an interview with TVLine, Vernoff defined the writers of Grey’s Anatomy might be getting collectively through Zoom to start out mapping out the brand new season. However, manufacturing continues to be up within the air because of the present disaster.

“I’m going to start up the writers’ room in May, but it’s going to be  ‘Zoom room,’” Vernoff mentioned. “The hope is that we will be able to start production when we usually do, which is in July. But we have to wait and see how this thing plays out, obviously.”

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