‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 17: Kevin McKidd Teases Owen Hunt’s Storyline and It Sounds Messy

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Hold onto your left shoe, everybody. Owen Hunt’s (Kevin McKidd) life is about to return crashing down in Grey’s Anatomy Season 17. 

In the Grey’s Anatomy Season 16 finale, Owen came upon his finest friend and fiancée, Teddy Altman (Kim Raver), was dishonest on him with Tom Koracick (Greg Germann). So we already anticipated to expertise a dramatic aftermath. But just lately, McKidd has been teasing Owen’s future for subsequent season. And apparently, the character’s upcoming journey has been a “long time coming.”

How Owen Hunt finds out Teddy Altman is dishonest on him in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 16

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Teddy begins her affair with Tom halfway by means of Grey’s Anatomy Season 16. But even when she needs to maneuver ahead and marry Owen, Teddy continues to cheat on her associate. 

On the day of the marriage throughout the Grey’s Anatomy Season 16 finale, Tom tries to cease Teddy from tying the knot with Owen. He admits he nonetheless loves her and needs to run away collectively. Then Tom and Teddy hook up at Grey Sloan Memorial. However, Teddy by accident calls Owen whereas sleeping with Tom, and so they depart a unclean voicemail.

Later, Owen listens to Teddy and Tom’s hookup. At first, he can solely hear moans. But ultimately, Tom’s voice asks Owen’s bride-to-be to ditch the marriage. Teddy insists she nonetheless needs to marry her finest friend. Though Owen is clearly heartbroken.

At the tip of the finale, Teddy will get able to marry Owen. But her associate is nowhere to be discovered. Teddy finds Owen’s mother, Evelyn Hunt (Debra Mooney), cleansing up decorations for the ceremony. Then Evelyn says her son was pulled in for a last-minute surgical procedure and they should reschedule. Teddy, who hasn’t heard from Owen, appears terrified. 

Kevin McKidd hints what’s coming for Owen Hunt in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 17

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Now, it’s all about to return out when Grey’s Anatomy returns for season 17. Then on Aug. 1, a fan requested McKidd for a preview of the forthcoming season. And the actor’s response makes one factor clear: Owen will lastly face his demons.

“Owen will prob have a wrecking ball of reality dumped on him for sure! Long time coming,” McKidd tweeted, including a winky face.

Of course, the actor’s feedback might not come as a lot of a shock to some Grey’s Anatomy followers. During the Quaranstreaming: Comfort TV That Keeps Us Going panel in July 2020, McKidd admitted Teddy’s infidelity was “karmic payback” for dishonest on Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh) in season eight. 

“It’s interesting where Owen’s character is right now,” McKidd stated. “It’s like Owen finds out that Teddy is cheating on him. I remember the season where Owen cheated on Cristina. And this is kind of karmic payback, I think, for Owen’s cheating.”

Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt on 'Grey's Anatomy' Season 16
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Meanwhile, Owen can even be coping with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which has been confirmed as a storyline for Grey’s Anatomy Season 17. Then throughout the Quaranstreaming panel, showrunner Krista Vernoff revealed why Owen would be the one spearheading the present disaster on the medical drama. She stated:

Every 12 months, we have now docs come and inform us their tales. Usually, they’re telling their funniest or craziest tales. This 12 months, it has felt extra like remedy. The docs are available and we’re the primary folks they’re speaking to about most of these experiences they’re having. They are actually shaking and attempting to not cry. They’re pale, and so they’re speaking about it as struggle — a struggle that they weren’t skilled for. And that’s been one in every of our large conversations about Owen. He’s really skilled for this in a approach that a lot of the different docs aren’t.

For now, Grey’s Anatomy followers will wait and see how actuality will likely be “dumped” on Owen in season 17. But clearly, the character has quite a bit happening shifting ahead, each professionally and personally. So prepare.

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