‘Grey’s Anatomy’: What’s Wrong With Richard Webber? The Season 16 Storyline Has Everyone Concerned

by Jeremy Spirogis
James Pickens Jr. as Richard Webber on ABC

Excuse us, however what’s going on at Grey Sloan Memorial? With Alex Karev’s (Justin Chambers) sudden departure and Andrew DeLuca’s (Giacomo Gianniotti) struggles along with his psychological well being, Grey’s Anatomy followers have been on purple alert for the whole thing of season 16. And to make issues worse, it now appears Richard Webber’s (James Pickens Jr.) life is at risk. But what’s flawed with Richard on Grey’s Anatomy? The Shondaland drama has been dropping clues for the previous few episodes, however followers are hoping to get some stable solutions quickly.

[Spoiler alert: Grey’s Anatomy Season 16.]

What occurred to Richard Webber in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 16?

James Pickens Jr. as Richard Webber on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" - Season Sixteen
James Pickens Jr. as Richard Webber on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ | Christopher Willard/ABC through Getty Images

In the Grey’s Anatomy Season 16 titled “Snowblind,” Richard reveals he has a tremor in his hand to a affected person named Tess (Beanie Feldstein). The common surgeon doesn’t know whether or not it’s Parkinson’s or previous age. He additionally acknowledges he received’t be capable of function quickly. 

Then on the finish of the episode, Richard provides his stethoscope to Tess, passing the symbolic torch. “I don’t need it anymore, but I really hope you do,” Richard says.

A number of weeks later in “Love of My Life,” Grey’s Anatomy brings up Richard’s situation in probably the most surprising manner. Throughout the episode, Richard prepares for his presentation at a medical convention in Los Angeles alongside his spouse, Catherine Fox (Debbie Allen). But right here’s the factor — Catherine was only a hallucination.

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When Richard provides his presentation, he claims he discovered a strategy to treatment most cancers. Then every part spirals as he rambles on and Grey’s Anatomy followers perceive in a short time that one thing is flawed with Richard. Back at Grey Sloan, the place the medical doctors are streaming the convention, Catherine is nervous Richard is drunk. However, it appears greater than that.

Eventually, Maggie Pierce (Kelly McCreary) approaches the stage to get Richard assist. He tries to disregard her at first. Then when Maggie tries to press additional, Richard can’t acknowledge his organic daughter. He additionally tries to withstand when Cormac Hayes (Richard Flood) comes down to help his co-worker. 

Finally, Hayes and Maggie shuffle Richard off the stage. Meanwhile, Maggie asks the viewers to name an ambulance. She thinks Richard is having a stroke. The video cuts out for everybody in Seattle.

Later, Maggie is with Richard as he’s being taken to a hospital. He acknowledges her once more and asks what’s flawed. “I don’t know,” Maggie says. The episode ends and Grey’s Anatomy followers are screaming.

The ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 16, Episode 20 promo trailer reveals the medical doctors coming collectively for Richard

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For now, followers should maintain on a little bit longer to search out out what’s flawed with Richard on Grey’s Anatomy. Many viewers puzzled whether or not the surgeon’s signs align with Parkinson’s illness, as Tess thought in “Snowblind.” But the ABC drama has but to disclose the official prognosis.

That stated, Grey’s Anatomy Season 16, Episode 20 will seemingly get us one step nearer. In the promo for “Sing It Again,” the Grey Sloan Memorial medical doctors rally round Richard to avoid wasting him.

“We have a 65-year-old male suffering from memory lapses and erratic behavior,” Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson) says within the Grey’s Anatomy promo. “I’m talking about Richard Webber. He is not the Richard Webber you know and love. He is our number one patient.” 

Then Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) reveals she might be the hero of this story. “Richard, I can fix you,” she says. “Because you are the one who taught me everything I know.”

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Meanwhile in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Kim Raver — who performs Teddy Altman — teased what occurs to Richard transferring ahead. 

“In Grey’s Anatomy, each physician comes collectively in such a incredible strategy to form of work out and problem-solve what’s the downside,” Raver stated. “It’s so terrific and speaks volumes for James’ character that he’s so beloved. So that is definitely a big chunk of the next couple episodes.”

But even so, Raver wasn’t in a position to reply whether or not or not Richard can be OK. So keep tuned. Grey’s Anatomy Season 16 returns on Thursday, April 2. Don’t overlook the tissues.

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