The ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 16 Finale Could’ve Killed a Major Character, So What Will Season 17 Bring?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Giacomo Gianniotti as Andrew DeLuca and Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey on

After Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) left Grey’s Anatomy, we have been frightened concerning the remaining characters. Of course, we knew our favourite Grey Sloan Memorial medical doctors can be affected by the departure. But the sudden exit additionally reminded us nobody is secure in Shondaland. Now our worst fears have been realized. TVLine just lately revealed the Grey’s Anatomy Season 16 finale may have led to a significant character’s loss of life or departure. Nevertheless, the season was minimize brief by 4 episodes as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. So what does this imply for everybody within the 17th season?

The unique ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 16 finale arrange a significant character to die or depart

Giacomo Gianniotti as Andrew DeLuca and Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey on 'Grey's Anatomy' Season 16
Giacomo Gianniotti as Andrew DeLuca and Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ | Raymond Liu by way of Getty Images

On April 14, TVLine reported the Grey’s Anatomy Season 16 finale was meant to incorporate a “cataclysmic event” which may have arrange a significant character to die or depart. One of the publication’s sources additionally revealed the occasion was going to be an explosion. But even so, Vernoff didn’t verify or deny the storyline.

That stated, we’ll possible discover out what the occasion was meant to be. When the Grey’s Anatomy Season 16 finale aired on April 9, Vernoff advised TVLine there are clues within the remaining two episodes of Station 19 Season 3.

“Ironically, when followers watch Episode 15 and 16 of Station 19, they’ll most likely have a sense of a few of what we had deliberate for [the unique Grey’s finale],” Vernoff stated.

We’ll even be seeing just a few acquainted faces from the Grey’s Anatomy crew within the remaining episodes of Station 19

“The Grey’s characters are all around the final two episodes of Station 19,” Vernoff advised Deadline. “So, that could be a very nice deal with for the followers, too. Many of our Grey’s characters are in Episodes 15 or 16 on Station 19.”

Will a significant character die ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 17?

If a significant character was meant to die or depart after Grey’s Anatomy Season 16, it appears possible the arc can be accomplished in season 17. That stated, we could by no means know. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Vernoff revealed the writers would rethink what’s to come back in Grey’s Anatomy Season 17.

“I do think we have to reset, I don’t know to what degree,” Vernoff stated. “We certainly can’t just shoot what was going to be [episode] 22 and make it the premiere because it wasn’t designed as a premiere. It was a relatively mild episode that followed an episode that was huge. So for sure, we’re going to have to reconsider a lot of things.”

She continued: “A lot of things that we had planned to do in the last four episodes are going to change, but I don’t have a real answer until I get the writers in a room. I don’t know how it’s going to change or what it’s going to be, and I won’t until we actually sit down.”

Vernoff additionally added just a few character plotline modifications will possible come.

“I can tell you that we have been having text conversations where we’re having brainstorms because we’ve had downtime and we’ve had rest where we’re like, ‘Oh my God, here’s what’s going to happen with that character,’ which is completely different than what we had planned in 23 and 24,” she stated. “So for sure stories are going to change, just because we’re home with time to think.”

Meanwhile, in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Vernoff confirmed there might be no main castmember exits between Grey’s Anatomy Season 16 and 17. So in the interim, everyone seems to be secure.

“There are no notable castmember departures happening between seasons,” Vernoff stated. 

Read extra: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Why Ellen Pompeo Is Happy With Alex and Izzie’s Ending

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