Is this the beginning of the end for another Grey’s Anatomy original?
The beloved medical drama series hinted that longtime character Richard Webber (James Pickens Jr.) might be inching closer to his end on the show during the Thursday, March 26 episode. While giving a speech at a conference, Webber started having delusions and speaking nonsense, which alarmed everyone and caused concern.
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Webber, Maggie Pierce (Kelly McCreary) and Teddy Altman (Kim Raver) attended a conference where he was supposed to speak. Webber spent a lot of time preparing his presentation, which he seemed to be doing alongside his estranged wife Catherine Avery (Debbie Allen).
However, their supposed rekindling was merely an illusion – Webber had imagined Catherine’s presence at the conference the entire time–however, she was back at Grey Sloan Memorial preparing to watch his speech.
He claimed during his speech that he had found the cure to cancer thanks to the help of his wife, referring to some pillow talk with his estranged wife that he had imagined.
“What is he doing? What is happening?” Catherine said while watching the footage.
Webber made no sense to anyone, and Pierce ended up cutting his speech short and called for medical personnel. “Someone please call 911. I think he’s having a stroke,” she said before the stream was cut. Meanwhile, Webber had no idea who she was.
At first, Catherine thought that Weber had just relapsed and was a drunk, that didn’t appear to be the case.
Grey’s Anatomy airs on ABC every Thursday at 8 p.m. ET.