Spoiler alert: Do not read if you haven’t watched the ninth season finale of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ yet!
We were absolutely shocked by the final scene on the season finale of Grey’s Anatomy on May 16. Lives were in jeopardy throughout the entire episode (as expected), but the potential death of a longtime series regular left us reeling.
Grey’s Anatomy Death — Shonda Rhimes Tweets About Ending
It appears that Richard Webber (James Pickens Jr.) may have died after coming in contact with water and electricity, after attempting to restore the hospital’s power from the basement.
Shonda tweeted on May 16, “Man down,” following the Grey’s finale. Could this be confirmation that Richard, the former Chief of Seattle Grace Mercy West (now known as Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital), is a goner?
Shonda Rhimes: ‘Be Worried’ About Richard
“We’re definitely going to see some people in jeopardy. When we leave the season, we’re definitely going to be worried about one of our own. I don’t think that anything can match the brutality of last year’s finale for me. I just watched [the season 8 finale] again recently and was kind of surprised myself about the brutality of it. I don’t think we’re going to match that but for a lot of our characters, it’s a much more emotional. There’s a lot of emotional death,” Shonda told The Hollywood Reporter, before the season finale aired.
She’s right. We definitely felt a lot of emotion!
UPDATE: While the tweet could have clearly been a reaction to the shocking season finale of Grey’s, Shonda clarified on Twitter that she was referring to Scandal, her other show that airs immediately after Grey’s.
HollywoodLifers, do you think Richard died? Drop a comment with your thoughts on the season nine finale, as well as your hopes for next year!
WATCH: Is Richard Webber Dead? – Grey’s Anatomy Season 9 Finale Episode 24
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