Richard’s big speech takes a devastating turn and a shocking part of Teddy’s past is explored during the March 26 episode of ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’
A medical conference in Los Angeles reveals past relationships and explores a new one. Maggie and Richard meet up at a conference in Los Angeles. Hayes comes to the conference as well and brings his kids along to see family. This isn’t his first time at this hotel where the conference is being held. This is where he met his late wife. Maggie, Richard, and Hayes are joined by Teddy, who is grateful to get out of Seattle after all the drama.
When Richard is in his room, he gets a knock at his door. It’s Katherine! She apologizes to him and says she regrets her behavior. Richard reiterates by saying nothing happened with Gemma. “I know what I saw,” Katherine quips. Richard admits that something almost happened and Gemma did kiss him. He apologizes to Katherine for not telling her. She wants to fix things with him. Richard wants her to know that she can’t control him. Once they come to an agreement, they make up.
Maggie crosses paths with an old friend named Winston, who worked with her at Tufts. They have a steamy hookup and later have a heart-to-heart about what they’ve missed in their lives. They open up about the deaths of their mothers. Winston doesn’t waste any time telling Maggie that he’s fallen hard for her in just one night. Maggie feels the same way. They spend the night together, too! The next morning, Winston is ready to make it official. He wants her to come to Boston with him or he’ll move to Seattle. When you know, you know! Maggie needs a moment to think about this.
Hayes reflects about meeting his wife while hanging out with Teddy. Hayes’ wife was diagnosed with cancer and eventually succumbed to it. When a medical sales rep comes over trying to sell them devices, Hayes goes off. “Your device took her,” Hayes tells the rep. That device helped take Hayes’ wife away from him and their kids.
Teddy also reconnects with an old friend named Claire. They start to catch up and talk about Alison, who was Claire’s girlfriend and Teddy’s best friend. Allison died in the September 11 terror attacks. Turns out, Teddy was having an affair with Alison. They were in love. Claire admits she’s known about their relationship. She found out when she discovered Alison tried to call Teddy in her final moments.
Later, Teddy tries to apologize to Claire. She tells Claire that Owen saved her from the grief she thought would kill her. After being with Owen, Teddy has realized that Alison was in love with both her and Claire. At first, Teddy thought love couldn’t be divided. But now she believes it. She loves Alison and Owen.
Richard thinks he’s talking about his speech with Katherine. Turns out, she was never there. They never reconciled. He hallucinated the whole thing!
Everyone in Seattle has gathered to watch Richard’s talk. Katherine is very much in Seattle. Richard mentions talking to Katherine and everyone at Grey Sloan is confused. “I have figured out how to cure cancer,” Richard declares to the room. The doctors at Grey Sloan begin to realize something is not right. Maggie, who is in the audience, knows something is wrong. She goes down to try and get Richard off the stage. “Who are you?” Richard asks her. She thinks he’s having a stroke. Richard is rushed to the hospital. When he asks Maggie what’s wrong, she has no idea.