April 9, 2020 10:17PM EDT
DeLuca came in with the game-changing save when it came to Richard’s diagnosis in the ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ season 16 finale. Plus, Amelia gave birth and Owen learned a shocking secret.
The search continues to figure out what is wrong with Richard Webber. Maggie, Bailey, and Katherine are by his side trying to make him comfortable, but he’s just getting worse. Meanwhile, DeLuca and Meredith are working hard to find his true diagnosis. DeLuca realizes he may have found something. Maggie tells Meredith that she’s worried about DeLuca. Maggie is pretty convinced that Richard has Alzheimer’s because that’s what Tom and Amelia also think. Maggie reveals Katherine is taking Richard home. Meredith is adamant that Richard does not have Alzheimer’s.
Teddy and Owen are getting married — tonight. Owen is mad at Tom for not seeing his time-off request. Tom didn’t think it was super urgent and thought it would be a few months. When he finds out that the wedding is tonight, Tom congratulates Teddy and quickly walks away.
DeLuca is furious with Katherine and Maggie for taking Richard home. Richard wants to walk to the car but he slips. He gets upset and admits he lost feeling in his toes for a moment. Meredith picks up on that. Richard reveals that his toes and fingers are numb. When Meredith touches his calf, Richard flinches. Meredith immediately wants to do an EMG to test Richard’s nerves. Meredith was right. It’s not Alzheimer’s. Richard doesn’t want to do any more tests but Meredith gets Katherine to agree.
The crew brings in Tom and Amelia. They both agree that this is a fantastic catch. Richard’s mind isn’t the only thing failing him — it’s his body, too. Now they have to figure out what’s exactly wrong. After this team meeting, Amelia’s water breaks! This time, it’s not a false alarm.
Teddy goes to see Tom and he brings up the wedding. Tom knows Teddy doesn’t really want to get married. “You can’t live without me,” he tells her. Teddy stresses that the wedding is happening.
Meredith and Bailey are about to do a biopsy on Richard when DeLuca runs in. He throws their tools on the floor to get them to listen. He mentions that Richard’s hip replacement was made of cobalt. His hip is deteriorating because of cobalt poisoning. Bailey gives DeLuca a vial of blood and tells him to get it tested immediately. Turns out, DeLuca is right. The first step is to get the cobalt out ASAP. DeLuca wants to scrub in. At first, Bailey says no. Meredith defends him and says this is a career-defining moment for DeLuca. Bail