Grey's Anatomy: Season 16 (2019 - 2020)

Season 16
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Air date: Sep 26, 2019

In the Season 16 premiere, Bailey fires Meredith, Richard and Alex from Grey Sloan for insurance fraud; and, after disappearing in the fog, Jackson helps a man in a dangerous situation, as his relationship with Maggie comes to a new crossroad. Meanwhile, Tom gets new responsibilities at the hospital that throw the doctors for a loop.

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Air date: Oct 3, 2019

The Grey Sloan doctors operate on a man who crashed into Maggie's car as Owen, back from paternity leave, struggles with Tom's new position. Outside the hospital, Meredith's recent firing doesn't stop her from diagnosing those around her. Plus, Richard and Alex start anew and it's not easy. All the while, Jo readies herself to return to work, and Amelia has a new revelation in her relationship with Link.

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Air date: Oct 10, 2019

With new restrictions, Meredith tiptoes the line of protocol as she helps Jo with a difficult procedure from afar; and Koracick makes things challenging for Owen at Grey Sloan. Meanwhile, a patient at the hospital is brain-dead after falling into a construction site, and her two sisters must decide whether or not to keep her alive.

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Air date: Oct 17, 2019

After Meredith inadvertently stirs up negative press for Grey Sloan, she tries to make things right with her former colleagues, jeopardizing her community service hours. Station 19's Ben and Vic bring a young woman into the hospital, and Jackson stands up to Koracick when he goes too far with a patient's family. Meanwhile, Bailey receives unexpected news; and Owen finds himself at Pac-Gen North, which Alex sees as a recruiting opportunity.

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Air date: Oct 24, 2019

Meredith has a court hearing after skipping out on community service, while Bailey and Jo have a patient that Jo realizes is from the treatment facility. Richard and Gemma grab breakfast together and things go awry.

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Air date: Oct 31, 2019

Alex is hoping to impress investors at Pac-Gen North, but when he hears disturbing news about skeletons on the construction site grounds, he enlists Richard to help with distraction tactics. Teddy feels the pressure to be super-mom after tasking herself with creating original Halloween costumes for Allison and Leo, while Meredith fears she won't make it home in time for trick-or-treating with her kids. Elsewhere, Jackson tends to a pediatric patient upset that she's in a hospital on Halloween.

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Air date: Nov 7, 2019

Catherine is back in town and has no idea what's been going on between Jackson and Maggie, while her relationship with Richard has become distant. Owen and Amelia treat a woman who fell in the basement and quickly realize that there is more to the story; and Maggie is shocked to learn about some of Richard's relatives who are seeking help.

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Air date: Nov 14, 2019

Meredith faces the medical board and must reckon with her past in some challenging ways. Meanwhile, the interns are put to the test as they fight to be the most successful on their respective cases.

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Air date: Nov 21, 2019

Jo becomes a safe haven volunteer and gets a call that a baby has been dropped off at Station 19. Meanwhile, Meredith moves forward with her life after facing the medical board. Jackson takes a big step in his budding romance with Vic, while Bailey and Amelia swap pregnancy updates.

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Air date: Jan 23, 2020

Following the car crash at Joe's Bar and subsequent rescue efforts led by the Station 19 firefighters, Grey Sloan doctors work through the night to save the lives of their colleagues. Meanwhile, Amelia worries about sharing her pregnancy revelation with Link. Owen and Teddy take a big step, and Bailey deals with grief over her recent loss.

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In Season 16 of the medical drama, Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) faces the possibility of losing her medical license after admitting her part in the insurance fraud. Meanwhile, Alex (Justin Chambers) and Webber (James Pickens Jr.) get a new job at Pac-North after being fired by Bailey (Chandra Wilson), Jackson (Jesse Williams) and Maggie (Kelly McCreary) break up, Owen (Kevin McKidd) and Teddy (Kim Raver) deal with the struggles of taking care of a newborn, Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) finds out she's pregnant, and Jo (Camilla Luddington) starts her stay at a psychiatric facility.

Cast & Crew

Jesse Williams
Jackson Avery
Ellen Pompeo
Dr. Meredith Grey
Caterina Scorsone
Amelia Shepherd
Giacomo Gianniotti
Andrew DeLuca
Greg Germann
Dr. Thomas Koracick
James Pickens Jr.
Dr. Richard Webber
Kim Raver
Teddy Altman
Kelly McCreary
Dr. Maggie Pierce
Jake Borelli
Dr. Levi Schmitt
Chandra Wilson
Dr. Miranda Bailey
Chris Carmack
Dr. Atticus Lincoln
Jaicy Elliot
Taryn Helm
Jason George
Ben Warren
Debbie Allen
Catherine Fox
Richard Flood
Dr. Cormac Hayes
Justin Chambers
Dr. Alex Karev
Debbie Allen
Executive Producer
Meg Marinis
Executive Producer
Andy Reaser
Executive Producer
Zoanne Clack
Executive Producer
Krista Vernoff
Executive Producer
Shonda Rhimes
Executive Producer
Mark Gordon
Executive Producer
Fred Einesman
Executive Producer
Betsy Beers
Executive Producer
Mark Driscoll
Julie Wong
Elizabeth Finch
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Critic Reviews for Grey's Anatomy Season 16

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

The first episode tonight is a lively and often funny instalment of this long-running series that also, of course, contains the necessary cry quotient. Number two isn't quite as good but keeps all the relationship action chugging along.

Apr 20, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

No one is ever going to quit expressing astonishment that Grey's Anatomy is still on the air. But if the show wants to keep itself fresh for season 16, a whole new hospital, led by Alex, of all people, is an inventive way to do that.

Sep 27, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

After all this drama, even the characters on the show needed a drink.

Nov 1, 2019 | Full Review…

The cliffhanger that will really lead us there is one we couldn't have seen coming.

Sep 27, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It is very well done and incredibly touching.

Sep 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Grey's Anatomy season 16 is finally here, and the premiere episode didn't let us down! With a series of flash forwards, there was plenty of drama!

Oct 3, 2019 | Full Review…

[What] stood out was the fan service and how it felt like the show was giving direct responses to the fandom comments and sentiments about a plethora of issues. It was amusing and annoying, somewhat tipping toward the latter.

Sep 27, 2019 | Rating: 3.2/5.0 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Grey's Anatomy: Season 16

  • Feb 03, 2021
    The season overall was good. The major thing I had an issue with is how they wrote Alex off the show. His character would never leave Jo and go back to Izzy and just write letters to his friends. Jo has already been through so much, and he wouldn't do that to her. Jo is better for Alex than Izzy. I get he found out he has kids, but still, it's not what Alex would do. Maybe the old Alex, but not the later seasons Alex.
  • Dec 22, 2020
    Decent season but the way Alex Karev left the show made me hate the show and its writing! Who the hell leaves such a beautiful and successful surgeon such as Joe for a woman that made you go through hell ???? Alex was a character that I admired and looked up to but you turned him into a simp that abandoned all what he built for years to live with a woman that already left him, lied to him and even raised his children without him knowing that..Are we watching Grey's anatomy or some 14 year old girl fantasy world ?
  • Nov 15, 2020
    I don't understand how people can like this season. How Alex left the show? Makes absolutely no sense. All 15 seasons of character development down the drain. Krista Vernoff should be ashamed of herself for ruining the entire season.
  • Jun 21, 2020
    another family fave.
  • May 17, 2020
    This season was hurt by two things: the departure of Justin Chambers and COVID-19. With these aspects ignored, the season was good. The latter half was better than the first. DeLuca, Amelia & Link, and Richard's arcs were the best this season. The Pac North arc seemed like a huge waste of time since Chambers left, and the writing changes to work around it have been really messy. I‘m not a fan of Teddy and her indecisiveness, though the emotional development of Tom is wonderful to see. With regards to Alex and Izzie, the writer's case for Alex's departure was believable, but only if you ignore season 15 and all of the progress that was made. It was not their best work. I'll admit though - the introduction of Hayes signals it may be time for the series to end. But in a good way. I'm excited to see what happens with season 17.
  • May 09, 2020
    Another outstanding season of Grey's Anatomy and this show is still one of my favorite shows of all time. The writing was phenomenal and I cried a lot this season, the writing continues to pull on the heartstrings in every episode and continues to find new ways to make the show seem just as fresh even after 16 seasons. The acting was exceptional especially from Ellen Pompeo, Chandra Wilson, Giacomo Gianniotti, James Pickens Jr., Camilla Luddington, Caterina Scorsone, Jake Borelli, Greg Germann, Richard Flood, Debbie Allen, Kelly McCreary, Justin Chambers, Kim Raver, Chris Carmack, Kevin McKidd, Shoshannah Stern, Jaicy Elliot, Beanie Feldstein, Jason George, and Barrett Doss. The prosthetics and makeup are remarkable they make the injuries, open surgeries, and all of the surgeries and medical problems look extremely real, it is amazing how real everything looks on the show. The makeup and hairstyling was stupendous especially on Ellen Pompeo, Chandra Wilson, Kelly McCreary, Barrett Doss, Jake Borelli, Giacomo Gianniotti, Camila Luddington, Caterina Scorsone, Chris Carmack, Debbie Allen,and Kim Raver. The music featured in the show is excellent. The was another A+ season of Grey's Anatomy and I am so excited for next season.
  • Apr 17, 2020
    Atrocious. Character development being butchered left and right. Characters acting illogical for the sake of drama. Politics being implemented every episode. Male characters getting barely any storylines unless it's associated with a female character. Even the audio is bad now. The show is dead. It needs a good ol' tragedy to bring it back up.
  • Apr 02, 2020
    Loved the first three seasons, but this show jumped the shark many years ago. How is this still on the air?
  • Feb 15, 2020
    The good episodes are few and far between. This week's episode was excellent. It reminded me of the early Grey's series. Even Ellen Pompeo made similar comments about her character. As far as Justin Chamber's character leaving the show, this is not the final nail in the snow's coffin. The final nail is linking the awful Station 19 to Grey's every week.
  • Feb 06, 2020
    muito muito bommmmmm

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