"Grey's Anatomy" is getting ready for a huge milestone on ABC. On Thursday, Aug. 15, Spoiler TV reported on a major spoiler for the upcoming season. The site revealed the fate of Richard Webber. His life was in jeopardy at the end of season nine. The reveal came from Shonda Rhimes herself.
Richard will be alive during season 10. Shonda Rhimes tweeted a photo from the table read for episode 200, and James Pickens Jr. is seen in it. He is the actor behind Richard Webber. Rhimes had played coy when asked about the fate of Webber on the series. The cast had done the same when asked.
This is not the first time a major spoiler about the series was spoiled via Twitter. Before season nine, members of the cast accidentally sent out photos showing off characters that had their lives in question at the end of season eight. Episode 200 for the series will air as episode four this season.
As for the departure of Sandra Oh, the actress has now spoken out about her decision to announce her departure from the series now. She will leave at the end of season 10. She said the following, according to Entertainment Weekly:
"For the writers…to know there are multiple episodes to write a story — to write a conclusion — is a great gift. It’s also a great gift to be able to play because I usually don’t know what’s going to happen to the character. For me, it can just infuse her with a richness that you can’t necessarily have not knowing that information."
Sandra Oh has been on the series since day one. "Grey's Anatomy" will return to ABC on Sept. 26.