Tonight's episode of Grey's Anatomy ended with a shocking twist that has definitely riled up the show's fanbase. In a season that's been filled with some character developments that haven't exactly thrilled viewers, tonight's development was hard for some to swallow.
Warning: Spoilers for Grey's Anatomy's latest episode, "Love of My Life" to follow.
The big moment took place at a medical conference that was attended by a handful of characters, including Dr. Richard Webber (James Pickens, Jr.), who was there to present his PATH pen to a prestigious audience. Then came the visit from Catherine (Debbie Allen), who showed up seemingly to apologize. However, she turned out to be Richard's hallucination. Then, as he took the stage, he proceeded to speak nothing but gibberish, which was caught on the live stream that the real Catherine was watching.
After Maggie (Kelly McCreary) called an ambulance to report Richard's apparent stroke, and he was wheeled in on a gurney, very disoriented. As Richard's face looked for answers, Maggie said she simply didn't have any.
Fans were not happy with the outcome and took to Twitter to find solace in one another's tweets.
Y’all better leave Richard alone #GreysAnatomy— Drayton 💀 (@D__J97) March 27, 2020
Dr. Richard Webber was a general surgeon at Grey Sloan first introduced in the Grey's Anatomy pilot episode, "A Hard Day's Night."
The episode had way too much going on. Geezus. #GreysAnatomy— Lizzz (@here4jaggie) March 27, 2020
Poor Richard.. not you man #GreysAnatomy— Elvis Totten (@ElvisTotten) March 27, 2020
Word about a "big" episode involving Richard was first teased by showrunner Krista Vernoff back in August.
Omg not Richard. My heart can’t take it #GreysAnatomy— Camryn (@camrynschmidt3) March 27, 2020
"We have big episode for him this season," Vernoff told TVLine at the time. "I don't feel like he's quite been given his due."
#GreysAnatomy Webber going out like that almost made me cry— Bubba Chuck (@DebonairAF) March 27, 2020
NOOOO NOT RICHARD!!!!#GreysAnatomy— Sunsh!ne* (@simpli_m33) March 27, 2020
Earlier this season, the exit of Dr. Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) also didn't sit right with a lot of fans.
Tonight’s #GreysAnatomy episode 😩— katiewags (@katiewags) March 27, 2020
Doesn’t surprise me how they are going to let Richard go downhill like that smh #GreysAnatomy— Maria ✨ (@Music_Speaks3) March 27, 2020