Along with the uplifting stories that transpired during Thursday night's Grey's Anatomy episode, "Put on a Happy Face," there was one twist that spells trouble for certain characters in the future. While Dr. Richard Webber (James Pickens, Jr.) had a successful surgery and Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) finally gave birth to her baby, there was one big twist at the end. Warning: spoilers for Grey's Anatomy's Season 16 finale to follow.
The thread in question involved a voicemail to Owen (Kevin McKidd) that he wasn't meant to hear. Specifically, a call that confirmed that Teddy (Kim Raver) was having an affair. Despite the fact that the two of them are set to be married. While the message, which revealed her relationship with Tom (Greg Germann), wasn't intentionally sent, it nonetheless revealed the awkward truth. Which will obviously factor into Season 17, whenever the show is able to resume production.
Instead of confronting Teddy, Owen instead decides to postpone the wedding while saying that he was called into surgery. However, in the closing seconds, Teddy arrives to find all their decorations being dismantled. Naturally, the show's fans were quick to weigh in with their opinion on Twitter.
I’m so invested in Grey’s Anatomy right now it’s not even funny, my reaction to this episode right now is unreasonable 😂 poor Owen— beelze bb ☾ (@_slizzabeth) April 10, 2020
I need to know why Grey’s Anatomy can’t leave Owen alone. What did he do to deserve the absolute worst luck in all of history? 😭😭— Sam 🦋 (@samanthapearly) April 10, 2020
Grey's Anatomy originally halted production back in mid-March to help slow the spread of coronavirus, which was announced in a memo to the show's cast and crew.
Shawty just slept with her ex hours before marrying the man she has a family with and didn’t even know she left him a voicemail of her having sex with her ex and said “I’m marrying Owen, this was goodbye.” 😂😂😂 Grey’s Anatomy got me shook bruh bc I would just want to die.— #SteveOGang (@csmthedon) April 10, 2020
Damn, why y’all hate Owen so much on Grey’s Anatomy?— The Worst Generation (@DopeItsKort) April 10, 2020
I don’t even like Owen like that but 💔 #GreysAnatomy— Upper Echelon Babe (@ItsPrecious_x) April 10, 2020
"We are going home now for at least two weeks and waiting to see how the coronavirus situation evolves," the memo read, in part. "This decision was made to ensure the health and safety of the whole cast and crew and the safety of our loved ones outside of work."
Grey’s Anatomy just blew my mind. Teddy had the nerve to really think Owen would show up smh— SimplyRoseWilliams. (@ComplexPhoenix) April 10, 2020
I am NOT believing Grey’s Anatomy right now. I know Owen didn’t just receive that voicemail. Omg.— love, ash 🤍 (@wordsofnothing1) April 10, 2020
Poor Owen! 🥺 This is absolutely horrible. #GreysAnatomy— Яᴀyᴍᴏɴᴅ 🅴 (@RayYoWTF) April 10, 2020
By March 28, the long-running medical drama opted to postpone production indefinitely, meaning "Put on a Happy Face would serve as a de-facto season finale.
Owen is the kindest soul of Grey's anatomy and he doesn't deserve all the shit that's happening to him— Ele (@EleonoreThms) April 10, 2020
Just to recap— Mind Over Matter (@MakenaMakena3) April 10, 2020
I'm back to hating Teddy Altman
Owen is trash but I kinda feel bad for him
And I really need more drama in greys anatomy that's not those annoying two
Despite the change in plans, showrunner Krista Vernoff promised that the episode would prove to be a satisfying finale for fans.
I think that Teddy should be with Tom, but Owen didn't deserve to be cheated on and to know that Teddy would have married him anyway. That scene was heartbreaking 😭#GreysAnatomy— Francesca Corino (@fra_corino) April 10, 2020
I’m not a big fan of Owen... but that was an absolutely horrible way to have him find out #GreysAnatomy— Brigid Rose (@brigidrose68) April 10, 2020
On April 9, she told Variety that "it was just dumb luck" that everything ended up working out as well as it did. "We wrote this episode and I said to the writers, 'You guys, this is like a season finale. Where were we going to go from here?' And so we got lucky."
#GreysAnatomy I really want Owen to find real love!— ADifferentGirl (@Caesar_Starr) April 10, 2020
My heart hurts for Owen #GreysAnatomy— C.C. (@cathyolivia2003) April 10, 2020
I was really rooting for Teddy in the beginning but DANG. I’ve never liked Owen much but holy shit he deserves so much better. #GreysAnatomy— Sarah (@sarahsourire) April 10, 2020
While ABC hasn't given a timetable for Season 17 at the moment, you can stream the other 16 seasons of Grey's Anatomy on Hulu.