Grey’s Anatomy season 16 spoilers: Who’s getting a spotlight hour?

Grey's Anatomy season 14Over the past few years, spotlight episodes on Grey’s Anatomy have been some of the show’s strongest work, and for good reason — these offer up a chance to break up the story a little bit, and also give us a chance to dive into one character a little deeper.

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For the sake of this article today, this means learning that there is going to be a big Richard Webber episode coming at some point in the future. Speaking via TVLine, executive producer Krista Vernoff said that she felt like that character hasn’t been “given his due” as of late, and wants there to be an opportunity set up where this can change. We suppose that the biggest Richard-centric story last season was the incident at the bar — he was involved in Catherine’s cancer battle and his firing at the end of the season, but these were not solely based around him. There were some other components and parts of the story in both instances.

Vernoff also tells the publication that her goal for this season is to make some of these spotlight episodes feel a little more like some of the other stuff that the show does — maybe in doing so, they become a tad less jarring:

 “The standalone episodes are always evolving … They were born out of scheduling, because we could shoot them simultaneously with other episodes. But my hope for this season is to make those episodes feel a little more like our traditional episodes.”

For our money, we actually don’t think that these episodes need to look or feel like anything else that the series does. It’s the fact that they look and feel so different visually that helps them stand out. There’s an innate appeal that goes along with that and there’s something that we find exciting about seeing them feel like separate mini-movies featuring individual characters. We do still think that there are scheduling advantages to doing these episodes in addition to story ones — they allow some of the busier actors to at times get breaks within the middle of production.

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