Is Kevin McKidd leaving Grey’s Anatomy following the events of the season 18 finale? Did we witness a huge fork in the road for Owen Hunt?
If there’s one thing that we’ve seen for this character throughout the season, it’s that he is willing to do whatever it takes to help veterans, even if that means crossing a few lines in order to do so. Yet, since Teddy started to figure out more of what he’s doing, we’ve seen a change insofar as his operations go. When a man named John entered the hospital desperately looking to help his wife, Owen did try to help in the most ethical way he could. However, when John claimed that none of those options were going to work, Teddy stepped in to make sure no further lines were crossed.
The moment that happened, though, and we saw Owen’s face, let’s just say we weren’t altogether confident this was really over. That was confirmed when John showed up to Bailey claiming that he wanted to “report a crime” committed by one of her doctors.
Owen already knew he was in trouble before Bailey confronted him; he and Teddy were already preparing to flee! Then, the Chief showed up. This was ugly; she knew that she had to call the police, but the thing was that she also had a blood shortage she had to deal with. She gave the two of them time to flee … and flee they did.
At the end of the episode tonight, we saw Owen and Teddy on an airplane, though there was no confirmation as to where they are going. Moreover, the future of McKidd remains very much unclear. We hope he’ll return, but this will be quite a pickle for the writers in season 19!
Were you worried during tonight’s Grey’s Anatomy finale that Kevin McKidd could be leaving the show?
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