3:00 pm EDT, September 6, 2019

7 story lines ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ season 16 needs to resolve

Grey’s Anatomy season 16 will premiere in just a few weeks on September 26 and we’re already trying to figure out how the show will handle these important storylines left unresolved from last season!

We now know that the Grey’s Anatomy season 16 premiere will begin moments from where last season ended. Which means that viewers are going to be thrown right into the thick of the fog again as well as the thick of all the drama.

However, there will also be some sort of time jump during the episode.

The duration of this time jump will most definitely effect how the writers handle the storylines from last season which just leaves us with more questions.

Related: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ season 16 premiere date, trailer, episode guide and more

Here are the story lines Grey’s Anatomy season 16 needs to resolve:

Teddy and Owen:

One of the biggest storylines in Grey’s Anatomy season 15 was the messy confusion of romances between Teddy, Owen, Amelia, and Tom. It was massively complicated by the fact that Teddy was pregnant which brought up all sorts of feelings for everyone involved.

Not surprisingly, the brith of Teddy and Owen’s daughter seemed to bring the pair together in a very sweet moment. However, it left a lot of questions to be answered since Teddy is still technically dating Tom.

Going into season 16 the writers will need to answer whether this was a love admission built on actual feelings for one another or if it was brought up by feelings surrounding the birth of their daughter.

Teddy will have to deal with the fact that Owen, while the love of her life, isn’t the most emotionally stable person. Meanwhile, Tom had been putting Teddy and her daughter before anything else.

He was even seen setting up stuff for the baby while Teddy was in labor (unbeknownst to him).

I have a feeling the writers aren’t going to resolve this one right away. Teddy may be confused after she gets down from the emotional swing of her daughters birth and be faced with a choice between the two men.

After all, Grey’s Anatomy is known for its love triangles.


Speaking of the messy romances, Amelia was largely involved in this one during the season. Swinging between her emotions of loving Owen but knowing he loved Teddy. All while somewhat falling for Link who was supposed to just be her friend with benefits.

At the end of the season Amelia made the decision to just be single but she didn’t end things with Link forever. It was left open for them to possibly have something in the future.

I’m really not sure what Grey’s Anatomy season 16 will have in store for her. It’s not very often that we see a character that isn’t involved in some kind of romantic storyline. They’re usually looking for love, falling in love, or falling out of love.

So I’m definitely curious to see if the show will really keep her single or if she’ll end up working something out with Link anyways.

Maggie and Jackson:

This is a couple that I have just never understood. They have more reasons not to be together than they do to be together.

It always seems like they can’t make up their mind either. They find problems in their relationship and are ready to break up but then something will happen and they don’t.

As a female viewer I don’t appreciate the way their relationship is portrayed. Maggie always seems to come after Jackson’s needs and it’s really tiring.

I want to see Maggie with someone that treats her like the genius queen she is, please!

Jackson’s disappearance:

Speaking of Jackson…he basically vanished in the Grey’s Anatomy season 15 finale. He got out of the car, walked into the fog, and then he was gone.

Leaving Maggie injured and freaking out.

Obviously we need to find out what happens to him but I swear if it’s something that makes Maggie hesitate to break up with him again I will lose my mind.

Meredith and DeLuca and jail time:

DeLuca found himself in jail after deciding to take the fall for Meredith’s insurance fraud with a patient.

But it looks like that may not last for long with Meredith having said goodbye to her children and then telling DeLuca she’s going to tell the truth.

There was also the matter of Meredith telling DeLuca that she’s in love with him!!

Is Grey’s Anatomy really going to have one or both of them in jail when they finally seem ready to get serious about their relationship?

Honestly, my hope is that Meredith will not get put in jail or it’s only for a very short time and then we can get back to their love fest.

I don’t actually expect things to be that easy and there seems to be so many obstacles ahead for these two.

Who’s fired??

After the insurance fraud Bailey had fired Meredith, Richard and Alex. Presumably she would have also fired DeLuca had he not been taken away in handcuffs.

I’m really curious to see if this will stick or not.

Bailey’s hands could be tied and even if she wants to bring them back she might not be able to.

This could actually be a really interesting storyline since Meredith and Alex have basically always been at the same hospital (minus the short stint Alex did at a private practice before coming back).

Assuming Meredith doesn’t stay in jail this could force them to look into other options. I’d be really interested to see what they’d do in this case.

I’m not sure if it will actually happen though since the point of the show is about the doctors at the same hospital.

Jo’s struggles:

Jo had quite the storyline last season.

It was emotional, powerful, and quite a delicate one. The writers seemed to handle it extremely well and I’m excited to see what will happen for Jo going forward.

I love her character and I hope to see her happy again but I also think that it’s important the writers showcase how much of a struggle it can be to overcome mental health issues.

Wishing the best for Jo and also wishing the writers continue to portray her journey in a sensitive and accurate manner!

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