The sixteenth season of Grey’s Anatomy is exactly mid-way through. However, crazy audiences can’t wait for the seventeenth and the final season of Grey’s Anatomy already.
The American medical drama series debuted in 2005 and is rumoured to come to an end after the 17th Season.
- The story so far
- A political rhapsody
- Meredith’s character growth
American television medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy was renewed by ABC for two successive seasons 16 and 17.
Meanwhile, the sixteenth season of Grey’s Anatomy premiered on September 26, 2019. Season 16 of Grey’s Anatomy will have 24 episodes with the thirteenth episode due to air on 13th February 2020.
Story so far…
At the end of season 15, Meredith was ousted from her position as the chief of general surgery at Grey Solan Hospital by Miranda Bailey following an insurance scam.
Now, Meredith Grey, Richard Webber and Alex Karev must face the repercussions for committing the fraud. In addition, the show’s 16th season is an excellent cultural commentary towards the morally bankrupt state of American healthcare.
Not only was Meredith fired; she was also prosecuted. Hence, leaving the fate of her medical license hanging in a loom.
A Political Rhapsody
The show has often prioritized the medical narration over the abysmal financial realities of American healthcare.
In one of the episodes, Alex Karev comes across a patient who denies pulmonary surgery simply because his health insurance won’t cover it.
Following which, Alex knowingly adds a small cut to the patient’s chest so that the surgery can be reclassified as a critical trauma surgery thus, enabling the patient eligible for coverage.
The show occasionally shifts its gear from highlighting the sporadic insurance goof ups to showcasing the corrupt system as a whole. Season 16 picks with Meredith Grey becoming a catalyst for change for affordable healthcare and criminal justice reforms.
Meredith’s character growth
Character growth is an essential part of any story. However, Grey’s Anatomy stands out owing to Meredith’s strong character development that has risen from a shy intern to blossoming into an activist. It’s a rarity on television to find a kind of show that showcases this form of character development.
Citing its longevity and dominant ratings, Grey’s Anatomy is periodically referred to as a phenomenon or a juggernaut in television history. The show has predominantly been political in its narrative forcing its characters into a constant moral conundrum.
Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 Release Date
Season 17 of Grey’s Anatomy will premiere in September 2020. Grey’s Anatomy premiers in September every year since the show’s second season came in 2005.
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