‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Fans Think This Character Might Die at the End of Season 18

Grey’s Anatomy has had some tragic deaths in the past. This is why some fans are preparing for another one at the end of season 18

[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers from the Grey’s Anatomy episode “I’ll Cover You.”]

1 ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ character’s health is declining

The episode “I’ll Cover You” started with Richard Webber (James Pickens Jr.) getting a green juice from his refrigerator that had Catherine’s name on it. He then went to the hospital, and Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) noticed he was acting strange as he was trying to look for snacks.

It didn’t take long for her to realize that he was high because weed was in the juice. She babysat him for the rest of the episode.

Once he was sober, Richard confronted Catherine (Debbie Allen) and asked her why she had that juice. “It’s for my pain,” she explained. “My cancer has progressed, baby.”

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ fans think Catherine is going to die

The reveal at the end of the episode has fans talking. “Okay so hear me out. The last time we heard about Catherine’s cancer was in season 16(?) I think. After that, they said they didn’t get it all out, but she would survive,” one fan wrote on Reddit.

“Now, out of the blue, her cancer is growing again. With only 3 episodes left, I think it makes logical sense to kill off Catherine,” the person continued. “That would give a reason for April and Jackson to come back, to say their last words or to be at Catherine’s bedside. The last two episodes are about a blood shortage, what if Catherine dies during surgery because of that? Seems very plausible to me.”

Other fans reacted to the theory in the comments. “It would be a good storyline. But damn, that would mean that Richard has lost a third love interest. That’s one more than Meredith,” one person wrote.

“It makes sense kind of,” someone else added. “Lexie is the only major female character to die across all three shows. Catherine would have a huge impact on a lot of people. But will they really kill another of Richard’s loves or will they have SuperMer/ Nick come up with some deux ex machina that somehow makes them stay in Seattle.”

Another fan commented, “damn i’d be bummed if they killed off catherine. she’s a pariah but she’s a great love-to-hate character.”

There are people who aren’t quick to believe this theory. “Krista has said she isn’t quite the fan of killing off characters and the bits they have teased about Japril is that fans will be happy/excited so is unlikely that they are coming for a funeral,” one person wrote about the showrunner.

“I could see them teasing that someone important is going to die during the blood shortage but it’ll end up being like Winston’s brother who we know next to nothing about and wouldn’t impact any storylines,” someone else theorized.

April and Jackson are returning

Jesse Williams as Jackson Avery hugs Sarah Drew as April Kepner on 'Grey's Anatomy'.
Jesse Williams as Jackson Avery and Sarah Drew as April Kepner on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ | Richard Cartwright/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images

Many fans have been hoping to see April (Sarah Drew) and Jackson (Jesse Williams) together again ever since they left in season 17. They will appear in the finale of season 18 which airs on May 26, according to Deadline.

It’s unknown why they’re coming back. But many fans think it has to do with Catherine’s sad story.