‘Grey’s Anatomy’: This Owen Theory Will Make You Scream With Glee or Anger — There Is No In-Between

[Spoiler alert: The Grey’s Anatomy Season 16 fall finale.] Just when we thought the love triangle between Amelia Shepherd (Caterina Scorsone), Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd), and Atticus “Link” Lincoln (Chris Carmack) was over, Grey’s Anatomy reels us back in. The Nov. 22 midseason finale left every fan wondering whether the father of Amelia’s baby is Link or Owen. And quite frankly, everything is a mess. But some Grey’s Anatomy fans took the liberty of speculating how the storyline will all play out, including one theory about Owen’s death that will either leave you heartbroken or ready for more.

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In the Grey’s Anatomy Season 16 premiere — titled “Nothing Left to Cling To” — Amelia stops by Carina DeLuca’s (Stefania Spampinato) office and the OB-GYN tells the neurosurgeon she is pregnant. Then after the episode, Entertainment Tonight reported Amelia is pregnant with Link’s baby. And when speaking with Krista Vernoff, the showrunner hinted at a complicated journey for Link and Amelia.

“I love throwing obstacles and growing opportunities in her path,” Vernoff said. “For her to have decided that she wants not to go all-in with someone, but to slow-roll a relationship and to take it slow and get to know a person and do something differently than she’s done before… And then for her to discover in that same episode that she is pregnant, felt messy and exciting.”

She continued: “This is a complicated, complicated thing. They were dating and having fun and now they’re taking a very different journey than the one they thought they were on.”

Then in the Grey’s Anatomy Season 16 midseason finale — titled “Let’s All Go to the Bar” — Amelia visits Carina, who — once again — delivers some big news. And apparently, Amelia is 24 weeks in her pregnancy, rather than 20 weeks. This means it’s more likely her baby is Owen’s and not Link’s.

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ fans theorize Owen’s death

Following the Grey’s Anatomy fall finale, fans flocked to social media to express their thoughts about Owen, Amelia, and Link’s situation. And one fan on Reddit proposed a devastating theory on how Owen’s death could move the storyline forward for Amelia and Link to stay together.

“Just a theory. Amelias baby is Owens and Amelia tells Owen and Link about it,” the fan wrote. “Owen was at home with Teddy then and was rushing to Amelia at the hospital but he gets into a terrible car crash on his way. Meredith and Bailey and all relevant surgeons try to save Owen but he was too far gone and eventually they had to pull the plug.”

The Redditor continued: “Link steps up to father Amelias baby making Amelia and Link endgame with Owen out of the way. Heartbroken Teddy moves back to Germany with Leo and Allison.”

Caterina Scorsone as Amelia and Kevin McKidd as Owen in 'Grey's Anatomy' - Season Twelve
Caterina Scorsone as Amelia and Kevin McKidd as Owen in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ | Mitchell Haaseth/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images

Naturally, fans had mixed feelings about the potential of Owen’s death.

“I definitely wouldn’t be opposed to Owen dying,” a Reddit user wrote. “He’s involved enough that his death would be a big deal and could prompt some interesting developments for everyone else.”

“Yes, let’s leave two (potentially 3) children without their father and put Teddy through [losing] another significant other. I’m going with a big NO,” another fan wrote.

When does ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 16 return for its winter premiere?

For now, it seems unlikely Owen will die on Grey’s Anatomy. And of course, it would be difficult to imagine the Shondaland series without McKidd. But regardless of what actually happens to Owen, Amelia, and Link, viewers will just have to wait and see what happens next.

Following the midseason finale, ABC aired the promo trailer for the Grey’s Anatomy winter premiere in 2020. The preview revealed the show will return on Thursday, Jan. 23, and be part of a two-hour crossover event with Station 19.

Meanwhile, the network announced Grey’s Anatomy will change its air time, switching to the 9 p.m. ET slot. And it seems the flagship series will become “sexier” as opposed to devastating — or at least according to Vernoff.

“There are different rules for a 9 p.m. show than there are for an 8 p.m. show, and we hope to take advantage of those rules,” Vernoff told Deadline. “Grey’s was definitely allowed to be a sexier show when it was on at 9 o’clock. So we are excited by the change back to our original (Thursday) time slot.”

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