‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Spoilers: Did Owen Die in the Car Crash? A Teaser Hints Whether Kevin McKidd’s Character Is Leaving

Grey’s Anatomy Season 18 left fans on a major cliffhanger — literally — when Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd) fell 100 feet trapped inside of a car. Now, many viewers are wondering whether McKidd will be leaving with his character’s death. So did Owen die in the crash from the Grey’s Anatomy Season 18 winter finale? A new teaser from the winter premiere episode just spoiled Owen’s fate.

[Warning: This article contains spoilers about Owen Hunt from Grey’s Anatomy Season 18 Episode 9.]

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Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt talks to a blonde character in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 18 Episode 8
Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 18 | ABC/Liliane Lathan

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In the Grey’s Anatomy Season 18 winter finale, Owen was coming back to Grey Sloan Memorial with Farouk’s (Bardia Seiri) donor heart. The trauma surgeon was accompanied by Teddy Altman (Kim Raver) and Cormac Hayes (Richard Flood). Then in a turn of events, the driver had a stroke and died before crashing the car on the edge of a cliff. 

Eventually, Teddy and Hayes escaped the vehicle before it slid off the edge. So hopefully, Farouk is able to receive his heart. But unfortunately, Owen didn’t make it, and he could be dead going into the Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19 crossover on Feb. 24.

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 18 teaser seemingly spoils whether Owen died in the car accident

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Before Grey’s Anatomy Season 18 Episode 9 aired on ABC, Good Morning America shared a teaser clip from the Feb. 24 crossover seemingly revealing whether Owen died or survived the car crash. 

“Teddy he’s alive,” Amelia Shepherd (Caterina Scorsone) says. “You can go and see him.”

That said, it’s clear Teddy is still shaken. 

“He got me out of the car first, and I went to call for help,” Teddy says. “Then I heard the car fall, and I rode all the way here with Farouk’s heart in my hands.”

Now, it seems like Owen didn’t immediately die in the car crash from the Grey’s Anatomy Season 18 winter finale. But it’s possible the character’s life is still in danger as the new season moves forward. Whatever the case, many fans are hoping Owen doesn’t pull an Andrew DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti) or Mark Sloan (Eric Dane) by dying after surviving a traumatic event.

Kim Raver teases what’s next in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 18 Episode 9

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While Grey’s Anatomy fans have to wait and see what happens to Owen after surviving the car crash, it seems like season 18 episode 9 sets up quite the journey moving forward. When speaking on Good Morning America, Raver hinted that Farouk will receive the heart, and fans will see how he will heal, considering the organ was bruised. 

“It’s a really dramatic, amazing kind of moving forward,” Raver said of Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19 crossover event. “The heart that we’re recovering for Farouk and to see how he’s gonna heal from that because it was bruised.”

Raver also teased what’s next for Teddy and her new storyline with Jo Wilson (Camilla Luddington). 

“There’s a really great storyline that’s happening with Teddy,” Raver said. “Her and I just can’t stop laughing. … We have this bar scene where I kind of reveal some information. So there’s some really fun things ahead, along with sort of what’s happening after the big stunt.”

Grey’s Anatomy Season 18 Episode 9 airs Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022.

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