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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Shonda Rhimes Messes Up; Richard Webber Is Alive

Well; Shonda Rhimes, the creator of Grey's Anatomy and well known for keeping the storylines in that show a secret has seriously stuffed up.

She recently posted a photo to her WhoSay account of the table read for the 200th episode, in which we can see James Pickens Jnr, who plays Dr Richard Webber sitting alongside Sara Ramirez and Chandra Wilson who play Dr Callie Torres and Dr Miranda Bailey respectively.

At the close of Season 9, we saw Dr Webber lying on the floor in the basement, after going down there to turn the power back on. However, it seems from what fans saw that he had been electrocuted and was unconscious. Many fans were sure that Richard had died. And given how often Shonda has killed characters off on Grey's Anatomy, no one would have been surprised not to see James Pickens Jnr returning next season, even though he has a contract until Season 10 like the other original stars.

Anyway having realised what she had done, she deleted the photo and tweeted “CRAP.” It was too late however, as several tabloid sites managed to screen shot the photo. Now some fans are wondering if she did it on purpose to throw people off the trail, as she did say after Season 9 in the interviews that fans would see the actor in Season 10. And if this is the case, then why delete the photo and tweet the word; crap?

The cast photo and twitter screen shots are below:

Shonda Rhimes's Deleted WhoSay Photo, Showing James Pickens Jr.
Credit: Shonda Rhimes on WhoSay
 Shonda Rhimes's Deleted WhoSay Photo, Showing James Pickens Jr.

Shonda Rhimes Realizes Her Mistake

Photo: Shonda Rhimes Realizes Her Mistake


Shonda Rhimes on Twitter

Shonda Rhimes on WhoSay

Grey's Anatomy Wetpaint

So what do you all make of this? Did she stuff up or is it a teaser, and he really is dead. Perhaps the actor is there to do a flashback scene. I don't think so, or why would she have deleted the photo? Unless the woman is really that manipulative. She's a fantastic writer and story teller, but seriously, she does manipulate the fans and seems to enjoy it.

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  1. I would love it if he is still around. Was shocked and disappointed in the season finale when it looked like he died. But you never know with producers. He could be dead and they could be working on a "flash back" episode. Shonda would have been better off leaving the tweet and not saying crap.

  2. I would be happy if he is still alive too as I don't want to see Meredith lose yet another person close to her and Richard is like a father to Meredith. This would also leave Bailey in a funk, and I really want to see Bailey back to her normal self. I was really disappointed in her character this year.

    If Shonda was trying to lead us astray, she really did not need to delete the photo and then tweet the word "Crap." Deleting both the photo and the tweet doesn't really make sense, but then again Shonda is the master of deception when it comes to her stories on Grey's.

    Many thanks for your thoughts.