Grey’s Anatomy Season 19 Episode 16: Release Date, Recap & Speculation

Maggie moving to Chicago was unavoidable, but apparently, another doctor is leaving Grey Sloan Hospital. Jeez, they’re dropping like flies! Even though Maggie and Owen have a passionate night, the two are at their career highs and can’t help but choose work over love.

Bailey is forced to move after the threat to her family. Kai also intends to leave Grey, which Amelia takes with a pinch of salt, and Link & Jo split up too – so all in all not a good week for Grey’s Anatomy couples. What can we expect in next week’s episode? 

1. Episode 16 Synopsis/Speculation

Amelia takes her personal problems out on her work colleagues, and the threats against Bailey come to a terrifying head. Lucas and Jules make a risky decision on a patient, and Mika struggles with burnout.

Maggie has exited, and Kai is ready to walk out, leaving behind a flourishing Owen and a disgruntled Amelia. Owen is at a high in his career at Grey Sloan, so while I think he will miss his wife, he’ll be okay. But I can’t say the same for Amelia.

She tries to get Kai to stay, even imploring the senior doctors to give him better opportunities in Seattle, but Kai sees it as a way to keep them here without being happy about their success. 

Amelia will take out her frustration on her colleagues, so someone’s due to call her out on it and set her straight. But not before some much-needed drama – at this point, I’m a junky, needing a fresh does each week.

Jo and Link’s romantic situation is not going well either. Jo’s cheery attitude to uplift Link’s mood doesn’t sit well with her, and his failed attempt at a confession might be pulling the brakes on their budding love story.

Bailey’s situation keeps getting worse, and the danger will be at an all-time high next week. The threats aren’t scaring her off, so the anti-choice protestors might take a drastic step for her to step back, which spells massive trouble in the next episode.

A test is coming Jules and Lucas’ way, but I’m more concerned for Mika, who is close to burning out with her two demanding jobs and huge debts yet to be paid off. What’s going to happen in the next episode of Grey’s Anatomy? We’ll just have to wait and see.

Grey's Anatomy Season 19 Episode 16: Release Date, Recap & Speculation
Amelia and Kai

2. Episode 16 Release Date

Episode 16 of Grey’s Anatomy season 19, titled “Gunpowder & Lead,” will be released on April 20, 2023, at 6 P.M. PDT.

Grey's Anatomy 19x16 Promo "Gunpowder and Lead" (HD) Season 19 Episode 16 Promo

3. Season 19 Schedule

Grey’s Anatomy S19 Episode No.Grey’s Anatomy S19 Episode TitleDirectionTeleplayRelease Date
1Everything Has ChangedDebbie AllenKrista VernoffOctober 6 2023
2Wasn’t Expecting ThatPete ChatmonMeg MarinisOctober 13 2023
3Let’s Talk About SexKevin McKiddMichelle LitzmanOctober 20 2023
4HauntedAmyn KaderaliJamie DenboOctober 27 2023
5When I Get to the BorderJesse WilliamsJulie WongNovember 3 2023
6ThunderstruckMichael WatkinsJase Miles-PerezNovember 10 2023
7I’ll Follow the SunDebbie AllenKrista VernoffFebruary 23 2023
8All StarAllison Liddi-BrownBriana BelserMarch 2 2023
9Love Don’t Cost a ThingKevin McKiddJames RighthandMarch 9 2023
10Sisters Aren’t Doin’ It for ThemselvesLinda KleinTameson DuffyMarch 16 2023
11Training DayKim RaverMeg Marinis & Julie WongMarch 23 2023
12Pick Yourself UpKevin McKiddScott D. WongMarch 30 2023
13Cowgirls Don’t CryChandra WilsonMark DriscollApril 6 2023
14Shadow of Your LoveTBA Beto SkubsApril 13 2023
15Mama Who Bore MeTBAAlyssa Margarite JacobsonApril 13 2023
16Gunpowder & LeadMorenike Joela EvansMichelle LirtzmanApril 20 2023
17Come Fly with MeTBA Kingsley UmeMay 4 2023
18TBATBATBAMay 11 2023
19TBAKevin McKiddTBAMay 18 2023
20TBADebbie AllenTBAMay 18 2023

4. Where to Watch Grey’s Anatomy

All seasons of Grey’s Anatomy are available to rent/buy on Prime Video, Apple TV, and Vudu. Other rent/buy options with missing seasons include Google Play, iTunes, and YouTube.

Netflix currently has 18 seasons of Grey’s Anatomy available for streaming, and other platforms where season 1 is available are ABC, Hulu, Fubo TV, and DirectTV stream.

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5. Episode 14 & 15 Recap

Grey's Anatomy Season 19 Episode 16: Release Date, Recap & Speculation
Maggie Leaves Grey Sloan

Teddy and Owen deliberate the extremes one can go in love while Jo sets up a flower extravaganza to surprise Link while confessing his feelings for her. But his plans are foiled when an upset Link calls, crying over Luna’s deteriorating hearing.

Amelia vents to Kai about how she feels sad every time she has to say goodbye to her loved ones, crying over Meredith and Maggie, but more disaster awaits the doctor. Kai tells her that they’ve taken a job in London and will soon be leaving, greatly upsetting Amelia.

Richard was upset with Levi for still not choosing a fellowship, but seeing his work with Grayson’s bat mitzvah, Richard advised the chief resident to join the pediatric ward. Meanwhile, Bailey and her family temporarily leave their house when someone sends her a picture of Tuck leaving school, hinting at their worsening situation.

Amelia talks to Teddy to keep Kai in Seattle and even gets the opportunity to get them to stay. But Kai rejects her offer, saying she can’t ever be happy for their achievements and always has to make things about her. No wonder she’s pissed at them.

Maggie delays her flight to take on a last-minute complicated surgery and recruits her husband’s help. The two successfully save Nola, and their oozing passion leads them to end up in bed together. 

Maggie asks Owen to leave for Chicago with her while Owen asks her to stay, but both reach an impasse and understand this is the end of their journey. Maggie feels conflicted about her decision, but her next patient sets her focus straight, and she heads on to the next chapter of her life determinedly.

6. About Grey’s Anatomy

Grey’s Anatomy is an American medical drama television series that premiered on March 27, 2005, on ABC as a mid-season replacement. The series focuses on the lives of surgical interns, residents, and attendings as they develop into seasoned doctors while balancing personal and professional relationships.

The series revolves around Ellen Pompeo’s character, Dr. Meredith Grey, until halfway through its 19th season, after which it shifts to a more ensemble format, with Pompeo only appearing in 8 episodes of season 19. Grey is first featured as an intern and later becomes the chief of general surgery while showcasing the complications of a surgeon’s life.

Grey’s Anatomy is the longestrunning scripted primetime show currently airing on ABC, and the longest-scripted primetime series carried by ABC. It is considered to have had a significant effect on popular culture and has received numerous awards, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama, and a total of 38 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including two for Outstanding Drama Series. 

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