It’s been a long time coming, but on this week’s Grey’s Anatomy (Wednesday’s at 9 p.m. ET on CTV) it became official – Owen is the worst. The WORST. For years we’ve watched as Owen’s nice guy facade has slowly faded and a straight-up jerk has emerged, but on Wednesday night, Dr. Hunt made the final inexcusable move and completed his transition to PWMLAGSMH – Person We Most Loathe At Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.
Becoming the most disliked character on a show with a zillion characters isn’t easy, but Owen has taken all the necessary steps required to become awful. He started his tenure on Grey’s as the bruised but brilliant ex-Army trauma surgeon. We wanted to root for him. He worked through his PTSD with the help of Cristina, who literally almost died trying to save him (the image of Owen strangling Cristina still haunts us). Owen finally became a fun and supportive character who championed the careers of Cristina and April, but the cracks had already begun to show.
There were the obvious signs of awfulness, like when he cheated on Cristina and resented her for not wanting children, something she had been up front about since the start of their relationship. Then there were the passive aggressive signs, like his years of stringing along his best friend Teddy. But it’s been his relationship with Amelia that has truly brought out the worst in Owen, which has been one personality red flag after another over the past two seasons. He’s been judgmental about drug addiction, he put little to no effort into helping Amelia when her brain tumour began affecting her behaviour, and he hooked up with Teddy about five minutes after breaking up with Amelia. Sing it, Drake.
But Owen’s worst moment may have come on Wednesday night. After Amelia said that she couldn’t be with Owen because he was in love with Teddy (fair argument!), but that she still wanted to be Leo’s mother, Owen pinned their entire breakup on Amelia and called her unloving and unlovable. Owen said that Amelia wouldn’t let him love her, but if he’s been loving her all these years then his love sucks.
Owen ignored that his wife was acting strangely and had a brain tumour. He then left her and slept with his best friend (who was obviously in love with him) and got her pregnant. Then he fostered a child and begged his ex-wife for help, which no surprise, caused Amelia to fall in love with Leo. And none of this was Owen’s fault? THE. WORST.
Cristina was right to move to Switzerland.
Owen wasn’t the only doctor being awful on Wednesday’s episode. We also didn’t love how upset Richard was over Maggie spilling the beans on her genealogy (what does ‘podcast’ mean?). Sure, having the entire medical world know you’re an adulterer isn’t great, but come on. Doesn’t all of Grey Sloan know that Maggie is Richard and Ellis’ daughter? This is the worst kept secret in medicine. As for Richard being worried about the news upsetting Catherine, she’s spent the last year dealing with her father-in-law tarnishing the family name by sexually assaulting a handful of women. A consensual affair 35 years ago pales in comparison. We were happy to see Richard apologize. Be cool, Webber.
And don’t get us started on Alex doing almost no research on DeLuca’s dad before greenlighting his Baby In A Bag breakthrough (please rename that). He’s spending money like he only has 22 days left to be Chief.
As for DeLuca’s father, we’re more concerned with his terrible attempt at pretending to be someone who doesn’t speak English than his outrageous medical breakthrough. How do you say, that man knows a lot of English for someone who doesn’t speak English?
Watch Grey’s Anatomy every Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. MT on CTV.