“Grey’s Anatomy” Season 16 is Cut Short

James Pickens Jr., Debbie Allen, Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson, Jason George, and Kelly McCreary at a presentation of "Grey's Anatomy" at Dolby Theatre in California. Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images

Following Grey’s Anatomy decision to suspend production, its last produced episode will serve as the season 16 finale.

The medical drama starring Ellen Pompeo had wrapped production on episode 21 of its 25-episode 16th season when it was decided to indefinitely halt production. 

Executive producer and showrunner Krista Vernoff provided some clarity on Twitter, confirming that the stand-in season 16 closer will be a “satisfying” one. “We will resume our storytelling in Season 17,” she wrote. 

She continued: “We are disappointed that we don’t get to complete our storytelling this season. The good news? 1621 plays like a satisfying finale! It’s not where we planned to end, but it’s beautiful & the questions that linger we will answer next year.”

According to ABC’s official logline of the now season finale: “Link tries to convince Amelia to take it easy during the final stage of her pregnancy; Hayes asks Meredith a surprising question; Owen makes a shocking discovery.”