Richard Flood’s nearly three-year run as Grey’s anatomy‘s dr Cormac Hayes ended as his story this Thursday night had telegraphed the week before.
Flood – whose previous TV credits are included exceed limits and shameless — first appeared on Grays mid-season 16 and was promoted to series regular beginning in season 17.
“Having three years on the show felt right to me,” Flood told our sister site meeting, “and I think with all the developments in the story, the character’s arc probably came to its natural end, which was great. I was very happy that everyone felt the same.”
On the March 3 lonnnnng episode of the medical drama, and as hinted at the week before, Flood’s Cormac pushed through his decision to step down from Gray Sloan, contradictory as he was over the side act of colleague Owen helping terminally ill veterans to end their suffering/life – but not before Mer called him about his plan to leave without saying goodbye.
“Because if I said goodbye to you, Mer, I might never leave,” he admitted. “You made me think there might actually be life after Abigail.”
Moments later, in the parking lot, Teddy begged Cormac to tell her what her husband Owen wouldn’t do, which was the recent car accident. But since Owen essentially saved Hayes’ life, he kept his lips shut. “Goodbye, Altman.”
Speaking about what might have been between Cormac and Meredith, Flood told Deadline if he had stayed: “I suppose you’d be wondering if they would have gotten together, wouldn’t you? If they had teamed up properly, would it have worked? I think the fans would have liked to see more of that dynamic – that’s certainly the reaction I get – but it’s not really my place to say.”
Are you sad to see Flood and Hayes?
https://tvline.com/2022/03/03/greys-anatomy-richard-flood-leaving-cormac-hayes-season-18/ Grey’s Anatomy: Richard Flood is stepping down as Cormac Hayes after 3 seasons