Although now ‘ Grey’s Anatomy ‘ has the hospital doors closed, his story is still very present thanks to the spin-off ‘ Station 19 ‘, who, in addition to the occasional crossover, has also left us in his last installment with answers to questions that were left unsolved in the sixteenth season of medical fiction led by Ellen Pompeo.
Specifically, the fire station number 19 in Seattle has confirmed the diagnosis of the doctor Andrew DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti).
His showrunner, Krista Vernoff, has had a few words about bipolar disorder that the spin-off has confirmed.
It must be remembered that the mother series left us a rather hard end with the doctor, who, after detecting a possible case of trafficking, was not believed by his coworkers, leading to a severe nervous breakdown and Meredith’s accusation of that he suffered from a mental disorder like his father.
Failing to record the final episodes of the season due to the slowdown caused by the arrival of the pandemic, the team could not continue telling the end of this story.
But that’s what ‘Station 19’ is for. In the penultimate episode of the recently completed third season (number 15), Andrew’s illness was confirmed to the public through a dialogue between his sister Carina (Stefania Spampinato) and Maya Bishop (Danielle Savre).
Speaking to People, Vernoff specified the following about the condition we had seen of Andrew in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ (and which we did not fully appreciate as we did not know the diagnosis):
“DeLuca is bipolar. He was in a manic episode for an extended period of time. Although he was right about the sex trafficking victim, the way he behaved was inconsistent with the personality we’ve known all these years.
What Carina said it was: “I am worried about you. It is not you. You are acting like a dad.” And Meredith also said: “You look like your father.”
DeLuca, after diagnosing Richard, went from mania to depression. is the reason for the last scene sitting on the floor, crying in a pit of despair.