Richard Webber (James Pickens Jr.)
Where Were We? After taking the fall for Meredith at the beginning of the season, Webber stepped down as Chief, something his wife Adele has been wanting for years. Unfortunately, she was too far gone with her Alzheimer's, forgetting she had a husband and beginning a relationship with another Alzheimer's patient. After some hesitation, Richard started a fling with Catherine Avery, much to Jackson's dismay.
What's Next? The former chief will butt heads with Jackson once again when Catherine returns to Seattle Grace this year. "It's his mother, so I don't have any hard feelings for that, but at the end of the day, she's her own woman," Pickens says. "She's an adult. I'm an adult, and if we want to get together, we'll get together and he just has to deal with it." He'll also continue to feel some guilt towards Adele over his relationship with Catherine. "I think it's tempered somewhat with the fact that it's not the Adele that he had this life with," he adds.