'Grey's Anatomy' Season 20 finale: Date, time, cast, where to watch and stream

Ellen Pompeo as Dr. Meredith Grey on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy."
Ellen Pompeo as Dr. Meredith Grey on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy."

Twenty seasons is an impressive feat for any TV show but "Grey's Anatomy" treating it like standard procedure.

The longest-running primetime medical drama is nearing the end of its 20th season with the finale set for May 30. The ABC staple is known for its nail biting season finales, which range from plane crashes, hospital shootings to the infamous cutting of Denny Duquette's LVAD wire in Season 2.

In the Season 20 finale episode, titled "Burn It Down", the doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital are flooded with patients after the Seattle area grapples with several wildfires.

"The doctors juggle overcapacity in the ER, complex surgeries and personal stress," the episode synopsis states.

Season 20 only consists of ten episodes due to the aftermath of last year's actors' and writers' strikes that halted movie and TV productions. Season 4 similarly had its episode count shorted due to the previous Writers Guild of America strike from November 2007 to February 2008.

Where to watch and stream 'Grey's Anatomy'

The Season 20 finale of "Grey's Anatomy" will air on ABC on Thursday, May 30 at 9:00 p.m. ET. Fans can also stream the episode with a Hulu subscription on Friday, May 31.

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Is Season 20 of 'Grey's Anatomy' coming to Netflix?

The first 19 seasons of the show are on Netflix, but Season 20 belongs to Hulu, which recently added every episode of the Emmy-winning series.

Netflix typically adds new seasons of "Grey's Anatomy" after the season has concluded but an official release date has not been announced.

Is Meredith Grey in the Season 20 finale?

Ellen Pompeo will appear as Dr. Meredith Grey for the Season 20 finale of "Grey's Anatomy." The current series has shown the renowned surgeon researching a cure for Alzheimer's Disease.

The star and executive producer was set to appear in a total of four episodes of the new season after playing the leading role for nearly 20 years.

In the finale episode, Dr. Grey will make a "rash decision that can't be undone." No stranger to drastic choices, Meredith's decision is sure to cause a stir. Grey appeared in the Thursday's episode when Dr. Amelia Shepherd (Caterina Scorsone) flies to Boston to warn her that Dr. Catherine Fox (Debbie Allen) is onto their secret research.

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'Grey's Anatomy' cast

The following cast for "Grey's Anatomy" Season 20:

  • Ellen Pompeo as Dr. Meredith Grey

  • Chandra Wilson as Dr. Miranda Bailey

  • James Pickens Jr. as Dr. Richard Webber

  • Alexis Floyd as Dr. Simone Griffith

  • Harry Shum Jr. as Dr. Benson "Blue" Kwan

  • Adelaide Kane as Dr. Jules Millin

  • Midori Francis as Dr. Mika Yasuda

  • Niko Terho as Dr. Lucas Adams

  • Kevin McKidd as Dr. Owen Hunt

  • Caterina Scorsone as Dr. Amelia Shepherd

  • Camilla Luddington as Dr. Jo Wilson

  • Kim Raver as Dr. Teddy Altman

  • Jake Borelli as Dr. Levi Schmitt

  • Chris Carmack as Dr. Atticus Lincoln

  • Anthony Hill as Dr. Winston Ndugu

Will there be a 'Grey's Anatomy' Season 21?

"Grey's Anatomy" doesn't appear to living on limited time. Following the finale, the show will return on ABC in the fall.

The network picked up the show for a 21st season, which Deadline reported could include 18 episodes.

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