Is Dr. Richard Webber, a mainstay played by James Pickens, Jr., since the inception of Grey's Anatomy way back in the spring of 2005, alive or dead?
It's perhaps the most pressing question on the minds of fans heading into next week's Season 10 premiere, and a new sneak preview clip gets right to it.
Well, the uncertainty at last. First, Richard must be found ...
The task of establishing his whereabouts is delegated to Shane Ross by Miranda Bailey in the two-hour event. At least the task was Shane's originally.
In the sneak preview clip above, we learn which staff member tracks Webber down, only to join him in what appears to be a very unconscious state.
Grey's Anatomy Season 10 premieres next Thursday.