Why McWidow From Grey's Anatomy Looks So Familiar

Ellen Pompeo's character on Grey's Anatomy, Dr. Meredith Grey, has had her fair share of heartbreak in this long-running series. From losing the love of her life, Dr. Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) in Season 11 to struggling with her new paramour Andrew DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti) in Season 16, some fans are wondering if Dr. Grey will ever find true happiness. But just when you thought Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital's finest physician was out of luck, a handsome Irishman by the name of Dr. Cormac Hayes (Richard Flood) appeared in the Season 16 mid-season finale to shake things up. Although it's unclear if Dr. Grey will fall head over heels for Dr. Hayes, whom her old pal Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh) nicknamed "McWidow," it's obvious viewers want to know more about the man behind this mysterious character.

We got your back, fans. Are you ready to scrub in for this investigation? We're prepared to dish out the deets on "McWidow."

Richard Flood shook up another hit show

After nabbing roles on Crossing Lines and Red Rock, Richard Flood got his big break in the United States in 2017, when he nabbed the role of Ford Kellogg in Showtime's Shameless. First appearing in Season 8, the Dublin native's character was an "Irish finishing carpenter and craftsman, lesbian sperm-donor to many, and a reluctant Fiona's (Emmy Rossum) boyfriend," per Deadline. Flood must have done a phenomenal job in that, um, interesting role because he was promoted to series regular in Season 9. The actor was "delighted."

He landed the gig on Grey's Anatomy in 2019, debuting as Dr. Cormac "McWidow" Hayes in Season 16 of the ABC series. Considering McWidow took over Alex Karev's (Justin Chambers) position as head of Pediatric Surgery at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital, it's possible he'll be around for a while. Let's just hope Flood doesn't get on show creator Shonda Rhimes' bad said because she has a reputation for ruining careers