greys anatomy season 13 episode 6 caterina scorsone interview

Grey's Anatomy: Caterina Scorsone Previews the Baby Twist That Leaves Both Amelia and Owen 'Quite Rattled'

The honeymoon is over for Grey’s Anatomy newlyweds Amelia and Owen — at least for now. Though she was initially jubilant about the prospect of having a baby, her feelings on the subject quickly turned as negative as her pregnancy test results. And, in Thursday’s episode (ABC, 8/7c), things go from sad to worse, according Caterina Scorsone, who plays Mrs. Hunt. “We got to have some laughs, some romance, but now, we’re back in the trenches.”

Specifically, Amelia will be struggling with the great divide between the new life that she’s built for herself in Seattle and the tragic old one that she left behind in L.A. (on Private Practice). “She really dove into this new identity, where she was no longer the black sheep but suddenly the chief of neuro and adored by a responsible guy like Owen,” the actress tells TVLine. “And she was very earnestly excited about being a wife and mother, and being a part of society in the way she perceived to be positive.

“Then, the pregnancy test triggered the bridge between those compartmentalized pieces of her life,” she continues, “and all the trauma that she experienced came flooding into Seattle in a way that she [hadn’t anticipated]. She’s suddenly being hit with the reality that she can’t really run away from the past.”

Neither will she be able to hide from the present for very long. When Amelia presses PAUSE on her and her hubby’s baby-making plans in “Roar,” “Owen’s bewildered,” Scorsone says. “He doesn’t quite know what’s going on. And to be honest, I don’t think Amelia quite knows what’s going on, either!

“Her own fears and hesitation are a shock to her,” she adds. “She’s quite rattled by it — as is he. And we’re not at his full reaction yet” to her whiplash-inducing change of heart.

Briefly, Amelia hopes that she can take her mind off her troubles at work. Sorry — make that “very briefly.” “She tries to focus on the medicine, because that will get her out of her personal life,” her portrayer previews, “and in comes a kid who needs care.” And not just any old kid, either. “She does feel very maternal towards this kid. It brings up some feelings.”

Which are, of course, exactly what she was trying to escape from in the first place. “To have a little break from the drama was delightful,” Scorsone concludes with a laugh. But break time’s over. “That was my luxurious five minutes of peace and happiness!”

What do you think, Grey’s fans? Will Amelia and Owen to able to overcome her past for the sake of their future?

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19 Comments
  1. Antoinette says:

    I was really hoping they would have wrote in the real life pregnancy for her. They are not doing that great a job of hiding her Preggo belly though :)

    • Anna says:

      They really aren’t. And given the brilliant ways that Shonda has written around pregnancies in the past, I’m kind of surprised. Like Mer being stuck on bed rest in recovery for like 4 episodes after donating a piece of her liver to her alcoholic dad when Ellen Pompeo was pregnant. Or having Lexie getting bloated from stress-eating because Mark and Derek were fighting when Chyler Leigh was pregnant. Or having Arizona get a grant and move to Malawi which led to the conception of baby Sofia since Callie and Mark started sleeping together when Jessica Capshaw was pregnant.
      All of these covered their pregnancies *and* moved the storylines along.

      • Anna says:

        Also, I forgot to mention Jessica Capshaw’s second pregnancy being covered by the plane crash when Arizona was just sitting by the plane while everyone else was running around. Which they explained by her leg being so hurt that it eventually needed to be amputated.

    • Someone'sPerson says:

      Agreed. It actually feels as if they aren’t trying to hide it. Perhaps out viewers’ minds are not supposed to see it because it doesn’t exist for the character.

  2. chris v says:

    There is no happy storyline right now on Grey’s and it’s a shame. This would have been a nice change to have something happy going on. Owen was through a lot with Christina so let him have a baby!

    • Jaime says:

      I totally agree! Poor Owen ~ they give him Christina who didn’t want kids and now they give him crazy cakes Amelia. Give Owen a baby and let Amelia settle down a bit. It is time for some happy for all of the crew.

    • Kay says:

      Jackson and April are in the midst of a happy storyline right now- learning how to co-parent with kindness. I’m hoping Arizona will get a happy storyline though- it’s time.

  3. Tony says:

    I wish they had written in her pregnancy as well.

    I also have to say that I enjoy a happy Owen and Amelia more so than a constantly angsty Owen and Amelia

  4. SJ says:

    I wonder if Grey’s Anatomy will ever address the fact that Amelia was pregnant before and that she gave birth to an anencephalic baby. The addiction/Ryan thing was mentioned so many times on Grey’s but her pregnancy was never even addressed in passing. Is Shonda trying to pretend like it never happened?

  5. Maxsmom says:

    Owen deserves better than Amelia and if SR refuses to separate them then Amelia should have had the baby and a vicious bout of post partum-
    with the ridiculous High School Triangle with Mer, Riggs, and Maggie and the equally ridiculous story where Alex has a job after assaulting and nearly ending the career of a fellow doctor, I think the only story in which I am interested is the annoying April and the too handsome Jackson which means Grey’s needs better stories.

    • Kathleen Kaiser says:

      I agree. At this point I’m starting to think they are at the point of jumping the shark. We need more good stories.

  6. Bianca says:

    the thing is… She told Owen about it when April lost her baby. I remember her telling him “my baby lived for 43 minutes” in the chapel. And the show FORGOT all about it.

    • Rachel says:

      True, she did say that! lol
      Love Amelia and I’m really happy she’s on Grey’s.
      I understand why they didn’t give her a pregnancy right now, but do hope she can move on and be happy with Owen. I like them together very much.

  7. ZinniQ says:

    I gave up on Grey’s at the end of season 9. No intention of watching again and cannot understand how it’s still going.

  8. Kean Sunbelt says:

    Owen deserves to be happy. Not everyone is miserable. Owen has been through enough, give him a break. Let’s see happiness.