Grey's Anatomy: Read Shonda Rhimes' 'Spectacular' Email to Ellen Pompeo

No, WikiLeaks didn’t hack into Shonda Rhimes‘ email account. Our rare glimpse into the Grey’s Anatomy creator’s private digital space comes courtesy of Ellen Pompeo.

On Thursday, Pompeo shared an email she received from Rhimes, in which the Grey’s boss lauded the actress — as well as co-stars Kevin McKidd, Jerrika Hinton and James Pickens Jr. — for their work in Thursday’s artsy outing. (We’re guessing the fifth recipient of the email was exec producer Debbie Allen, who helmed the “bottle episode” in question.)

“Just a note to let you all know how beautiful I think tonight’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy is,” Rhimes gushed. “The performances you all gave, the work you clearly put in, the choices, the direction, everything — it’s spectacular. Truly truly.”

The change-of-pace episode revolved around a single surgery performed by Pompeo’s Meredith, Pickens’ Richard, McKidd’s Owen and Hinton’s Stephanie and was punctuated by a series of flashbacks.

Check out Rhimes’ full email below:

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