Grey’s Anatomy‘s 300th episode used to be a admire letter to followers of the long-working ABC medical drama, paying tribute to acquainted areas, traces of dialogue, and faces that came sooner than — a pair of of whom followers nearly bought to spy within the flesh.
All via Thursday’s landmark hour, an accident at a county helpful introduced in quite plenty of patients who sparked recollections from the medical doctors’ pasts, including real Fab Five glimpse-alikes Cristina (Sandra Oh), George (T.R. Knight), and Izzie (Katherine Heigl). However sooner than the episode came to fruition, there used to be of enterprise we’d in actual fact glimpse as a minimum a form of originals return.
“We spent a form of time within the room talking about which real we would possibly presumably additionally accumulate abet and the plot in which we would possibly presumably additionally accumulate them abet,” govt producer Krista Vernoff tells EW. “Absolutely there had been requests made and we didn’t close up with any originals visiting, and so this notion [of the doppelgängers] used to be born. In a uncommon capability, I get it extra ravishing, because we bought to pay tribute to your complete originals as a replace of developing it referring to the return of helpful one.”
The hour used to be in every other case jam-packed with Easter eggs — nearly all of which you will additionally get here — that honored the 299 episodes that came sooner than it. Truly, Vernoff says there wasn’t unheard of that landed on the reducing room ground. “What’s amazing is all nonetheless two traces of that script made it to air,” she says. “Nearly the entirety that we shot aired. There had been issues you had to shore up in modifying, such as you largely cease. You waddle, ‘Oh, I undersold that rather,’ nonetheless for basically the most fragment, the entirety I planted and further [made it]. Truly, when I learn your recap of your complete Easter eggs, I was delight in, ‘Oh, glimpse at that, they came across some I didn’t intend!’”
So, is there any likelihood of seeing that trio of glimpse-alikes any other time? “I’d recount never recount never, nonetheless it’s no longer on the board helpful now,” Vernoff says. “Presumably I’m going to waddle carry that notion into the room now that you just helpful stated it.”
Grey’s Anatomy‘s tumble finale will air Thursday at Eight p.m. ET on ABC. Preserve tuned for further from Krista Vernoff within the arrival weeks.