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As always, E! goes first and give us spoilers about the next episodes from Greys. TIP: We might get some emotional scenes coming around

Leah: I can’t wait until January for more Grey’s Anatomy! Got scoop to time me over until then?
You’re not the only one who thinks the winter hiatus is too long. “I’m a fan of the show too so I’m just so excited to see it return!” Caterina Scorsone, who plays our new favorite neurosurgeon Amelia Shepherd, told us. “I can’t wait to see how all the particular stories unfold. But I am—well, I don’t want to say excited, because that’s not the right word—I’m drawn into Kepner and Avery’s baby story in part because it resonates so deeply in Amelia’s backstory. She had a really difficult journey with her baby. It will be incredibly interesting to see how their story plays out.”




Amelia soon to be the ONLY Shepherd?

A new interview from Caterina teases us about the posibility of Amelia becoming the only Shepherd at the Memorial’s Hospital. Check it out:

Amelia Shepherd’s happy-go-lucky time as head of neurosurgery at Grey Sloan Memorial on “Grey’s Anatomy” is about take a very dark turn. In Thursday’s (Nov. 13) episode, “Could We Start Again, Please?,” Amelia’s drug and alcohol addiction will come to light, causing a lot of tension within the hospital.

Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) has been a recurring character on “Grey’s” for several seasons, but her addiction so far has only served as a conversation piece for her older brother Derek. The trauma of Amelia’s most recent relapse played out on “Private Practice.”

Not only did Amelia lose the love of her life to an overdose, but the baby they conceived together was born without having developed a frontal lobe. In one of “Private Practice’s” most tear-jerking episodes, Amelia decides to carry on with the delivery and makes the painful decision to donate her son’s organs to save dozens of other terminally ill babies.

Those dark details have been kept under wraps from fans who didn’t watch the “Grey’s” spinoff. Now, a patient at Grey Sloan Memorial recognizes Amelia from her drug-taking days and says she’s unfit to perform surgery in front of the entire hospital — calling Amelia’s ability to be head of her department into question. Making matters worse, wen Amelia goes to Derek for backup, he falters in supporting her.

“He has a weak moment that stuns Amelia. For all of their bickering and competition, she has always looked up to Derek as this virtuous, integrity-filled father figure,” Scorsone says to Zap2it. “She has always assumed that in a pinch that he’ll be there for her. She’s really, really devastated when it comes down to it, and he doesn’t rise to the occasion.”

By bringing Amelia’s past into the “Grey’s” universe, it gives the character deeper roots in the show. The fight it sets up between her and Derek will help Amelia prove that she is as talented a surgeon as her brother and that her place in the hospital is much more than being “the other Shepherd.”

In fact, it could be a setup in helping Amelia transition into being Grey Sloan’s only Shepherd. Derek and Meredith have spent the entire season fighting over whether Derek will go to Washington for his brain-mapping project, and Derek seems as bored with Grey Sloan as actor Patrick Dempsey has expressed being with playing McDreamy for over a decade now.

Deepening Amelia’s backstory goes hand in hand with Scorsone coming into Season 11 as a series regular instead of a guest star. In the early episodes, Amelia has also aligned herself with Maggie Pierce — who is seemingly being groomed to take over as the new Grey (-ish, since she’s Ellis’ daughter and not Thatcher Grey’s).

Is it possible with Dempsey and Ellen Pompeo possibly winding down their time on the show that both Kelly McCreary (Maggie) and Scorsone are setting down roots to be the new Grey and Shepherd?

“You have these really great, accomplished older siblings that have come before them, and the younger generation are really capable in their own right. [Amelia and Maggie] are trying to cast off that dynamic of being the junior,” Scorsone says.

The actress adds that she’s really excited to see Amelia’s trajectory on the show. “The beautiful thing about this character continuing on ‘Grey’s’ is that we get to see what happens how a person kind of rises out of the ashes and rebuilds herself,” she says. “To watch her story continue and thrive is going to be really cool.”

“Grey’s Anatomy” airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

The 11×07 ep is already online, you can watch it here


New Caterina’s Interview for TV Fanatic

A new interview and HEY SHE TALKS ABOUT ELIZA AWNN ❤

The past is about to rear its ugly head for Shepherd tonight on Grey’s Anatomy Season 11 Episode 7.

Fans of Practice will remember the amazing, emotional storyline with Amelia’s drug addiction and the death of her fiancé from an overdose. When that piece of her history comes to light in Seattle, it makes things very complicated professionally at the hospital … but also personally with her brother, Derek.

I talked with Scorsone earlier this week and she told me about revisiting this moving storyline, as well as how we’ll see it play out in tonight’s episode. Let’s see what she had to say…

Derek vs. Amelia – Grey’s Anatomy Season 11 Episode 7
TV Fanatic: It sounds like Amelia’s past is going to come back and bite her in the ass a little bit.

Caterina Scorsone: Yes, someone comes to the hospital and basically outs her publicly to everyone about really delicate stuff that happened to her in her past and her struggle with addiction. That’s bad for Amelia but it’s kind of good for us as viewers because a lot of the Grey’s audience watched Private Practice but for those who didn’t watch Private Practice there’s this really rich back story with Amelia that we finally get to with this episode.

TVF: I remember talking to you when those episodes of Practice were airing but do you think Amelia thought all this was truly in the past and it blind sides her or has it been more present that we, or she, realizes.

CS: I think her hope is that she didn’t have to address it with everyone. Her addiction and the tragedy that she suffered during her using and after she was using are with her all the time and informs a lot of her decisions. She’s always one choice away from falling victim to her addiction again so that’s always with her. I think she left her relationship, she moved to Seattle to help Meredith and Derek and I think part of trying to heal that pain and leave that part of her behind her and start fresh and here it is rearing its ugly head. Wherever you go, there you are I think that’s a hard lesson she’s learning in this episode and she really will have to face all that again in a new context and deal with hit.

TVF: From the promos it looks like Derek and Amelia get to get in each other’s faces and yell at each other. How was that shooting with Patrick Dempsey?

CS: This is a really, really interesting episode for that relationship. I think Amelia has always held her brother up and he’s always been on this pedestal to her. She doesn’t have a Dad because their father was killed when they were young and Derek kind of filled that role to some extent so she’s always really looked up to him. She was always the black sheep screw-up in the family and he was this awesome, untouchable, virtuous guy. After she’s exposed, she relies on him to come to her aid and he kind of falters. I think it’s really a shock to Amelia and I think it’s a shock to Derek as well and it really shakes up the core dynamic of their relationship.

TVF: And nobody can get you like your family and I’m guessing that’s what we’ll see.

CS: Yeah, I think you show your best and your worst with the people that you’re closest to and that relationship between Derek and Amelia is close for so many reasons. They seem like polar opposites in some ways and he’s really cool and she’s really hot but they both went into neurosurgery. I think the immediate thing that linked them was they were the only two in this huge family who were there and witnessed the murder of their father in front of them so they share that really early traumatic experience and he was shot in the head and they both became neurosurgeons after that.

TVF: Is there a chance that Owen will be pulled into that conflict? I know I’d love to see you in some scenes with Kevin McKidd.

CS: He does get pulled into it awkwardly. He’s the head of surgery so his decisions will end up informing what happens between Derek and Amelia and profession for her and like a lot of people he never heard about her addiction so they’re trying to untangle what is hearsay and what is true and he has to make some tough decisions about what to do in terms of the head of neuro position that she and Derek have been battling for.

TVF: Do we get flashbacks to the story on Practice or how do we get informed into what happened in the past?

CS: They’re informed by other parties and then there’s a lot of gossip in this episode in terms of he said, she said and what’s the real story and everyone is speculating about Amelia. They hear one version of something and she hasn’t really explained her situation yet so there’s a lot of speculation of what really happened so you hear bits and pieces.

TVF: Since it sounds like Derek isn’t really there for her, who does she lean on? Does she have anyone?

CS: She really is lucky to have Weber but what’s neat is they’re both in AA together and he divulged to Amelia and the whole group about being the father of Maggie and Amelia was able to be there for him and now when she’s in this situation he’s the person she goes to at the hospital. She also has a nice scene with Meredith and they have some big sister bonding time.

TVF: And, personally, how is Mom life?

CS: She’s two and a half and it’s amazing. It’s totally life changing and it kind of slows things down in terms of being about town but it’s hilarious every day. There’s a lot of joy.

The ep is already online, click to watch


Entertainment Weekly Interview

As I say, GREAT week to be a Caterina’s fan. We have a new interview about this week’s ep, and it keeps gettin better:

There’s quite a commotion at Grey Sloan Memorial. A woman is getting increasingly angry, making a scene in front of half the hospital. She has good reason to be demanding a new doctor: She’s just realized that the surgeon working with her mother also happens to be an addict she knows from Narcotics Anonymous meetings. “Anonymous,” of course, is a relative term here: EW has hit the set of Grey’s to see Amelia’s (Caterina Scorsone) past—including her hardcore drug use and the details of her late boyfriend’s overdose—unravel for all to see in the span of roughly 30 seconds.

For those who may not be in the know, the former Private Practice character struggled with addiction from a young age after witnessing the murder of her father alongside her older brother, Derek (Patrick Dempsey). After overdosing in her youth, Amelia got on the straight and narrow and became a doctor—but struggled in later years, eventually turning to pills and alcohol. The tipping point came when her new boyfriend Ryan, whom she met in AA, died of an overdose after the two took the last of their pills and swore to get clean the next day. After rehab, Amelia later discovered she was pregnant with the late Ryan’s baby—but the child was born without a brain. Suffice it to say, things haven’t been easy for the youngest Shepherd sibling.

“This episode allows us to go back and revisit all of that stuff and bring her past into the present, so that all the Grey’s fans who weren’t familiar with that hardcore journey she went on in Private Practice will start to see that backstory, and start to see all the layers of this quirky, wacky neurosurgeon. Who is also Little Dreamy,” Scorsone says.

Among the crowd that witnesses Amelia’s confrontation is Owen (Kevin McKidd), who’s forced to reevaluate whether Amelia is the best person for this job. “You can understand why people would be slightly concerned, knowing that their neurosurgeon had a history with hard narcotics,” Scorsone says. “He doesn’t know how hard she’s been working on her sobriety.”

That all may work in Derek’s favor, as he’s been playing second fiddle to his younger sister after deciding against moving to Washington D.C. this season. “There’s been a lot of tension since she came to the hospital, because she originally moved and left her whole life with the idea that she was going to take over his position in the hospital—so that he could feel good about leaving and going to Washington. And of course, at the last minute, he decides to stay,” Scorsone says. “We’re stuck with two highly talented, brilliant neurosurgeons in a very small space. They’ve been having some sibling rivalry since she got there. In this episode, there’s an interesting and key moment when her credibility is thrown into question. It lands on Derek to make a decision about how he’s going to represent her, defend her honor and credibility—or not defend it.”

It goes without saying that Amelia hasn’t made a great first impression with some of her new co-workers—especially Owen. “It is not an ideal circumstance that they’ve come together like this,” she says. “He’s the chief of the hospital, and he’s confronting her about potentially having killed her boyfriend through drug use. It’s going to be an interesting challenge to see her rise above the demolished reputation that occurs in this episode.”

But this experience may just be the catalyst that brings the long-rumored Owen-Amelia romance one step closer to fruition. “They have both witnessed a lot of tragedy and experienced a lot of tragedy,” Scorsone says. “They both have mental health problems due to trauma, and both had journeys with babies. But I think Shonda has a great eye for romantic couplings. She’ll know when the right one is happening. I just trust that she’ll know.”

All that being said, could Amelia’s confrontation send her spiraling once again? “She has built herself a lot of support and structure emotionally,” she says. “She has done so much work on building her foundation and core, having meetings available to her. She’s really been on her program and her recovery. That said, I think that addiction is a mercurial, tricky, tricky disease. Anybody who has suffered from it and really understands what it is knows that you can’t get cocky. No matter how sober you think you are, you’re one drink away from seeing that demon. Amelia has a very healthy respect for that.”


PS: I am trying to find the video from the Home and Family interview. In the minute I have it, I will post here 😉

Watch Amelia’s Intervention

Since this new Grey’s ep is all about Amelia and her past od and dead boyfriend, I see a lot of people who don’t watch Private Practice trying to understand what the hell is hapenning on the sneak peak.

I think you should watch the whole serie but, for this ep, I think YOU NEED to watch the intervention ep in PP.

I search for an online link and I finally found one. It’s a double episode with the intervention, ryan’s dead AND the rehab, but I swear, it’s really GOOD.


Have Fun

Intervention EP