Cold feet? Derek Shepherd's youngest sister, Dr. Amelia Shepherd, and Dr. Owen Hunt may not exchange vows after all. In a Grey's Anatomy sneak peek, the bride-to-be, played by Caterina Scorsone, is overcome by nerves and locks herself in a bathroom.
Scorsone, 34, teased the upcoming episode, which airs on Thursday, May 19, in an interview with TVLine. "Initially, she’s really excited. The fact is, she does love Owen deeply," she explained. "And she’s never been in a relationship like this before. In the past, she’s gone out with kinda dangerous bad boys, or people who couldn’t quite understand her, so she knows that Owen’s actually a good person who is good for her — and she’s good for him, too. They bring out really wonderful, authentic things in each other [which also brings them] to a place of vulnerability that requires a lot of bravery."
Unfortunately, that may not be enough. Scorsone revealed that "everything kind of explodes" on the morning of her wedding to Owen (Kevin McKidd). "A whole unfortunate series of events takes place that sends Amelia into a tailspin," she said, without giving too much away.
Amelia's commitment to the ex of Christina Yang (Sandra Oh) isn't the problem. In fact, it's the lack of support from her family that causes Amelia to freak out.
"[It has more] to do more with her family of origin and a perceived lack of support from her family and friends about the wedding. That spins her out," Scorsone added. "She was gung ho to go for it, but the morning of the wedding, she’s not getting the celebration and the party that she thought she’d get by becoming this adult who’s getting married. So she’s disappointed and feeling very betrayed."
Amelia has overcome several other obstacles in the past. She witnessed the murder of her father when she was 5, went to rehab for drug addiction and donated the organs of her baby that was born with a serious birth defect. Owen was there by her side through some of the darker times.
As Grey's fans know, Amelia and Owen had their first kiss in season 11. They later split, only recently deciding to get back together. The neurosurgeon proposed to her beau in last week's episode.
Grey's Anatomy's season 12 finale airs on ABC Thursday, May 19, at 8 p.m. ET.
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