#2 – Amelia’s growth
Amelia Shepherd is one of Grey’s Anatomy’s most complex characters and I absolutely adore her. She’s been through some incredible losses, and it seems every time she’s about to achieve some sort of happiness, the rain clouds circle back around. I would argue that Season 16 has brought more sunshine than rain clouds, though it may not be her ideal sunny days.
Now that she’s finally separated from the mess that is Owen Hunt, Amelia learned at the end of the season premiere that she’s pregnant. And up until the midseason finale, she was all but certain that Dr. Link was the father. Their budding romance is adorable and fun to watch as they’ve had to handle telling people close to them about their sudden relationship and child on the way.
One person who didn’t take the news so well was Owen, of course. Amelia really stood her ground when forced to confess her circumstances after leaving Owen for not wanting a child with him. Obviously, the midseason finale threw us all a slight curveball by opening up the possibility for Owen to actually be the father. Personally, I’m hoping it’s just a cliffhanger to stir the pot a bit until she officially learns Link is the baby daddy.
Otherwise, Amelia has another headache and a half coming her way. Here’s to Amelia finding true happiness soon to match the growth she’s demonstrated in this half-season alone.