GREY'S Anatomy boss Krista Vernoff "burst into tears" at the emotional nod to George O'Malley in the season 16 finale.
While the latest season ended four episodes earlier than planned, the episode had enough emotional resonance thanks to Amelia finally giving birth.
However, Amelia didn't want to go ahead with it as her husband Link wasn't there.
So to help her along, Miranda Bailey got into her bed and gave her a pep talk.
This was a call back to a season two episode with George O'Malley.
In it, Miranda was giving birth without her husband, but George was the one who convinced her to have the baby.
The moment was so resonate with showrunner Krista Vernoff that it makes her burst into tears.
"I have to give credit to our writer Meg Marinis for that gorgeous moment where Bailey gets into bed with Amelia," she told Variety.
"Every time I watch it, I burst into spontaneous tears. It is the full-circle of pregnancy club, but it's also the callback to season two and George and Bailey.
"It just brings up all that nostalgia.
"And that was pitched by Meg Marinis, who has been with the show since season two. She was a PA, then our medical researcher for years, then a writer, and now she's an executive producer.
"It's just one of those moments. I think only Meg could have come up with that pitch.
"She's been there from the beginning through all of it and it was so full circle. So beautiful."
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