The Grey's Anatomy Season 15 Storyline That Divided The Writers

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Warning: spoilers ahead for the Season 15 premiere of Grey's Anatomy.

Season 15 of Grey's Anatomy is being touted as the "Season of Love," and the premiere didn't hold back on getting new romantic arcs for the various characters going. Meredith came to the conclusion that she's ready to jump into the dating pool (and the episode's first few minutes proved that her trailer hookup with DeLuca was part of a dream sequence), Jackson dropped the big L word to Maggie, and the love triangle of Amelia, Owen, and Teddy was set in place. As it turns out, this love triangle has split the writers on what they want to happen. Showrunner Krista Vernoff explained the situation as they work on writing the storyline, saying this:

You work really hard in the writers' room. You make mistakes. You throw stories out at the 11th hour and you try again. And you are greatly benefitted by the extraordinary talents and rich character histories brought by Kevin McKidd, Caterina Scorsone and Kim Raver. That's really the key. There is so much love and so much history between Owen and each of these women. There's nothing simple about it. There's no clear rooting cause. Half of the writers are rooting for one coupling, half for the other. We battle it out just like the fans.

Apparently, half the Grey's Anatomy writers are Team Amelia and the other half are Team Teddy! The love triangle can surely only go on for so long. After all, this is the Season of Love, not the Season of Love Triangles! We already knew that this latest love triangle is a challenge for the writers, but Krista Vernoff's comments to THR prove that the people working on Season 15 are as invested in their characters' romances as fans are.

While the division within the writers' room might be complicated for the actual writers, it probably means good things for viewers. The folks behind the scenes will undoubtedly have to break the relationships down to figure out which pairing makes the most sense at the end of the day. Grey's Anatomy seems like it won't just pick the couple that makes the most buzz on social media or has the steamiest sex scenes with this triangle. One woman will probably "win" over the other, but if the storyline is handled well, there may not actually be somebody who "loses."

Krista Vernoff also praises the three actors who bring the characters to life for their roles in elevating the love triangle, which is saying something. Grey's Anatomy isn't exactly new to the love triangle game. At this point, it's anybody's guess as to which woman will or will not end up with Owen. He and Amelia agreed to restart their relationship in the Season 15 premiere, but the truth about Teddy's pregnancy is bound to come out sooner rather than later.

We'll find out what happens next in new episodes of Grey's Anatomy this fall on Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Laura Hurley
Senior Content Producer

Laura turned a lifelong love of television into a valid reason to write and think about TV on a daily basis. She's not a doctor, lawyer, or detective, but watches a lot of them in primetime. Resident of One Chicago, the galaxy far, far away, and Northeast Ohio. Will not time travel, but will sneak references to The X-Files into daily conversation.