‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Why Amelia Won’t Reveal the Father of Her Baby

by Jeremy Spirogis
Caterina Scorsone as Amelia Shepherd on

[Spoiler alert: Grey’s Anatomy Season 16.] Sorry, Grey’s Anatomy followers — the messy triangle between Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd), Amelia Shepherd (Caterina Scorsone), and Atticus “Link” Lincoln (Chris Carmack) is way from over. For weeks, viewers — in addition to our beloved characters — have been confused in regards to the father of Amelia’s baby. However, within the 13th episode — titled “Save the Last Dance for Me” —  the neurosurgeon determined towards a paternity check. So why didn’t Amelia reveal the daddy of her child on Grey’s Anatomy? There’s extra to this story than meets the attention.

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ reveals the daddy of Amelia’s child may very well be Link or Owen

In the Grey’s Anatomy Season 16 premiere — titled “Nothing Left to Cling To” — Amelia learns about her being pregnant after a go to with Carina DeLuca (Stefania Spampinato). At this level, Amelia and Owen are damaged up and she or he is relationship Link. Meanwhile, Owen and Teddy (Kim Raver) are gearing as much as increase a household collectively.

Regardless, by the point the episode ends, the paternity of Amelia’s child is questioned. But as season 16 continues, it’s clear Amelia believes the daddy is Link. Then when she tells him the information, Link is worked up and able to dive in. However, that feeling doesn’t final for lengthy.

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In the Grey’s Anatomy Season 16 fall finale — titled “Let’s All Go to the Bar” — Amelia will get an ultrasound. And it seems, she is 24 weeks pregnant, slightly than 20. So it’s doable Amelia’s child is Owen’s and never Link’s. 

Eventually, Amelia gathers up the braveness to inform Link the reality. That stated, she doesn’t need to get a paternity check since she made her choice and needs to be with Link. At first, Link is okay with Amelia’s choice. But he reconsiders and needs to take the check.

Then in episode 13, Amelia places her foot down. She doesn’t need to take the check. As Link is stressing out within the plant room, Amelia texts her boyfriend. “I’m sorry,” she writes. “I didn’t run the test. I need time.”

Link stares at his cellphone in disbelief.

Krista Vernoff explains why Amelia doesn’t need to reveal the daddy of her baby

When talking with Variety on Feb. 13, Grey’s Anatomy showrunner, Krista Vernoff, delved into the drama surrounding Amelia’s child, explaining why the character is having such a troublesome time going through the paternity of her unborn baby.

“She is not going to play by anyone else’s rules,” Vernoff stated. “And she is protecting her own heart and her own pregnancy and her own sanity at whatever cost.”

The showrunner later added: “She is figuring out what it is on her own terms. This character has learned how to listen to her own body and she’s been through one very traumatic pregnancy. And the feelings that came up in her body were not feelings that she wants to navigate during this pregnancy. So she’s looking to take care of herself and her baby.”

Caterina Scorsone as Amelia Shepherd on 'Grey's Anatomy' - Season Sixteen
Caterina Scorsone as Amelia Shepherd on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ | Byron Cohen/ABC through Getty Images

But regardless of “isolating herself from Link at this moment,” Vernoff stated Amelia isn’t alone and can probably discover refuge in her sisters, Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) and Maggie Pierce (Kelly McCreary).

Vernoff additionally confirmed the daddy of Amelia’s child received’t be revealed for a while. “I know the fans want an answer as to whose baby this is, and they’re not going to get it as soon as they wish for it,” she stated.

Grey’s Anatomy followers have already expressed their frustrations with reference to Amelia’s story storyline. Now, viewers can anticipate extra within the upcoming weeks — however that’s kind of the purpose. 

“The way we’ve written this story, from week to week, I’m sort of on her side, and then I’m on Link’s side, and then I don’t really know,” she stated. “I think it sparks a lot of conversation of, ‘Is she being selfish to not find out or is he being selfish to want to know?’ It is kind of the question that we ask.”

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