'Grey's Anatomy' Season 16 Finale: Bailey channels George O'Malley during Amelia's delivery, fans tear up
The scene was a sweet and unexpected throwback to the good ol' days on 'Grey's when in Season 2 George O' Malley sat right behind Bailey and helped her deliver a baby boy
Sometimes 'Grey's Anatomy' can surprise you with a sweet throwback to its heydays. In the Season 16 finale, Amelia Shepherd (Caterina Scorsone) gives birth to a baby boy, with Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson) giving her all the support she needed. Apart from Bailey's heartwarming speech about babies and delivery, it was her method of helping Amelia deliver that struck a chord with fans.
Back in Season 2, Bailey gave birth to a baby boy with George O' Malley (TR Knight) sitting right behind her. This epic moment took place in Episode 16 of Season 2. And so, Bailey had named her son after George.
Hardcore fans will remember this stressful episode, as there was a bomb cavity in a man's chest and Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) had stuck her hand inside it, to keep it from exploding.
And, 14 years later, she did the same for Amelia. Fans who have followed the show since the beginning did not miss out on this tiny detail and teared up in the finale. George was one of the original five interns and he died in a road accident while trying to save another person in Season 6.
Emotional fans took to Twitter and wrote, "Crying at Bailey helping Amelia how George helped her when she gave birth wbu?"
"When Bailey said “Tuck’s dad wasn’t with me either” and she did what George did for her during labor FUCK," tweeted another fan.
"Bailey and Amelia makes me think of George and Bailey when she was giving birth," tweeted a fan.
Another fan tweeted, "That brought back SO many memories!!!! George and Bailey!!"
"BAILEY JUMPING BEHIND AMELIA JUST LIKE GEORGE DID FOR HER. IM DONE," wrote a fan.
"No way is bailey sitting with amelia the same way george did when bailey was in labor," wrote another fan.
"Thanks for the Classic George and Bailey memory," tweeted a fan.
Another fan remembered Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) as she said: "Derek was operating on Baileys husband when she was giving birth, now Bailey is helping his sister give birth #GreysAnantomy".
It's always a joy to see these Easter Eggs, especially for us 'Grey's Anatomy' fans. Let's hope Amelia and Link (Chris Carmack) stay happy, and name their son Derek, just like the fans wish.