Cast member Ellen Pompeo (Meredith Grey) reflects on directing the episode about the death of Maggie's (Kelly McCreary) mother. Pompeo credits Debbie Allen with encouraging her to direct, and talks about the sensitive storyline that "made everyone cry."
The doctors of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital deal with life-or-death consequences on a daily basis – it's in one another that they find comfort, friendship and, at times, more than friendship. Together they're discovering that neither medicine nor relationships can be defined in black and white. Real life only comes in shades of grey.