'Grey's Anatomy' Season 15 Episode 22: 'The Good Shepherd' Cast & Spoilers

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The Amelia-centric episode will introduce fans to Nancy Shepherd.

Here's What's Going Down In the Amelia-Centric Episode of Grey's Anatomy

A lot is coming together as we draw nearer to the Grey's Anatomy season 15 finale. Before the season started, Camilla Luddington teased that Jo might meet her mom in the new season, and fans are finally seeing that plotline play out on Thursday night. And now, ABC has released details on Grey's Anatomy season 15 episode 22, but not everything is as it seems. The episode, titled "Good Shepherd" will be the anticipated Amelia-centric episode that was confirmed when ABC ordered a full 25-episode season.

“I had an extra standalone episode idea that I wanted to do this season,” Vernoff revealed to TVLine in Jan. "So it doesn’t really lengthen our season too much. It allows us to tell [this Amelia-centric] story that we might not otherwise have gotten to tell this season.”

But what's happening in the episode? Here's everything we know so far, including the 22nd episode's cast and spoilers. But before you dive in, we'll leave you with this little teaser. This episode is filled with members of the Shepherd family. And yes, we've seen a few of them before.

Grey's Anatomy Season 15 Episode 22 Synopsis

Earlier this year, ABC revealed that Derek Shepherd's sister, Kathleen, would be introduced in season 15. While the network stayed pretty quiet about how and why she would be making an appearance on the Shondaland drama, TVLine reported that The Gifted's Amy Acker would be playing the fourth Shepherd sister.

Now, according to a press release, it looks like Kathleen isn't the only one of Amelia and Derek's sisters to make an appearance. Here is the official synopsis, courtesy of ABC:

Amelia and Link travel to New York to operate on a patient with a severe spinal deformity, but they’re in for more than they bargained for when Nancy Shepherd invites them to dinner at her home.

And if you were excited about Nancy's return, just wait until you read the rest of the guest cast list.

Grey's Anatomy Good Shepherd Cast

According to ABC, the 22nd episode will feature a lot of Shepherd women, including Derek's other sister, Nancy, and the Shepherd siblings' mother, Carolyn.

Guest Cast List for Grey's Anatomy Season 15 Episode 22:

  • Chris Carmack as Atticus “Link” Lincoln
  • Embeth Davidtz as Nancy Shepherd
  • Amy Acker as Kathleen Shepherd
  • Tyne Daly as Carolyn Shepherd

*Main Cast:

  • Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey
  • Justin Chambers as Alex Karev
  • Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey
  • James Pickens Jr. as Richard Webber
  • Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt
  • Jesse Williams as Jackson Avery
  • Caterina Scorsone as Amelia Shepherd
  • Camilla Luddington as Jo Wilson
  • Kelly McCreary as Maggie Pierce
  • Kim Raver as Teddy Altman
  • Giacomo Gianniotti as Andrew DeLuca
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Now, let me explain why you should jump up and down in your seat. While Grey's Anatomy fans haven't met Kathleen, they have seen Carolyn and Nancy before. The last time we saw Nancy was in season 3, and the last time we saw Carolyn was season 5. And yes, Grey's is bringing them back using their original actors.

So yeah, I think it's about time we got a blast from the past. Are you ready?

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