Krista Vernoff Calls 'Silent All These Years' the 'Most Powerful' Episode of 'Grey's Anatomy' Ever

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Krista Vernoff is bringing powerful moments to 'Grey's Anatomy'.

The Next Episode of 'Grey's Anatomy' Is the 'Most Powerful' Ever

Grey's Anatomy has had dozens of powerful moments. From the shooting episode in season 6 to Jo's domestic abuse storyline in season 14. Now, showrunner Krista Vernoff is calling the Mar. 28 episode, titled "Silent All These Years," the "most powerful hour of TV I've ever been part of." And coming from a showrunner who has been in the business for some time, that is certainly saying something.

For those of you who didn't know, Grey's Anatomy season 15 episode 19 will deal with Jo and her mother, who is played by Michelle Forbes. In the trailer for the next all-new episode, Jo is seen talking to her mom for the first time, and even asked who her father was. The episode's trailer also aired a disclaimer, stating, "Due to sensitive subject matter, viewer discretion is advised." So, yeah. We'd say that the Grey's Anatomy team isn't playing with this one.

So what does the episode deal with? The Hollywood Reporter revealed that during a panel at the Getty Center on Monday, Vernoff explained that "Silent All These Years" was inspired by Christine Blasey Ford's testimony against Brett Kavanaugh from September.

As a result, Thursday's episode focuses on consent.

"With the Supreme Court situation happened this year, I wrote the writers and I said, 'We have to do something about consent. It hurts me too much. We have to do something,'" Vernoff said, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

"It was the only time I can point to where I came at them with an issue and the story evolved," Vernoff continued. "What these great writers brought to it is so much character and so much humanity and so much heart."

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As fans, we respect Krista's wish to tell this story and applaud her courage for making it happen on a major network show, something she – and Shonda Rhimes – have done throughout the years.

"I am not fearless, but I am fucking brave," Vernoff said. "I have so much fear when I challenge the status quo. And I shake and I cry and I call people and then I do it anyway."

You go, Krista!

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