There is something different about season 18 of Grey’s Anatomy, and it has nothing to do with Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) spending part of her time in Minnesota or adding Peter Gallagher to the cast. Rather, it has everything to do with Easter eggs.
In the Season 18 premiere, some Grey’s fans noticed that Meredith was wearing a shirt that looked a lot like the one she wore in the series pilot. And Thursday evening on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Pompeo confirmed the speculation. “It’s the same shirt,” the actress said. “It was my idea to pay homage to a lot of things and many different seasons and to give the audience things to watch out for and to plant Easter eggs.”
ABC (2) Ellen Pompeo in “Grey’s Anatomy” Season 18 Premiere and Pilot Episode
In other words, there are more Easter Eggs to come, including one we’ve already noted: Addison’s (Kate Walsh) callback when she comes in.
As to why Easter Eggs are happening now, some fans believe that could indicate that this is the show’s final season. But for now, Pompeo is keeping his lips sealed on the matter.
Watch the video above to learn more about Pompeo. Grey’s Anatomy Airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET / PT on ABC.