16. The Megan Hunt backstory episode is based on a vet’s true-life experiences
In Season 14, we finally get to meet Megan Hunt (Abigail Spencer), Dr. Owen Hunt’s little sister and Dr. Nathan Riggs’ love interest long thought to be dead. In Episode 5 of this season, “Danger Zone,” we got some more backstory on those three characters, who all served in Iraq together before Megan went missing.
Jalysa Conway, a vet and the writer of the episode, said she drew on her own experiences in the Air Force to write that part of Megan’s story.
“I did draw a lot from my own personal experience,” Conway told People
. “They’re both young officers at the time dealing with all types of pressure. I thought back to the time when I was a first lieutenant, as Megan is in this episode, and thought about what I was worried about at the time and how I could articulate that through the story.”