Hilarious Fan Theories Link ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ to ‘13 Reasons Why’
Dylan Minnette is becoming a bona fide star thanks to 13 Reasons Why, on which he plays Clay, a high schooler learning the reasons behind friend Hannah’s suicide through the taped confessions she left behind.
But could Clay be the same character Dylan played in Grey’s Anatomy?
In the Season 4 episode “Haunt You Every Day” — the one where Rebecca comes back to visit Alex, Erica disses Cristina for sleeping with Burke, and the Nurses Against Mark Sloan club forms — Dylan plays a young boy named Ryan.
Ryan, whose mom works in the hospital cafeteria, has all the internal necessities to hear, but he was born without the outer structure of the ear.
Elsewhere in the episode, Ryan pranks Mark into thinking he’s his son in exchange for $5 from Derek, tells Meredith that Sydney is a more “cheerful” match for Derek than she is, and inspires Mer to flush her mom’s ashes down the OR scrub sink drain.
Fast-forward 10 years, and Dylan, now 20 years old, is a star of 13 Reasons Why, along with an actor who had a much bigger part on Grey’s.
And now Twitter users are having fun with the Grey’s Anatomy–13 Reasons Why connection.
“Good thing Mark Sloan gave this kid ears so he could listen to Hannah's tapes,” tweets @emster757.
@nonemotionaI takes it a step further: “Meredith Grey helped Clay Jensen get ears so he could listen to tapes left by Addison Montgomery’s daughter.”
OK, that’s definitely not Addison Montgomery in 13 Reasons Why — but it is her secret twin sister, and Clay is actually the identity Ryan chose after he and his family were put into witness protection. All of this is very plausible.
Meredith Grey helped Clay Jensen get ears so he could listen to tapes left by Addison Montgomery's daughter pic.twitter.com/hlNKlOONXb— (@nonemotionaI) April 11, 2017
Grey’s Anatomy Season 13 airs on Thursdays at 8 p.m ET on ABC.
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