By Shirley Li
Updated September 07, 2015 at 12:00 PM EDT

Shondaland shows are known for their knotty plots and watercooler moments that send fans into a frenzy. But what about the cast members themselves?

In this behind-the-scenes video of EW, Essence, and People’s exclusive shoot, the casts of How to Get Away With Murder, Scandal, and Grey’s Anatomy reveal the twists on their shows that made their jaws drop. Viola Davis, who plays the charismatic law professor Annalise Keating on How to Get Away With Murder, picked a major reveal in the finale, while her co-star Matt McGorry joked he was surprised his character, Asher Millstone, didn’t get more, well, sex scenes. For Scandal, Bellamy Young, who plays Mellie Grant, talked the times twists became “seismic moments in the table reads” and how sometimes a plot would stay with her “for days and days and days.” And Ellen Pompeo, Grey’s Anatomy‘s Meredith Grey herself, listed several episodes that have stood out to her over the past 11 seasons of the drama.

See if you agree with the cast’s picks below. (WARNING: Major spoiler alerts ahead!)

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