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She is the daughter of the now-deceased Ellis Grey , a famed general surgeon, and the now-deceased Thatcher Grey. She was married to Derek Shepherd until his death; they have two daughters, Zola and Ellis , and a son, Bailey. She has won a Catherine Fox Award. When Meredith was young, her father, Thatcher, would bring her to Seattle Grace Hospital to visit her mother, Ellis, at work. As a small child, Meredith got to see her mother perform surgery. Meredith would bring the doll with her to the hospital. Years later, an adult, and now a doctor, Meredith uncovered the doll while she and Derek were unpacking boxes in their house, which was previously owned and inhabited by her mother and father before their divorce, and by her mother after, until Meredith was forced to place her mother in Roseridge Home for Extended Care , due to Ellis suffering from early-onset Alzheimer's.
The veterinarian gave McDreamy a run for his money. Finn would have been prepared to give Meredith everything she wanted: a stable relationship with a responsible adult. He was the kind of person who brought soup to her sick roommates. However, Meredith made the choice to pursue Derek instead. Even the briefest encounters can provide a glimpse into what could have been. While many of her friends tried to save her, it was a member of the bomb squad who was her protector.
Unfortunately, he would not survive the situation, and they never for the pursue their relationship. The connection between Meredith and Dylan was palpable enough to cut with a scalpel. While Meredith would certainly wish for Derek to return to her first, Dylan Young would likely be a close second so she could see that relationship through.
Out of all the other men on this list, picturing Meredith in a relationship with Denny Duquette may be the most difficult. Not just because he has passed away, but because it is impossible to separate him from Izzie Stevens.
If Denny had spent more time with Meredith, then she could have become as entranced as Izzie. While the story likely would have ended tragically either way, Meredith could have benefited from feeling this type of love.
Perhaps this would have even saved Denny, and their relationship could have avoided tragedy. Not to mention that the amount of pain they went through during their time at Seattle Grace made them incredibly close.
Both Cristina and Meredith are strong and independent women, but they would both benefit from being in a relationship with someone they can both fully trust.
The only relationship they were able to maintain throughout their careers was their friendship together. Perhaps this means that taking it to the next level would be best for both.
His character arc has been very satisfying for longtime fans. Enduring so much has brought them closer together, but they have never shown romantic feelings for each other. However, they may actually be a great fit for each other due to their years of friendship and support.
While they were not without their own issues, their love was on a different level. Derek and Meredith understood each other, and their love was able to triumph over any obstacle in front of them. In fact, they overcame more than any couple on the show.
Unfortunately, the only thing they were not able to overcome was an oncoming vehicle. While this list has outlined people that Meredith should give a shot to, no one will ever truly be able to replace McDreamy. She has been able to build a life full of happy children, friends and a great career.
After enduring so much tragedy, some more time off from complicated relationships may be what the doctor ordered. There may be many options for relationships for Meredith to pursue, but it might be more in her favor to look the other way and continue finding happiness on her own. Who would you most like to see Meredith with on Grey's Anatomy?
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Leave A Comment. We think this one should remain a fantasy. He may have been her McDreamy, but we're still not sure that Derek was the best man for Meredith. Let's look at the evidence:. When they first met, Meredith decided she didn't like Nathan because her friend Owen didn't like him yes, it was as childish as it soundsbut she eventually mellowed and they ended up having sex in her car. Don't you just hate it when that happens? Meredith did the right thing by telling Nathan how rare it was to get a second chance with a lost loved one and she should knowso now Nathan, Megan and Megan's adopted son are living happily ever after in Los Angeles.
Army cancer surgeon and all-round lovely guy Will met Meredith when doctors from Grey Sloan were asked to assist in a surgery on a military patient with cancer in his spine and pelvis.
Will flirted with Meredith, and while she was slow on the uptake, she did eventually give him her phone number. This relationship really looked like it could have gone somewhere, but it was Meredith's first hint of romance since Derek's death. So when Will asked her on a date, she panicked and cancelled, and when they finally did have sex on their third date, she yelled at him to leave afterwards.
But when lovely, lovely Will came back and Meredith explained she wasn't ready for a relationship, he said he would wait for her. So where is he now? Someone find him and bring Will back! After Meredith first split up with Derek, she got a dog, and it was adorable vet Finn who treated the mutt when he was ill. He also asked Meredith out, and their first date had him taking her along while he delivered a horse, followed by him making her dinner — how could she possibly resist a man who cares for animals and can cook?
Meredith's love interests from Grey's Anatomy, ranked from worst to best
Resist she did, however, not even kissing Finn until after their fourth date, and then the incredibly understanding guy had to put up with Meredith comparing him to Derek and dating both of them so she could decide which one she should end up with. Of course, we all know she picked Derek, but, frankly, she should have chosen keen fisherman Finn.
He was kind, loved animals, was outdoorsy, had a tragic back story she could later relate to his wife had been killed in a car crashcooked a mean lasagne, and even liked her friends which, when you remember one of them was Izzie, is quite a feat. Want up-to-the-minute entertainment news and features?
Meredith spirals further when Ellis is admitted to the hospital, revealing Ellis' diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer's and her verbally abusive tendencies. Meredith self-destructive behavior increases when she saves a patient with a bomb in their chest by impulsively inserting her hand to hold it until the bomb squad can remove it.
Meredith has a series of one-night stands, including one with George, who is in love with her. When she cries in the middle of their encounter, their friendship temporarily ends. Meredith swears off her behavior, agrees to be friends only with Shepherd and embarks on a relationship with veterinarian Finn Dandridge Chris O'Donnell.
Derek regrets his decision to return to his wife, and Meredith must decide whether to continue a relationship with Finn, or allow Derek a second chance. When Ellis experiences a rare, completely lucid day, and expresses her immense disappointment at how ordinary Meredith has turned out to be, she becomes depressed and possibly suicidal.
During a ferryboat accident, Meredith is knocked into the water and chooses to give up and drown, rather than fight and swim.3x2 Meredith, Derek, and Finn...b
She flatlines at the hospital, and awakens in an "afterlife", where she interacts with deceased former acquaintances. Ellis dies in the interim, and Meredith meets with her mother, who tells her that she is anything but ordinary.
She is subsequently resuscitated at the insistence of Cristina. Derek distances himself from Meredith as the result of her self recklessness, prompting her to seek therapy to address her problems.
Meredith sees a therapist, Dr. Wyatt Amy Madiganto seek happiness and begins to successfully tackle her issues. Meredith found her mother's diaries, dredging up old memories and secrets for her to work through. Meanwhile, Meredith nearly fails her intern exam after a drunken Thatcher publicly blames Meredith for the death of his wife, Susan, a distraught Grey sits through her entire test without writing a single answer.
Webber gives her a second chance, saving her from destroying her career. After Meredith is promoted to a resident, her younger half-sister Lexie Grey Chyler Leigh begins working at Seattle Grace as an intern. Meredith initially rejects Lexie's attempts to form a relationship, but slowly softens towards her.
The sisters are very different people with different childhoods.
Lexie had an idealistic family life and often has difficulty understanding her much darker sister, who does not have the same positive associations with family as Lexie. She later initiates a neurosurgical clinical trial, enlisting Derek as a consulting neurosurgeon. The trial fails repeatedly, but the final patient they treat survives, which leads them to reuniting and moving in together.
Their relationship is healthier than before, but still experiences snags as the two attempt to understand each other and navigate what they now look on as a permanent, long-term relationship. Meredith relies heavily on Cristina for emotional support and guidance.
Eventually, Derek and Meredith decide to marry, but on their wedding day, the pair give their "perfect" wedding ceremony to Izzie and Alex, to marry each other during the planned ceremony instead. Meredith and Derek marry by writing their wedding vows on a post-it note.
Meredith spends the majority of a season out of commission after donating part of her liver to Thatcher and supporting Cristina's new relationship with Owen Hunt, an army doctor with worrisome PTSD. Meredith experiences another immense trauma after the hospital is put under a lockdown from an active mass-shooter seeking revenge against Derek. Meredith offers her own life in exchange for his and miscarries her baby during the crisis.
She goes through this traumatic experience with Cristina, who operates on Derek while threatened at gunpoint. Meredith hides her loss and the trauma psychiatrist refuses to clear neither Cristina nor Meredith for their return to surgery. Meredith is able to work through her issues and become cleared, but Cristina remains deeply traumatized.
Meredith covers for and supports her friend through her dark time, but is ultimately unable to fully help her return to surgery. Meredith decides to actively try to become pregnant, but learns that she has a " hostile uterus ", which leads her to consider her other possible genetic flaws.
Derek, who is constantly worried about the possibility that she will develop Alzheimer's, initiates a clinical trial hoping to cure the disease. Meredith opts to work on the trial and appears to be leaning towards a neuro specialty.
When Webber's wife, Adele, is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, she receives a spot on the trial. Meredith tampers with the drugs so that Adele does not receive the placebo.
She and Derek decide to adopt Zola, an orphaned baby from Malawiand make their marriage legal. When the truth about the tampering comes out, however, a furious Derek tells her he cannot raise a child with her because of her moral ambiguity.
Meredith is fired, and tries to conceal both this and her marital separation from the adoption counselor in order to keep Zola. Although Dr. Webber steps down as chief of surgery and takes the blame for the trial tampering to protect Meredith, Zola is taken away. She and Derek reconcile. Meredith chooses a general specialty over neuro, and they successfully fight to get Zola back. As her last year of residency is coming to a close, the residents travel around the country, searching for the best jobs in their specialties.
In order to finish their residency, the residents must take the medical boards. Meredith takes the exam while sick with the flu. She decides to take a job offer at The Brigham and Women's Hospital as the next step in her career.
During a medical flight to undertake a prestigious surgery involving conjoined twins, Meredith, Derek, Cristina, and Lexie, among others, are involved in an aviation accident. The plane crash kills Lexie, and the survivors are trapped in the wooded wilderness for days waiting for help.
While Cristina flees Seattle for her fellowship, Meredith, afraid of flying and change, declines her job offer, and clings to what remains in Seattle. Cristina and Meredith begin calling the hospital Seattle Grace Mercy Death in light of the immense amount of trauma, death, and pain they have experienced there. Meredith's newfound attitude and sarcasm leads to her being dubbed " Medusa " by the hospital's new batch of interns.
In the aftermath of the plane accident, the hospital is sued and eventually found guilty of negligence. The doctors along with Callie Torres Sara Ramirez buy the hospital with the help of the Harper Avery Foundation to prevent it from closing and become new members of the directing board. Meredith asks Dr. Bailey to perform gene mapping on her to finally know whether she has Alzheimer's genes like her mother. She tests positive for more than one of the genetic markers for the disease.
Meredith moves to the completed dream home and sells her house to Alex, who purchases it as the only true home he's ever known. He continues Meredith's tradition of keeping the house open to any "strays" needing a home. Meredith discovers she is pregnant and gives birth to a son.
The baby is delivered via C-section. While stitching Meredith up, the obstetrician who operated on her is called away to another patient and intern Shane Ross completes the stitching.
When blood begins to appear from everywhere, Meredith diagnoses herself in as being in DIC. Bailey performs a spleen removalwhich saves her life. In return, Derek and Meredith name their son Bailey. As a spouse, surgeon, and mother, Meredith has cited a number times that she did not want to be like either of her parents: her father had followed her mother around pathetically before leaving to be happy, while her mother valued her career over her family.
Meredith is frequently conflicted trying to balance between the two, and fears her family are hindering her medical aspirations, as much as she fears becoming like her mother whenever she's tempted to choose surgery over family. Meredith and Cristina have a huge rift when Cristina confirms Meredith's fears by stating that Meredith's skills have fallen behind Cristina's due to her familial obligations taking her away from OR time.
Meredith and Derek come to an agreement that he, already established in his career and reputation, would take a step back to take care of the children and allow her to shine. Meredith attempts to regain some ground by starting a promising research trial 3-D printing portal veins. The conflict between Cristina and Meredith widens when Cristina commandeers Meredith's resources for her own trial, ultimately garnering a Harper Avery nomination for Cristina.
Cristina and Meredith repair their relationship when Meredith confesses that Cristina was correct, her skills have surpassed Meredith's.
Meredith and Derek's marriage becomes strained when Derek goes against his promise and accepts an offer from the U. President to participate in the Brain Mapping Initiative, which consumes his time and eclipses Meredith, who is feeling increasingly left behind and mommy-tracked. He receives an offer to head the project itself in Washington D.
Meredith puts her foot down as she does not want to uproot their young family to move across the country for his career at the sacrifice of her own.
They begin a series of on-and-off arguments and "cold wars" over their careers. Derek accepts the job in the heat of the moment and promptly leaves for Washington. During a phone call with Meredith, they agree to work things out after she tells him that she did not want them to become "one of those couples" and he reciprocates, saying that he missed her.
She privately admits to Alex that she has realized that she could live independently of Derek, but chooses not to. Meredith is in denial and rejects Maggie, thinking she would have remembered if her mother was pregnant until she finds a hospital document confirming the revelation. Meredith tries to piece together her relationship with her mother and half sister by going through old videos of her mother.
She eventually recovers her repressed memories of the pregnancy when she views her mother's diary and has a change of heart, choosing to accept Maggie and begin building a relationship. Meredith is widowed when Derek is killed in a car accident and was taken to an understaffed hospital. The doctors failed to recognize his head injury in time and allowed personal conflicts to interfere. Derek is declared brain dead, and Meredith must go to the medical center to consent to remove him from life support, shortly before she's hit with the first waves of morning sickness.
She tells Penny, the intern who was assigned to Derek that every doctor has "that one" patient who dies on their watch and haunts them forever and "that one will make you work harder, and they make you better.
Following the funeral service, Meredith impulsively packs up her belongings and leaves with the children to San Diego. Months pass by while her friends and family are unaware of her whereabouts. Eventually, parallels show similarities in Meredith's and Ellis' lives: Both have lost the love of their life, both run away from Seattle following their loss, and both eventually give birth to a daughter.
Meredith names her newborn daughter after her mother. Although still grieving over Derek, Meredith returns to Seattle with the children and later becomes chief of general surgery.
She sells the "dream house" and moves back to her mother's house, having purchased it back from Alex, and now lives there with Maggie and Amelia Shepherdher sister-in-law. Meredith hosts a dinner party and at the party Callie brings Penny as a date. Meredith eventually forgives Penny, who becomes her favorite resident over Alex's girlfriend, Jo. Alex and Meredith continue their close, sibling-like relationship of being each other's "person", despite Jo's displeasure and inability to understand their closeness.
He supports her when she is violently attacked by a disoriented patient, and she supports him through his legal difficulties. Alex initiates a weekly family waffle day where he makes waffles for everyone in the house.
Meredith's love interests from Grey's Anatomy, ranked from worst to best but he's got to be an improvement on some of the men she's dated. When does meredith start dating derek again - How to get a good woman. It is not easy for women to find a good man, and to be honest it is not easy for a man to. So she's taking her time dating both of them.) The cast and crew has remained pretty tight-lipped about what Meredith will do, but there are.
Meredith recovers enough to start seeing Nathan Riggs Martin HendersonOwen Hunt's former best friend, by season 13, although their relationship is complicated by the fact that Maggie confesses to Meredith that she has feelings for Riggs and Meredith is not ready to declare their relationship formally or publicly.
Meredith finds herself in another love triangle when Megan rejects Riggs because he is still in love with Meredith, but Meredith pushes them to be together. After her relationship with Riggs ends, Meredith is nominated for a Harper Avery Award for her groundbreaking surgery on Megan. In the th episode, after failing to attend the awards ceremony to stay for a medical trauma, post-surgery, Meredith learns with all her closest friends in the OR and gallery that she has won the Harper Avery Award.
After her win, Meredith throws herself into her work and is chosen to continue her project by the hospital's research contest.
However, when she has difficulty getting access to a patented polymer from Europe, she is dragged back into her mother's past, as it is Ellis' former best friend, Marie, who is unwilling to help Meredith out. Eventually, Meredith discovers the full truth about Marie and Ellis' falling out and is able to repair some of the damage. However, while Meredith starts dating again with the help of her matchmaker patient, CeCe, she is pursued by Andrew, who has realized his feelings for her.
Ellen Pompeo's character is back in the dating pool for the first time in years. Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) is going on a date. And it's not. After having a one-night stand with Derek without knowing that he was her boss, she and Derek began dating, initially discreetly. But soon Bailey, Meredith's. Meredith Grey, M.D. is a fictional character from the medical drama television series Grey's .. However, while Meredith starts dating again with the help of her matchmaker patient, CeCe, she is pursued by Andrew, who has realized his feelings.
Meredith also gets interest from Link Chris Carmacka new orthopedic surgeon, and briefly finds herself in a love triangle. During her romantic dilemma, her estranged father, Thatcher, passes away, though they are able to make peace before his death. Eventually, Meredith chooses Andrew, and the two begin a relationship.
Meredith breaks the hospital record for the longest single surgery and then begins research on an ingestible diagnostic device. While treating Gabby Rivera, a young girl with cancer whose family has been split up at the border, Meredith commits insurance fraud to help Gabby's father pay for the surgery. When the hospital starts investigating the case, Andrew takes the fall so that Meredith won't be sent to prison and separated from her kids. Meredith visits Andrew in jail, telling him that she loves him and will get him out.
Pompeo discovered Grey's Anatomy after an extended period of doing nothing in the acting profession. Her agent suggested she audition amongst other projects. I kept asking myself, 'What kind of woman should the heroine be? As it turns out, Meredith also has another problem: She is trying to live up to her mother's renowned career in surgery.
Meredith is the daughter of a mother who basically never spent any time with her—the daughter of a mother who now has Alzheimer's and doesn't even remember her.
Meredith Officially Has A New Love Interest On "Grey's Anatomy" And I'm While the seasons after Derek's death dealt with Meredith finding. Is Meredith finally ready to move on, and start dating again? Watch this scene from Season 12, Episode 13, “All Eyez On Me,” and don't miss Grey's Anatomy. Following Derek's departure, Meredith has struggled to jump back in to the dating scene. Perhaps Linc is her first chance at finding happiness.
Pompeo was cast as the program's titular character, described by Mary McNamara of the Los Angeles Times as "a prickly, independent sort whose ambition, and ambivalence, is fueled by the fact that her mother was a gifted surgeon and now suffers from Alzheimer's. Pompeo's second contract with Grey's Anatomy expired after the eighth seasonand speculation arose that she would be leaving subsequently. As long as the stories are honest and truthful, and Patrick [Dempsey] and I feel there is material for us to be passionate about, it still beats a 9-to-5 job any day.
If I hear from the fans that they want us to keep going, then I would continue because we owe them everything. Online reported in Maythat Pompeo, as well as all original cast members, have signed on for two more years. Pompeo's contract expired again at the end of the twelfth season. She signed a new contract to keep her in the starring role on the series for the thirteenth season.