There are lengthy operating TV exhibits, after which there’s Gray’s Anatomy. ABC’s medical drama is at the moment within the midst of its whopping 14th season on the community, and is displaying no indicators of slowing down. And with a derivative being developed, we will be watching the surgeons of Gray Sloan Memorial Hospital doubtless till the title character decides to name it quits. Meredith has been by means of some critical ups and downs prior to now few years, particularly since Derek’s loss of life in Season 11. Whereas she had a reference to Nathan Riggs, he departed the present, as soon as once more leaving audiences questioning if Meredith will ever be capable of discover love after McDreamy. Showrunner Krista Vernoff just lately addressed these considerations, saying:
What’s subsequent for Meredith by way of a love life stays to be seen. I imagine that romance and love are all the time a chance, particularly after we have misplaced the loves of our life. Now we have to evolve out of our fast grief. I imagine that fast grief takes greater than a few years. I do not need to ever short-shrift the individuals who have gone by means of the loss of life of a partner and say you simply transfer on, otherwise you simply transfer on with the primary particular person.
It seems like the oldsters over at Gray’s Anatomy are treading flippantly, permitting Meredith to have a extra gradual, and subsequently sensible, journey again into the world of courting. She’s all the time maintained that Derek was her one real love, and by no means actually opened herself as much as anybody since his loss of life. She had a short fling with Dr. Thorpe that resulted in her kicking him out of the home the morning after, earlier than the shift turned to Martin Henderson’s Nathan Riggs. Their shared grief bonded the 2 surgeons, and further drama was added as soon as Maggie admitted her attraction towards Riggs to her sister. However with Henderson suddenly leaving the collection, all of this drama and character growth feels for naught.
That being mentioned, Krista Vernoff’s feedback EW do make sense. With Meredith as soon as once more freed from any romantic ties, her grieving course of feels extra genuine. It will stand to purpose that she’d have a tough time being romantic with somebody aside from McDreamy, with three seasons having handed with out her actually transferring on. This additionally honors Patrick Dempsey’s signature character, who was the male lead for over a decade. Some followers questioned if Gray’s might survive with out McDreamy, though star and producer Ellen Pompeo just lately admitted that Cristina (Sanra Oh)’s departure felt much more dangerous on the time.
Gray’s Anatomy will return to ABC on January 18th, choosing up on the surprising cliffhanger involving Jo’s husband. Within the meantime, take a look at our midseason premiere list to plan your subsequent binge watch, and our cancellation list to see in case your favourite present obtained the chop this 12 months.