Is love in the air for Meredith Gray?
After the early departure of Sorta-Love interest Nathan Riggs, as Martin Henderson went Gray's Anatomy Last fall, there were discussions that our favorite surgeon might not be back Love would get. It seemed she was working on her own, earning a coveted Harper Avery award. But that was before hunky Scott Speedman was rolling in Gray Sloan Memorial to perform a transplant just to become a patient himself. It turned out that the doctor who returned to Minnesota was recently a transplant recipient and his body began to reject his new kidney.
When Meredith worked to rescue her new patient, she and Nick met each other meet-cute was incredibly sweet. They talked about their families, he made fun of their professional achievements, she shared her dream of traveling to Sardinia to lead a carefree life in which the mortality of other people did not depend on her. It was adorable and see Ellen Pompeo a smile that we had not seen on Mers face since Derek's death was a pleasure.
As she told Alex ( Justin Chambers ) the bar at the end of the day, Nick thought she was smart, funny and hot. But he is also her patient. And unlike the other doctors who worked in the Gray Sloan Memorial, it seemed like a line she did not want to cross. "I really like what my life is like now," she admitted. "Only, he made me feel what I have not felt since Derek."
"Is that really the worst thing in the world?" Alex asked his BFF. "Do you know that it's out there, if you want it?"
"No, it's not," Mer replied. What's the worst? Meredith falls in love with someone just to watch them die again. We hope that if Speedman's Nick hangs around and does not return to Minnesota immediately, his health will not be an obstacle. Because Meredith deserves love again. Sure, it will not be like Derek. What could? But that does not mean she does not deserve someone in her life. Consider us cautiously optimistic.
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Grays Anatomy rings Thursday at 8 pm. on ABC.