If you’re hoping that the exit of Nathan Riggs previously this fall on Grey’s Anatomy implies that the door is open for another suitor to participate in Meredith Grey’s life once the program lastly returns next month, then this may not be the news you’re trying to find.
In a brand-new interview with Entertainment Weekly, showrunner Krista Vernoff opened about Mer’s ( Ellen Pompeo) enjoy life– or do not have thereof– now that Nathan (previous series routine Martin Henderson) has actually left Seattle behind for the sunnier skies of Los Angeles with his presumed-dead fianceé, Megan. And while she stays confident that the widow will discover love once again, it does not seem like she’s got any instant strategies to make that occur.
“What is next for Meredith in terms of a love life remains to be seen,” Vernoff stated. “I believe that romance and love are always a possibility, especially after we’ve lost the loves of our life. We have to evolve out of our immediate grief. I believe that immediate grief takes more than a couple of years. I don’t want to ever short-shrift the people who have gone through the death of a spouse and say you just move on, or you just move on with the first person.”
Following the agonizing and stunning loss of her true love Derek ( Patrick Dempsey) at the end of season 11, Mer had a casual sex with Dr. Thorpe (remember him?) prior to getting in touch with Nathan over their shared loss. For Vernoff, the connection with Nathan served a crucial function of opening Meredith back up to the concept that she might appreciate another person once again. ” But that does not always imply that individual is your individual for life,” she included. “One of the things that I love that we do on the show is show this very human journey.”
With a 300 th episode that saw Meredith win the sought after Harper Avery Award thanks to a refined commitment to her life’s enthusiasm– her work– it’s clear that, whether love comes, it’s not what specifies the character any longer. (If it ever even genuinely did.) “Love is possible for Meredith 100 percent,” Vernoff stated, “but it’s not her focal point.”
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Grey’s Anatomy returns on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 8 p.m. on ABC.