Grey's Anatomy Season 5: Seattle Grace Love-Fest

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It's too early to tell for sure, but at least from the spoilers and news we've read, Season 5 of Grey’s Anatomy is shaping up like a total love-fest.

First and foremost, Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Derek (Patrick Dempsey) are finally moving in together — to the delight of millions of viewers.

But don’t count on them walking down the aisle soon.

“Wouldn’t a wedding be too predictable?” Pompeo asks, rhetorically, in the new issue of TV Guide. “Would Meredith even wear a wedding dress?”

A fair question. But even without a wedding, the on-again, off-again couple will take a break from the breaking up and finally get a chance to explore life after “happily ever after,” says creator / producer Shonda Rhimes.

“The first three episodes start the dynamic of where we are all going,” Rhimes tells TV Guide. “Meredith is trusting him and moving forward cautiously, and Derek is waiting there, saying, ‘I’m here to support you.’”

Just for kicks, how would a Mer-Der wedding look?

“Cristina would come to Vegas with Meredith and Derek,” Ellen Pompeo said. “Then I’d leave her at the slot machines and go get hitched.”

Other Grey's Anatomy characters are also in for changes in their love lives when Season Five commences. Follow the jump to read more ...

“Izzie’s got a love story — and it’s a big one, one that I’ve been kicking around in my head for a bit, one that required me to take a huge leap of faith in myself, one that is so secret that I have not told anyone. Not the writers, not anyone,” Rhimes says of the character played by Katherine Heigl.

As for Callie-Erica? And the always-conflicted George? Shonda says ...

“George (T.R. Knight) and Lexie’s (Chyler Leigh) love story is going to take an incredibly unexpected turn. Callie (Sara Ramirez) and Erica (Brooke Smith) have a love story of their own. And, yes, it includes Mark (Eric Dane).”

Lastly, Sandra Oh’s character, Cristina Yang, is finally moving past ex-fiancé Preston Burke (Isaiah Washington), who left the show after season three.

“She’s been alone for a whole season,” Rhimes says. “That’s going to change. See, there’s this military guy who ... well, you have to watch to find out."

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i love derek and merrie i cant wait for them to get married.


Last nights show was disqusting. It's to bad that you had to go that low. I really like the show but me and several other people will never watch it again if they show something like that again. I'm talking about what happened at the end. Why do you have to ruin it with stuff like that. There are young people that watch this.There is no need of it.


hola me parece que el romance de george e izzi hizo temblar la pantalla no me gustaria verlo con lexie, Creo que un embarazo o darle un poco de credito a la quimica que tuvieron esa sola vez vale la pena, Alex e izzi juntos nooooooooooooo


OMG. I so can't wait for the military guy to show up again. His chemistry with Cristina was unbelievable!!!!


I love the new season Im excited that they are going to make callie and erica a couple and find love for christina and maybe final Derek and Meredith can final stay together


cant wait to see the love between Derek and Meredith they belong together I LOVE GREY'S ANATOMY......


George n Izzie was jus nasty...Alex n Izzie shud so b 2geva..n nw dah izzie nos bwt alexz past i fink dey wil b xcelent 2geva as he wont b an ass 2wards her no more....dey r soooo cute 2geva i hope dey gt 2geva in season 5


nobody is going to believe this but derek is invloved in a car accident and you should of seen meredith's reaction it was soooooo sad, if u don't believe me YouTube has the answer, so i really can not wait 4 season 5


ok, so I don't really think Gexie will work until lexie grows up a little more. She might think she's grown up because she has the whole "serious issues" thing going on but she's still young. I'm not against her or anything I think she really brought a lot to Greys but still. I think Izzie doesn't really know what she wants. I think Alex's history affects his attitude towards women and that's why he's so defensive and 'tough guy' and I also think he loves Izzie but he's covering it up with the whole indifference/anger thing.
MerDer however is a beautiful thing and should last forever. I hope it isn't Derek in the accident.


As much as I love Meredith and Derek, it kinda pisses me off that the whole spoiler revolves around them. Give us some more insight as to what may happen with the other characters. I love the short shot of Alex and Izzie laughing together. I personally have and always will root for Alex and Izzie. I think the writer's have given us scenes from various seasons to give us some hope that one day it will happen! I think Alex has always loved Izzie and she is the only one he really lets in. I also want more of a back story on him as well. I HATED George and Izzie together. I think that it kind of said that guys and girls cant just be friends. I personally preferred George in the 2nd season. His character kind of lost some of his charming, innocent appeal along the way.

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Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)

Burke was- He took something from me. He took little pieces of me, little pieces over time, so small I didn't even notice, you know? He wanted me to be something I wasn't, and I made myself into what he wanted. One day I was me Cristina Yang, and then suddenly I was lying for him, and jeopardizing my career, and agreeing to be married and wearing a ring, and being a bride. Until I was standing there in a wedding dress with no eyebrows, and I wasn't Cristina Yang anymore. And even then, I would've married him. I would have. I lost myself for a long time. And now that I'm finally me again, I can't. I love you. I love you more than I loved Burke. I love you. And that scares the crap out of me because when you asked me to ignore Teddy's page, you took a piece of me, and I let you. And that will never happen again.