Grey's Anatomy Spoilers: Alex's Fate, Post-It Wedding Legitimacy

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Will Alex survive the gunshot wound he suffered during the season finale?

Is a Post-It wedding legitimate, and will it be followed by a traditional one?

Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes tackles both of these subjects in her latest talk with EW. Here's what the show's executive producer has to say about 2010-11 on those fronts ...

On Post-It nuptials: “I deeply appreciate the fans and how much they care about Meredith and Derek, but as a woman and a human being and the mother of a girl, I just feel that this idea of someone in a big, white dress as the be-all, end-all of human existence is a terrible message.”

The Almost-Bride

As close as we'll get to Mer walking down the aisle.

“I felt like Meredith and Derek’s choice to be together becomes a marriage of equals as opposed to some faux fairy tale. And while I love a good wedding, I felt like for Meredith, it was so counter to who she is as a human being. And I love the fact that Derek doesn’t need her to do it."

"I get why the fans want it; I’d probably want it too if I was just watching. But I literally feel sick every time think about Meredith in a big white poufy dress.”

Sounds like Post-It Wedding is all we're going to get!

On Alex: Overshadowed by so many other events May 20 was the fact that at the end of the Season 6 finale, he was still using a breathing tube. Are we sure he’s okay?

We are. “He lived,” Rhimes assures. “He [turned a corner].”

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Grey's Anatomy Quotes

There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.

Meredith

MEREDITH: "You don't get to call me a whore. When I met you, I thought I had found the person that I was going to spend the rest of my life with. I was done! All the boys and all the bars and all the obvious daddy issues, who cares? I was done. You left me. You chose Addison. I'm all glued back together now. I make no apologies for how I chose to repair what you broke. You don't get to call me a whore."
DEREK: "This thing with us is finished. It's over."
MEREDITH: "Finally."
DEREK: "Yeah, it's done."
MEREDITH: "It is done."