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

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)

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."