Grey's Anatomy Scoop: What is MerDer's Big Decision?

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Callie and Arizona get married May 5 on Calzona's Grey's Anatomy. This we know.

Here are details you may not know, but now do, via Sara Ramirez and TV Line:

Not only does Bailey officiate Calizona’s nuptials, but she serves as the couple’s spiritual guide after Callie's mom fails to approve of the same-sex union.

“Bailey says to her, ‘God is everywhere. God is in you and me,'" Ramirez says. 

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"'Between us here in this room. And you don’t have to be in a church in order to marry someone and have a meaningful ceremony, union, marriage, wedding.’”

“So at the end of the day, Callie starts to embrace and understand that the person she needs to look to for self-assurance, love and acceptance, is inside of her.”

As for the other big event that day, pertaining to Meredith and Derek?

The episode synopsis we revealed earlier this week includes this telltale line: “Meredith and Derek make a decision that will change their lives forever.”

What do you think that is? Leave a comment and vote in our poll:

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@ Katie Deanna Faulhaber: Very well put!!! Everybody go read her post!


Patrick Dempsey is filming a new movie and Ellen, did just have a baby...maybe that is the reason for their lack of SL. I agree with a couple of you, is nice that everyone gets a chance to have a SL, and we are not just drowing in MERDER drama!!!


To comment on a few of the comments without using names, let me start by agreeing with the sentiment that these are fictional characters and the show is for entertainment. Yes, the show makes some insightful observations about life, makes you feel, makes you laugh, makes you cry and we can all find small pieces of our own life experiences BUT it is a show. It's a show with a great ENSEMBLE cast and anyone who doesn't like that and is threatening to stop watching it, please do. The first 4 years were so Mer/Der heavy and they are a great couple. But I have been re-watching some of the previous seasons and I am reminded yet again that this show is at it's best when multiple characters get a chance to contribute to the drama. I am tired of the Calzona Anatomy joke. They are a great couple too and at this point they are the 2nd most important couple on the show (next to Mer/Der who will always be the catalyst for the show). It wasn't til episode 11 this year that they started getting extra airtime and between 11 and 18 there were two episodes they were barely on and one of those Arizona wasn't on at all(15 and 16). Was the last half of season 5 called Izzy's Anatomy? Was the first 8 or 9 episodes of this season called Christina's Anatomy? I don't think so. There is obviously extra anger towards Calzona. For some people it probably has to do with the fact that they are a same sex couple and for others it must be a perception that couples (not individuals) steal time from other couples (namely Mer/Der). Anyway, all you Meredith fans/Calzona haters should watch the rerun will be happy. Then maybe for one day we could get back to talking about the show, the whole show and get over this playground attitude that some people have.


Okay, to the people complaining about a lack of Mer/Der storyline; I love Mer/Der AND Calzona, so I'm happy for both of them, but remember the first 3 seasons or so? When EVERYTHING was Mer/Der? I really don't want to get in a fight about this, but Shonda said the beginning was to get Mer/Der sorted, and sharing the love around is amazing. If you're not happy about that, don't watch the show, simple as that. As for Mer/Der's decision, I don't think they're adopting, because their scene in the elevator last episode gave the implication that they were going to keep trying. They could be getting married, but I don't think they'd steal Callie and Arizona's thunder after the accident and all; I think it could have something to do with their new home? Maybe being granted permission to build?


Now I wish Callie would have gone to Africa with Arizona or perhaps been gone with the car accident.


I think it is funny that they TV Fanatic crossed off Calzona's Anatomy. At this point they may as well change the name because it feels like Calzona's Anatomy. Makes me think that Ellen and Patrick will not sign on for season 9 and Shonda knows it and is trying unsuccessfully to change the focus. I hope I am so wrong on that because I love Grey's and the ensemble cast but will not watch without MerDer. I hope we get the wedding that I have been waiting for years. I hope MerDer adopt and she gets pregnant at the same time. I love their chemistry and as someone previously said on another site, they are Iconic!


Oh jeez. No matter what you think or who you ship, it's a TV show. There's no sense in getting up in arms about it. It IS Grey's Anatomy and Meredith is a prominent feature, even with less screen time. These are her friends, and other characters have always gotten arcs. Izzie had the Denny thing AND the cancer thing. George and Callie had theirs, and Cristina has had hers too. The Callie/Arizona thing has run a bit longer, but you have to remember that what they can write and shoot depends heavily on actor availability. If Ellen and Patrick are both tending to their respective RL families, the easiest thing to do is write about other characters more. Never fear, fellow Mer/Der shippers, they'll probably get more screen time. Ellen has always said she didn't want to sign a second contract so I'm sure if there's a season 8, it will wrap up her time there sufficiently, and I doubt Callie and Arizona will go anywhere. But seriously, let's stop dogging each other and fictional characters and just go along for the ride.


Oh goodness, let her cross it out or ex it...whatever. It's how she and many others feel (including myself) feel. Is that something that you're really going to take offensively? Kind of a funny thing to get upset about.


I used to like Calzona time but.. CMON people!! There needs to be a limit to it! This is Grey's Anatomy!! Which means to the person that said Meredith could leave... She can't!! She is the main character!! We want MerDer drama! Or at least a baby or wedding! No adoption! Real baby that (I know not the REAL baby from like Ellen) but we don't wan adoption. Screw all you people that think Meredith should leave.


Cristinarocks, I just think they're being honest. I mean, isn't it Calzona's Anatomy now? Of course here comes the argument that this is an ensemble cast and it's Callie's chance to shine blah blah blah but you don't modify the name of a book to the name of your title character (crazy stuff!) and have critics go that EP & PD are the stars of the show and promote it as such (courtesy of some thinking brains at ABC) for nothing. I find it funny 'cause it's true. Calzona's Anatomy. Too bad I'm not interested on this show.

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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.


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