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Ellen Pompeo: Meredith Clearly Crossed the Line

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In a recent interview, Patrick Dempsey discussed the future of Meredith and Derek on Grey’s Anatomy. At best, he painted a murky picture for the couple moving forward.

Dempsey's character is clearly livid following the revelation of his wife's meddling on Adele's behalf in the clinical trial, and Ellen Pompeo sees it, he has every right to be.

“Listen, what Meredith did clearly crossed a line. Derek has a right to be pissed,” Pompeo tells TV Line's Matt Webb Mitovich. At the same time, that's Meredith to a T.

Mer: Grace Under Pressure

“Derek so often stands on his moral high ground,” she says, while Mer sees things as ... well, Grey. "It’s who Meredith is, and Derek should understand that,” she adds.

That said, where does the couple go from here? While acknowledging that Derek has every right to be upset, is this really a deal-breaker? Pompeo says no way.

“I think Derek should feel wronged for a second,” the actress tells TV Line, “but then he needs to get over it, quick!” Will he? Should he? Sound off with your comments ...

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This is 2 u all that say Mar is bad and wrong. Yes ok she is human that luvs thats y she did it. U all that said Der is good and only knows wrong and rite how rite was he when he was driving like a fool always in JAIL for not following the laws and not having his licens taken bcoz he saved sum of the lives that is agenst the law. So if he wants 2 juge he is not n good father.

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Isa this is more than torture to have to wait until September to see what is going to happen with Mer and Der. Yes what she did was wrong because it compromise the trial and it is unethical BUT a little understanding would have been nice coming from her husband and worst they are in the middle of an adoption. This is not how a relationship is suppose to be, you don't just run away when there is problem you stand up and face them togather. And telling her that she is a bad mother? come on that is just crossing the line right there I would land a right hand in his mouth the moment he said that sending it back down his throat. How dare you? But all in all next season is promising to be steamy.

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I agree with ellen she crossed the line. But for a good reason

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I had wondered how it was OK for anyone connected to the hospital to get a spouse on the Altzhiemers clinical trial without compromising it. Also the number code for a restricted area not getting changed on a regular basis is a bit flimsy. So Meredith couldn't really escape from giving Adele the good stuff. I don't think this is really a good SL for MerDer. But I suppose it gives Shonda an option if EP stays and PD leaves for Mer to stay without Der

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Derek sure did take off with a quickness and break the post it vows, didnt he? Absloutely, he has reason to be angry with her. All that hard work down the drain in a clinical trial he was doing FOR HER. But he knows that this is classic Meredith and she'll always be that way. I'm sure he'll be back, just like he got over the death of his patient in season 5,cuz I believe that they are meant to be together. Especially when he finds out that she has Zola at home. Cant wait for season 8!!!!!!

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I agree that meredith crossed a line but agree that derek needs to move on because that is meredith. when has she not crossed a line? think back to season 1 when she sees the baby in the nursery and tells his parent about the heart condition. That is just who she is . . . I hope they stay on the show . . . I love PD and EP . . . would totally love to meet them!!

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26 days until season 8 filming begins (whoop whoop) loving how it almost every 4 days we get another interview with one of the stars, thank you thank you thank you but enough with jesse williams now NEXT!!!!! Also glad we finally got a PD and EP take on the Mer/Der crisis and laughed at Ellen's comment just get over it already well said.
Also really want to see Cristina go out to the woods and kick some McDreamy butt. (Oh those pregnacy hormones are badass)

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I'm glad that it's fiction.. I worked on 2 clinical trials and it was against the rules for an employee or a relative of an employee to be accepted onto a trial and it was also against the rules for me to accept anyone I knew as a patient. But at least in the trials I worked for, we could call in everyone who received placebo and give them the treatment after the trial was over.
That said, if I were in Meredith's exact shoes, with Alzheimer's being so time sensitive, Adele getting worse so quickly, and my mother having been responsible for Adele's unhappiness for so many years, I would have either gone crying to Derek about what I really wanted to do and literally run away to Africa or I would have done exactly what Meredith did.

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You know, people who are saying Grey's Anatomy has gone bad are really not seeing the debatable story lines they are giving us. Anyway, Meredith is both right and wrong, but mainly right. And a good husband would stand by his wife in this situation instead of damaging her psychologically by telling her she's a bad mother and cheering for her to get fired. Plus, it's not like Meredith did what she did for herself. She did it because she saw it was unfair to Adele to not get the drug and because she doesn't want Adele to turn into her mother. Shouldn't Derek have understood that? What's interesting to see was how quickly Derek moved out, breaking the post it vows in a heartbeat.

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You know, people who are saying Grey's Anatomy has gone bad are really not seeing the debatable story lines they are giving us. Anyway, Meredith is both right and wrong, but mainly right. And a good husband would stand by his wife in this situation instead of damaging her psychologically by telling her she's a bad mother and cheering for her to get fired. Plus, it's not like Meredith did what she did for herself. She did it because she saw it was unfair to Adele to not get the drug and because she doesn't want Adele to turn into her mother. Shouldn't Derek have understood that? What's interesting to see was how quickly Derek moved out, breaking the post it vows.

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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)

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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