Grey's Anatomy Season 9 Premiere: First Photo!

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A new photo has surfaced online, purportedly from the Grey's Anatomy Season 9 premiere.

What's not to love about a tender MerDer moment, after what they've been through?

Exactly.

Mere-Der Love

Notice that while kissing his wife in the hospital hallway, Derek's hands are hidden ... maybe we're reading into it, but this could be in line with the theory that he's recovering from his crash injuries.

Figuring out how to regain his top-notch abilities as a doctor is expected to be one of the big storylines for Derek this fall, as well as being a "happy, sexy couple" with Meredith in this "Year of Romance."

Shonda Rhimes' words, not ours!

“One of the things I said to the writers was, ‘I want a lot more romantic scenes. I want to see that Derek and Meredith are a happy, sexy couple,’” Rhimes tells TV Line. “They basically settled down in a lot of ways."

"They are very settled. They’re married, they have a child, and they’re both working. I want to see what that means for them as a couple and how they, against the odds, manage to keep that relationship sexy and fun."

"So we’re playing with that and it’s been really fun.”

September 27 can't come fast enough.

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Grey's Anatomy Quotes

[narrating] "At the end of the day, when it comes down to it, all we really want is to be close to somebody. So this thing where we all keep our distance and pretend not to care about each other, it's usually a load of bull. So we pick and choose who we want to remain close to, and once we've chosen those people, we tend to stick close by. No matter how much we hurt them. The people that are still with you at the end of the day, those are the ones worth keeping. And sure, sometimes close can be too close. But sometimes, that invasion of personal space, it can be exactly what you need."

MEREDITH

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)