Grey's Anatomy Spoilers: MerDer Sex Forecast!

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Just how much sex will Meredith and Derek be having this season on Grey's Anatomy? Enough that Patrick Dempsey thinks he needs to start working out ... so that's saying something, right?

Informed that creator Shonda Rhimes was planning to put Derek and Meredith’s sex life under a microscope this season, the 46-year-old actor was a bit taken aback, according to TV Line.

“I need to go to the gym more,” he joked, before adding, “I hope so. They’ve been fighting enough over the last eight years. I don’t know how they stayed together… We’ll see how much sex they’re having."

"They should have it at least once a day. But I think the baby gets in the way.”

Mer Der Lovin'

Dempsey also explained why he signed on for two more years of Grey’s last spring, after publicly toying with the idea of leaving the show altogether at the end of Season 8. “It was about job security,” he said.

“You look at what’s going on in the world, how difficult it is to get a job. You see other actors who have been on other shows who aren’t working now. I’m like, ‘You know what? Why not?’ It’s here. It’s still going."

"Everybody’s working really well together. The scheduling is working out this year. It’s still amazingly popular. I had a long time where I wasn’t working. I was struggling. The money’s good, so I would be stupid to say no.”

Ellen Pompeo, who shared similar sentiments in a recent interview of her own, added that compared to the rest of the cast, she and Patrick will be focusing more on lighter storylines in the early going this fall.

“[The writers] have to create a delicate balance between the heavy storylines and the light storylines,” she said. “And I think Derek and Meredith are just dealing a little bit with his hand and whether he can do surgery or not."

"But there’s not too much drama surrounding them because, the truth is, they’re happy to be alive and be parents for their daughter. So we can play the lightness and leave the heavy stuff to other people.”

Grey's Anatomy Season 9 begins Thursday night on ABC. Sounds like plenty of fun, sexy times ahead for its core couple. How do you see the new season shaping up for Mer and Der? Discuss!

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I loved this episode and I just about cried through the whole thing,I also thought Arizona was dead cause I was like wait they haven't showed her and a new peds guy?! But glad she's still on but clearly their relationship is on the rocks cause I would be pissed if my wife cut my leg off and in the commercial for next episode it shows Arizona telling Cali to promise not to cut her leg off..also I don't think everyone is remembering that this episode isn't technically leaving off where season 8 ended..kinda complaining the Mer is taking lexis death so lightly. They were stranded and she was dead and then this episode is about a month after the whole thing..not saying she should be peachy but clearly lexis death could be part of the reason she's now called madusa...the next episode tells everything and I'm freakin pumped..I really wish they kept mark at least :(


I honestly thought Arizona was dead for the whole episode. People kept apologising to Callie, and that guy came in to replace her...I really thought that she was dead. Then I saw her in Callie's room, and for 20 seconds, I was like 'SHES ALIVE'...then I saw her leg and I just about died. But why is that a reason to leave the hospital? Arizona can have a prosthetic, can't she? And I'm just happy she's alive. Sloan's death moved me to tears. Seriously, I just about died with him. Seeing Callie, Derek and Jackson mourn him so much was like torture. RIP Slexie. I didn't think they'd kill off a whole couple. So many years of history...and in two episodes, both dead. Also, no-one talks about this...BUT WHAT HAPPENED TO JERRY? Did he die? I dunno. I found Cristina's storyline very boring...I really didn't care, but it seems her PTSD isn't affecting her too much (with the exception of the planes, so...). Also, I really do not like the new Bailey as much...


i liked the episode, i was still hoping for a Mark Lexie type elevator scene but I will deal with the video flashbacks. i cried for most of the episode and was happy to see that not everyone was doing ok after the airplane crash. The writers in shows will tend to write a life altering season finale and then the characters will be perfectly fine the next season so i am happy to see that it was not the case for the season happy alex is staying and sad that Christina is not . However, I have the feeling that she might be let go soon,and ultimately return to Seattle Grace. Bailey's storyline is adorable and Im glad that she is finally happy. I think its hilarious that Grey is considered to be the new " Nazi." I also didnt understand why they brought back April because I was obviously not the only person that forgot she even existed. I was surprised they didnt mention that cardiac surgeon,,, what was her name again?? But no seriously, Im glad they didnt bring her back. Obviously she wasnt a key player. Anyways, to sum up my overview of this show, it was a B-.Unfortunately this show will never be the same since it started, but its still hanging in there.


I hope the 'light' SLs for MerDer as a contrast to the heavy SLs at the beginning season doesn't mean by the end of S9 things between MerDer are tense again, or something horrible is gonna happen to them!
MerDer deserve to be happy!


Well they cant just make their story line 'light' i mean her sister just died, derek's future is in jeopardy


can u plssssbring bak burke and christina........pls pls pls pls pls pls pls pls pls. i misss themmm soooooooo much...they romance ,humor.plsssssssssssssssss


My fave couple of the show. So glad they get a break for a little while. SO sick of them fighting!!! I am really NOT happy to see that Mer seems to be taking Lexi's death so lightly. I actually liked her character a lot and was pissed she died. Seriously Shonda needs to send former cast-mates to new hospitals not the morgue! HOPING this season is better than last season but my expectations are super low with her having THREE shows now. At least Scandal is good. I'm just sad about GA because I watched since the first ep and it seems so far from the great show it was. At least Christina is still my fave! :D


there's is "know" missing.. :)
about the actual spoiler: meredith is handling the death of her sister pretty well, isn't she?


"one of the lamest of lame shows on TV"
either you never watched the show and don't what your talking about or you must be pretty bored to come a site that is dedicated to "one of the lamest of lame shows on TV" to bash it.
either way I pitty you.


not so much sexing that the mer/der couple would look uninteresting anymore. mer/der is grey's anatomy, so it's not sex that sells the show but their relationship as husband/wife and doctor/doctor. i think not a good idea to focus on their sex lives for the succeeding episodes. what's the matter, running out of creative juices for the show?

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