Grey’s Anatomy Spoilers: Is a Divorce on the Horizon?

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Don't panic, Grey's Anatomy Fanatics.

Before we go any further, allow us to answer the question in the headline with a flat-out NO.

Or, better yet, allow Shonda Rhimes to answer it.

"I don’t think that it’s a marriage-ending argument,” Rhimes tells EW of the fight between Meredith and Derek that concluded Grey's Anatomy Season 10.

"I actually would like to watch a couple have a hard time in their marriage, and have it not be that that means their marriage is over."

Derek vs. Meredith - Grey's Anatomy

Grey's Anatomy Season 11 has been dubbed "The Year of Meredith" by Rhimes, as the drama's title character will no longer take a backseat to her husband's career.

"There’s something really great about watching a couple have a mature marriage where stuff goes wrong, things are hard, and people try to push through it and figure it out," Rhimes adds.

The super producer also tells TV Line that Jo and Alex will have some problems... because of Meredith?

"Alex feels responsible for her,” Rhimes says, explaining why Meredith and Alex will be spending a lot of time together this fall. “He feels like Cristina didn’t just leave him a seat on the board and the shares, she left him Meredith as well."

Alex will find himself “in the uncomfortable position of being the recipient of a lot of the stuff that Cristina would have been left listening to,” Rhimes teases, though she emphasizes that the two will be strictly platonic.

Grey's Anatomy Season 11 premieres on Thursday, September 25 at 8/7.

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Sarah silva

I am glad that Meredith and Derek will not be divorcing! Couples do argue but that does not mean divorce!
I also love the exploring Meredith and Alex's friendship.

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)

Lexie: [narrating] Grief may be a thing we all have in common, but it looks different on everyone.
Mark: It isn't just death we have to grieve. It's life. It's loss. It's change.
Alex: And when we wonder why it has to suck so much sometimes, has to hurt so bad. The thing we gotta try to remember is that it can turn on a dime.
Izzie: That's how you stay alive. When it hurts so much you can't breathe, that's how you survive.
Derek: By remembering that one day, somehow, impossibly, you won't feel this way. It won't hurt this much.
Bailey: Grief comes in its own time for everyone, in its own way.
Owen: So the best we can do, the best anyone can do, is try for honesty.
Meredith: The really crappy thing, the very worst part of grief is that you can't control it.
Arizona: The best we can do is try to let ourselves feel it when it comes.
Callie: And let it go when we can.
Meredith: The very worst part is that the minute you think you're past it, it starts all over again.
Cristina: And always, every time, it takes your breath away.
Meredith: There are five stages of grief. They look different on all of us, but there are always five.
Alex: Denial.
Derek: Anger.
Bailey: Bargaining.
Lexie: Depression.
Richard: Acceptance.