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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Grey's Anatomy Quotes

It's harder to love somebody than to walk away from them.

Amelia

MEREDITH: "You don't get to call me a whore. When I met you, I thought I had found the person that I was going to spend the rest of my life with. I was done! All the boys and all the bars and all the obvious daddy issues, who cares? I was done. You left me. You chose Addison. I'm all glued back together now. I make no apologies for how I chose to repair what you broke. You don't get to call me a whore."
DEREK: "This thing with us is finished. It's over."
MEREDITH: "Finally."
DEREK: "Yeah, it's done."
MEREDITH: "It is done."