Orange is the new lab coat? Grey’s Anatomy season 13 got off to a somber start last week with Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) landing behind bars, and Ellen Pompeo tells Us Weekly exclusively that her character, Meredith Grey, is prepared to do whatever it takes to fight for her embattled bestie.
Pompeo, 46, spoke to Us recently at the Uplifting Miracle Worker product launch event with Philosophy skincare, and she reveals Mer will go to bat for Alex, who is facing legal action for beating up Andrew DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti) on the ABC medical drama’s season 12 finale.
“I think as long as it’s within the law,“ Pompeo says with a laugh. "Alex is her ride-or-die.”
The actress points out that Meredith comes close to threatening DeLuca on the Thursday, September 29, episode, but that the Grey-Sloan Memorial chief of general surgery and board director calms down before doing anything she’ll regret.
“Meredith has to pull it back,” Pompeo says. “She took that step toward possibly threatening, and then got her hand slapped by Dr. Bailey, and she doesn’t want to make anything worse for Alex, so she’s had to rein it in. She owns the hospital — she doesn’t need a lawsuit.”
Pompeo says she isn’t sure if Meredith’s romance with Nathan Riggs (Martin Henderson) will continue, as there aren’t any sexy scenes between them in the season’s first five episodes. In the season premiere, Meredith ended things with the surgeon because her sister Maggie Pierce (Kelly McCreary) is so smitten with him.
“We’re still doing the triangle, and Meredith is still keeping the secret from Maggie,” she says of last season’s hookup with the hunky cardiothoracic surgeon.
But what about some fans’ hopes that the mom of three and her longtime pal Alex will someday end up sparking a romance on the show? Pompeo doesn’t advise viewers to hold their breath.
“We have Riggs in the mix, too, so we can’t just go to the Alex place!” she says. “No one knows what will come out of Shonda Rhimes’ mind. I never try to predict the future, in my job or in my real life.”
Meredith: [voiceover] Responsibility. It really does suck. Unfortunately, once you get past the age of braces and training bras, responsibility doesn’t go away. It can’t be avoided. Either someone makes us face it or we suffer the consequences. And still adulthood has it perks. I mean the shoes, the sex, the no parents anywhere telling you what to do. That’s, pretty damn good.
Copriamo le ferite con cerotto e garza per proteggere la ferita, per prevenire l'infezione, per evitare ulteriori sofferenze.
La parte difficile è quando devi strappare via la benda perchè quello può far male da morire. Fa male strappare quel bendaggio. Non vogliamo vedere cosa c'è sotto. Ma forse non è la paura del dolore che ci trattiene. Forse, in realtà, abbiamo paura di scoprire che la ferita è ancora aperta. O che invece sta guarendo davvero.
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1.) JAPRIL <3 Oh my gosh. April singing to Harriet over Skype was so sweet…made my heart melt… and, also, Jackson and April <3 Ah, I need them to get back together! I hope April accepts Jackson’s help during her recovery! Maybe then, they’ll fall back in love and be happily ever after (I can dream, right?)
—> Also, Seeing Richard hold Harriet was adorable! He’s basically a grandpa now!
2.) Meredith, what the hell?!?!?! Why does she continue to lie to Maggie? It’s going to blow up in her face. She needs to come clean to Maggie ASAP.
–> Also, Maggie deserves a good guy! She’s such a good sister and a doctor, and I just want to see her happy!
3.) I feel so bad for Alex. Yes, he did beat up DeLuca, which is absolutely terrible, but I don’t think he deserves to be treated the way Jo is treating him. Jo needs to talk to Alex, and she needs to explain herself, and he needs to explain himself… They’ve been through a lot, and I don’t think that they should throw it away when the going gets tough….
4.) I’m glad Bailey didn’t fire Alex… He’s such a compassionate doctor. The way he treats his patients and their parents is how I hope my future pediatrician treats my children. At least he’ll still be at the hospital, although it’s the clinic, which might bring back some bad memories since Izzie bought it for Denny’s memory and whatnot.
5.) OWEN & AMELIA are absolutely adorable <3 I love them. They both deserve to be happy!
6.) I still love Alex & Meredith’s friendship.
7.) Do you guys remember when Jo beat up Jason so badly he had a brain bleed? Alex took care of the situation and supported Jo…. Alex gave her the benefit of the doubt, yet, when Alex was in a similar situation, Jo can’t even talk to him about it?……hmmm….
Some weeks ago, I was with my friend talking about Grey’s Anatomy. She’s in season 5 and I’m in season 13. The conversation goes like this:
-Hey, I’ve been thinking and I think that the show could continue almost normally, without changing the name if Meredith died.
-Well, Lexie would be alive right? So we have the other Grey. And we have Mark, Cristina… I think it could continue without Meredith.