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Grey’s Anatomy Cast Guide: Meredith Grey

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I fell in love with Grey’s Anatomy when the show was in its’ 3rd season and yes my husband and I did a rewind and watched all the episodes from the beginning! Grey’s Anatomy is on ABC on Thursday nights. Wouldn’t it be cool is Disney World put in Grey’s Anatomy-themed place? I mean could you imagine eating in their cafeteria or doing a surgery? Did I chase a rabbit trail again….those silly rabbits 🙂

I want to do a series of posts where I explain some of the main characters and give my spin on them. So, first up is Meredith Grey!

Grey’s Anatomy Cast Guide: Meredith Grey

Meredith is a spunky, smart, passionate, and logical woman. She comes from a somewhat troubled childhood and definitely has had quite a few trials on the show. Most of her childhood troubles stem from her mom. Her mom was an exceptional doctor at the same hospital Meredith is now at.  At the beginning of the series while she is still an intern she battles with making her own name, instead of living in her mother’s footsteps.  Meredith’s mom was so busy trying to be a great doctor she rarely had time for Meredith. Meredith’s mom was not a saint though. She had her share of faults like having an affair with the chief of the hospital Dr. Weber.  In a way Dr. Weber is a father figure to Meredith and usually watches out for her. Meredith’s real father was a drunk who left Meredith’s mom and started another whole family, never visiting or taking the time for Meredith. One of his children, Lexi, ends up in later seasons working at the hospital as well. Meredith and Lexi start off bad but at the end have a good relationship.  Meredith’s mom dies of Alzheimer’s  disease which leaves Meredith scared for her own future and scared to commit to anything.

Meredith does form 2 close relationships. One relationship is with Christina Yang and they are the best of friends. They understand each other without even speaking and are able to tell each other how it is without getting offended. They call each other “my person”.

The other relationship is with Dr. McDreamy, otherwise known as Derek Shepard. The first episode, first scene shows them having relations before she finds out he is her boss. Despite all that drama and her commitment issues she does marry him through a post it note.

Meredith and Derek try for a long time to get pregnant and after failing they adopt a little girl named Zola (sp?). Shortly after that she gets pregnant and that is where we are now in the series. In my opinion, the show did something I am not to fond of. A lot of shows, show people getting pregnant after adopting and I am sure that happens sometimes, but can they show an infertile couple at all. Why do most shows always eventually get the person pregnant? Sometimes life just doesn’t work out that way.  I guess I care a lot about this subject since I am 7+ years infertile.

Meredith is a great character and I love what she adds to the show.

Who is your favorite Grey’s Anatomy character?

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