Meredith Grey - Wikipedia
Lexie Grey Portrayed by Chyler Leigh Episode Count First Appearance She and Meredith try to maintain a good relationship afterwards with them both. Now that Dr. Meredith Grey's husband, Dr. Derek Shepherd, has dearly departed Grey's Anatomy, we can focus on the real relationships that drive the show: The repercussions from Lexie's death in a plane crash made the. There are so many different relationships on "Grey's Anatomy" that it's difficult to keep At the end of Season 1, Derek's wife shows up, and the Derek/Meredith thing is Alex begins sleeping with Lexie, and they soon begin a real relationship.
Lexie is supported by Mark and, to avoid having to leave the operating room, resorts to using a diaper so that she can sufficiently hydrate herself before and during the surgery. A stunned Lexie hesitantly states that Alex is now her boyfriend, to which Mark replies, "I know. I'm just saying you could have a husband. As Alison had signed a DNR formLexie is forced to turn off the machines keeping her alive despite Gary begging her to stop. Mark shields Lexie during the shooting and the pair attempt to save a critically wounded Alex.
Lexie and Mark proceed to save Alex's life, during which Lexie realizes that Alex is still in love with his ex-wife Izzie, as he calls for her while delirious and on the verge of death. After having a conversation with Webber, Gary Clark eventually commits suicide, having killed eleven people and wounded another seven as well as causing Meredith to suffer a miscarriage. Grey's Anatomy season 7 After openly acknowledging the shooting as a mass murder during a therapy session with trauma counselor Andrew Perkins James Tupper and the other residents, Lexie experiences a psychotic breakdown stemming from PTSD and sleep deprivation while she is treating a patient.
Lexie, after recovering and being cleared for surgery, confronts Alex at Cristina and Owen's wedding and knocks him down a peg by telling him that the reason he is alive is because of her. Mark comforts Lexie and the doctors ultimately manage to save all the victims of the shooting, after which Lexie tells Mark that she loves him. Lexie reveals to Jackson that she is frustrated with the people she cares about, specifically Mark and her father, making major life-changing decisions without considering her feelings.
Mark then agrees to let her go, giving her and Jackson his blessing. Grey's Anatomy season 8 Although initially happy in her relationship with Jackson, Lexie grows increasingly distraught and frustrated when she discovers that Mark has started dating an ophthalmologist named Julia.
Though Derek had instructed them to merely reduce the patient's brain tumor, Meredith allows Lexie to remove it completely, despite not being authorized by either the patient or Derek to do so. The sisters celebrate the successful surgery but Lexie is devastated when she discovers that the patient suffered severe brain damage, thus losing the ability to speak. Alex, Jackson and April move out of Meredith's house without inviting Lexie to join them, and with Derek and Meredith settling down with baby Zola, Lexie begins to feel lonely and isolated.
After being left babysitting Zola on Valentine's Day, she contemplates confessing her true feelings to Mark.
However, after plucking up the courage to visit his apartment, she finds Mark studying with Jackson and loses her nerve, instead claiming that she wanted to set up a play date for Zola and Sofia. When Mark confides in Derek that he and Julia have been discussing moving in together, Derek warns Lexie not to miss her chance again, resulting in her professing her love to a shell-shocked Mark, who merely thanks her for her candor.
Mark later confesses to Derek that he feels the same way about Lexie, but is unsure of how to go about things. Days later, Lexie is named as part of a team of surgeons that will be sent to Boise to separate conjoined twins, along with Mark, Meredith, Derek, Cristina and Arizona Robbins Jessica Capshaw. However, while flying to their destination, the doctors' plane crashes in the wilderness and Lexie is crushed under debris from the aircraft but manages to alert Mark and Cristina to help her.
The pair try in vain to free Lexie, who realizes that she is suffering from a hemothorax and is unlikely to survive. While Cristina tries to find an oxygen tank and water to save Lexie, Mark holds Lexie's hand and professes his love for her, telling her that they will get married, have kids and live the best life together, as they are "meant to be". While fantasizing about the future that she and Mark could have had together, Lexie succumbs to her injuries and dies moments before Meredith arrives.
The remaining doctors are left stranded in the woods waiting for rescue, with a devastated Meredith crying profusely and Mark refusing to let go of Lexie's hand.
Season 9 onwards[ edit ] In season 9the remaining surgeons are rescued from the wilderness days later, and Lexie's body is returned to Seattle. Mark subsequently makes a clean break with Julia, stating that he had always only truly loved Lexie. Mark is soon placed on life support due to the extensive internal injuries he sustained during the plane crash and, as determined by his will, the machines keeping him alive are eventually turned off as he showed no signs of waking after 30 days.
After Mark's death, flashbacks of several moments in his life showed him being videotaped at Callie and Arizona's wedding; at the end of his congratulations speech, Mark declares that Lexie was the partner he wanted to grow old and dance with at their granddaughter's wedding. When the remaining survivors of the plane crash pool their compensation money to purchase the hospital, they agree to rename it "Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital" in tribute to Lexie and Mark.
Following Lexie and Mark's deaths, series producer Shonda Rhimes mused regarding the pair's relationship: Their love remains true. But I have had such a great time. Following Isaiah Washington 's departure who portrayed Preston Burkeit was reported that show's executives were planning on adding new cast members, such as Lexie.
It felt like she could be Meredith's sister, but she had a depth that was very interesting. This was granted by Rhimes, though the actress returned in mid-October. In MayRhimes revealed why she decided to have Lexie die: She was an important member of my Grey's family.
This was not an easy decision. She's managed to sell every single thing because she's really believed it. The incredible thing is that you can have no fear to write what you think because she is always able to deliver.
Executive producer Betsy Beers on developing Pompeo's character  Grey is the protagonist and focal point of the series. She has been called "intelligent, compassionate, hard-working, oftentimes outspoken, easily distracted, and indecisive" by Grey's Anatomy executives.
Pompeo said to Good Morning America"I am so incredibly lucky to have Patrick [Dempsey], to have the chemistry that we do, we have an amazing relationship, and it's like any other relationship, you have your ups and downs.
But we work it out, and we've found a way to do this for this long and still get along, and make it work and believe in what we're doing. As soon as the camera is off, I'm like, 'Is your hand on my butt? Meredith is the girl who tried to help a serial killer kill himself, so that he could donate his organs. Meredith—and this is obvious—has a compass that has always led her to shades of grey.Grey's Anatomy Best Drunk Moments
She does not believe in black-and-white, she does not believe in good or bad, she does what she thinks is right. The character had a one-night stand with George O'Malley, in the second season. Series writer Stacy McKee, said of the sexual encounter: The damage is done — things will never be the same. Particularly, it has been made clear that they both share the same motives. McKee offered her thoughts: They want to be strong.
They want to feel normal. They want, so much, to be whole. Sometimes, they have to fake it. Rhimes offered the insight: Because, in my head, they are very similar people. He and Meredith are both lost, both lonely, both former screw-ups who got their acts together.
In another lifetime, they would be really good friends. So throughout the season, we watch them pause from time to time to look at each other and see that they are mirrors of one another.
Derek has a right to be pissed. This led to the two being dubbed "the twisted sisters". At the conclusion of season three, the duo went on a "honeymoon" together, and Rhimes called it her favorite detail of the finale.
Rhimes offered her insight: She's pretty freaking lonely, people.
She's got a right to get her whine on. So, when she falters, it's partly because she's got nothing to hang on to. As she says in the first episode, she needs a reason to go on, she needs some hope. Because, to get past the crap of your past? To let the past go and change? Without screwing it up? It makes me happy to see her happy. The possibilities for what may come are endless. Reviews[ edit ] The character has received both overwhelmingly positive reviews to weary response from television critics throughout the course of the show.
The initial response to the character was positive but as the series progressed Meredith Grey became immensely popular and Pompeo established the character as a critic and fan favorite featuring on a number of Top TV Character lists.
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The development of the character has been deemed as the highlight of the show. Grey has constantly been defined as "the heroine of Grey's Anatomy". Grey conveys such substance that you simply can't stop watching.
Kim of After Pompeo not receiving an Emmy nomination for her work as Grey, McNamara of the Los Angeles Times suggested that Pompeo, "who has worked very hard and against all narrative odds to make Meredith Grey an interesting character at last" should have received a nomination at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards.
Pompeo's connection with Patrick Dempsey Derek Shepherd is acclaimed as a high point of the series. Former television columnist for The Star-Ledger Alan Sepinwall expressed his boredom on the focus given on Grey's relationships storylines while reviewing the second season's finale: The will-they-or-won't-they plot doesn't work because they've already been in and out of that relationship too many times.
Meredith is a nag and McDreamy is henpecked. In her review of the episode Tainted Obligation she wrote "I felt for Meredith, but after Lexie's heartfelt begging and pleading, I was happy that Mere finally grows up and casts her selfishness aside.
Three seasons ago Meredith would never have dreamed of putting Lexie first, and I was proud of her for giving up part of her liver—her offer to get to know her dad was an even bigger milestone.
She is the heart and soul of the show and has been outstanding. This is a character that used to be so dark and twisty and has now grown into a more mature woman. Ellen Pompeo has been at the top of her game this season. Considering where Meredith was at the beginning and where she is now, I think she went through a remarkable journey and did more than just growing up, she finally became "all whole and healed".
She had graduated medical school, she was starting her residency at a prestigious hospital, and she was simply looking for a no-strings attached, one night stand. What she got instead was a complicated romantic relationship that rivals Romeo and Juliet — but the key is, she wasn't searching for love.
Working and learning were — and continue to be — her priorities, while McDreamy was simply an added perk. Hopefully, the new season of Grey's Anatomy will reflect this change in tone, because Meredith is a strong, independent woman — and she will be just fine.
Reviewing the episode She's Leaving Home CarterMatt called her the "anchor" for Grey's saying, "Throughout, this was an episode completely anchored by Ellen Pompeowho has done some of her best work ever on the show the past couple of weeks.
Lexie Grey - Wikipedia
Tonight, she cried, she fought, and she learned that she was carrying his child. But it's among the best work she's ever done on the show. She had some of the more memorable and well-played scenes, from her angry response to the doctor who tries to tell her what her choices are, to her resignation when she realizes she has to comfort and motivate the young doctor whose mistakes cost Derek his life. The relation between Meredith and Cristina has been acclaimed and been a highlight of the show.
Mark Perigard of the Boston Herald considered the friendship to be "the secret core of Grey's". Aisha Harris of Slate called their relation The Best Female Friendship on TV adding that "With those two characters, showrunner Shonda Rhimes and her team of writers created one of the most nuanced and realistic portrayals of female friendship on television.
Most of the women I saw on TV didn't seem like people I actually knew. They felt like ideas of what women are. They never got to be nasty or competitive or hungry or angry. They were often just the loving wife or the nice friend. But who gets to be the bitch? Who gets to be the three-dimensional woman? Talk about relationship goals; who wants McDreamy when Cristina Yang could be your person.
Derek was the love of her life, but Cristina was her soul mate. More than anyone else, Cristina challenged Meredith, was honest with her, and inspired her. Grey's Anatomy is about Meredith's journey. Men and romantic interests are a part of her life, but they are not the priority. She doesn't need McDreamy.
Grey's Anatomy doesn't need McDreamy.
A Change Is Gonna Come (Grey's Anatomy) - Wikipedia
So even if the writers do decide to create a new love interest for Ms. Grey Martin Hendersonperhaps? I have faith that the show's writers will do this storyline justice, because TV needs more strong single women — and Meredith seems like the perfect candidate. Meredith and Shepherd encounter difficulty in being broken up, realizing that their mutual romantic feelings are an impediment in their attempt at having separate lives. The emergency room is filled with victims from a chain car accident, one of whom is admitted in the department of neurosurgeryunder the care of Shepherd and Yang.
As the physicians soon discover that he has been internally decapitated, they come to the conclusion that even a minor move would result in irreparable damage. A pregnant woman is admitted in plastic surgeryafter having her arm severed. Meredith is assigned to work for Sloan during the day, and is immediately told to find the arm, much to the fascination of her interns. Despite trying to deal with her trainees in a strict manner, Stevens is looked upon as unprofessional by the interns she was assigned to.
Her image is further deteriorated when she decides to abandon her hospital duties, in order to perform surgery on a deer, once again letting her emotional involvement interfere with her career. Meredith and Shepherd discuss the repercussions of their breakup, and realize that they cannot reconcile. However, the two engage in sexual intercourse, as a manner to express their mutual feelings for the last time.
O'Malley comes to the realization of his love for Stevens, and quickly discloses to her that he shares her romantic feelings. Production[ edit ] Due to the producers wanting to replace the two departed characters, Chyler Leigh began receiving star billing in "A Change Is Gonna Come".
Following Washington's departure, it was reported that show's executives were planning on adding new cast members, such as Lexie. She had a quality that felt right and real to me.
It felt like she could be Meredith's sister, but she had a depth that was very interesting. It was a little daunting in the beginning. But I have had such a great time.
News reports surfaced that Washington had insulted co-star Knight with a homophobic slur. Following the exposure of the argument, Knight publicly disclosed his homosexuality, which led to Washington's issuing an apology statement, regarding his inappropriate use of words during the incident.
In a statement released by his publicist, Washington assesed, "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore". Except for George, poor George, who is stuck repeating his intern year.