The burning question on everyone’s mind ever since Thursday’s episode concluded is whether Derek, who is away in Washington DC, is cheating on wife Meredith.
The episode ended with Meredith finally admitting that none of her success means anything without her husband. But her high spirits are dashed when she calls Derek and a strange woman answers the phone, and immediately hangs up when she realises Meredith is on the other end.
Who is this new woman in Derek’s life? The official synopsis of the upcoming episode titled “Don’t Dream It’s Over” doesn’t reveal much about Derek’s mystery woman. Fans of the medical drama are also clueless, but a majority are convinced that Derek isn’t cheating on his wife, especially since he knows how much it hurts to be cheated on.
“As badly as he was hurt by Addy when she cheated on him (and he couldn’t even handle it when Meredith was with George during one of their break ups) he would be the biggest hypocrite alive if he did the same thing to Meredith,” wrote one fan, supporting the theory that Derek couldn’t be cheating on Meredith.
The first season saw Derek embarking on a relationship with Meredith even though he was married to Addison Montgomery, who cheated on Derek with his best friend. Could history be repeating once again?
“Derek Shepard cheating? Meh. Wouldn’t surprise me. How you got him is how you lose him, Meredith. #GreysAnatomy,” tweeted one fan. Another added: “I can’t seriously imagine Derek cheating on Meredith. But history has a way of repeating itself. Just remember how they met. #GreysAnatomy.”
Interestingly, a number of fans have promised dire consequences if Derek is shown to be cheating on Meredith, with some fans vowing to stop watching the show altogether. “If Derek is cheating on Meredith I will lose all hope for my life,” one fan wrote, with another adding that her life will never be the same again.
The official synopsis of the episode reads: “A patient’s condition sparks a conversation between Richard and Maggie about Alzheimer’s disease; April and Jackson struggle to return to their normal lives and Arizona is faced with the reality that Callie is moving on. Meanwhile, Meredith reveals her biggest fears about Derek, on Grey’s Anatomy.”
So far this season on Grey’s Anatomy, our favorite couples have faced nothing but drama and emotional turmoil — and, in turn, so have we. So it’s high time we celebrated the couples who make it work, and to us, that’s totally the unstoppable duo that is Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Derek (Patrick Dempsey). They deserve a little recognition, right?
We certainly think so, and it seems so does creator Shonda Rhimes!
According to E! Online’s spoiler chat, we’ve got a walk down memory lane for the happy surgeons-turned-parents coming up after the winter hiatus. In Episode 13, we can expect “sweet reminders of what MerDer has been through together.”
Considering the fact that we loved the throwback to the prom (and everything that went down that night, i.e. Mer’s panties on the bulletin board) in Episode 4 (“Puttin’ on the Ritz”) earlier this season, we can’t wait! More McDreamhouses made of candles, anyone?
One of our favorite Meredith and Derek moments this season — thus far, anyway — was when Derek decided to take a step back from surgery in favor of more daddy duties so that Meredith could have her time in the spotlight as she researches the printing of portal veins on the hospital’s shiny new 3D printer.
Besides, you know what they say: the couple who makes major medical advances together stays together!
What do you think Mer and Der’s walk down memory lane will include? Sound off below!