‘Tis the season, which means Grey’s Anatomy will go on its first holiday break this Thursday night. So, let’s talk about Meredith for a bit instead.
Although the Grey’s Anatomy showrunner certainly teased the upcoming season as “the season of love,” it didn’t really click until we saw the teaser. You know the one. That one with Meredith and DeLuca in bed. It sent the internet and Grey’s fandom into a tailspin, but as I correctly guessed, it was just a dream.
But since that moment in the season premiere, Meredith has been unable to shake the feeling that she may need a companion sooner rather than later. At first she tried to deny it, but the season premiere also introduced Caroline Clay as Cece Colvin — because you can’t lose with alliteration.
Cece used her matchmaking skills to correctly guess Meredith’s predicament and push her toward trying something new. As much as Meredith deflected her questions, eventually, Cece’s encouragement led to her first date in “Momma Knows Best.” More importantly, it led to the introduction of Josh Radnor’s John who left as quickly as he came.
At least, that’s what it looks like. When John and Meredith parted (thanks to an ill-timed confession from John about how much he dislikes children), he watched her walk away with a sad look on his face that could almost lead the audience to believe he would make a huge romantic gesture to win her back.
I mean, that’s why “big name” TV actors guest star in shows, right? In Grey’s Anatomy‘s case, it’s difficult to guess whether Radnor will return or whether this is just a red herring. What matters is whether we can grow to love his character as a permanent fixture in Meredith’s life.
Everyone has a different opinion, especially when it comes to the relationships on this show. Some people like the idea of Jackson and Maggie, others don’t. In fact, there had to be some people who liked Nathan and Meredith, too.
But Meredith’s next love interest should be virtually impossible to dislike. That should be Grey’s Anatomy‘s number one priority: Introducing a male character that is nuanced, interesting and too likable to ignore. Sure, the show has introduced a revolving door of good looking actors who are worthy of simply taking up space, but Meredith’s future partner should objectively be The BestTM.
Because Meredith deserves the best.
If you could pick any actor to join Grey’s Anatomy as Meredith’s love interest, who would it be? I’d say Oscar Isaac, maybe. Or Antonio Banderas. Would you rather see her with someone we already know?
Grey’s Anatomy returns on Oct. 25 with the brand new episode “Everyday Angel.” Stay tuned for our episode recaps after each new episode right here on FanSided.