August 20, 2008
Season 5 of Grey's Anatomy is shaping up to be a love fest for the doctors of Seattle Grace.
First of all, Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Derek (Patrick Dempsey) are finally moving in together - but don't count of them walking down the aisle any time soon.
"Wouldn't a wedding be too predictable?" Pompeo asks in a new issue of TV Guide. "And would Meredith even wear a wedding dress?"
Even without a wedding, the on-again, off-again couple will take a break from the breaking up and finally get a chance to explore life after "happily ever after," says show creator Shonda Rhimes. "The first three episodes start the dynamic of where we are all going," Rhimes tells the magazine. "Meredith is trusting him and moving forward cautiously, and Derek is waiting there, saying, 'I'm here to support you.'"
But just for kicks, how would a Mer-Der wedding look? "Cristina would come to Vegas with Meredith and Derek," Pompeo imagines. "Then I'd leave her at the slot machines and go get hitched."
The show's other characters are also in for changes in their love lives:
"Izzie's got a love story - and it's a big one, one that I've been kicking around in my head for a bit, one that required me to take a huge leap of faith in myself, one that is so secret that I have not told anyone. Not the writers, not anyone," Rhimes says of Katherine Heigl's character