Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Derek's (Patrick Dempsey) relationship is one of the most iconic in the Grey's Anatomy universe. Their romance. Meredith and Derek officially got married in Season "White Wedding" they got Derek decides to not sign the divorce papers and gives his marriage a shot. The 22 Most Epic 'Grey's Anatomy' Relationships of All Time The pair even had a shotgun wedding in season 5 in light of Izzie's giant brain.
She tries to start fresh with the no sex rule and feels all "bright and shiny" Meredith and Derek end S3 on a bad note. Season 4 Meredith and Derek end up having "break-up sex" in an on call room. Meredith eventually admits that she doesn't want to lose him and they try again. However it is only brief as Derek wants it more then Meredith and she realizes that she doesn't trust him. Derek starts dating a nurse, Rose. Derek and Meredith are doing a clinical trial to help people with tumors in the brain, they have killed 12 people and thanks to Meredith now possibly a 13th.
Derek realizes he doesn't want to work with her because for every patient Derek and Meredith kill only Derek cares. Derek than he announces they are officially over as partners, friends, and colleges.
In the S4 finale, Derek returns home to find Meredith outside his trailer. She performs a huge gesture to prove that she is ready for more. They kiss and Derek tells her to wait there for him so that he can break up with Rose and have a clear conscience. Season 5 Meredith and Derek move in together. Derek is getting ready to propose. After losing a patient, Derek pushes Meredith away and ultimately hits her ring into the woods while calling her damaged and un-fixable.
Derek proposes in an elevator. Derek and Meredith give their wedding to Izzie and Alex, due to Izzie's decreasing health. Their marriage, however, isn't legal as they got married by writing their wedding vows on a post-it note.Grey's Anatomy Merediths Wedding preparations
Season 6 Meredith donates part of her liver to her father, Derek joins her in the OR has her concerned husband. Meredith calls post-it when she confides in her husband and not the chief of surgery about Chief Webber and the fact that he started drinking again. Meredith asks Derek to put in a good word for Izzie in at the Tacoma Hospital, Derek said there was too much water under the bridge and Tacoma passed on Izzie.
Meredith gives Derek permission to go to the board and tell them about Richard, providing he gives a job to Izzie once he is made Chief. Meredith and Derek must find time for each other now that Derek is the new chief of surgery.
Season 7 Meredith now worries about Derek all the time, since the shooting Derek feels the need for more adrenaline. Meredith leaves Derek in lock up over night on Cristina's wedding day, so she knew exactly where he was the new for a fact he was safe and not wrapped around some telephone pole.
Derek also gives up being Chief of Surgery. Derek and Meredith get married at City Hall, so they can start proceeding with the adoption of baby Zola.
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Season 8 Derek blames Meredith for tampering with his clinical trial. Meredith now refuses to discuss the possibility of trying for another adoption. Derek is worried he will lose Meredith. It was a Thursday morning, you were wearing that ratty little 'Dartmouth' T-shirt you look so good in, the one with the hole at the back of the neck.
You'd just washed you hair and you smelled like some kind of I was running late for surgery, you said you were going to see me later, and you went to me, put your hand on my chest and you kissed me. Kind of like a habit. You know, like we'd do it everyday for the rest of our lives.
And you went back to reading the newspaper and I went to work. That was the last time we kissed. We don't have to do the thing.
Oh, we can do anything you want! Exchange the details, pretend we care Did you choose me for this surgery because I slept with you?
We should pretend it never happened. You sleeping with me? Or you throwing me out this morning?
Because both are fond memories I'd like to hang on to. No, there will be no more memories.
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I'm not the girl in the bar, and you're not the guy. You get that, right? You took advantage of me, and you want me to forget it? I did not Derek: I was drunk, vulnerable, and good-looking, and you took advantage. I was the one who was drunk, and you are not that good-looking. Go out with me. Yeah, I came like this close.
How would you feel if I died and you didn't get a chance to go out with me? I've been wondering to myself, why are you so hell-bent on getting me to go out with you? You know you're my boss. You know I keep saying no.
This is a game to you, but not to me. Because, unlike you, I still have something to prove. Just leave me alone! I wanted to see if you were alright. No, I'm not alright! OK are you satisfied? Stop looking at me! I'm not looking at you! You are looking at me! And you watch me and Finn has plans. I like Finn, he's perfect for me and I'm really trying here, to be happy. And i can't breathe, i can't breathe with you looking at me like that so just stop!
Don't you think I'd rather be looking at my wife? She doesn't drive me crazy, she doesn't make it impossible for me to feel normal, she doesn't make me sick to my stomach thinking about my veterinarian touching her with his hands!!! Man, I would give anything not to be looking at you right now!
They end up having sex. I want to have kids with you. I want to build us a house. I want to settle down and grow old with you. I want to die when I'm years old in your arms. I don't want 48 uninterrupted hours, I want a lifetime! Izzie had been helping Meredith plan her wedding from her hospital bed, even going so far as to create a website for them.
Unfortunately, Izzie's condition worsened and it became necessary to perform a risky operation to remove a new tumor found in her brain - which was causing her to see Denny, the man she fell in love with prior to Alex.
It was yet another setback for Meredith and Derek, but they didn't let it keep them from marrying for long. Even after they had a wedding planned, they ended up just giving it away to their friends so it didn't look great for their ever tying the knot. Fortunately, they finally did make their vows, but not in what could ever be considered a traditional ceremony. If you think about what a wedding is, it's a ceremony that places two people across from one another where they make certain promises to one another in the form of vows.
That's the document the state needs to find a couple "legally married" and, without it, it can become difficult to do things like insuring one another or open a bank account. As far as they were concerned, from that point forward, they were married and nobody in the world could tell them otherwise.
Whenever they would fight or have a serious issue with one another, which happened fairly often for a couple as in love as they were, they would call "Post-It" and that would effectively stop the argument. Calling "Post-It" made the other person recall what was written on their note, especially the first part, which was, "Love each other even when we hate each other.
Reading the rest of the note, you can see it says that they will "Take care when old senile and smelly and it's forever. Even until the very end, they both relied on the note whenever they were fighting. When Derek moved away for a job in D.
In a lot of ways, the Post-It Note was the physical embodiment of their marriage. Instead, he begins to show increased disregard for his own safety in what can only be described as a search for more adrenaline in his life.
At this point in their relationship, Derek and Meredith are married via Post-It Note and they are about as serious a couple as they can be, but Meredith is constantly worried about him.
His behavior is so destructive, she doesn't know how to handle it and when it lands him in police lock-up, she has two options: Meredith opts to keep Derek in jail for the simple fact that she will know where he is, he is safe, and isn't "wrapped around a telephone pole somewhere. For the most part, this wasn't a big problem for the couple in their jobs or their personal lives. Their friends respected their rather unorthodox "wedding" and they certainly didn't have any problems at work, but there came a time when they decided it would be a good idea to really get married.
A requirement to trot on over to City Hall and make their marriage official arose when it came time to adopt their first child, Zola. Zola had been a patient at the hospital who was flown to the States for treatment in a program at the hospital.
Meredith and Derek fell in love with the little girl and decided to adopt her, but without a legal marriage, the State wouldn't entertain the idea.