'Grey's Anatomy' Season 16: Is it over for Meredith Grey and Andrew DeLuca?
Things have been rocky between Meredith Grey and Andrew DeLuca for a while now.
Having a favorite couple in the ABC show 'Grey's Anatomy' is never a good idea. Much to the sorrow of fans, Shonda has given some serious goals on love and relationships with some pure-hearted pairings and then snatched those dreams away. Mark (Eric Dane) and Lexie (Chyler Leigh) died in a plane crash, April (Sara Drew) and Jackson (Jesse Williams) had an ugly divorce, and then April married someone else. But the biggest heartbreak was Derek (Patrick Dempsey) and Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), who were the lifeline of the show. But then Derek died in a car crash and that was that.
While for a long time fans did not want Meredith to move on, many of them began to grudgingly accept her brewing romance with Andrew DeLuca. All said and done, the couple did look cute and it was a relief to see Meredith smiling and laughing, rather than her icy deadpan expression, which hadn't really budged after Derek died.
Meredith and DeLuca's romance kicked off in the 15th season after an unexpected kiss at a wedding. For the most part, Meredith did try to rebuff DeLuca's advances but finally gave in, and actually admitting that she loves him. DeLuca has mostly been a yes man for Meredith, and almost going to jail to save her, after she committed insurance fraud (for a good cause of course because Meredith only makes such decisions for the good of other people).
Yet, the sparks between the perfect couple seemed to have fizzled out lately. Things have been rocky between the two, ever since DeLuca stood his ground and told Meredith to lie low and avoid making rash decisions that could get her into further trouble. Meredith took the highway and said that she couldn't just sit on her privilege and watch people die due to the lack of healthcare in the US.
Their relationship was further tested in the next episode when Meredith's daughter Zola was taken for surgery and Meredith skipped on her court appointment to be with her. DeLuca tried warning her, and Meredith didn't take it very kindly.
And of course, Meredith had to make up for her community service in jail.
In the previous episode of 'Grey's Anatomy' that aired on October 31, Meredith completes her jail hours and returns home. Meanwhile, DeLuca has been trying to help out with the kids and get them to school, despite facing much resistance from Zola initially. As it was Halloween, he had tried to help Zola with her wings and she snapped at him, "You're not my dad." At the end of the episode, DeLuca assures Zola that he doesn't plan to take Derek's place.
While all seems well between Zola and DeLuca, there was hardly an acknowledgment from Meredith when she came home. Has the spark gone out?
Only the next few episodes of 'Grey's Anatomy' can tell us what lies in store for the couple.