'Grey's Anatomy' Season 17 Episode 13: Can Meredith still touch Derek if she's alive? Fans say 'RIP Mer Mer'

Richard Webber and Teddy Altman are puzzled why Meredith is not waking up in spite of her condition improving

                            'Grey's Anatomy' Season 17 Episode 13: Can Meredith still touch Derek if she's alive? Fans say 'RIP Mer Mer'
Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey star in 'Grey's Anatomy' (ABC)

Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) may not be physically awake in the last episode of 'Grey's Anatomy' but all the people who love her and admire her can still hear her voice in their heads. For Jo Wilson (Camilla Luddington) and Levi Schmitt (Jake Borelli) particularly, Meredith seems to guide them every step of the way, thanks to the years of training she's imparted to them. But will they soon only be left with Meredith's words of wisdom and not Meredith herself.

Fans are starting to wonder whether the end is finally here, based on the trailer for the upcoming episode which shows Meredith and Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) not just closer together than they have been on the beach ever before, but this time actually touching.


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One fan tweeted, "Derek finally touched meredith, does this mean she’s closer to death?  #greysanatomy." Another tweeted, "Did I just see Meredith close to Derek? Girl, I know you miss Derek but you got 3 kids! #GreysAnatomy."

For others this sneak peek is taking their breath away. One fan tweeted, "I'm going to need a respirator #GreysAnatomy." Some of the fans are already resigned to the fact that Meredith could die as one said: 'OH DAMN THEY'RE BASICALLY TOUCHING- RIP MER MER I GUESS'







On Episode 12 we saw that Levi was putting Meredith in a hyperbaric chamber and while it seems to have at least kept Meredith stable, in the upcoming episodes we see Dr Teddy (Kim Raver) saying that Meredith's chest X rays have shown remarkable improvement. Dr Richard Webber (James Pickens Jr) says that she should be awake by now, so why isn't she.

Is it simply because Meredith's heart has already crossed over to being with Derek fully. She tells Derek in the trailer, "I want you closer". Derek says, "If you get closer..", Meredith completes the sentence saying, "I'll never leave". Will Meredith move in closer to Derek for good? To find out catch the latest episode of 'Grey's Anatomy' next Thursday at 9 pm on ABC. 

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