'Grey's Anatomy': Owen-Amelia to George-Izzie, 5 worst couples the medical drama forced fans to suffer through
There have been several treasured couples of 'Grey's Anatomy' — Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) and Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), of course, Mark Sloan (Eric Dane) and Lexie Grey (Chyler Leigh), Callie Torres (Sara Ramirez) and Arizona Robbins (Jessica Capshaw), as well as Jackson Avery (Jesse Williams) and April Kepner (Sarah Drew), along with Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd) and Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh). Of course, these are the golden ones. There have been some highly forgettable couples along the way that got stuffed down the trash chute and we weren't entirely sorry to see them go.
Before Season 17, here's looking at some of these not-so-evergreen couples.
Meredith and Riggs
This was Meredith's first attempt at moving on after Derek's death with Nathan Riggs (Martin Henderson). He was obnoxious and annoying, but of course, had a soft heart hidden inside. He managed to wear Meredith down, and after a couple of random hook-ups in strange places, they tried being together, except Riggs's ex-girlfriend wheeled back into his life on a hospital stretcher and they reconciled. Meredith and Riggs didn't really make sense, considering the fact that Riggs was downright brash and demanded that she should move on from Derek just a year or so after his death, rather than letting her be. And all for what? So he could be with someone else?
Jackson and Maggie
We don't really know why GA was so determined to throw Jackson and Maggie (Kelly McCreary) at us and desperately make them a thing. The two have the chemistry of distant cousins. They're amazing people seperately, though Jackson has become somewhat sidelined lately, but fans really don't want to see them together.
Owen and Amelia
It's a tie between Owen-Teddy and Owen-Amelia, on which is the more annoying couple. Owen and Amelia were a turbulent mess and their relationship drama dragged on for several seasons, before finally coming to a sordid end. There was a slight worry in Season 16 whether the father of Amelia's baby is in fact, Owen — but hey, turns out it wasn't.
George and Izzie
*Shudders*. This confused relationship between the two BFFs George O' Malley (TR Knight) and Izzy Stevens (Katherine Heigl) is considered one of the worst mistakes in GA history, perhaps more so that George and Callie too. They had such a cute friendship and it's quite the insult to the audience's intellect that the show forced them into a sexual relationship that thankfully came to an end quickly. Their chemistry was in their friendship, not anything else. It looked like two siblings trying to start a relationship. Icky.
Owen and Teddy
Let's be honest, Owen was best when he was with Cristina. Owen had chemistry with Teddy (Kim Raver) only in the matters of friendship. As a couple, they're absolutely bland and staid, even though the showrunners are desperately trying to force some drama in their storylines. It's a no.
'Grey's Anatomy' returns on Thursday, November 12, ABC, at 9pm.