Perhaps the upside of being the title character in Grey’s Anatomy means that however much the writers torture you, you will survive. But it didn’t work for Ellis Grey, and it seems that one woman can only take so much. Near drowning? Check. Plane crash? Check. Widowed? check. Beaten by a patient? Check. Poorly parented? Check. Truly, how much can one woman with three children take?
According to The Inquisitr, it has been hinted that Ellen Pompeo’s contract is almost over, so show creator Shonda Rhimes is going to get everything out of Meredith Grey possible on Grey’s Anatomy. So what else can Rhimes do to Meredith Grey that hasn’t already been done? Will she meet the same fate as her mother, losing her memory to Alzheimer’s Disease? And the biggest question, can Grey’s Anatomy survive without Ellen Pompeo?
E! Online believes it is time for Rhimes to stop torturing Dr. Meredith Grey, or at least let her come up for air. The latest attack, that lead to deafness and a wired jaw was a bit more than fans could take for the newly widowed Dr. Meredith Grey. And E! is keeping track of some of the worst moments in the adult life of Meredith Grey.
“She’s fallen into a freezing bay and nearly drowned (in a sorta-suicidal moment), she’s had her hand on a live explosive that only blew seconds after she was removed from harm’s way, she’s been involved in a hostage situation with a gunman that caused her to have a miscarriage, an ambulance she was in broke down on a dark and windy road only to be crashed into, her plane crashed in the woods, she was forced to give birth in a hospital with no power, and her freaking husband died. (That last one may not have caused physical pain, but it was the very worst sort of trauma, we think.) And now, she’s due to be attacked. Reading that back, we can hardly catch our breath. Can’t a girl catch a break? “
A lighter season was promised by Shonda Rhimes, and fans are still waiting, after a long winter hiatus, this is a heck of a way to return.
But E! Online is once again revealing that Grey’s Anatomy lead Ellen Pompeo totally agrees with the violent turn of events on the last brutal episode. It seems that Pompeo enjoys making the “ugly crying face” for an entire episode, while fans wince.
“You don’t think you’re going to have to come up with 12 years of devastating things happening to one character,” she admitted. “However, I look at the news every day and read newspapers online, and people have had some pretty unfortunate series of events happen to them in life. Things that you never think would happen. People being at two different mass shootings. Random, weird things do happen. Earth is quite an interesting place. So we can always suspend our disbelief enough to be able to tell some story and learn some lessons.”
Perhaps the next spin-off will be the PTSD of the McDreamy children, and how they cope with the thoughts that on any given day, their mother could be drowned, beaten, or die in a fiery plane crash? Luckily, they will inherit a hospital where they can receive a lifetime of free treatment.
But on that note, even Ellen Pompeo could use a bit of peace and quiet.
We’re moving toward Meredith dating again, so everyone has to get ready for it. I can tell you that I’ve shot a few scenes, although I don’t know where they’re going to go, but I have shot a few scenes, and I’m very happy and excited with the way this is unfolding. It’s exciting for Meredith, and it’s some happiness, some light. I hope we get to keep going to down that path.”
ABC News says that the most reason attack on the sanity of Dr. Meredith Grey was choreographed by dancer and choreographer extraordinaire, Debbie Allen.
“The first thing when [executive producer] Debbie [Allen] told me they were planning this episode, I said, ‘So Meredith is going to be attacked again? Do you think the audience is going to go for that? Are they going to be able to handle that? Hasn’t enough happened to Meredith?'” Pompeo said on the Shondaland Revealed podcast. “And she said, ‘It’s gonna be great. It’s gonna be great. It’s gonna be great.'”
Yes, great. But, Ms. Rhimes, can Grey’s Anatomy just send Meredith on a date, get her a reliable babysitter, maybe a spa day? Just saying. Throw a fan a bone.
Do you think that Grey’s Anatomy’s Dr. Meredith Grey has suffered enough?
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