‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Spoilers: Maggie And DeLuca’s Relationship Gets A Reality Check

Thursday’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy gave us some insight into Maggie and DeLuca’s relationship as DeLuca tried to get Maggie to go public with their romance.

Although Maggie had her reservations regarding a public relationship, she eventually did tell her colleagues that she and DeLuca were dating. Now, in a new interview with TV Guide, Maggie (Kelly McCreary) and DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti) are opening up about their onscreen romance, and admitted that they will soon be getting a “reality check” that may affect their relationship.

“We’ve seen so far, with Maggie and DeLuca, that they’ve not been very successful at keeping their relationship a secret,” McCreary told the website. “I’ll just say that the stress of that sort of starts to bear down on DeLuca in particular, and they’re faced with a reality check about what they’re doing.”

“Something happens that makes them both sort of solidify their stance on how they feel about the relationship,” Gianniotti added.

Maggie and DeLuca’s relationship started as just an occasional “hook-up” that eventually led to feelings getting involved. Neither of them wanted a serious relationship, but now that it has happened, they will have to decide if they are in over their heads. Maggie has always been a very strong character, who doesn’t like anything to interfere with her career, and now that DeLuca’s in the picture, she has to figure out exactly what she wants.

“I think this whole thing snuck up on Maggie,” McCreary said. “What’s been fun to play is watching her enjoy it, and not try to run away from it. She’s certainly trying to keep things compartmentalized, and [faces] the challenges that human beings face when they try to be so in control of every part of their lives.”

“I think Maggie’s personal problem with it has to do with her experience of always being the youngest and the smallest and having to work really hard to be taken seriously as a professional,” McCreary added. “She doesn’t realize how accepted she is at the hospital, and respected. As far as I can tell, she doesn’t realize that that’s not at stake for her here. She’s finally in a place where she’s established as a leader, and can relax in that position. But she doesn’t know that, because that hasn’t been her experience.”

To further add to the relationship drama is Maggie’s biological father Webber (James Pickens, Jr.), finding out that she and DeLuca have been sleeping together — in one scene DeLuca even tells Webber that she is a “wildcat” before he knows Webber is her father. Realizing that he is dating one of the boss’ daughter has made DeLuca uncomfortable, and he seems to be questioning the relationship as a whole and whether or not he wants to continue getting more and more emotionally involved.

“That was a huge blow for Andrew,” Gianniotti said. “That adds a whole other layer of complications and that’s not what he signed up for. I think him getting this deep and then finding that out was a little bit hard for him, because it sort of adds a whole other layer of pressure…. Obviously, because the time has passed, he is deeply invested in Maggie, so he’s not at the point where he’s willing to throw that all to the wind just because of that. However, yes, it’s a very different terrain now that he’s navigating with this knowledge.”

As far as the other Grey’s Anatomy characters go, it appears that Meredith may finally be ready to get back into the dating game. Jo and Alex still haven’t figured out where their relationship is heading, and April is refusing to tell Jackson about the pregnancy.

Grey’s Anatomy airs on Thursdays at 8/7c on ABC.

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