‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 17: Why Winston and Maggie Will Be Your New Favorite Couple

by Jeremy Spirogis
Anthony Hill as Winston and Kelly McCreary as Maggie on

Long earlier than the Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 premiere, Ellen Pompeo referred to as Maggie Pierce (Kelly McCreary) and Winston Ndugu (Anthony Hill) her new favourite couple — however will they reside as much as the title? It’s definitely wanting that method. Recently, McCreary and Hill teased Maggie and Winston’s extremely candy storyline when Grey’s Anatomy returns.

How did Maggie Pierce and Winston Ndugu meet on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’?

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Maggie and Winston really met earlier than Grey’s Anatomy Season 16. Winston was Maggie’s resident at Tufts. Then within the episode titled “Love of My Life,” the couple reconnected at a medical convention in LA. 

Much to Maggie’s shock, Winston admitted he had a crush on her whereas they had been colleagues. So the pair seized the day and finally connected. But the sparks between Maggie and Winston had been a lot greater than only a one-time fling. The surgeons related on a deeper stage, significantly as a result of they each misplaced members of the family to most cancers. 

Meanwhile, Winston made it clear he needed to proceed a relationship with Maggie. At one level, he even supplied to maneuver to Seattle from Boston. But in the end, the romance was placed on maintain. Then in August 2020, Grey’s Anatomy made Hill a collection common, which suggests followers will see extra from Winston and Maggie transferring ahead.

Anthony Hill and Kelly McCreary tease Maggie and Winston’s romance on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 17

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In case you didn’t know, Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 will tackle the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. So with Maggie in Seattle and Winston in Boston, the couple will expertise a long-distance relationship. 

“The romance is, right from the start, a long-distance romance due to COVID-19 and the protocols that are in place around the world, especially for doctors,” Hill advised Entertainment Tonight in November 2020. “Maggie and Winston are having a relationship that’s playing out virtually.”

The actor additionally hinted at a couple of challenges forward. “The dating world and getting to know somebody romantically, that’s tough,” Hill stated. “It’s a tough hurdle, and I think that it needs to be highlighted a little bit.”

Anthony Hill as Winston and Kelly McCreary as Maggie on 'Grey's Anatomy' Season 16
Anthony Hill as Winston and Kelly McCreary as Maggie on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ | Kelsey McNeal/ABC by way of Getty Images

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Even so, McCreary prompt the challenges introduced within the Maggie-Winston relationship will resonate with Grey’s Anatomy followers. 

“I think that one [of the] many challenges that we’ve all been facing during this time is a need for connection,” McCreary stated. “There is so much confusion and fear and people feel terribly vulnerable right now, and no one really wants to be alone when they are feeling that way.”

She continued, “What you get to see with Maggie and Winston is how much their moments together are like a refuge. They’re healing, even though they can’t be together, because that’s what we’re all going through right now. We’re like, ‘Oh my god, I just want to talk to somebody and if seeing your face on a screen is as close as I can get, I’ll take it.’”

Will Maggie and Winston find yourself collectively past ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 17?

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Given Hill’s new collection common standing, Grey’s Anatomy followers could be anticipating Maggie and Winston’s romance to final. But are they endgame materials? In an interview with E! News, McCreary didn’t precisely verify whether or not the couple finally ends up collectively. However, the actor revealed the change is sweet for Maggie, particularly when you think about the character’s messy breakup with Jackson Avery (Jesse Williams). 

“I think the change will be good for me,” McCreary stated. “You know, the other way wasn’t working before so anything would be better, honestly.”

Then when talking with TVLine, McCreary defined how Maggie’s relationship with Jackson really ready her for Winston.

“I think that the Jackson relationship was a real breakthrough… for her to finally be able to acknowledge, ‘I don’t know why I’m with somebody who doesn’t like me,’” she stated. “To me, [it was] the end of a pattern. [With Winston,] she’s allowed herself to be open and not to carry the baggage of that last relationship.”

Meanwhile, Hill teased the Maggie-Winston romance would be the spotlight of Grey’s Anatomy Season 17. “When they do interact on these devices, it is the best moment of their days, to be completely honest,” he stated. 

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