‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Who Will Be Meredith’s New ‘Person’ After Alex Leaves?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey in

After over a decades-worth of extraordinary character improvement, Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) left Grey’s Anatomy. On Jan. 10, Chambers introduced his departure from the Shondaland sequence. ABC additionally revealed the actor’s ultimate episode already aired on Nov. 14. And as of this writeup, Alex has but to obtain a correct sendoff. The final time Chambers’ character appeared on Grey’s Anatomy, Alex supported his “person,” Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo), by means of her medical board listening to. So naturally, followers are questioning who Meredith’s new individual shall be after shedding each Alex and Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh). 

Meredith Grey

Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey in 'Grey's Anatomy' - Season Sixteen
Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ | Gilles Mingasson/ABC by way of Getty Images

Chambers’ exit from Grey’s Anatomy is devastating for longtime followers. However, it’s probably the characters will proceed on. Remember the carousel by no means stops turning. But even so, Grey’s Anatomy followers puzzled whether or not Meredith even wants somebody to be her individual. 

In current years, Meredith has confirmed time and time once more that she is the solar and she or he’s completely able to dealing with issues on her personal. She has additionally constructed a secure assist system in Seattle and doesn’t essentially have to depend on one sole individual to be entire.

“I am happy Justin chambers stayed as long as he did so Meredith had time to grow with Alex as her best friend and person, in the absents of Cristina,” a fan wrote on Twitter. “I think with the help of mer therapist she really doesn’t need one person. Mer now knows she has a village and is a mentor.”

Meanwhile, different followers recommended a attainable Grey’s Anatomy finale might stem from Meredith selecting herself as her individual — and it goes in the exact opposite route. 

On Reddit, a person theorized Meredith will turn into her personal individual and study “to be completely on her own with minimal ties with Seattle.” Then, as a result, Meredith will transfer out of town, leaving every little thing behind within the finale. 

Jo Karev (Wilson)

With Alex gone, many Grey’s Anatomy followers imagine Jo (Camilla Luddingson) will turn into Meredith’s new individual, relying on how the character makes his grand exit. 

In the previous few seasons, Meredith has proven up for Jo in methods we weren’t anticipating after Jo first appeared within the ninth season. And given their mutual lack of Alex — no matter how the present writes him out  — Jo and Meredith would possibly lean on one another to fill the hole.

“Maybe Jo. They have grown closer over the seasons, and they will both lose Alex,” a fan wrote on Reddit. 

“Jo and Mer have been getting really close. I’d bet money on it being her,” one other fan added. “They also get to push more female empowerment which Grey’s seem to want to push more and more of lately.”

Cormac “McWidow” Hayes

Comac Hayes, aka McWidow (Richard Flood), changed Alex as Grey Sloan Memorial’s head of pediatric surgical procedure. But will he additionally tackle the position as Meredith’s new individual? 

Thus far, we’ve seen Cristina’s reward hitting it off with Meredith. However, some followers suppose Meredith’s relationship with McWidow will turn into a friendship versus a full-blown romance. A fan wrote:

After information I believe McWidow shall be her friend and never love curiosity (or brief love curiosity after which friend). There is just a little chance Krista will tank Merluca and Deluca just isn’t leaving. But man has screentime with Mer and looks like right here to remain. Plus he has reference to Cristina so them being pals received’t be fully random.

That mentioned, some followers weren’t satisfied. “Her person can’t be McWidow I will sue,” a Redditor wrote. “I loved that Meredith had her person and the person she wanted to be with. Like separate.”

Maggie Pierce and Amelia Shepherd

Maggie Pierce (Kelly McCreary) and Amelia Shepherd (Caterina Scorsone) are additionally viable candidates to turn into Meredith’s individual on Grey’s Anatomy. To some, it might appear to be a little bit of a cop-out, since they’re already sisters. However, it could even be good to see the present nurture the trio greater than they’ve up to now.

“I hope they focus more on the relationship between Amelia and Maggie and Mer,” a fan wrote. “I’d love Meredith to get closer with her sisters.”

Then when one other fan replied, noting the connection feels “forced,” the unique poster puzzled “if the writers paid more attention … to her relationship with her sisters and wrote richer scenes with them, it wouldn’t feel so forced.”

They added, “Meredith was much closer, and had many more meaningful scenes with Alex and Cristina than with either Maggie or Amelia.”

Quite frankly, most of those fan theories might occur. At this level, the present has no bounds. And it doesn’t matter what occurs on Grey’s Anatomy, Meredith goes to be simply high quality. So let’s simply pray Alex is given an ending that fits his character.

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