‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Will Meredith Grey End Up With Andrew DeLuca or Cormac Hayes?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Richard Flood as Cormac Hayes and Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey on

Grey’s Anatomy Season 16 launched a brand new love triangle between Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo), Andrew DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti), and Cormac Hayes (Richard Flood) — aka McWidow. The Shondaland sequence has been constructing Meredith and DeLuca’s relationship for a while. However, McWidow — who was a present from Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh) — proved to be on the overall surgeon’s stage. So will Meredith find yourself with DeLuca or Hayes on Grey’s Anatomy? Showrunner Krista Vernoff revealed there’s hope for each relationships as we patiently watch for season 17.

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ showrunner explains Meredith Grey’s love triangle with Andrew DeLuca and Cormac Hayes

Richard Flood as Cormac Hayes and Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey on 'Grey's Anatomy' Season 16
Richard Flood as Cormac Hayes and Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ | Gilles Mingasson/ABC through Getty Images

In Grey’s Anatomy Season 16, Meredith and DeLuca broke up because the surgical resident’s psychological well being began to unravel. That stated, Meredith made it clear she was nonetheless there for DeLuca, even admitting she loves him. So clearly, the connection isn’t over but.

Even so, viewers noticed sparks between Meredith and McWidow. The pair have gone by way of related life experiences. McWidow misplaced his spouse and is at present elevating two teenage boys. Meanwhile, everyone knows what occurred between Meredith and Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey). 

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Vernoff opened up in regards to the love triangle between Meredith, DeLuca, and McWidow. But it appears the showrunner didn’t even anticipate it to be one within the writers’ room. 

“There are so many pieces to making television: there’s the conversation in the writers’ room, then the script on the page,” Vernoff stated. “It’s like what you think it will be vs. what’s on the page. And then there’s what the actors do with it. That story has emerged in a way where I never expected it to be a triangle but feels like it very much is one right now.”

Vernoff then shared what she thought would occur in Grey’s Anatomy Season 16. “DeLuca has been so heroic and so dynamic in his mental health storyline,” Vernoff stated. “In a strange way, I expected that storyline would illuminate him as a love interest for Meredith and it ironically feels like it’s done the opposite. It’s been amazing to watch Giacomo resonate with that storyline.”

Krista Vernoff says there’s hope for Andrew DeLuca and Cormac Hayes on the subject of Meredith Grey

Giacomo Gianniotti as Andrew DeLuca and Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey on 'Grey's Anatomy' Giacomo Gianniotti as Andrew DeLuca and Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey on 'Grey's Anatomy'
Giacomo Gianniotti as Andrew DeLuca and Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ | Gilles Mingasson/ABC through Getty Images

Meredith’s love triangle with DeLuca and McWidow wasn’t precisely what Vernoff anticipated in Grey’s Anatomy Season 16. However, the showrunner defined why that’s not essentially a nasty factor.

“The story ended up better than what I expected it was going to be because now I don’t know who I’m rooting for Meredith to be with,” Vernoff advised The Hollywood Reporter. “There’s a part of me that feels like DeLuca, if he gets the right kind of treatment, could be becoming a human being with life experience that helps him rise to Meredith’s level.”

She continued: “And yet there’s this man, who is co-signed by Cristina and we’ve seen the pain he’s survived and how, in so many ways, his life experience mirrors Meredith’s. Where this goes now is really anybody’s guess. I’m excited to see how it unfolds.”

Now will Meredith find yourself with DeLuca or McWidow? When talking with Deadline, Vernoff teased there’s nonetheless “hope” for each relationships. However, it seems to be like we’ll have to attend till Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 airs to get solutions.

“There is hope for Meredith and DeLuca, and I think that there is hope for Meredith and Hayes,” Vernoff stated.  “I will be fascinated to see how that storytelling emerges in season 17 because this story played in a way that I didn’t picture.”

Read extra: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Krista Vernoff Reveals Why Alex Karev Didn’t Die in Season 16

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