On the surface, Grey’s Anatomy may seem like its about the medical field, but it more about love. There are plenty of romantic gestures in the show.
From the outside, Grey’s Anatomy might seem like a show that only people in the field of medicine would relate too. In truth, it’s more about love than anything else. Medicine just happens to be a secondary theme. And that’s what makes it fascinating.
Grey’s Anatomy—which premiered in 2005—is one of the longest-running shows on American television and also the longest-running medical drama of all time. It was recently renewed for a 17th season. That means there’ll be many more romantic gestures to come. So far, here are the best ones we’ve witnessed.
Derek and Meredith’s relationship was one of the spines that held the show together. On this occasion in Season Two, fan-favorite character Meredith literally begged Derek to choose her. But would you blame her? Derek’s wife Addison was trying to get back on good terms with him yet Meredith really loved him. Obviously, she felt a little threatened.
She was also angry that Derek hadn’t signed the divorce papers in order to fully be with her. So, she went on to give a lengthy speech that even included the classic ”Say something please!” But the best part was when she told him exactly what he should do: “Pick me, choose me, love me!”
Some of the early love stories in Grey’s Anatomy included that of Dr. Cristina (Sandra Oh) and Dr. Burke (Isaiah Washington). In one unfortunate incident, Burke gets shot just outside the hospital, resulting in his hand having tremors and making him unable to perform surgeries properly.
Since his career is on the line, Cristina helps him keep the tremors a secret. However, the secret is discovered and they are both reprimanded by the hospital’s management. The two lovebirds end up fighting because of this. Cristina then apologizes and after a moment of silence, Burke randomly proposes to her. Sweet!
House Of Candles
Season Four finds Derek in a relationship with a nurse called Rose. He is still not over Meredith and when the two doctors do a clinical trial, the tension starts to show. It’s clear that they still want to be with each other but Derek isn’t going to show it, so Meredith does.
Using candles, she creates an outline of the house they have always wanted to buy. She then waits for Derek and when he shows up, she goes on to tell him how they can be really great together. Clearly, no one knows how to express her love better than Meredith.
Alex And Izzie’s Wedding
After Denny dies, Izzie moves on and starts a new relationship with Alex. However, she soon finds out that she has stage 4 cancer and she’s going to die soon. She still does her best to help Meredith with her wedding plans even when her condition is getting worse.
Meredith and her other friends decide to give her the surprise of a lifetime by planning a wedding ceremony for her instead. Izzie gets married to Alex in a beautiful ceremony where the preacher doesn’t even need to question whether they’ll stay together “in sickness and in health.” The couple has already proven that this isn’t an issue.
Teddy Marrying Henry To Give Him Insurance
Teddy Altman was one of the good-hearted characters that weren’t so lucky with love. However, this changed when Henry came into her life. Henry was in desperate need of treatment but he had no health insurance, so Teddy offered to marry him so that he would benefit from her insurance cover.
She knew she liked him, but she was denying it. Eventually, she fell deeply in love with him. Sadly, he dies on the surgery table. Trust Shonda Rhimes to always kill off the most popular characters on her show. She does it so much that we’ve gotten used to it.