This week’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy provided various examples of why romantic relationships are hard, but two people that seem to have the strongest relationship at this point aren’t even a couple. But, should they be?
Somewhere along the 13 seasons of Grey’s Anatomy, Alex and Meredith became each other’s ‘person.’ The separation of Izzy and Alex, Cristina’s move to Europe, and Derek’s death were all contributing factors to the two former dueling residents becoming besties. Not even the introduction of Jo, a woman who seemed perfect for Alex, was enough of a push for Alex to swap Meredith’s name out of his Emergency Contact.
On this week’s episode, it was Meredith’s turn to use her friendship with Alex to sabotage her romantic relationship, something we’ve had to endure watching Alex do multiple times with Jo. This time around it was Riggs, the new guy, who had to bear the brunt of Meredith’s wrath while she stood up for Alex, who frankly didn’t need someone standing up for him. When there’s a little baby who needs a new heart, let’s hear alllll the options, okay?
We’ve seen this before. Meredith and Alex use their status as the cool, mean kids to bully the other doctors. Most recently, it was April who was relegated to the adult equivalent of eating lunch alone in the bathroom, with Meredith getting a few jabs in before setting her sights on Riggs.
What we’re not used to seeing is someone standing up to the gruesome twosome. At least, we weren’t until this week.
Meredith’s plan to ambush Riggs in a supply closet, a place that should be used only for retrieving bandages and making out, quickly went awry. Why? Because Riggs is an adult and he’s not here for this sh… ow.
There’s a difference between the person you’re dating being nice to your friends and being forced to agree with everything they say. In the case of Meredith and Alex, the dark and twisty pair should either accept that they’re unpleasant people and not force others to put up with their BS, or just date themselves.
At this point, do we even care if Riggs and Meredith get together? What about Alex and Jo getting back together? Both relationships will likely be ruined by Alex and Meredith’s friendship anyways, so what’s the point?
Alex and Meredith sleep in the same bed, they live together, and they both seem intent on sabotaging each other’s romantic relationships. These two need to decide whether they’re ‘just friends’ or not. Maybe Harry was right.
Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on CTV.