‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Meredith Attacked — What’s Next?

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Meredith was brutally attacked on Thursday night’s episode of “Grey’s Anatomy,” which marked the midseason return for Season 12 of the long-running medical drama.

The 12th season of “Grey’s” — the first without Derek (Patrick Dempsey) after his shocking death — started off with a lighter tone, focusing on Meredith’s (Ellen Pompeo) newfound life as a single mother.

Tonight’s episode was hardly light with much of the episode focusing on a barely stable Meredith who could not hear or speak after being attacked by a patient. A prolonged scene was shot from Mer’s perspective, demonstrating the pain she, in a different role as a patient, was experiencing. That masterful scene was thanks to Denzel Washington who directed the midseason premiere.

“Denzel’s involvement elevated the creativity of the entire episode,” Pompeo tells Variety, adding that her first reaction to getting attacked was, “Oh, poor Meredith!”

Though Thursday’s episode was rough for Dr. Grey, she will be alright and things will start to look up for the titular character. Meredith will start going to therapy to explore herself in upcoming episodes — and even start dating.

Pompeo stayed mum on Mer’s newfound love life, but she did confirm it’s coming up in “the second half of the season.”

“Grey’s” star Jason George also weighed in on Meredith’s upcoming dating life, joking with Variety on a recent red carpet, “If anyone has seen Ellen Pompeo, I think there are a few guys who’d be getting in line.” With a laugh, he added, “But in the show, it’s been a year or so she’s become a widow so there are some people saying maybe you need to get back on that horse — is that what the kids are saying these days?”

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  1. LaVona Sherrills says:

    Way to go Denzel!!!! I have watched EVERY episode from Season 1 to date and THIS has reached the top for me. Very emotional and very powerful. I cried, got mad, and then smiled when she and Carev (I hope I spelled his name right) lay on the gurney in sheer happiness as they realized she could hear. Even the kids being frightened and her reaction to them rejecting her was so heartfelt…and the Dr. she so hated standing up for her was rewarding. Wonderfully done!
    -LaVona Sherrills

  2. dinaleigh62 says:

    This was already done on the show that Shepards ex wife and sister was on.

  3. This episode had the concept of being the best episode in years. But it blew it up with bad writing. Mer gets attacked. Rush through recovery. Oh look, she’s fine again.

  4. JIM says:


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