Should 'Grey's Anatomy' characters Meredith Grey and Alex Karev be a couple? | The Tylt
Fan-favorite characters Dr. Meredith Grey and Dr. Alex Karev have grown closer over the course of 13 seasons on "Grey's Anatomy." While Mer didn't like Alex in the beginning, and at times their friendship was tested—Alex has become "her new person" since Dr. Christina Yang was written off. Some fans see their friendship as just that, but others see it blossoming into an imitate relationship. Why can't men and women just be friends? But wait—should Shonda Rhimes actually take us there?! 📺 💑
Should 'Grey's Anatomy' characters Meredith Grey and Alex Karev be a couple?
Ever since the beloved character Dr. Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) was killed off the show, fans have begun to wonder what it would be like if Mer (Ellen Pompeo) and Alex (Justin Chambers) got together. Alex is Mer's rock. They are the last two original interns standing, and they got each other's back through thick and thin. While some fans see their relationship developing into a romance, other fans argue they're only soulmates... as friends! But you never know what Rhimes might do, right?
Here's lead actress Pompeo's thoughts on a potential romance with Chambers' character.
The Odyssey's Victoria F. Leonardo listed 10 reasons why MerAlex should become a couple.
They've been through the unthinkable together. There had been shootings, bombings, accidents, deaths and heartbreaks. They're pretty much all each other has.
1. For starters, they've never hooked up.
2. They prioritize each other.
3. They have always kept each other in-line.4. They know what each other needs.5. She's the only one that can tame him6. Yet, if need be she would risk damaging her surgical hands for him.7. They challenge each other.8. It's them against the world.9. Through sickness and in health.10. Alex is Meredith's "person."
But Vulture's Maggie Fremont ranked MerAlex's friendship at #2 on her "Grey's Anatomy" list of top friendships! They're best friends, and Alex has become Mer's new person since Christina (Sandra Oh) left the show.
Meredith and Cristina may be soulmates, but Meredith and Alex wouldn’t have survived years of drama and trauma without one another.
Fans love MerAlex's friendship.
i want an alex karev meredith grey friendship— BrookelinGriffin (@brookelinpaige) February 10, 2017
But there are many supporters of MerAlex who don't just want the nickname to be restricted to just their friendship. A life-long MerAlex romance needs to happen already!
I want Meredith Grey and Alex Karev to be together as a couple!!!!!— Crystal Calderon. (@Crystal2907) October 29, 2016
Can Alex Karev and Meredith Grey just be a couple already!?!— Christina (@cmm219) October 6, 2016
Still—there are many critics of MerAlex becoming a couple. Let's not force this!
They are best friends. Men and women can just be friends. Jeez!
The only friendship that Im hanging on to is Alex and Meredith Grey, if they become a couple Im gonna be so done with that show.— Hanouf (@hanoufsubaihi) March 14, 2016
If Meredith grey and alex karev end up together I will truly seriously officially unapologetically riot— fran (@davisbakers) February 23, 2017
MerAlex need each other, and their friendship has progressed overtime. A relationship is the next phrase.
But MerDer/DerMer are soulmates—despite Derek being killed off. Alex loves Dr. Jo Wilson (Camilla Luddington). Shondaland can't just toss away Alex and Jo's relationship. And Mer shouldn't date her best friend. Even though a new romance between her and Dr. Nathan Riggs (Martin Henderson) is on hold.