Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) is moving on. In a sneak-peek video of the next “Grey’s Anatomy” Season 12 installment, Derek’s (Patrick Dempsey) widow will choose to take the plunge and dive headfirst back into the dating pool — or, at least, consider it.
In episode 15 of the ABC medical drama, titled “I Am Not Waiting Anymore,” the single surgeon will be asked out on a date by easy-on-the-eyes doctor Maj. Will Thorpe (Scott Elrod). Meredith first met Will in episode 13 when a team of Grey Sloan doctors made their way to a military hospital (where Will worked) to perform an extensive surgery. Before Mer returned to Seattle, she mustered up the courage to give Will her number.
Since then, however, Meredith has been ignoring his texts and voicemails. But she won’t be able to ignore her persistent suitor when he makes his way to Grey Sloan for a face-to-face chat.
“So, what do you say, Dr. Grey, would you like to go out with me?” he asks, only to have Mer reply that she’s turned down “nicer faces.”
Just then, Maggie (Kelly McCreary) interrupts their conversation, informing Meredith she’s needed for a transplant emergency. But she puts the issue on hold when she sees her sister talking to the handsome doc.
“You’re Thorpe!” she says, blowing Meredith’s cover.
Will is feeling pretty confident after learning that the woman he’s been pursuing has been talking about him to her friends and family.
“It’s not necessarily a good thing,” Mer quickly responds before telling Will that she’ll go out on a date with him. “Drinks. Tomorrow. Unless of course I change my mind.”
Could this be the beginning of a beautiful relationship? Sound off in the comments section below. “Grey’s Anatomy” airs on ABC Thursdays at 8 p.m. EDT.