RELATED: ‘Grey’s Anatomy': Meredith and Riggs Make Their Relationship Official why not try these out After they have their moment of bliss, Meredith insists that “whatever happened back there, changes nothing.” Sure Meredith, whatever you say. It’s then that the pair share that they both have had traumatic experiences with plane crashes, though Meredith’s painful memories of the fatal accident in the Grey’s season eight finale that took the life of her “kid sister” Lexie (Chyler Leigh) takes the cake. “It’s weird. Sometimes I feel like I’m cursed — a lot of people die around me,” Meredith confesses later, during a break from tending to several onboard medical emergencies (oh yeah, they’re flying in the middle of two storm fronts), a statement that holds a lot of truth. “Sometimes, I feel like I’m just waiting my turn.” To Riggs, it explains why Meredith is overly protective of her half-sister, Maggie Pierce (Kelly McCreary) — “You want to protect her,” he observes. “All the self-sacrifice, you don’t want to lose this one, moved here too.” When Riggs asks why she’s so hesitant to commit to being with him, Meredith tells him one reason why she isn’t ready just yet — and it has to do with her late husband, Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey): “I am married.” Cue the heartbreak. RELATED: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Justin Chambers Says Meredith-Alex Romance ‘Is Possible’ After Meredith and Riggs (along with a cute pediatric dentist named Harrison) successfully perform a MacGyver-esque surgery on a man’s brain bleed while the plane is landing, no less, the two finally address their romantic status once and for all. “I’m not scared. I’m making a choice.
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