Who's Getting Married on 'Grey's Anatomy'?
Who's Getting Married on 'Grey's Anatomy'?
Shonda Rhimes, creator of Grey's Anatomy, has confirmed that the one of the show's couples will be getting hitched later this season, according to EW's Michael Ausiello. There's speculation that the wedding will take place on the May 7 episode, the show's 100th, entitled “Beautiful Day.” A minister will be featured in this episode, so a wedding would not be out of the question for this episode.

But the real question is, which of the show's many couples will be saying their I do's? Although the show's spokespeople are staying mum on this particular issue, Rhimes did say that viewers would be surprised by the wedding. With this surprise factor in mind, let's go over all the possibilities.

Meredith and Derek

Chances: Moderate to high. This couple is the obvious choice. Derek (Patrick Dempsey) has been carrying around his mother's engagement ring for weeks now, waiting for the perfect opportunity to propose to Meredith. (I have no doubt that he'll be able to recover the lost ring from the woods, and besides, you don't need a ring to get engaged.) I'm pretty sure that Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) will say yes, but given the fact that these two have been dating since the very beginning of the show, in a long, painfully protracted relationship, we should probably prepare ourselves for an equally drawn-out engagement.

Surprise factor: High. If indeed it is Meredith and Derek who opt to tie the knot in May, I would be very surprised. After such a long courtship, the last thing I expect is a rushed wedding.

Izzie and Alex

Chances: Moderate to high. Izzie (Katherine Heigl) is dying. She has stage 4 cancer and a five percent chance of survival even after chemotherapy. The odds are stacked against her, but that doesn't mean she is out of the running for having a May wedding. I've never considered Shonda Rhimes to be a feminist (in fact, oftentimes, the way she writes female characters leads me to think that she is the exact opposite of a feminist), so she might have some desire to marry off Izzie and Alex (Justin Chambers) so that Izzie can die a married woman. It would be way melo-dramatic and have the potential for much tear-jerking, two key characteristics for any Grey's Anatomy sweeps episode.

Surprise factor: Moderate. During the first three seasons of Grey's Anatomy, it was impossible to imagine Alex as the marrying kind. But lately, he has exhibited a devotion to Izzie that suggests that he might finally be ready to take the plunge. Something that might make the situation more surprising is if Izzie hallucinates that she's marrying her dead fiancé Denny (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), with Alex standing in.

George and Izzie

Chances: Low. Some people out there are probably hoping and praying for George (T.R. Knight) and Izzie to get married. Although their actual romantic relationship was short-lived, these two have been besties since the beginning, and even a drunken hook-up hasn't gotten in the way of their friendship. I seriously doubt that these two will be walking down the aisle together, though, especially after Shonda pulled the plug so quickly on their relationship storyline.

Surprise factor: High. I think George is unlikely to get married anytime soon, even to his dying best friend, because he has learned his lesson about quickie weddings.

Mark and Lexie

Chances: Low. Lexie (Chyler Leigh) is the woman who finally tamed Mark (Eric Dane). She “put him back together.” But the fact remains that these two are still at very different stages of their lives. She's very young, at the very beginning of her medical career. He's a well-respected attending surgeon. They better think long and hard about what the next stage of their relationship should be.

Surprise factor: Very high. Mark is the consummate womanizer who philandered so much that the nurses of Seattle Grace formed a protest group and boycotted his surgeries. He is not one to jump into a marriage.

Cristina and Hunt

Chances: Very low. Cristina (Sandra Oh) and Hunt are two very emotionally stunted people, she because she is a robot, and he because he witnessed the horrors of war first-hand. I highly doubt that either has the emotional capacity at this moment to commit to the other for the rest of their lives, especially since Hunt (Kevin McKidd) has yet to seek treatment for his PTSD.

Surprise factor: Very high. Cristina's first attempt at a wedding blew up in her face when Burke (Isaiah Washington) left her at the altar, so the last thing she is going to do is start down that path again with an unstable war veteran.

Callie and Arizona

Chances: Very low. Chances are very low that Callie (Sara Ramirez) and Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) would take the marital plunge, seeing as they haven't known each other for very long and that Callie has probably learned to delay marriage until she knows she's sure. However, it would be awesome to have a same-sex wedding on Grey's Anatomy. I like both of these characters, and I would wholeheartedly support this union.

Surprise factor: Very high. As much as I would love to watch a lesbian wedding between these two, I'm pretty sure that the writers of the show want to explore this relationship some more before fully committing to it, much like how Callie and Arizona probably feel.

-Debbie Chang, BuddyTV Staff Writer
Source: EW.com
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