10 Quotes That Prove Meredith And Alex Had The Best Friendship
Grey’s Anatomy is back with season 19, bringing back old faces with new ones. And while the canvas is still blank when it comes to new residents, it’s exciting to think about the endless possibilities. ‘Cause if there’s one thing Greyexcels, he builds relationships that fans love.
After Cristina left, fans were sure no friendship would ever come close to the one she shared with Meredith. And yet, they were wrong because there is solid evidence that the friendship between Alex and Meredith was just as good, if not better.
“Yang left me her shares and her seat on the board of directors and she left me you too.”
Alex Karev (Season 11, Episode 1)
Cristina Yang’s exit from Grey’s Anatomy left a huge void, mostly because she was Meredith’s best friend and person. Even though Alex and Meredith were already very close, Alex took this as a sign that he needed to keep an eye on Meredith and took his duty very seriously.
In a heartwarming quote, he admits to Meredith that Cristina left her shares of the hospital and the board seat to him, but she also left Meredith to him. The truth was that even though it took Cristina leaving for their friendship to grow stronger, they were still meant to be each other’s person.
“…You have earned the right to pick and choose who you want to let in.”
Alex Karev (Season 15, Episode 3)
Full Quote: “With everything you’ve lost in your life, you’ve earned the right to choose who you want to let in.”
One of the reasons this friendship is so great and a fan favorite on Grey’s Anatomy is that they have known each other since the beginning. Meredith knew Alex when he was a jerk, and he knew her when she was all “dark and curvy.” He’s seen the things she’s been through, and that’s why he’s qualified to talk about it.
When Meredith complains about being called shut down and admits that she sometimes is, he reassures her that she has earned the right not to let everyone in. It’s a quote that shows just how deep his respect and understanding of Meredith is.
“People are what matters. Alex is one of us…”
Meredith Gray (Season 3, Episode 18)
Full quote: “…We can’t just leave it out in the cold.”
Even back when Alex was still sometimes unpleasant to be around, Meredith saw something more in him. Sure, he was arrogant towards the nurses and cheating on Izzie, but he was still part of their intern class and to Meredith that meant something.
Maybe she saw the potential in Alex, or maybe she had blind faith, but she didn’t give up on him when everyone else did, and that was a clear sign. that she cared about him.
“Meredith always makes me think screwed up people have a chance.”
Alex Karev (Season 3, Episode 17)
One of the things that always held Alex Karev back was his low self-esteem. He hid it behind walls of arrogance and rudeness, but deep down he was bluffing through life, trying to convince himself he deserved to be there. That was why he always had problems with his relationships, and why he made stupid mistakes that drove others away.
And it took something extraordinary to let go of that image. It took someone who saw beyond his facade, saw him for all he was, and decided to love him anyway. Meredith was that person for Alex, and even a few seasons ago she made him think that maybe he had a chance, even if he was screwed.
“I’ll swing down for you, Alex…”
Meredith Gray (Season 13, Episode 9)
Full Quote: “…You know I will. But that means you can’t give up.”
Grey’s Anatomy has a great way of bringing audiences back with their storylines and Alex’s run-in with the law was one of the biggest storylines of the season. Watching it unfold slowly was painful for the audience. Alex was finally facing real consequences for one of his actions, and it could have been what ruined his career and even his life.
But there was one person who never doubted him and never turned his back on him. Meredith immediately told Alex she would come down swinging for him. Of course, this made his decision to protect Jo even more painful, as even in his worst moments he tried to be selfless for the woman he loved.
“I want waffle Sundays.”
Alex Karev (Season 13, Episode 6)
It was such a loaded moment because Alex thought he was going to jail and his wishes in that scene say a lot about the kind of person he is. And what that tells the audience is that he considers Meredith his family, so he wants to spend as much time with her as possible.
The scene almost reads like he’s saying goodbye to Meredith, and there are some interesting parallels to Cristina’s speech in her final episode. But the bottom line of it all is that Meredith is Alex’s family, and he sees her in every version of his future. It’s scenes like these that make Grey’s one of the best medical dramas streaming today.
” Where is he ? I’m going to kill him. He hurt you? Are you hurt? »
Alex Karev (Season 12, Episode 16)
Alex’s protective nature is just one of the reasons fans loved him so much. Meredith was the person he protected the most because he saw with his own eyes what she went through in life. And the amount of trauma she went through literally became one of the Grey’s Anatomyplot holes.
This scene could have been meant as funny, set when he comes home after Meredith had sex with a guy for the first time after Derek died. However, it really showed the kind of guy Alex had become and what he was willing to do for the people he loved.
“But you do.”
Meredith Gray (Season 11, Episode 1)
Even though Alex said he didn’t know what she meant when Meredith called her person, Meredith knew for a fact that he did. Alex was her person for a while, even when Cristina was still around. And when Alex hesitantly offers his shoulder to cry or “whatever,” Meredith reassures him with this quote.
The way Alex said it was almost like he was trying not to overstep, and with those three little words, Meredith tells him that he already knows how to be his person, because it didn’t take that Cristina leaves so that he takes over. the role.
“Look, she stayed by my side for years when everyone else was gone, no matter what.”
Alex Karev (Season 12, Episode 8)
Alex is loyal to a fault, and that becomes very evident when Meredith becomes a problem in her relationship with Jo. When Jo accuses him of always siding with Mer, he tells her that she was the only one there for him for years, when everyone else left.
Even though it hurts Jo to hear it, Alex doesn’t retract her initial statement. Because there was a time when everyone left, and Alex knows very well who stayed.
“Alex is my… He’s my Alex…”
Meredith Gray (Season 14, Episode 24)
Full quote: “…I’m just happy in a world without Cristina and Derek, and I don’t want to be alone.”
Alex played a big part in Meredith’s journey to happiness after suffering the tremendous loss of not only her best friend who moved across the world, but also having to mourn her husband while simultaneously being pregnant with her child.
But Alex didn’t let that stop him. He knew about Meredith’s tactic of pushing people away and he stayed anyway. It’s a wonderful scene in which Meredith has embraced her vulnerability and admits she doesn’t want to lose him. It’s a poignant moment where she shares how important he is to her.
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