Grey's Creator Explains Derek's Concern for Cristina

There’s been a lot of buzz online about the fact that Meredith’s miscarriage was swept under the rug, while Derek seems preoccupied with helping Yang. It’s not an insensitivity thing, says Shonda Rhimes. In fact, by being there for Meredith’s best friend he’s already showing is support. So why is it that the miscarriage plotline faded away and the issue with Cristina carries on?

Creator and executive producer Shonda Rhimes’ response: “Because Cristina saved his life & because no one held a gun to Mer’s head, gave her PTSD and made her unable to operate … because he is being optimistic about future babies.”

So, it sounds like the Mer/Der pregnancy situation was just a bump in the road heading towards better things. This also demonstrates that perhaps the Cristina thing will be a longer, lasting issue.

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