The Grey’s Anatomy Season 8 premiere on September 22nd is less than a week away, and boy, last season’s finale on May 19 feels like forever ago. So don’t even worry: you’re totally excused for not remembering Season 7 and exactly who loved whom, who sexed up whom, and who hated on whom. Lucky for you, it’s our job to keep track of the romantic trajectories, so we can give you some Grey’s Cliff Notes.
Meredith & Derek
Between speeding tickets, Alzheimer’s scares, and hostile uteri, Meredithand Derek had a lot to worry about in the beginning of the season but they soon got their groove back. The couple even made their Post-it marriage official in order to adopt little orphan Zola. But then Mer went behind Der’s back and made sure Richard’s wife Adele received the clinical drug and not the placebo, she violated the trial’s ethics and Derek’s trust. Last we saw, they weren’t even under the same roof. Yowza.
Cristina & Owen
Shonda & Co. wasted no time binding Cristina and Owen in holy matrimony — they got married in the first episode of Season 7. But then Cristina’s post-traumatic stress disorder makes her all kooky-crazy, and she even considered dumping Owen. (How whack was that?!) Luckily, she’s soon back in the OR and back in love with Owen. That is until a helluva double-whammy comes along: First, Owen doesn’t choose her as Chief Resident, and then he knocks her up and asks Cristina to consider what she considers inconsiderable, keeping the McKid. (Not McKidd, people. McKid.)
Alex & Lucy
After screwing up things up royally with Lexie and aborting a hook-up with April, Alex finally finds a new “special friend” in Lucy, the cutesy OB/GYN. But she scoops up the job in Africa that he passes up (in order to stay with her), and then brushes her off when she wants him to give her a reason to stay. (Just like what happened with Ava/Rebecca!)
Bailey & Nurse Eli
Bailey breaks up with anaesthesiologist as she reels from the trauma of the shooting. And what helps her in her recovery? Why, Nurse Eli, of course. They even serenaded each other. But we hear that Ben might not be too far away…