In case you haven't heard, Derek and Meredith are probably getting engaged tonight.
All signs are pointing to it--so much so, that if it doesn't happen, somebody's going to have to answer to me.
Here's how I think it'll go down.
We've seen sneak peeks and Canadian promos which suggest that Derek "proposes" at least twice without it working.
One involves the trailer in which he says "I need you to say yes." Romantic, there, McDreamy.
One is at her house, where he doesn't say anything, he just shows her the ring. Meredith looks at him with a face full of "Are you shitting me?"
After everything they've been through, he owes it to her to get down on one knee.
We bet this will go down something like Sydney and Vaughn's engagement. Off on a mission, he proposes, but she doesn't care for the circumstances. He shows her the ring, and she asks to please be proposed to on the beach, not in the back of a cargo plane about to be dumped in apocalyptic Svogda, Russia. But a few moments later, overcome with emotion (and the fear they might die), she brings it up herself and says "I wanna marry you."
So Derek and Meredith have a couple almost-proposals. They don't take.
Finally, as everyone's been speccing, they end up in the elevator. Izzie's surgery has just gone amazingly, and Meredith looks at Derek and, for the first time in a month, she sees the man she fell in love with. Not even having been asked, she turns to him, in the elevator where they had their first post-name-knowing kiss, and says yes.
While we're at it, Izzie's surgery has to go well. Now that they've hitched Derek's emotional health to her surgery, she has to survive.
Another scenario we can see is if Izzie's surgery is the very end of the episode.
Even more like Sydney and Vaughn's proposal, Meredith has subtly rejected two proposals at this point. But now they're in the elevator, about to go up and operate on their friend. It's tense, and not wanting him to feel any less than awesome about himself, Meredith says yes.
Cue McDreamy, back to his usual self, striding into that OR with a self-assured smile and an "It's a beautiful day to save lives."
Either way, I want to see him down on one knee, giving the McDreamy speech of McDreamy speeches. He's had some good ones, but the one that ends with "Meredith Grey, will you marry me?" has to be the best one ever.
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