The 10 Most Swoon-Worthy Meredith and Derek Moments

Without a doubt, some of the best moments from Grey’s Anatomy have been between Meredith and Derek: from the longing glances, to the sweetest words, to the most honest relationship portrayals. They had their ups and downs, but even in the end they both knew without a doubt that there was no one else for them. Meredith and Derek were a love that could only be made for television, so I can’t begin to tell you how I felt during the gut-wrenching episode where, spoiler alert, Derek died after saving all those people from the car crash. In light of Grey’s Anatomy sadly ending four episodes early this season, why not revisit some of the best moments between these two? What's a little more mourning?

If you’re ready to feel emotional, here are the ten most swoon-worthy Meredith and Derek moments.

  1. 1. When Derek proposed in 'their' elevator (Season 5, Episode 19)

    It wouldn't be Grey's Anatomy unless a proposal involved a whole bunch of medical scans and paperwork, and it wouldn't be Derek unless he proposed in an elevator. 

  2. 2. When Meredith built their dream home out of candles (Season 4, Episode 17)

    I love this scene. Everything about it marks the beginning of their future, from Meredith finally opening up to being committed to Derek to the fact that she seriously built a dream home out of candles.

  3. 3. When Meredith says, “Pick me!” (Season 2, Episode 5)

    This is one of Ellen Pompeo’s best monologues throughout the entire history of Grey’s Anatomy. Watching her bare all to Derek, my heart can't help but to swell. 

  4. 4. When they reunite at the prom (Season 2, Episode 27)

    This is my favorite scene between these two. It's that moment where you just can't fight a connection, because no matter how hard they both tried, they're meant to be together.

  5. 5. When they hold their own Post-it Note wedding  (Season 5, Episode 24)

    Shonda Rhimes is a genius. Who would have thought that Derek and Meredith getting married via Post-it Note would go down in Grey's history as one of the most memorable moments?

  6. 6. When Derek tells Meredith he loves her (Season 3, Episode 1)

    I honestly can't believe it took two whole seasons for Derek to tell Meredith that he loves her. I'd been waiting for this forever, but I suppose I can admit it was worh the wait!

  7. 7. When they fight and make up (Season 3, Episode 13)

    Here me out on this one, because it makes the cut due to its refreshing honesty. Meredith and Derek have a fight, and Derek reminds her that he's always going to show up, no matter what. Ah! I love that. 

  8. 8. When Meredith learns about Addison & Mark (Season 3, Episode 16)

    Another great line from Shonda Rhimes: "You were like coming up for fresh air. It's like I was drowning, and you saved me." Men IRL could never. 

  9. 9. When Derek tells Meredith, “I’m glad you didn’t die today.” (Season 2, Episode 17)

    At this point in the season, Derek is still with Addison. But we can all tell he still has feelings for Meredith – especially during this episode, where she almost dies because of a bomb, and Derek runs around the hospital trying to track her down.

  10. 10. When Derek tells Meredith to pick Finn (Season 3, Episode 4)

    You know a guy really loves you when he decides to remove himself from a love triangle because he thinks that the other one is better for you. How sweet, but also, please don't! 

Well, I guesss you know what I'll be doing all weekend. Anyone care to join me?