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Friendships on Grey’s Anatomy

Memorable friendships on the show over the years 

Samayeshwari Vithaspa
Aug 01, 2021
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The popular medical drama TV series Grey’s Anatomy has been one of the longest running shows and is still continuing to entertain even after completing 16 seasons recently. Over the years, we must have enjoyed watching a number of our favourite characters appear and disappear. A few got killed off and some others left the legendary Seattle Grace, which is now the Grey+Sloan memorial Hospital. The unbreakable bond of friendship between some characters was so adorable that regular viewers of the series used to compare their friendships with the characters using captions like, “You’re the Meredith to my Christina ”. Check out some of the iconic friendships in the Grey’s universe.

1) Meredith Grey-Christina Yang

The friendship this duo shares with each other has set the best friendship goals in the show. Their friendship was envied by many others as they never had a friend like how Meredith and Christina were to each other. They shared such an understanding with each other that they one would go to the other’s bedroom to sleep, even while having their boyfriend waiting for them. Remember the episode where Christina went over to sleep with Meredith when Derek was by her side (after the shootout episode in the hospital). They had their share of nasty fights between them, but the duo ensured that their indifferences were temporary by “dancing it out”. The final episode of Christina before leaving for Switzerland was a very bittersweet one, as it was their last “dance session”. When you think of Grey’s Anatomy and friends, it is likely that you first think of Meredith and Christina.

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2) Derek Shepherd-Mark Sloan

Shepherd and Sloan shared a beautiful bromance. They have been through some rough patches in their friendship, but they always went back to each other. It all started when Mark broke Derek’s trust by having an affair with his wife and this caused a mayhem; the latter even had to move to a different city. During this time, Derek found Meredith. But little did they realise that the past incidents would haunt them. No matter how big the mistake was, McDreamy and McSteamy decided to work out their differences slowly, thus proving that true friendships never die in the end.

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3) Miranda Bailey-Richard Webber

They are literally the longest staying characters in the show from season one, apart from Meredith, and the same goes for their friendship as well. Theirs is not the usual bond of friendship - they don’t hang out much after work, don’t have sleepovers nor do they talk about each other’s relationships often. But if there’s one admirable thing in them, it is their ability to be honest with each other. They are not afraid to speak out the truth even if it hurts the other, because they know in the end, it was for their own good. It was also a familial bond they shared with, more of father-daughter or a work spouse, rather than friends. It doesn’t matter how their relationship was looked upon, they have been one of the most iconic duos in the show.

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4) Izzie Stevens-George O’Malley

They may not be the typical friends who give major friendship goals, but they carried a bond that could only be understood by each other. Izzie could realise that George was dead even before it was informed to her in the end. They started out to be friends and then became best friends. They even tried to be in a relationship after a drunken one-night stand, but realised it could never work out. Their emotional connection was so strong that it made Callie Torres jealous, when she was married to George for a brief period of time. No matter what had happened between them, their friendship surely deserves a shoutout.

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5) Meredith Grey-Alex Karev

This turned out to be the most unexpected friendship in the show. They were the last two from the gang who lasted over the years, or 13 seasons to be precise. Alex was a constant companion for Meredith after Christina left, and for a brief period also tried to fit into Christina’s shoes. They also saw a lot of ups and downs over the years, especially when they hated each other, which was mainly caused by Alex. But he had evolved immensely over the years and proved to be an exceptional friend to Meredith, mainly because there was a side of Alex that only Meredith knew of and not even his girlfriend. Even though his departure on the show was not a deserving one, the memories which he left behind were indeed heart-warming.

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6) Mark Sloan-Callie Torres

If there were any other friends who gave major “friendship goals” besides Grey and Yang, it would undeniably be Sloan and Torres. It is true that their bonding started out to be anything, but friendship between each other when they would get hot and heavy each time. But over the years, it turned to be a friendship of unconditional love where they would always look out for each other. Mark stood by Callie when she had come out as bisexual in front of her family and he was there for her when they weren’t. She always had Sloan’s back when he was nursing a broken heart when his relationship with Lexie ended. It was another bond of friendship that could not be understood by their significant others, especially during the time when Callie got pregnant with Mark’s child when she was just getting over a break up with Arizona. It took ages for the latter to understand their friendship and eventually the trio became a family for the kid.

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