"So we change. We adapt." Mere, in one of her biggest adaptations to date, has changed into a sexy Mrs. Chief in a grey sweater dress and black belt. Derek has been shaking hands and is surprised and clearly super happy to see her, but says she didn't have to come. She's happy to see his smile and insists that she chose to come and then takes his arm to go inside -- her smile falters when she sees the sign for the brunch honoring "Dr. and Mrs. Shepherd."
"We create new versions of ourselves." She manages to hold on to her hissyfit until they are in the car, and she morphs back into Old Meredith and screams about being known as "Mrs. Shepherd." Derek knows, and just agrees with everything she says while she changes back into her scrubs and yells that she doesn't do brunch, or Valentine's Day, or miss surgery. After that's out of her system, she gets a gleam in her eye and informs him that he is going to have to make up for this with lots of sex, and he replies dutifully, "Yes, dear." She concludes, "We just need to be sure that this one is an improvement over the last." Well, and be sure it sticks, even a little, as I feel like we're now due for a whole lot of Meredith regressing and rebelling against being any sort of traditional wife.
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