Back at the trailer, Derek runs up looking for Meredith but when she's not there, he stops and heaves a sigh. But then, through the trees, he notices a person pacing among a ton of candles in the grass.
That person is Mere, who is talking to herself about what a stupid, corny idiot she is. He calls her name, and she jumps and demands to know where he's been, switching her efforts from yelling at herself to yelling at him about how she did a stupid, idiotic thing for him. She then yells that over here is their kitchen. From above, you can see that the candles are laid out to show a floor plan -- it's their house on his land. She points out their living room and the room where their kids would play, explaining that she had this whole thing about building a house but that she doesn't build because she's a surgeon. "And now I'm here feeling like a lame-ass loser. I got all whole and healed, and you don't show up. And now it's all ruined because you took so long to come home. And I couldn't even find that bottle of champagne." With that, he lifts the bottle and she finally stops yelling. He walks towards her and tries to banter about the house, but she's still upset and doesn't know if she can trust him. "I want to trust you, but I don't know if I do, so I'm just gonna try and trust you because I believe we can be extraordinary together instead of ordinary apart." He reaches her and starts to kiss her, and I reach for yet more tissues. After some good kissing, he pulls away and tells her that he has to go. "In order to kiss you the way I want to kiss you, in order to do more than kiss you, I need to speak to Rose. I want my conscience clear so that I can do more than kiss you." He tells her to stay and wait for him, and she smiles after him as he walks away. There's one more shot of the candle floorplan and then a close shot of her face, now not smiling. I do think, though, that she's supposed to be scared but happy and that the blank look is just some unfortunate acting.
It's corny, and cheesy, and a totally pat ending. But that said, I think it was still a totally fitting and great way to end the season and to remind everyone that this show can be really good. Thanks to everyone for reading another season's worth of my recaps and for being your awesome and beautiful selves!
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