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Grey's Anatomy: Meredith and Riggs Need to Get It On (Again), Already

And Amelia and Owen decide to start a family!

Liz Raftery

Grey's Anatomyfans can all agree that Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Riggs (Martin Henderson) need to just take the plunge already, right? The show has been playing the will-they-or-won't-they storyline for more than a full season at this point, and given that the conclusion's basically inevitable, let's just get on with it.

In Thursday's episode, the not-couple takes a few more stutter-steps towards making their relationship official, with Riggs asking Meredith if she wants to "hang out" (no), and Meredith later accusing him of making what turned out to be an incorrect surgical call because he wanted to get in her pants. In other words, they're off to a great start.

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But maybe playing the long game has its merits. God forbid they end up like Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) and Owen (Kevin McKidd), who apparently didn't discuss things like the fact that Owen goes to church and that Amelia wants to have children before getting married. Other topics that haven't come up include Owen's PTSD and Amelia's ex Ryan, who died of a drug overdose (on Private Practice). So, these two have a lot of learning to do -- but snark aside, they seem to be in pretty good shape, all things considered, and decide to get moving on that kids plan right away. (Like, in next week's episode.)

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To be honest, the most functional couple in this week's episode was Jackson (Jesse Williams) and April (Sarah Drew), who have worked out what seems to be a fairly successful co-parenting routine, even though they're walking on eggshells around each other and neither is really sleeping. At the end of the episode, April -- after getting a clean bill of health from Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) -- tells Jackson that she's going to move out. But they both come to the conclusion that the best thing for everyone is for April and Harriet to stay at Jackson's place for now. How long before these two get back together? I give it 'til sweeps.

Grey's Anatomy airs Thursdays at 8/7c on ABC.