New ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 15 Meredith, Andrew & Link Love Triangle Details Revealed By A Castmember
Hey, “Grey’s Anatomy” fans. As most of you are aware, this past Grey’s Anatomy episode 8 left off with Andrew DeLuca professing to Meredith Grey that he wants to try his hand at dating her right after she agreed to go out with Link. This, of course, has set up a nice, little love triangle situation between Meredith, Andrew and Link moving forward.
The folks over at Entertainment Weekly were recently able to get Andrew DeLuca’s portrayer Giacomo Gianniotti to reveal a few details about what might be in store in this new love triangle situation.
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The first thing Giacomo revealed was that the Meredith and Andrew connection actually started during the season 14 finale episode when Andrew tried to kiss Meredith. That actually set up the idea for the writers to pursue it. Giacomo explained, “To be honest, it started earlier in the season 14 finale. At the wedding when DeLuca in a low moment. After a few too many beers and tequila shots misreads a signal and tries to kiss Meredith, which doesn’t really go his way. It was a slightly charming moment.
That was something for the writers to explore. We had that whole summer hiatus to have articles be written, for fans to talk, for the writers to talk and say, “Okay!’ Do we like this? Do we not like this?” Everybody responded to it really well. So, when we came back for season 15, we definitely decided to explore something romantic between DeLuca and Meredith.”
Next, Giacomo revealed that he thinks his Andrew character has definitely grown up a bit. He’s more confident now, and he’s ready for the challenge of competing for someone like Meredith. He stated, “I don’t know if it’s just myself and the character catching up to each other after a lot of years of figuring out who he is and how he works. I just understand him more, and we’ve had so many talks especially at the beginning of this season about where all of this is going to go.
I definitely think that in the last season, DeLuca has had some growing up to do, and I think he’s done it. He’s getting to a point where he is very confident in himself, in his body, in his profession, in his friendships. Although competing for Meredith’s love is a great mountain to climb, I think he is up to the challenge. He’s excited about the challenge. He doesn’t want the easy road.”
Giacomo definitely thinks Andrew’s fondness of Meredith is definitely real, and not just because he’s competing with Link. He thinks the competition was totally a coincidence stating, “Having someone vie for the same person you like might force you to accelerate your declaration of affection to that person. But, I don’t necessarily think that’s what is happening here.
I think it’s just a coincidence that as DeLuca is figuring out that he has feelings for her, that somebody else also is figuring out he has feelings for her. I think it just adds a challenging and comical layer. It’s fun for Meredith having these two guys falling at her feet. But we are also exploring a friendship between DeLuca and Link. They like playing guitar together. I don’t think there is disdain or hatred between these two men. They’re just in the situation they are in. They both like the same girl.”
They also talked about the age difference between Meredith and Andrew and how Meredith is the older one in this potential relationship. Giacomo explained that showrunner Krista Vernoff wanted to make the statement that there shouldn’t be a double standard in regards to age. That it’s ok for an older lady to pursue a younger man.
He stated, “At the beginning of the season, executive producer Krista Vernoff came to me to talk about exploring something between us. She said we have been doing a lot on the show to empower women by showing strong, female characters who are sexy and successful in their own right. She wanted to make a comment that in the media, it’s normal for men to always be with younger women.
It’s become this normal thing that we don’t really think about. But when the role is reversed in a film or TV show, and the woman is the older one, there is suddenly this weird double-standard, like, “Oh, she’s robbing the cradle,” or “What is she doing?” Krista was interested in exploring that and flipping it on its head by saying, “Why can’t it be sexy and empowering for a woman to be with a younger man? Why is that wrong? Why can men get away with it but women can’t?”
Giacomo went on to explain that aside from Meredith’s physical attraction to Andrew, what else she needs to see from him. He went over the other things that Meredith will find attractive about Andrew, and that Andrew is fully ready to pursue Meredith. Meredith will also be quite conflicted.
Giacomo explained, “We need to have Meredith not just see Andrew being heroic, but being kind and sweet and empathetic. Those are the things that are going to make Meredith fall in love with him. So we’ve been trying to build those moments. In the last episode, he had the sweet relationship with the little girl. That was attractive to Meredith. In Thursday’s episode, we saw a declaration for sure. DeLuca is done tiptoeing around it. He’s done playing games. He’s feeling good and brave. It sets us up in a nice place. So, when we come back in mid-January, fans will be very hungry about wanting to see where it goes. I think Meredith is conflicted for a lot of reasons.”
Lastly, Giacomo revealed that this is a love triangle that is really moving forward. Both Andrew and Link will make steps forward with Meredith. This is definitely a real competition, Giacomo explained, “We are doing episode 11 right now. I can’t really say where it progresses to, but the train is definitely moving forward. There are moments when the train stands still a little bit and it’s moving inches instead of miles, but it’s definitely pushing forward.
But it’s also pushing forward for Link. The triangle is still there. It’s like a chess game between Link and DeLuca. He might have a move where he beats me and is ahead of me, but then I take him later. It’s like a push and pull. It will be interesting to watch.”
So, there you have it, guys. It certainly sounds like this Meredith, Andrew and Link love triangle situation could get intense when season 15 returns in January 2019. How do you guys feel about it? Do you like it? Do you hate it? Or do you just not care one way or the other? Let us know in the Facebook comments.
Season 15 is currently scheduled to return with the new episode 9 on Thursday night, January 17, 2018 at approximately 7 pm central standard time on ABC. Stay tuned. Also, be sure to follow us on our Grey’s Anatomy Facebook page for more Grey’s Anatomy news by Clicking Here.