Where's Meredith this season?
So where's Meredith this season?
Ellen Pompeo, who plays Meredith Grey, was pregnant while season six was being filmed.
In fact, in the Derek-focused episode played recently, Ellen Pompeo was 8 1/2 months pregnant!
(And be sure to watch out for Meredith in the all PEDs epsiode coming up - she had JUST had her baby when it was filmed.)
The writers needed to create a story arc that would allow Meredith to step back from being a central character, while also freeing up some time for her maternity leave.
Enter the storyline of Meredith donating her liver to her father, allowing the writers to put Pompeo in bed for the rest of her pregnancy.
First she was in a hospital bed recovering, now she's still in bed while recovering at home.
What better way to cover up a baby bump than a tonne of