Grey's Anatomy's BEST MerDer Moments, Ranked By You

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The best MerDer moments have done a great job of making us cry throughout the many seasons of Grey's Anatomy. Their epic love story has been filled with so much drama and emotion, it's hard to feel like we're not a part of it ourselves! Meredith and Derek remind us what it truly means to love someone, and the lengths we would go to for that person.

We blame MerDer for the emotional scars Grey's Anatomy has left on us. Plenty of other romances and flings have made us cry, but nothing has really tore us apart like these two. We could complain if we wanted, but the show would never be the same without the tears and heartbreak.

Which MerDer moments stick out to you the most? We've put together a list of some of our favorites. It's up to you to help us pick the best of the best!

  • The Post-It Note Wedding

    Community Score: 47
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    Of course we could never actually expect a real wedding from Meredith and Derek. In season 5, MerDer write their wedding vows down together on a Post-it Note. The little piece of paper would be placed on their wall as a reminder of the eternal promise they made each other.

  • Derek's Elevator Proposal

    Community Score: 47
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    Derek totally changes the proposal game in season 5 with his elevator marriage proposal to Meredith. He covers the walls of the elevator with brain scans of patients they've worked on together before sealing the deal. How romantic!

  • Meredith Telling Derek She's Pregnant

    Community Score: 42
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    After adopting Zola, Meredith and Derek were hoping to have kids of their own one day. In season 9, Meredith finally finds out that she's pregnant. How she tells Derek is beyond adorable-- she gets a shirt for Zola that reads, "World's Best Big Sister".

  • The House Of Candles

    Community Score: 41
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    Meredith truly steps out of her comfort zone to make this MerDer moment possible. In season 4, Meredith builds a house of candles for Derek where their soon-to-be home will stand. This moment gets to us almost as much as it touches Derek.

  • Adopting Zola

    Community Score: 40
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    In season 7, things got really serious for MerDer. The couple had been talking about having kids forever, we never knew if it would actually happen. However, they finally got to adopt baby Zola, the first new member of their blossoming family.

  • "Choose Me" Speech

    Community Score: 38
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    This unforgettable MerDer moment from season 2 is all owed to Meredith and her way with words. After it becomes pretty clear to Meredith that Derek is in a dilemma between her and Addison, she resorts to begging. Her speech to Derek goes something like, "Pick me, choose me, love me."

  • Derek Wanting Another Baby

    Community Score: 35
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    Season 11 gives us a tear-jerking flashback of a conversation between Meredith and Derek. We see the couple lying in bed together when Derek tells Meredith he wants another baby after reminding her, "It's always been you".

  • Derek Saving Meredith From Drowning

    Community Score: 34
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    In season 3, Meredith finds herself drowning after responding to a ferry boat accident. We really do think these might be Meredith's final moments until Derek dives into the water to save her. Without him, she probably would never have surfaced.

  • Prom

    Community Score: 34
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    In season 2, Derek finally gives in to his undying love for Meredith at the hospital prom. He realizes that he doesn't want to be with Addison, and he most definitely doesn't want Meredith to be with Finn!

  • The One Night Stand

    Community Score: 26
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    Season 1 is where the epic love story of Meredith and Derek first begins. The two meet at the bar followed by a drunken one night stand. It isn't until Meredith's first day at the hospital that she learns Derek would be her boss...and the rest is history!