Grey's Anatomy: A Look Back at Meredith and Maggie's Sibling Rivalry
Relationships on Grey's Anatomy are a complex and fragile thing. Everyone is connected to one another in some way, whether it's through work, family, or sex. However, the most shocking relationship surfaces in season 10 when it's revealed that Maggie Pierce is the love child of Ellis Grey and Richard Webber. That makes her, you guessed it, Meredith's half-sister.
Now, aside from Cristina, Meredith's relationships with women on the show have been mostly distant, even strained. Just look at what happens with her other half-sister, Lexie; they're never close. The revelation that Meredith's mother had a child with her secret lover and that the child would be working with her is a little too much for Meredith. It's safe to say she and Maggie don't get off to the greatest of starts, but they work through it and seem to be in a good place . . . or are they? Season 12 ended with a cliffhanger that could cause a rift between the sisters. Will Meredith pursue Riggs even though Maggie likes him? We'll have to wait till Sept. 22 to find out! Until then, enjoy a look at Maggie and Meredith's beautiful and complex relationship.
They Have a Rocky Start
Maggie is thrown in the deep end. She decides to tell Meredith that she is her half-sister and, unsurprisingly, Meredith does not take it well.
Maggie Gets Brotherly Advice
At least Derek supports her.
Understanding Meredith Isn't Easy
Maggie struggles to come to terms with Meredith being a person, let alone a sister.
They Have Growing Pains
Meredith and Maggie begin working together at the hospital, and it's not great.
They Both Love Dishing Dirt
Nothing brings people together more than gossip. Looks like Maggie has more in common with her sister than we first thought.
Then Come the Milestones
The sisters' bond strengthens as they start having "real" moments outside of work.
Finally, Sisterly Support
They help each other through the good and the bad. Maggie begins to develop a strong relationship with Meredith's kids too.
Now Comes Healthy Competition
They start bickering like sisters.
And of Course, Dancing It Out
And they dance it out like sisters.
They're One Big Happy Family
But For How Long?
What will Meredith do? We'll just have to wait and see.