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Nick Could Actually Convince Meredith To Leave Grey Sloan On Grey's Anatomy

“You want me to take the offer?”

Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey and Scott Speedman as Nick Marsh in 'Grey's Anatomy' Season 18 via ABC...
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Spoilers ahead for Grey’s Anatomy Season 18, Episode 12. Though Meredith and Nick’s romantic weekend in Minnesota didn’t exactly go as planned on Grey’s Anatomy, she could soon be headed to the Land of 10,000 Lakes on a more permanent basis. Sparking worry that she could be leaving Grey Sloan, Meredith told Nick that Dr. Hamilton thinks she took on his Parkinson’s project because she was trying to cure Alzheimer's. When her new man asked if that was true, she replied, “I don’t know. But I also don’t know if I can just go back to Grey Sloan and be chief of general anymore.” Insert a pensive look, followed by a fade to black.

Complicating matters? The preview for the upcoming episode shows Hamilton, once again, offering Meredith a permanent position at the Minnesota clinic, and the timing might be more opportune now more than ever. While Meredith mulls over a possible Seattle exit, Nick makes his case, saying, “I think what we have here is pretty great. I’m in this, Meredith.” After she asks if that means he wants her to take the offer, Nick replies, “I want you to do what you want to do.” Does he really mean that though? Only time will tell.

While several viewers wondered what Meredith’s epiphany will mean for her future at Grey Sloan, most weren’t thrilled about her possibly relocating — particularly if it’s because of her relationship with Nick. Some fans tweeted that they simply did not want Meredith to take Hamilton’s job offer, while others suggested that perhaps Nick could just move to Seattle. After all, he also expressed doubt about his current career path, and quitting was discussed as a potential option. Either way, things are getting more and more serious between the pair, and some are looking forward to Meredith being the perfect aunt to Nick’s newly introduced niece, Charlotte.

Meanwhile, Amelia’s love life could also be leading her to Minnesota, as she and Kai finally took their relationship to the next level. According to E.R. Fightmaster, who plays Kai, the question of a long-distance relationship will be addressed eventually.

“Like all relationships, there are going to be ups and downs. Especially with long-distance relationships, there are going to be complications, so I anticipate that,” Fightmaster recently teased to Entertainment Tonight. “I do think these characters will have the ability to make something work if that is the direction the show goes, but it's Grey's and your guess is as good as mine.”

The same could certainly be said for Meredith and Nick, too.