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Grey's Anatomy Sneak Peek: Is Derek Waiting for Meredith to Shine... or Fail?

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If you thought Derek’s little dig at Meredith at the close of last week’s Grey’s Anatomy was the end of him pressuring her to “shine” in Seattle… hi, you must be new to Shondaland.

No, that ongoing debate — spurred by Mers day-drinking with Alex — continues this Thursday (ABC, 8/7), and we’ve got your exclusive ticket to the verbal showdown.

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Is Derek privately hoping that Meredith will fail, or does he truly want her to shine? Has Mer about had it with feeling guilty over him foregoing the plum D.C. job in order to keep their family together? And will Derek go so far as to utter the worst thing a fella can say to a wife with mommy issues?

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Pop some popcorn, press play and watch the next round in this marital melee.