The Grey’s Anatomy season 17 finale begins with Meredith on the beach. She’s throwing rose petals in the air and reflecting on what she learned from the pandemic. At the end of the day, she’s still alive, and that’s all that matters.
Eight months earlier, Meredith is starting her new job as residency director. While she’s excited to take on a new class of interns, she’s missing the OR. Maggie and Winston get married, or at least they attempt to.
Meanwhile, Teddy and Owen are going strong. When December rolls around, Link has brought a ring for Amelia. Actually, he’s bought multiple rings and wants Jo to help him pick one out. While celebrating Christmas at Meredith’s, Owen decides to propose to Teddy. Link decides it’s not the right time to propose, so he puts his ring back in his pocket.
Meredith’s kids help Link propose to Amelia on the beach. He wants to spend his life with her. “You challenge me, you thrill me, you impress the hell out of me…” he says during the proposal. As romantic as his speech is, Amelia doesn’t say anything.
She turns down his proposal without saying a word. It’s heartbreaking. The season 17 finale ends with Jo getting a knock on her door. It’s Link. He asks to crash at her place after what went down with Amelia. Bring on season 18!