Credit: YouTube Photo: Video: When Meredith Met Derek

To celebrate the upcoming Grey’s Anatomy Season 8 winter premiere (Episode 10: “Suddenly”) on Thursday, January 5, we went back in time and rediscovered one of the greatest scenes in Grey’s history: the moment Mer (Ellen Pompeo) met Der (Patrick Dempsey).

Until this episode, Season 3, Episode 1: “Time Has Come Today,” all we knew about MerDer’s first meeting was from what we saw in the pilot. Meredith slept with Derek the night before her first day as an intern at Seattle Grace, kicked the then-stranger out of bed, only to meet him a few hours later at the hospital, where she realizes he is her boss.

But it wasn’t until this scene that we understood their initial attraction. Watch and enjoy Derek seeing Meredith from afar, and tell her she shouldn’t ignore him. Why? “Because I’m someone you need to get to know to love.”

At least that wasn’t just a pick-up line — it’s the truth.

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Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch: Flashback to Mer & Der's First Meeting on Grey's Anatomy