“Grey’s Anatomy” fans everywhere were left in shock at the conclusion of last weeks tragic episode.
SPOILER ALERT: IF YOU HAVE NOT YET SEEN THE SHOW, I HOPE YOU DON’T READ ANY FURTHER (I ALSO HOPE YOU DIDN’T READ THE TITLE OF THIS ARTICLE……..)
Dr. Derek Sheppard, more commonly known as McDreamy, was killed off in a shocking twist during last weeks episode. Tears were shed, tissue boxes were emptied, and hundreds of angry tweets were sent to Shonda Rhimes.
What makes McDreamy’s death particularly surprising is that Patrick Dempsey, the actor who plays the adored physician, had recently signed a two year contract with Grey’s Anatomy that would allow him to remain with the series throughout the entire 12th season.
“Derek Shepherd is and will always be an incredibly important character – for Meredith, for me and for the fans. I absolutely never imagined saying goodbye to our ‘Mcdreamy,’ ” creator/executive producer Shonda Rhimes said in a statement. “Patrick Dempsey’s performance shaped Derek in a way that I know we both hope became a meaningful example – happy, sad, romantic, painful and always true – of what young women should demand from modern love.”
As far as the show goes, no one is sure what is in store for Meredith Grey as she copes with this overwhelming loss. In fact, many viewers are in the same boat: completely unsure of how to cope with the emotional trauma of McDreamy’s death.
The only thing we can really process at this point is: RIP McDreamy.
But, never fear, the 11th season isn’t over yet! The finale will air this upcoming week, on May 14th.