Patrick Dempsey Not Returning to Grey’s Anatomy After 8th Season?

Patrick Dempsey Not Returning to Grey’s Anatomy After 8th Season?

Say it isn’t so!!! McDreamy will be McGonesville after this season of Grey’s Anatomy – whatever will Meredith do!!!    In a recent interview, Patrick Dempsey revealed that after this season’s finale, he would no longer be reprising his role as Dr. Derek Shepherd.

“It’s going to be my last. I don’t know what’s going to happen to the other characters, but for me it’s done.”

Is it really that much of a surprise though?  It is the show’s eighth season, and no one wants the show’s creator, Shonda Rhimes, to ‘jump the shark’ – as they say in TV land when a show has ultimately met it’s demise and gone too far.

Being the romantic that I am, I’m okay with Derek leaving – but as long as Meredith (played by the lovely Ellen Pompeo), goes with him.  I’ve devoted countless hours to the show and if they don’t end up together, I will NOT be happy.  Rhimes told TVLine earlier this month that she was approaching next season as if were the last.  Thankfully, she also went on to say:

“I feel like Meredith and Derek are meant to be together forever, and we’re going to make sure that in the end they up together, one would hope – unless one of them dies or something.” Don’t even joke about that lady!

As a longtime fan of Grey’s, I think I’d be okay with the show coming to an end before the character’s story lines got overly outrageous and ridiculous.  Go out with a bang McDreamy, just make sure you bring Meredith with you!!!

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