‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Patrick Dempsey Confirms Fan Theory and Reveals Meredith Suffers From This Serious Illness

by Jeremy Spirogis
‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Patrick Dempsey Confirms Fan Theory and Reveals Meredith Suffers From This Serious Illness

Last week’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy shocked followers all over the world. Why? Because McDreamy is again. After tragically dying and breaking virtually each viewer’s coronary heart in 2015, Derek Shepherd made a reappearance on Grey’s Anatomy. While followers have been excited to see him, the way in which through which he appeared made them involved for Meredith Grey.

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Derek Shepherd’s demise

There have been many deaths which have shaken the Grey’s Anatomy fandom, however Derek’s was one of many huge ones. His and Meredith’s love story was central to the Grey’s universe. No matter what number of occasions they’d been pulled aside over time, they all the time discovered a manner again to one another. So, when he was killed off, many followers have been left questioning why.

“The decision to have the character die the way that he did was not a difficult one in the sense of what were the options?” present creator Shonda Rhimes mentioned on the 2015 Summer TCA press tour. “Either Derek was going to walk out on Meredith, and leave her high and dry, and what was that going to mean? That was going to suggest that the love was not true, the thing we had said for 11 years was a lie and McDreamy wasn’t McDreamy. For me, that was untenable.”

So ultimately, Derek ended up dying after being struck by a automotive when attempting to assist individuals concerned in an accident.

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“Meredith and Derek’s love had to remain Meredith and Derek’s love,” Rhimes mentioned. “As painful as it was for me as a storyteller, because I had never really thought that was going to happen, it preserved what felt true to me, was that Derek was going to have to die in order for that love to remain honest. Because I really couldn’t have the idea that he just turned out to be a bad guy who walked out on his wife and kids be a true story. To me, it felt like that was the only way to make Meredith and Derek’s magic remain true and forever frozen in time.”

What Derek’s return means for Meredith

At the tip of the season 17 premiere, Meredith is discovered handed out within the car parking zone. She then enters a dream state the place she finds Derek on the seashore. As followers of the present know, seeing a useless individual by no means bodes too properly. Remember when Izzie Stevens couldn’t cease seeing Denny  Douquet? So, individuals have been instantly frightened for Meredith.

While on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Patrick Dempsey, who performs Shepherd, confirmed that followers have been proper to fret. He revealed that this season, Meredith will endure from coronavirus (COVID-19).

“And to the credit of the writers, Krista came up with this great idea where I will come and visit her in her COVID dream,” Dempsey mentioned.

Dempsey wasn’t certain what number of episodes he could be on this season however assured followers that it might be a couple of, which implies Meredith might be affected by coronavirus for a number of episodes.

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