Have ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ followers seen the final of Patrick Dempsey, following his shock return to the collection earlier this season? We’ve bought the reply!
Don’t fret! Patrick Dempsey can be again for extra episodes of Grey’s Anatomy later this season. Showrunner Krista Vernoff confirmed that bit of information, when she instructed our sister publication Variety, “You will see McDreamy again in the back half of the season”. As for whether or not or not different former stars of the collection would reprise their roles, as Patrick and T.R. Knight not too long ago did, Krista remained coy, saying, “We all have hopes. But we don’t have anything new to report yet.”
Patrick, 54, left Grey’s Anatomy in April 2015 after 11 seasons on the present. His character, Dr. Derek Shepherd, was killed off in a automobile accident, so it was a significant shock for followers when he unexpectedly returned to the collection firstly of Season 17.
Derek’s return got here within the type of a coronavirus dream, after his former spouse Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) was discovered unconscious in a hospital parking zone. They reunited on a mysterious seaside inside her dream, and his reappearance despatched followers right into a frenzy.
“I think the whole atmosphere has changed, certainly working at the beach, and seeing everybody again was really a very healing process, and really rewarding, and a lot of fun. Hopefully, that feeling translates, and the fans enjoy it,” Patrick instructed our sister web site Deadline in November, following his return. “I know that they’ve been wanting us to get back together, and I think this will satisfy a lot of people, and surprise a lot of people, hopefully.”
As for the way forward for the collection general, Krista isn’t positive when the present, which first premiered in 2005, will finish. She additional instructed Variety, “‘I don’t know’ is the honest answer. I don’t know. And so, I planned a phenomenal season, and I’ve planned what can be a season finale or what could be a series finale.”
“I never really believe it’s really over until everybody sits me down — they’re all going to have to come together and sit me down and tell me it’s really over,” she continued. “But you always have to plan for both contingencies. We have a plan for how the season is going to end, and I feel really good about that plan, but I will say that at this point in any given season, we usually have a plan for where the season is going to end and it doesn’t always end where we think it will. So, you never know.”
New episodes of Grey’s Anatomy return to ABC on Thursday, March 4, at 9pm ET.