Grey’s Anatomy might not be showing signs of slowing down, but its characters won’t stick around forever!
The latest character to get chopped off the long-running series’ roster is fan favorite Derek Shepherd, portrayed by Patrick Dempsey, who was present all throughout for as long as… Meredith Grey!
“It just sort of unfolded in a very organic way,” Dempsey says. “Things happened very quickly, where we were like, ‘Oh this is where it’s going to go.’ It just sort of unfolded in a very organic way… It happened very quickly.”
On the latest episode, McDreamy got into a car crash, and things took turn for the worse when the doctors working on him were revealed to be unprepared for trauma and other medical thingamajigs.
So long, Patrick!
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