Grey’s Anatomy followers have been dreaming of seeing McDreamy once more since 2015 — and so has Meredith Grey. Ellen Pompeo‘s character was reunited together with her late husband Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) throughout the season 17 premiere of the ABC drama.
Fans tuning into the Thursday, November 12, episode of Grey’s Anatomy had been shocked when Meredith was discovered handed out within the car parking zone after working nonstop amid the coronavirus pandemic. While she was unconscious at Grey Sloan Memorial, Meredith had drifted off to a seashore with Derek.
“I miss you!” Meredith yelled from throughout the seashore.
Derek, strolling towards her, replied, “I do know!”
“There have been research about how intense our dream life has been. In the pandemic, persons are having actually intense desires due to the lockdown,” showrunner Krista Vernoff instructed Deadline in regards to the dream sequence. “We’re not getting sufficient stimulation, and so, it is taking place in our desires. So, it began as that. It began as, how can we give folks some escape. I had this imagining of a seashore motif all through the season, and I known as Ellen, and I stated, what if we convey again, I do not know, some no longer alive character that you possibly can dream of on the seashore, that will be so enjoyable for the followers. And she stated, ‘Let’s get Patrick.’ Even in my most excitable dream life, that thought hadn’t occurred to me as an possibility, and there it was.”
Dempsey left Grey’s Anatomy after 11 seasons in 2015. His character, a neurosurgeon, died partially as a result of docs failed to do a CT scan after he was in a automobile accident. It was the primary episode creator Shonda Rhimes had written because the season 8 finale. When Rhimes left ABC for Netflix in 2017, she enlisted Vernoff to take over as showrunner for season 14 and past.
“Patrick and Ellen and I had been all there initially of this; I wasn’t there for the pilot, however I used to be there for the primary seven seasons, and that was 17 years in the past,” Vernoff stated. “That was, like, a lifetime in the past; my children weren’t alive. It was so wild to stroll out on that seashore, and simply be collectively once more as these completely different folks that we at the moment are. But I am unable to overstate how joyful and therapeutic an expertise this was.”
Rhimes celebrated Dempsey’s return by way of Twitter, writing, “Thought I’d examine in on twitter to see in the event you loved the dreamy present @KristaVernoff & @EllenPompeo gave to brighten up your 2020 … #GreysAnatomy.”
So, what number of instances will followers see Dempsey on season 17 of Grey’s Anatomy? And are some other deceased characters (McSteamy, Lexie, George, Ellis, and many others.) nonetheless haunting Meredith’s desires? Scroll by means of to discover out: