SPOILER ALERT if you haven’t seen this shit and plan on it. Speaking of, for those of you looking at this picture of McDreamy at the wheel and thinking “Wait, is this a spoiler?“, no! Of course not! He’s just swinging through the drive-thru at McDonalds for a 6-pack of nuggets and an extra large sweet tea.
Earlier in the week, a rumor started going around that Shonda Rhimes was planning a one-way trip for Patrick Dempsey on the Unemployment Express because he was acting like an entitled diva on the set of Grey’s Anatomy. Patrick’s character was half written out of the show by sending his ass to Washington D.C., but Washington was apparently not far enough for Shonda Rhimes, so Shonda gave Dr. Derek Shepherd the Poochie treatment by making him get into a car accident and killing his ass off the show. When someone is dead to Shonda Rhimes they are truly fucking dead to Shonda Rhimes.
Patrick Dempsey spoke with EW about Grey’s Anatomy pulling the plug (no pun intended, that’s how he ended up going out; that cold bitch Meredith Grey yanked his life support cord) on McDreamy, and he definitely doesn’t sound pissed about it at all.
EW: This doesn’t make any sense. Didn’t you just sign a two-year contract extension last year?
Patrick Dempsey: Yes. you’re right. (He pauses) It just sort of evolved. It’s just kind of happened. It really was something that was kind of surprising that unfolded, and it just naturally came to be. Which was pretty good. I like the way it has all played out.
That sound you just heard was Katherine Heigl popping a bottle of sparkling ZzzQuil to celebrate the possibility that there’s a Grey’s Anatomy cast member Shonda Rhimes hates more than her.
Patrick Dempsey isn’t the only one talking about McDreamy’s death; Shonda Rhimes released this statement, and just try to read it without picturing Shonda using air quotes or bursting out laughing:
“Derek Shepherd is and will always be an incredibly important character—for Meredith, for me and for the fans. I absolutely never imagined saying goodbye to our ‘McDreamy.’ Patrick Dempsey’s performance shaped Derek in a way that I know we both hope became a meaningful example—happy, sad, romantic, painful and always true—of what young women should demand from modern love. His loss will be felt by all. Now, Meredith and the entire Grey’s Anatomy family are about to enter uncharted territory as we head into this new chapter of her life. The possibilities for what may come are endless. As Ellis Grey would say: the carousel never stops turning.”
Then she turned to the cast of Scandal, held up an effigy of McDreamy that she had her assistant cobble together using a pair of pantyhose stuffed with potato salad from the craft services table and a picture torn from an old Loverboy poster, and said: “I killed McDreamy…I RUN SHONDALAND!” before biting off the head and diving into a pile of cash. Yes, in my mind, ShondaLand is basically Bartertown. Don’t ruin the illusion for me – it’s more fun this way.