Where is Derek? That’s a question many ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ fans have been asking themselves for weeks now — and HollywoodLife.com has the answer!
Is Patrick Dempsey, 49, ever returning to Grey’s Anatomy? His character, Derek Shepherd, has been noticeable absent for weeks on end during the eleventh season of the drama series, which has left fans worried that he may be gone for good.
Is Patrick Dempsey Returning To ‘Grey’s Anatomy’?
Are you going through some serious McDreamy withdrawals? Well, you are not alone, loyal Grey’s fans.
Derek leaving Meredith behind in Seattle to take on his dream job working for the President in Washington D.C. was a harsh blow to all of us, but what has made matters worse is that we haven’t seen even just a glimpse of him since he boarded that plane. So, is he ever coming back?
A Grey’s Anatomy insider tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY, “Derek is just in DC for awhile but we’ll see him again soon!”
That gust of wind you felt were the sighs of relief from McDreamy fans all over the world. We have not seen the last of Derek Shepherd just yet!
Derek’s Disappearance: No One Seems To Miss Him
The truly saddest part about Derek’s cold absence is that his friends and family at Grey-Sloane Memorial Hospital are doing just fine without him. Even Meredith, his wife, has barely mentioned him since bailing on a trip to go visit him.
On the March 5 episode his sister, Amelia, begged Dr. Webber to call Derek and have him fly on a plane to help her with a surgery, but Dr. Webber eventually refused. In fact, no one has mentioned speaking to him, Skyping with him, or anything like that — which is a drastic difference from when he traveled to Washington, D.C. back in season ten.
Either way, it’s great to know that Derek is returning. Hopefully it’s sooner rather than later, and hopefully it’s for good.
However, if Derek — or, better yet, Patrick — decide it’s time to really bid adieu to the series, he should get a proper goodbye. Derek has been a loyal member of the cast up until now, and we would hate to see him get shipped out without explanation or goodbyes the way Katherine Heigl was.
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Are you happy to hear Derek is coming back to Grey’s Anatomy? Do you think he’ll be leaving the show soon anyway? Comment below with your thoughts!
— Lauren Cox