We. Can’t. Breathe. Right. Now. New evidence has emerged, suggesting Patrick Dempsey’s final episode of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ may be tonight, April 23. Is he really leaving the show? WARNING — major spoiler ahead. DO NOT READ if you don’t want to be spoiled.
It’s long been rumored that Patrick Dempsey, 49, would be exiting Grey’s Anatomy at the end of its current season, and new evidence, which emerged on April 23, suggests it may be even sooner. Could Dr. Derek Shepherd really be leaving Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital — for good? MAJOR SPOILER AHEAD!
Patrick Dempsey’s ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Exit: More Evidence Derek’s Leaving?
See the evidence below…
Apparently, it looks like Patrick did an interview with Entertainment Weekly, announcing his exit from the long-running series. If you look close enough, you can read the following words:
“Dark and twisty doesn’t even begin to describe last week’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy, but nobody was more surprised at the dramatic exit of Dr. Derek Shepherd than Patrick Dempsey himself. The actor spoke exclusively to EW about checking out of Grey’s — for good.”
When they say “last week’s episode,” we assume they’re talking about tonight’s. We’d like to believe this isn’t true, but the proof seems to be on the pages. But could creator Shonda Rhimes really kill off one of her main characters? Sure, she’s done it before, but this time we’re talking about DEREK!
Patrick Dempsey Forced Out By Shonda Rhimes?
Patrick was reportedly forced out by creator Shonda Rhimes, according to Page Six.
“Patrick has been acting like a diva and has clashed with Shonda. She suspended him for a while, and the word on set is that he isn’t coming back full time,” a source told the paper, adding, “Given all the past problems with Katherine Heigl and Isaiah Washington, there is little tolerance on the show for troublesome talent.”
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— Chris Rogers