If life is feeling a little empty without new Grey’s Anatomy episodes due to the coronavirus outbreak shutting down production in March, Eric Dane has you covered! At least nostalgia-wise. Dr. Mark Sloan himself decided to brighten up the day of Grey’s fans everywhere by reuniting for a hike with his fellow former co-star Patrick Dempsey, 54. Eric shared the photo to his Twitter account on Apr. 29, showing McSteamy and McDreamy in the green grass-covered foothills near Los Angeles.
While they didn’t show a reunion embrace due to social distancing, Eric, 47, made light of how everyone is required to stay a safe distance from others. “Blurry pic of how to hang out 6 feet apart @PatrickDempsey,” he wrote in the caption. Eric could be seen in the foreground with a big smile on his face while taking the selfie, even using his thumb to point backwards to show that his pal Patrick was behind him. Patrick — who played Dr. Derek Shepherd on Grey’s for over a decade — was a decent distance in back, and had his arms spread open in a welcoming gesture while showing off his pearly whites.
Grey’s fans flipped out over seeing the two handsome former TV doctors hanging out in real life. @kinghaza14 responded, “@RealEricDane and @PatrickDempsey OMG LOVE YOU FOR THIS!!” while @__raybae excitedly wrote, “IM SCREAMING!!!” @meredithsgrxy noted, “@RealEricDane and @PatrickDempsey brothers i’m going to cry,” — a sentiment many fellow fans echoed. @babydempeo got the same feels as other fans by responding, “MCBROTHERS IS ALIVEE.”
— Eric Dane (@RealEricDane) April 29, 2020
It’s been years since fans saw the two hunks together on-screen. Eric left the show in season nine after playing plastic surgery God Dr. Mark Sloan from 2006-2012. His character was sadly killed off after surviving a plane crash. Eric then went on to star in TNT’s sci-fi action-drama The Last Ship from 2014-2018. Patrick’s character Derek’s death came following a devastating car accident at the end of 2015’s season that left neurosurgeon Derek brain-dead. Patrick is now seen in the 2020 TV show Devils by Sky Atlantic Italia and has a political drama pilot Ways and Means in the works at CBS.