‘Grey’s Anatomy’ fans are outraged that Derek Shepherd was killed off. There is even a petition on Change.org to bring back Patrick Dempsey. Sadly for these fans, Patrick is gone for good.
The actor spoke to Entertainment Weekly about his departure and why fans are upset: “I think any time an original cast member has left, there’s always a void that will never be filled. Shepherd is a beloved character. People don’t want to lose him. He’s been in their lives for over 10 years. But it goes on, and it will evolve.”
The petitioner, Courtney Williams, wrote on Change.org: “This is important because you cannot have people invest a DECADE into a character and then you just terminate them like that!”
Clearly she’s never watched ‘Game of Thrones’, granted the show hasn’t been on the air as long as ‘Grey’s’, but the writers know how to tear your heart out.
Almost 90,000 people have signed the petition so far.
Fans weren’t as outraged when Sandra Oh left the show, or maybe that was because she always as the opportunity to make a guest appearance. I understand that fans will miss McDreamy, but I think the petitioner went a little over board when she said:
“It’s like you’ve killed the President of Grey’s Anatomy! The Fans are ready to serve you papers and charge you with the Patriot Act! You HAVE TO BRING DEREK BACK! NOW! IMMEDIATELY! What is Meredith going to do?! What is Zola and baby Bailey going to do!?!?!?!?!?!!?!? Did you NOT think about the kids?!”
It’s sad that we said goodbye to Derek, it really is, but your life will go on and Meredith and her kids story will go on. It will even give them conflict, which is what a story needs.
These are some dedicated fans though. They have stuck with the show a long time and are now fighting for a character they love.
It’s sad when characters we love leave. I’m devastated that Nina Dobrev is leaving ‘TVD’, but these actors have to make these decisions for their careers and their family. I cried when Derek was killed off and I will cry on Elena’s last episode.
For ‘TVD’ it’s hard to picture a show without Elena, the show has revolved around Elena, Stefan and Damon. But for ‘Grey’s’ Anatomy’, the show has evolved to more than just Meredith, Cristina and Derek. I wasn’t sure how the show could go on without Cristina and here we are at the end of another season and the story has been thriving. There will be life in ‘Grey’s’ after Derek.