Derek, who has died during Season 11 in a car accident and for the series’s fans, his departure has always been a point of departure.
And in this season, he will continue to appear as he has returned in an imaginary sequence.
Christmas has come early for the fans of the series, and Patrick Dempsey has made a surprise return during season 17 in the premiere episode.
Krista Vernoff, the showrunner of Grey’s Anatomy, has opened up about and discussed the big shocker of the deadline and how she and Ellen Pompeo came with the following idea.
She mentioned: “I had this imagining of a beach motif throughout the season, and I called Ellen, and I said, what if we bring back, I don’t know, some dead character that you could dream of on the beach, that would be so fun for the fans. And she said, let’s get Patrick.”
Then Patrick added: “I know that they (the fans) have been wanting us to get back together, and I think this will satisfy a lot of people, and surprise a lot of people, hopefully.”