During last week’s episode, Dr. Shepherd saved four lives after a horrific road accident before getting in a second car accident himself that resulted in him eventually becoming brain dead.
“This is important because you cannot have people invest a DECADE into a character and then you just terminate them like that! You have people out here donating blood and organs trying to save lives, wanting to become doctors and all from committing to this television show just to let us down like this. You’ve destroyed us. COMPLETELY!”
More than 84,000 supporters signed the petition thus far. Although, the likelihood of McDreamy’s return is slim to none since he was killed off. Rhimes shared her thoughts on the death in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
“Derek Shepherd is and will always be an incredibly important character—for Meredith, for me and for the fans,” she said. “I absolutely never imagined saying goodbye to our ‘McDreamy.'”
“Patrick Dempsey’s performance shaped Derek in a way that I know we both hope became a meaningful example—happy, sad, romantic, painful and always true—of what young women should demand from modern love,” she added.
“His loss will be felt by all. Now, Meredith and the entire ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ family are about to enter uncharted territory as we head into this new chapter of her life. The possibilities for what may come are endless. As Ellis Grey would say: ‘the carousel never stops turning,’” she continued.