Grey’s Anatomy fans think they’ve worked out which departed doctors will return in Season 17 (Picture: Getty)
***Warning: This article includes spoilers about Grey’s Anatomy Season 17***
Grey’s Anatomy fans had their dreams come true when the Season 17 premiere brought Derek Sheperd (Patrick Dempsey) back into the show.
His return might be wrapped around the stressful storyline in which Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) is potentially battling Covid-19, but fans believe this could be the beginning of something magical.
After collapsing in the real world, Meredith was transported to a dream world in which she came face-to-face with her dead husband on an idyllic beach.
Showrunner Krista Vernoff told Deadline the scene was inspired by the ‘intense’ dreams people have been experiencing in lockdown and led to the show making moves to bring back some ‘dead characters’.
Now viewers are convinced that McDreamy isn’t the only departed doctor Meredith will get a visit from during these dream sequences in the season.
Many have noticed that several former cast members now have their time on the show updated on IMDb so that it reads (2005-2020).
Grey’s Anatomy boss Krista Vernoff has teased that more doctors will join Meredith on the beach in Season 17 (Picture: Instagram/ greysabc)
These actors are Sandra Oh (Cristina Yang), T.R. Knight (George O’Malley), and Jeffrey Dean Morgan – who famously guest-starred as Denny Duquette.
However, even some living characters are included on the list such as Sara Ramirez (Callie Torres), Jessica Capshaw (Arizona Robbins), and Katherine Heigl (Izzie Stevens)!
One fan wrote: ‘Ummmmm has anyone checked IMDB for #GreysAnatomy lately. 2020 on some MAJOR favourites!!!!! @GreysABC you’re making my dreams come true. Denny and Christina. Somehow. Some way.’
Another asked: ‘McDreamy, Callie, Arizona, and Cristina???? Is Grey’s really ending???? They’re bringing everyone back??????’
When asked if Meredith’s mother Ellis Grey could return, Krista Vernoff teased: ‘You have to tune in and see who comes to the beach.’
Grey’s Anatomy airs on Thursdays on ABC.
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