It had been years since Patrick Dempsey graced screens as McDreamy on Grey’s Anatomy but the actor was still the Derek Shepherd we know and love in the Season 17 premiere.
Jimmy asked: ‘This is a hypothetical , of course. Let’s say that since he left the show, Patrick had put on, like, 80 pounds. He was really fat.
‘Do you think you would still have done this? Would it be like, he’s like, “Hey, here I am on the beach! I’ve been eating.”‘
The actress couldn’t help but laugh at the playful question before she cheekily replied: ‘Nope, probably not! It wouldn’t have the same impact with the fans. You know, the girls want to see McDreamy being McDreamy.’
Fans couldn’t believe their eyes when Derek and Meredith reunited in the final 30 seconds of last night’s episode.
It’s a beautiful day… for an iconic reunion (Picture: Instagram/ greysabc)
The season premiere threw us right into the height of pandemic as all our favorite doctors tried to cope with the impact it was having on Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.
As many fans feared, Covid-19 appeared to hit one of the doctors as we saw Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) collapse in the parking lot.
Does she have coronavirus? Is she just exhausted and overwhelmed? Has the stress of the situation unearthed another health issue?
Derek Shepherd is back and our hearts cannot cope (Picture: Instagram/ greysabc)
Fans will have to tune in to find out the answer, but one light at the end of this tunnel is that fact Meredith is having hallucinations about her dead husband Derek.
The character was heartbreakingly killed off in 2015 and life has never been the same since, so it is no surprise that fans went wild when Patrick appeared on screen.
Viewers will be treated to even more moments with McDreamy in the coming episode so the best is yet to come.
Grey’s Anatomy airs on Thursdays on ABC.
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