You Can Sign a ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Fan Petition to Bring Back McDreamy
Have you ever been devastated by the loss of one of your favorite fictional characters? Are you unable to let things go? Are you a fervent Grey's Anatomy fan who still watches the show 10 years after its inception? If you answered yes to the above questions, you need to know about the fan-driven petition begging Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes to bring back the recently departed Dr. Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd.
A massive Grey's Anatomy spoiler leaked hours before last week's episode aired, prematurely alerting viewers to the fact that Patrick Dempsey's character was set to be booted from the show. But once the episode actually aired, anger, rage and disappointment set in amongst Grey's Anatomy fans with a real and palpable intensity.
Rather than weep over the loss of said character, fans took it upon themselves to start this Change.org online petition to get McDreamy back on the show. It begins with the kind of passion only dedicated fans understand with the originator writing, "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!"
Bringing this particular character back would be tough. Grey's Anatomy would need to turn to witchcraft or sorcery, because —spoiler alert — McDreamy is dead. But, judging by the petition, fans would be willing to extend their disbelief past the point of basic logic just so get him back on television again. And if the claim that "People are not sleeping nor eating because of this tragic turn of events," is to be believed, we sure hope Shonda gets on board. The petition currently has over 70,000 signatures, which means over 70,000 people still watch Grey's Anatomy.