Patrick Dempsey Wants a McDreamy Exit From Grey's Anatomy

at . Comments

If and when Patrick Dempsey leaves Grey's Anatomy, he'd better ride into the sunset in style. That means a befitting exit for a character called McDreamy for a reason.

Dempsey's contract with the ABC medical drama is up after this upcoming season, and while nothing is set in stone, he's indicated that he may exit the series for good.

“We have another year to finish up, so yeah,” Patrick told Access Hollywood. “I don’t know what’s gonna happen with the show - I don’t think they do either.”

The Handsome Doc

If this is his swan song, Patrick, who's currently promoting Transformers: Dark of the Moon, hopes Derek’s departure includes a romantic exit with Meredith.

“I think they should go off in the sunset together, quite honestly,” he said. “I think they should maintain it, and he should leave as McDreamy as possible I think."

We don't think he'll find many fans objecting to that, even if there are many tears shed at the possibility of him leaving at all. If nothing else, he's got one great year left.

Would you watch Grey's Anatomy without Patrick?

Steve Marsi is the Managing Editor of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Google+ or email him here.


patrick is so smoking ellen is lucky she gets to see that every day but you guys GA cant go on forever it is the ways it goes but it is still very usetting


I beg to differ, Megan. I come to website to check out any info on Mer, Der, Cristina & Alex. If Mer/Der leave, I won't watch GA anymore, as it won't be Grey's to me. Shonda seems to have lost all interest/ability to write for them, so I wouldn't blame them if they left. It will make it easier for me to leave also; it's getting harder & harder to watch and wait for their 2 min of airtime/epi.


the show is great with Meredith and Derek annd i love that. so it will not be a good idea to let them go so i wish and will like if u leave them in. i watch that show to the start to where it got and where it is now so with out them it will make no sense. i will not be able to watch it without them i love them in the show


Dr. Strange shortened the Mc Dreamy's life.


Freaking hilarious, so in Australia it's time for the season finale to go to air, pity most people probably have already seen it like myself haha. Anyway on the TV Week guide the headline is Meredith/Derek split but the funny thing is the photo they use is one when they are blissfully happy mmm duh!
Then in the story itself it's written don't want to reveal the outcome of the adoption then the photo is Mer holding Zola for the love of god you just gave it away there.
Anyway not long to go for season 8 photos hopefully bring em on and let's move on into a adult relationship for Mer/Der pwetty pweese.


I just don't want Patrick Dempsey to leave,it really wasn't Grey's Anatomy without MerDer,they are what the show about!But I will continue to watch Grey's if Meredith din leave.


It would be sad to have Grey's Anatomy with no McDreamy. I would watch out of curiosity to see how the hospital would go on minus such a character. I know all shows come to an end and this one will be sad too, I hope we get a montage at the end seeing how our doctors end up, like Bailey as Chief, Cristina as a Cardio Attending divorced from Owen (agree with Aussie there), Alex becomes a Peds attending, April is a Neuro Attending, Jackson becomes a General Surgeon, Lexie does her fellowship in Plastic Surgery and reunites with Mark. Callie and Arizona are still together and plan to have another baby. Richard retires. Please do a montage to end the series.


I'm coming to terms with PD's impending exit, and I'm expecting EP to also leave. I would be very upset if MerDer's exit SL was in anyway negative, I want them to be together and happy. Maybe Mer gets offered a fanastic fellowship and they leave Seattle only to return when GA finishes for ever (ER brought back a lot of ex cast when they finished). Unless there is a fantastic new doc who I like, I won't be bothering with GA once MerDer are written out. They are the reason I watch.


I'll still watch the show without Patrick, but please, for all of your fans, if they offer you a contract, sign it!! I will miss that face each week! It's the hour of television I look forward to. You will always be McDreamy to your fans!


I know this is kind of irrelevant, but if this is the final season of Grey's Anatomy, I have a big expectation to see the return of Katherine Heigl as Izzie Stevens. Alex needs closure and Izzie is the only way to go. So bloody do it!
Aside from that, I'm hoping for a McDreamy exit for the two. I think it'd be nice to have them get together in the end. Hoping for a McBaby of their own as well as baby Zola. :)

Tags: ,

Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)

There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.