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Does Mark Die on Grey's Anatomy?

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We know Eric Dane is leaving Grey's Anatomy, but is his character, Dr. Mark Sloan, leaving Seattle Grace for the great beyond? This Twitter pic from Patrick Dempsey certainly implies as much.

In teasing Dane's exit and the upcoming Season 9 forest flashback, Shonda Rhimes said just last week that that viewers should assume nothing about Mark’s fate. That's probably still true.

Still, the photo - taken down at ABC’s request, according to Dempsey - could be telling:

Dempsey Twitpic

It's all unclear as we head into September, but from what Shonda has hinted so far, the opener (see Grey's Anatomy Season 9 promo) could leave even more up in the air than usual.

“When we start the season, we are ahead enough in time where we see the outcome of lots of things. And in the second episode, there’s rewind - we go backwards - to where they’re still in the forest,” Rhimes said.

“So you see what happened and in the next episode, you see how we get there.”

What's your take on the image above? Is it part of the flashback? Or the “outcome”? Will Mark pass away, or recover after hospitalization and leave town in good health? Discuss below!

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inmyopinion: People identify with a character or a couple, how those characters interact, and how well any of us can relate to them. THAT is what makes viewers fans of a show. If you like everything fine, but those of us who watched because of certain couples are sick of hearing how you are tired of our opinion. I would venture to say that we are tired of yours.

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I don't really care what they do now - I quit watching GA when Shonda broke up Mark and Lexie. Then she strung along an entire fan base for 3 years telling us "wait for it, it's coming, etc." I have friends who still watch and they told me what happened with Lexie. I have only seen a fan base so completely blown off once before and it was a fan base for a soap couple. I've never seen a prime time show set people up just to watch them fall the way this happened. I don't think Shonda gives 2 good damns about fans and I don't think she gets it just how very much people despise her. We all know it's a TV show but nobody likes to find out they've been treated like the donkey who runs after a carrot on a string.

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I agree with "null's" comment. MARK CAN'T DIE. That one departure would affect the whole show and it would ruin all of the other characters. Greys Anatomy wouldn't be the same if all of the other characters change from Mark's departure. Mark just can't die.

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Speaking of new series regulars, since they let Kim Raver (Dr.Altman) go I hope they hire Leith M. Burke (Dr. McQueen) as the new head of cardio.
He is a character who was a fellow surgeon to Altman in season 7, and since there are new characters coming it would be fun to have a familiar face as the new cardio attending.

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please..dont kill him....... evryone wants that..!!!!!!!!!!!!! please.

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give greys the old ER treatment keep patrick and ellen and dump everyone else get new younger cast members mk ray liota the cheif and when everyone gets attaached to new doctors then ellen and patrick can leave also .but get people that people know and like .like amanda seyfried and rachel mcadams they ahve worked together b4 ...gotta keep it fresh .

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The more interviews with Shonda I read, the more I believe Mark is gonna die. She keeps saying that his "departure" will have a huge impact on everyone, mainly Derek, Callie and Sophia. Besides, I suppose there is something romantic in a reuion in Heaven with Little Grey. I am also more and more afraid that Arizona is gonna die too, cause she refuses to talk about the character's fate but at the same time leaves some hints in the way she speaks about it all, saying that Derek/Cristina/Meredith will survive but that there might be more people who leave the show along with Eric Danes. Finally, she said we'd spend a lot of time with Callie and see how she's coping. I'd find that really cruel though to make Callie lose both her wife and best friend, and stay alone with little Sophia.

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Why would Patrick Dempsey do that to me! I already knew that Mark was leaving but I really hope that he isn't killed off because maybe in a future episode he could come back. I can't wait for Grey's Anatomy to come back on even though it's going to be really sad not seeing Lexie. It's been more than a month since the season finale and I'm still upset with Lexie's death. I really hope Mark doesn't die because everybody already has to deal with Lexie's death.

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I really don't think that Mark should die. This show would be nothing without him. Just think Sofia won't have a father, Derek won't have a best friend, Seatle Grace Mercy West Hospital won't have the best plastic surgeon in the country, and most of all Callie won't have that harmless guy to talk to when she needs men advice. As I'm writing this, I'm starting to tear up just thinking about what emptyness the show would be without Mark Sloan.  Â

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I really don't think that Mark should die. This show would be nothing without him. Just think Sofia won't have a father, Derek won't have a best friend, Seatle Grace Mercy West Hospital won't have the best plastic surgeon in the country, and most of all Callie won't have that harmless guy to talk to when she needs men advice. As I'm writing this, I'm starting to tear up just thinking about what emptyness the show would be without Mark Sloan.

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