Patrick Dempsey Reacts to Ellen Pompeo’s Gray’s Anatomy Exit

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McDreamy can not help however crack some jokes about Meredith Gray hanging up her stethoscope. Simply hours after Ellen Pompeo shared an emotional message to followers about her forthcoming departure from “Gray’s Anatomy,” longtime costar Patrick Dempsey reacted to the information on “Jimmy Kimmel Dwell.”

Host Kimmel breached the subject by telling Dempsey, “She’s leaving the present. I do not know should you heard — she bought caught stealing Band-Aids from the set.” With out hesitation, the “Disenchanted” star went together with the bit, quipping, “Did she actually? Lastly they caught her. Are you able to think about what she’d have in her home now from 19 seasons? A full hospital within the basement.”

On Nov. 17, Pompeo preemptively bid adieu to followers earlier than her function within the medical drama drastically scales again within the new yr. “I’m eternally grateful and humbled by the love and help you could have all proven me, Meredith GREY and the present for 19 seasons!” the actor wrote on Instagram. “By all of it . . . none of it . . . would have been potential with out the perfect followers on the planet. You all are RIDERS and also you all have made the experience so enjoyable and ICONIC!! I like you madly and recognize you proper again.”

Meredith will seem within the winter premiere of “Gray’s Anatomy” on Feb. 23 to have fun her final day at Gray Sloan Memorial Hospital earlier than transferring to Boston to analysis a remedy for Alzheimer’s illness. However in true “Gray’s Anatomy” style, it seemingly will not be her final time on the long-running ABC sequence, as Pompeo hinted she might pop up once more sooner or later. “This is not your first time on the rollercoaster,” the mom of three added on Instagram. “You already know the present should go on and I am going to positively be again to go to.” Present creator Shonda Rhimes echoed the same sentiment in her personal Instagram tribute to Pomepo that learn, “This is not a goodbye, it is a see ya later!”

Although Pompeo will proceed narrating “Gray’s Anatomy” episodes and stay an govt producer, she’ll be spending a lot of her time engaged on an untitled Hulu restricted sequence about an adoption story that goes awry. As for Dempsey, who exited the present in 2015 after 11 seasons of portraying heartthrob Dr. Derek Shepherd and Pompeo’s onscreen husband, he is nonetheless grateful for his time within the halls of Gray Sloan. “It is superb the ability of that present and the way lengthy it is lasted and the impression it is had all over the world,” he informed Kimmel on Nov. 17. “It is modified my life profoundly, [and] my household’s.”

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