Why ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Made a Huge Mistake by Bringing McDreamy Back to Meredith

Grab the tequila! Fans definitely wanted to drink away their sorrows after the Thursday, November 10, episode of Grey’s Anatomy. Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) got some serious flashbacks to the death of Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) in the emotional episode. Fans on Twitter caught the feels, and we were so with them.

Meredith has a flashback

When the identity of the trauma patient that Meredith and her team were operating on was revealed, she couldn’t help but remember how terrible she felt when Derek died. She heard that the patient had a wife and two kids in the waiting room and wanted to make sure they were up-to-date on how their father and husband were doing, especially when things started to go south in the operating room.

Meredith remembered having to tell her kids about their father having died in the car accident. “I can’t fix him because no one can fix him because he’s dead,” Meredith told Zola. The tears were so real, and fans just wanted to hug Meredith as she relived the painful memories. We’re not sobbing — you’re sobbing.

Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey
Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey on ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’ Scott Garfield/ABC

Hello again, McDreamy!

Meredith ended up making a rash decision and ultimately saved the man’s life. After a long operation, the head of general surgery was washing up when she had a hallucination of McDreamy himself standing in the operating room in his scrubs. The vision of Derek didn’t say anything to Meredith as she just stood there with her jaw dropped. The moment was fleeting, but fans everywhere had their hearts broken by the touching scene. Someone get us some tissues!

See how fans on Twitter freaked out over McDreamy’s return, including some viewers who were disappointed to see Derek because it reminded them of how much they used to love the couple on this show.

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Grey’s Anatomy airs on ABC Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET.

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