On this age of spoilers, social media and the Web typically, it is practically not possible for a tv present to drag off a real stunner.
Clare Crawley falls in love with a suitor instantly on The Bachelorette and leaves the collection early, solely to get replaced by Tayshia Adams?
Please. That improvement was identified weeks forward of it enjoying out on TV.
However Gray’s Anatomy pulled off the not possible on Thursday night time.
The ABC drama concluded its Season 17 premiere by having Meredith Gray’s discovered unconscious within the parking zone, seeminly on the verge of loss of life.
Viewers had been then taken inside her thoughts, the place Meredith was imagining herself very a lot alive, on a seashore and mere toes away from…
… her lifeless husband?!?
Patrick Dempsey made a stunning return to the collection as Derek Shepherd, 4 years after his character was written off this system — presumably as a result of the actor was very a lot prepared to depart.
Not a single outlet leaked phrase of his return.
No fan had a clue this was occurring.
Furthermore, this wasn’t some random one-off.
Dempsey is not again for good or something, however…
“We are going to see extra of [Derek] this season,” showrunner Krisa Vernoff informed the Los Angeles Occasions. “This was not only a cameo. He’ll seem three extra occasions.”
How did Gray’s Anatomy pull off such a casting coup — with out anybody ruining it forward of time?!?
Vernoff stated Dempsey’s look was stored “prime secret” till the day of filming.
She to the aforementioned newspaper that she even wrote the scene as Meredith envisioning a reunion along with her mom Ellis Gray as a substitute of Derek so nobody would know.
Not even different writers or forged members.
“We did not inform the writers for the longest time. When she’s strolling and he or she seems to be as somebody is looking to her, and he or she goes, ‘Derek?’ Within the script, I had it as Ellis Gray,” Vernoff stated.
Fairly cool, proper?
“And he or she goes, ‘Mother?’ We learn it on the desk that method.
“No person knew what we had been doing — to the purpose that when the crew confirmed up on the day we shot the scene, no one knew. It was prime secret.”
Dempsey himself hhas defined that he and Ellen Pompeo had simply began speaking once more when the actress approached him with the concept of a McDreamy look.
“I’ve been monitoring what Gray’s had been doing with giving masks, and ensuring that folks had the appropriate tools, and it got here from that place,” the handsome actor told Deadline.
He says that Derek making this form of return would “make folks really feel higher” and possibly “give [them] some consolation on this time of uncertainty, and that’s the way it started.”
Dempsey actually made it sound just like the Covid-19 pandemic, and any small method by which he might assist put a smile on the faces of followers, was the principle motive he agreed to this.
“It is loopy how a lot time has handed, however it actually was so comforting, and wonderful, and galvanizing to return, and to work collectively, to see all people,” he stated.
“It actually was so open too.
“That was the factor, actually — folks had been very, I feel, weak in a constructive method, the place we had been all grateful to be there and to be collectively.”
Is there any probability every other character may make a return?
Karev? Yang? Izzie? McSteamy?
Would Vernoff ever deliver any of them again?
“I imply, would not it’s thrilling if we did?” she stated to The Los Angeles Occasions.