Patrick Dempsey refers his ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ return a ‘beautiful ending’ for the lead characters

As McDreamy seemingly took his final bow, the Grey's Anatomy actor said he couldn't be more pleased with how his character's storyline has ended. Patrick appears to have ended his run on the medical drama after making a surprise return for season 17. In the latest episode, Derek (Patrick) and Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) reunited on the beach in wedding attire, following the romantic vows in season five. Derek ultimately convinced her to wake up from her coronavirus hallucination to return to her kids. "I thought it was a beautiful way to close it," Patrick told Variety. "The intention was to really give people some hope because they are such an iconic couple." He added, "It was a beautiful ending to this story. I'm so grateful that I did it and happy that the fans really loved it." Nobody knows whether this is really the conclusion of Derek's time on Grey's Anatomy. "Who knows? Never say never with this show. I'm glad we did it this year," he told the outlet of his chance of coming back yet again.