Leigh’s full statement appears below; give it a read and share your new, illuminated thoughts on the actress — and Lexie’s — exit.
“Earlier this year, I made the decision that Season eight would be my last on “Grey’s Anatomy.” I met with Shonda and we worked together to give Lexie’s story appropriate closure. I am very lucky to have worked with this amazing cast and crew for five seasons. My experience on “Grey’s Anatomy” is something that I will treasure for the rest of my life. I want to take this time to say thank you to the fans. Your unconditional love and support have made these last five years very special for me. I look forward to my next chapter and I hope you will continue to follow me on my journey.”
Grey's Anatomy's executive producer Shonda Rhimes has confirmed to me exclusively that a beloved character will die in the ABC drama's May 17 season finale. "A lot of our writers were crying, which is a very rare thing," she says. "There's some really shocking, horrible moments."
It can't be worse than the bloodshed two years ago when a crazed gunman hunted the doctors like animals, can it? "Yeah, it is," says Rhimes. "People's mettle is going to be tested."
Writing the episode, she adds, was sheer "torture... I've been sitting with my head in my hands for days. I understand the choice I made, but it scares me how fans are going to react."
Fans began voicing their concern when Rhimes recently tweeted a quote from author Kurt Vonnegut: "Be a Sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them — in order that the reader may see what they are made of." Yikes! The ominous quote, Rhimes says, was just what she needed to give her "the courage to do what we're doing in the finale."
The heart-stopping drama begins in the May 10 episode with "a big case that takes a group of our people out of the hospital. It's sort of the medical case of their lives," says Rhimes, hinting that the patient could possibly be one of their own.
That episode will also give us our first glimpse of Derek and Meredith's completed dream house. While Rhimes originally planned for the season to end with the couple watching in horror as their new home burned to the ground, she says, "I was not ready to do that."
Instead, the dream house is being constructed and is "quite beautiful. I feel like this is the moment for it, since Meredith and Derek are having a debate about their future. I just hope we can use it next season."
While she's keeping much of the finale secret, Rhimes does offer a few specifics. Fans can look forward to some "extraordinarily romantic Ben and Dr. Bailey stuff," with Bailey making a decision "that will fundamentally change her life."
And keenly aware that "Mark and Lexie fans have been very adamant about them getting back together, they'll have some very beautiful moments with one another that I hope the fans are going to really love," Rhimes says.
Cristina will continue to struggle with the fact that she is "a gifted, talented surgeon first, before being Owen's wife," while Alex will struggle with a decision he's made. Adds, Rhimes, "We watch Alex have a really lovely moment where we discover how much he's grown up this season."
Curiously, Rhimes said there was nothing she could reveal about Callie and Arizona's storyline in the finale, which frankly has me worried.
And what of Meredith and Derek's future? After repeatedly saying she didn't know the status of Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey's contracts for next season, Rhimes now says she's not allowed to discuss the matter. And by the end of the finale, viewers may still not be entirely clear as to who will and won't return.
"We sort of end with our breaths held," she teases. "It's a great moment. We were joking in the writers' room that if this was the series finale we'd be good to go. But we've been told very clearly it's not."
Did Rhimes have to write one of the "nightmare scenarios" she told me about a year ago, should she lose one of her core actors? "This was born out of a nightmare scenario," she confirms, but then it turned out "to not necessarily be the nightmare scenario that I thought it was going to have to be."
Rhimes' hope is that the outcome of the actors' contracts will remain secret until the finale airs. And she does offer one bit of encouragement. After killing off T.R. Knight's George in 2009, she believes "there are certain characters on this show that you can't kill. It wouldn't be acceptable not only to the audience, but to me and my vision of what this show is. They can't die."
Yet, at least one will soon be eulogized. "The lives of our people should be a concern," Rhimes says. "A lot of choices are made in this episode that change people's futures forever."
By Mary Green
Friday April 13, 2012 03:45 PM EDT
Break out the champagne – Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are engaged – officially!
"Yes, it's confirmed," Pitt's manager Cynthia Pett-Dante tells PEOPLE. "It is a promise for the future and their kids are very happy. There’s no date set at this time."
Jeweler Robert Procop designed Jolie's engagement ring in collaboration with Pitt.
Jolie, 36, and Pitt, 48, have been together since 2005, and rumors that they planned to marry have circulated for years.
The chatter intensified earlier this year when Pitt told CBS News that they were "getting a lot of pressure from the kids."
The couple have six children together: Maddox, 10, Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 5 and twins Knox and Viv, 3.
Whether the actors stay or leave, and whether the ABC hit does call it a day, Justin Chambers is keenly aware that there is no turning back. “It makes me sad to know that we’re closer to the end [than the beginning],” the actor tells TVLine. “[But] it’s been a great ride. It really has. There was no better job that I could’ve fallen into.”
Like Patrick Dempsey and Ellen Pompeo, Chambers is undecided about whether he’ll re-sign, even if there does turn out to be a series with which to re-sign. “I don’t know if I’ll go farther,” he insists. “I don’t know if the show will go farther. When we get to that point, we’ll go from there…
“We know it’s going to end sooner or later,” he continues. “It’s just about ending well and the audience getting what they want out of it, and maybe there are some amends made with the characters, because they’re very flawed.”
If he and his fellow MDs don’t re-up, Chambers is skeptical about the chances of Grey’s‘ survival. “It’s possible [it could go on], but I doubt it,” he says. “Meredith is the voice. We need that voice — I do think that. That’s a big part of it.”
For her part, series creator Shonda Rhimes remains confident the show will return for a ninth season. “I don’t presume to speak for the studio or the network,” she says, “but I don’t think this is the last season of the show.”
Neither does ABC president Paul Lee. Although this week he announced that Desperate Housewives would end after its eighth season, he’s far from ready to set an end date to Grey’s. “Hopefully, [it] is going to go on for many, many years to come,” he says, shrugging off any concern about his stars’ contracts expiring. ”We don’t have to face that for some time.”
In the meantime, the show has another milestone to mark. The second hour of its Sept. 22 season premiere is its 150th episode. “It seems like the 100th just came up,” Chambers admits. “Maybe we will go to 200. You never know.”
Belfi will play a patient named Ryan, who is described as funny, self-deprecating and adventurous. A Grey’s rep confirmed the casting but declined to reveal which Seattle Grace doc is assigned to the character.
It’s turning out to be a busy May for Belfi. In addition to his Grey’s stint, which will air on May 3 and 10, the actor will appear in the May 7 episode of Bones as a big-screen version of David Boreanaz’ Booth.
Grey's Anatomy/Private Practice creator Shonda Rhimes has plenty to sing about. Her new ABC series, Scandal, debuts April 5; she's got several pilots in the works; and most of the Grey's cast is taking part in the March 18 musical charity event (held at UCLA): "Grey's Anatomy: The Songs Beneath the Show," benefiting The Actors Fund. Even more exciting, she's confident all our favorites (yes, that includes Patrick Dempsey and Ellen Pompeo) want to return for Season 9.
TV Guide Magazine: How did "Grey's Anatomy: The Songs Beneath the Show" come about?
Rhimes: When we did the musical episode last season, we discovered we had way more singing talent than we ever imagined. The entire cast — with the exception of Patrick and Ellen and Jesse Williams, who has a prior commitment — is on board and pretty excited.
TV Guide Magazine: Why no Patrick and Ellen?
Rhimes: I'm not sure. I threw it out there — "If you're free and available, this is what we're going to do." Sara Ramirez, Kevin McKidd, Justin Chambers, Chyler Leigh and Jessica Capshaw are all going to sing. Sandra Oh has stated she's not a singer, so she'll do a couple special things. [Eric Dane, Sarah Drew, James Pickens Jr., Kim Raver and Chandra Wilson will also take the stage.]
TV Guide Magazine: You must know by now if Patrick and Ellen will be back next season.
Rhimes: I have no idea. I have my fingers crossed. What I think is really lovely is that everybody wants to come back. There's [money] stuff happening. I am [confident], but I have a plan in place for the finale that can occur regardless of who is staying. Our goal is to have Derek and Meredith move in to the completed dream house. [A real L.A. home will be used.] And our residents will be interviewing for jobs all around the country.
TV Guide Magazine: Katherine Heigl recently said she wants to come back to "see where Izzie is." Is she welcome?
Rhimes: I think it was really nice to hear her appreciating the show. We are on a track we have been planning, and the idea of changing that track is not something we are interested in right now.
TV Guide Magazine: Switching gears to Private Practice, tell me you're going to finally give Addison a baby?
Rhimes: That journey is going to be completed by the time the season is over, and I think fans will be very satisfied.
The return of Grey’s Anatomy on March 15 (ABC, 9/8c) looks to be chock full of big developments: Avery suits up with a mysterious date, who is most definitely not Lexie, and his mom Catherine (Debbie Allen) is back with a new crush, but this one is very familiar to viewers: Dr. Webber!Catherine also brings along a urology fellow with her. Could that be the lovely lady on Avery’s arm?
Elsewhere, Summer Glau continues to torment Cristina with her prettiness as the doc grows increasingly suspicious of Owen’s activities, and Derek and Meredith make a big move towards trusting each other again when he convinces her to work with him on a case.
Check out the gallery below and then hit the comments with your thoughts.
Same as last year, the Scorecard is jam-packed with Sweeps spoilers and, as an added, titillating-to-the nth degree bonus, season finale spoilers, too! But these aren’t your run-of-the-mill teasers. Not in the least. Many of them are shrouded in mystery, affording you the opportunity to guess at the “whos” that will be doing all the “whats” that are itemized in the chart.
Before you dive in, one hint: Everything that’s listed below happens to a series regular or a recurring character (no one-off guest stars allowed) on a broadcast network show (i.e. ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, The CW).
One more hint: As Sweeps nears, the chart will be updated time and again, with blanks filled in when intel leaks and new question marks added. (Asterisk quizzes are also a possibility… if you ask nicely. And remember, only events that take place in May are listed below. In other words, the imminent birth of Booth and Brennan’s kid is not Scorecard-eligible.)
OK, now you can scroll down and behold the awesomeness that is The Second Annual TVLine May Sweeps Scorecard!
Number of possible weddings: At least 2
1. Lemon and George/Hart of Dixie
2. Wolowitz and Bernadette/The Big Bang Theory
Number of wedding partners revealed via flash forward: At least 1
1. Barney and [SPOILER ALERT]/How I Met Your Mother
Number of couples having sex for the first time: At least 1
1. [SPOILER ALERT]
Number of shocking pregnancies: At least 1
1. [SPOILER ALERT]
Number of babies born and/or adopted: At least 1
1. Lily and Marshall/How I Met Your Mother
2. [SPOILER ALERT]
Number of breakups/divorces: At least 3
1. [SPOILER ALERT]
2. [SPOILER ALERT]
3. [SPOILER ALERT]
Number of fatalities: At least 6
1. NCIS: LA
3. [SPOILER ALERT]
4. [SPOILER ALERT]
5. [SPOILER ALERT]
6. [SPOILER ALERT]
Number of characters graduating: At least 9
10. Haley/Modern Family
* unless held back a year
Number of possible fatalities: At least 4
1. [SPOILER ALERT]
2. [SPOILER ALERT]
3. [SPOILER ALERT]
4. [SPOILER ALERT]
Number of resurrections and/or big returns: At least 2
1. [SPOILER ALERT]
2. [SPOILER ALERT]
Number of onscreen firings/resignations/major job changes: At least 2
1. [SPOILER ALERT]
2. [SPOILER ALERT]
Number of engagements: At least 1
1. [SPOILER ALERT]
Number of time warps: At least 1
1. [SPOILER ALERT]
Number of dream homes completed: At least 1
1. Derek and Meredith/Grey’s Anatomy
Question: I can’t wait for this week’s alt-reality episode of Grey’s Anatomy. Any additional scoop? —Brit
Ausiello: In this particular timeline, Arizona doesn’t date her co-workers (Callie is married to Owen), and she also doesn’t walk around wearing rose-colored glasses. “Arizona’s love life is not explained in any way shape or form,” reveals Jessica Capshaw of Thursday’s unorthodox outing. “You don’t know if she’s with someone or if she’s not. You don’t know anything about her, except that she is a doctor. But she’s a different kind of doctor in the sense that when she was first introduced it was all pink hearts and lots of superlatives. This is a much more serious, determined Arizona.”
Question: You got any good Meredith and Derek scoop for me from Grey’s Anatomy‘s Valentine’s episode? —Jessica
Ausiello: Not specifically, but Capshaw says the episode will take the temperature of all the show’s couples, thereby pointing out “where there’s an excess and where there might be a deficient amount of love.” She adds that the show’s writers likely had a field day because the occasion allowed them to “hit on every couple in terms of where they are in their relationship and on the spectrum of love.”
Drew, 31, delivered son Micah Emmanuel Lanfer at 6:21 p.m. on Jan. 18, weighing in at 7 pounds, 4 ounces. "She and her husband, Peter Lanfer, are in love with him," her rep said in a statement to People.
This is the first child for Drew and Lanfer, who wed in 2002.
Drew's Grey's Anatomy co-star, Jessica Capshaw, recently announced she is pregnant with her third child.
Question: Got any Grey’s Anatomy spoilers? It has been a while. —Sami
Ausiello: It’s been way too long, Sami. Way. Too.
Long. Here’s your long overdue scoopage: Little Sofia threatens to
derail Callie’s big Valentine’s Day surprise for Arizona on Feb. 9, but
it’s not the tyke’s fault; it’s Mark’s. Callie asks him to look after
their daughter but he’s got plans of his own, so she tries to pawn
babysitting duties off on the other docs. I’m guessing it all works out
because the episode ends with Callie escorting a blindfolded Arizona to
Question: All I want for Christmas is a good Meredith and Derek scoop. You got any? —Jessica
Ausiello: Santa Clausiello at your service! You’ll be happy to know that Der and Mer are very much a part of the aforementioned V-Day episode. Let’s just say they are definitely in the mood.
Question: Any Grey’s Anatomy scoop? Especially on Meredith and Derek? —Bridget
Ausiello: ABC wants them both back next season. I hear
the network has begun preliminary talks with the show’s original
castmembers (including Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey) to extend their
contracts beyond the current season. My guess? Dempsey will agree to
return for an abbreviated number of episodes; everyone else will be back
full-time. (Again, that’s just my guess.)
HBO entertainment president Sue Naegle, Ziffren Brittenham attorney Clifford Gilbert-Lurie and Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo
hit Hollywood's Le Cordon Bleu cooking school last week to help
18-year-olds who have recently "aged out" of the Los Angeles County
foster care system learn how to prepare a Thanksgiving dinner. Many of
the 50 kids were frequently moved around, growing up in environments
where a holiday dinner was not something they could count on.
The event has been an annual tradition for the Alliance for
Children's Rights, which since 1992 has provided advocacy and free
services for 26,000 L.A. kids who have been removed from their
biological families by court order. It also facilitates adoptions,
advocates for the special educational needs the children require and
provides mentoring for teenagers who've left the system.
"What really surprised me is how many kids go through the foster care
system that never find families and are never adopted," said Alliance
board member Naegle, as the teenagers learned to fold cloth napkins into
the shape of turkeys. "Then they turn 18, and they're pushed out of the
Many of the "pushed out" teenagers have no clue about acquiring the
skills they need to be independent adults. Many can't even locate their
birth certificate. Fewer than 4 percent graduate from a four-year
"Imagine, you get removed from your home, then you get bounced around
the system from Lancaster to Long Beach," said Alliance president Janis Spire. "Studies have shown these kids experience twice the rate of post-traumatic stress as war veterans."
"These kids can get bounced from house to house and never get adopted. It's heartbreaking." -- HBO's Sue Naegle
What the Alliance -- which also counts WME's Sean Perry, Warner Bros. Television executive vp Craig Hunegs, entertainment litigator Daniel Petrocelli and Angie Harmon
as board members -- tries to do with its $3.7 million annual budget is
to get the county to provide legally required medical and financial
support for children placed with foster families.
Their legal teams, largely industry and downtown lawyers doing pro
bono work, complete one-third of all foster care adoptions in L.A. "We
get millions worth of work by gifted lawyers donating their time," said
Gilbert-Lurie, also a board member.
Spire said the organization has helped move forward thousands of
adoptions in L.A. She sees permanent placement as the best way to fix
the foster care system. "When you ask kids who are aging out what the
number one thing they want is, it's always the same answer," she says.
"They want to belong to a family."
The Alliance for Children's Rights can be reached at kids-alliance.org.
Question: Got any Grey’s Anatomy scoop? It has been ages since you gave us anything on the show. —Sami
Ausiello: Alex can’t seem to catch a break in the love department. Rumor has it shortly after news broke that Charlie’s Angels
was dead, Shonda Rhimes put feelers out to Rachael Taylor about
reprising her role as Alex-crushing Dr. Fields for an arc later this
season. Sadly, I hear that Taylor declined.
Question: Is there any news about a possible crossover this season between Private Practice and Grey’s Anatomy? —Ingmar
Ausiello: Derek and Mark will make a cameo of sorts in Thursday’s two-hour, intervention-themed Private Practice when addict-on-the-attack Amelia hits Addison where it hurts — her heart and
womb — by suggesting that Ad’s own obsession (with having a baby) is
what drove away Derek and Mark in years past. Amelia also says Sam was
smart to not want to start a family with her. (Ouch!) She then says Rosemary’s baby would not want to live among the tumbleweeds in her uterus. (Double-ouch!)
Amelia also unloads on Pete and Violet, but, unlike Addison, they take
the sticks and stones in stride. In fact, they have a good laugh about
Ellen Pompeo and Katherine Heigl
bundled up their daughters, Stella Ivery and Naleigh Kelley, and met
for lunch at LA's Cliff's Edge restaurant on Saturday. It was a happy
reunion for the former Grey's Anatomy costars, who are both
balancing life in front of the cameras in addition to raising toddlers.
It's been nearly two years since Katherine's departure from the doctor
drama, and she's since gone on to star in several big-screen projects
including her upcoming New Year's Eve. The film hits theaters Dec. 9, and, according to Katherine, her make-out scenes with Jon Bon Jovi were "nerve-wracking."
Fact: The midseason finale of Grey's Anatomy will make you bawl your eyes out.
At the end of last week's episode, Teddy (Kim Raver) came home to find husband Henry (Scott Foley)
coughing up blood. His trip to Seattle Grace won't be the only
heart-stopping moment in the midseason finale, though. As we know from
the episode description, Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Derek's (Patrick Dempsey) custody issues come to a head, Callie (Sara Ramirez) and Jackson (Jesse Williams) are blamed for a patient's post-op complications and Alex (Justin Chambers) and Meredith land in a dangerous situation.
While we're sworn to secrecy from revealing, well, pretty much
anything, we've decided to lighten the mood with a pretty tough guessing
1. Dr. ______ offers Dr. ______ his/her ______. Jokingly, we think.
2. Dr. ______ has to tell a lie to save a patient.
3. Dr. ______ and Dr. ______ lose their ______, causing one of them to lose hope.
4. Dr. ______ breaks down after a surgery.
5. Dr. ______ loses his/her ______ though he/she doesn't know it yet.
Our one hint: Only two of the blanks are the same. Hit the comments with your guesses. Good luck!
Grey's Anatomy airs Thursday at 9/8c on ABC.
Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey is also a cyclist and race car driver. His
Dempsey Challenge run, walk, and bike ride kicks off this weekend.
The cause: The Dempsey Challenge,
which kicks off this Saturday with a 5K and 10K walk or run followed by
a bike ride (distances include 10, 25, 50, or 100 miles) on Sunday.
Dempsey and his sister, Mary, founded the annual charity event three
years ago to fund the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope &
Healing at Central Maine Medical Center. At the time, their mother was
recovering from another bout with ovarian cancer—a disease she has been
successfully battling since 1998.
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The proceeds of the Challenge—a whopping $1 million-plus each
year—allows the center to offer support, education, outreach and
wellness services to anyone affected by cancer at no cost.
The night before Dempsey was set to fly out from his home in Malibu,
where he resides with his wife, Jillian, and three kids (a daughter and
twin boys), to his hometown Maine, we talked with him about the
Men’s Health: We’re riding in the Dempsey Challenge this weekend. Will we see you or are you going to zip by us at 25 mph?
Patrick Dempsey: Ha, it’s really not about going fast.
I’m planning to do the 50-miler and take the time to stop and thank
everybody, especially all the volunteers, along the way. People are
participating for so many reasons. That’s the thing that struck me the
very first year. Either someone has lost several family members to
cancer or they’re currently recovering from treatment. At almost every
mile, you’re coming across a new story. It’s so life-affirming,
emotionally draining, and inspiring at the same time.
MH: I know your mother inspired the Challenge. How is she doing?
PD: She had a serious bout again last year. January
through March [of 2010], we weren’t sure she’d make it. But she bounced
back. The type of ovarian cancer she has returns every 2 years, so we
have to prepare ourselves for that. I think she’ll do the walk on
Saturday. My daughter, Talula, is riding! It’ll be her first time. She’s
9 years old. We’re gonna get her going.
MH: I’m guessing like most people you rode a lot as a kid, right? How’d you get back into it?
PD: Yes, I cycled as a kid to cross-train for ski racing. [Ed.
note: Dempsey was a state champ and trained to make the Olympic team.] I
picked it up again right around the time of Grey’s initial
success, about 5 years ago. I was asked to be a spokesperson at the
Amgen Tour de California Breakaway from Cancer Initiative.
I tell you, the greatest thing to come out of Grey’s is the
visibility and ability to use that in a fundraising capacity. So I
bought a Specialized bike because I figured I should ride if I’m going
to talk about it. That’s when everything just opened up for me. I
thought, why don’t we do a century back home in Maine and raise money to
open a wellness center for people going through cancer.
Now I cycle because it’s a great way to stay in shape for the car
racing. The conditioning, the lower body strength, the cardio workout. I
noticed under braking, I have much more stamina.
Also, I just really enjoy biking. It lets me get all the negative
voices out of my head, connect to my body, breath, and calm down. It’s
almost meditative for me because you can’t think of anything else but
the moment you’re in.
MH: You’re finishing up Grey’s this season. What’s next—full-time race car driving?
PD: I’ve got a bit of a scoop for you. We’re in talks
about negotiating coming back another year. We’ll see what happens. I
feel very fortunate to have a job right now, considering what’s going on
in the world. I just want to be able to keep working. This spring, I’ll
start filming The Art of Racing in the Rain based on a book by Garth Stein at Universal. And we’re already working on our race car-driving program for next year.
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This show may no longer be the white-hot media darling it was, but its
ability to entertain has barely diminished — and it's still willing to
tackle serious, complex subjects most network dramas eschew. (That
includes Cristina's decision to have an abortion, a story that was as
well-handled as it was rare.) Plots and events can be exaggerated, but Grey's
continues to have a gift for using its exaggerations as a springboard
for exploring real emotions, both in its patients and doctors.
What doesn't: One of Grey's
great strengths is its belief that actions have consequences, and its
willingness to follow those consequences through multiple episodes
(something Glee, for example, has always failed to do). In this
case, though, those consequences have set Derek against Meredith, and
while his anger is understandable, it's coming across as petulance. And
that's never much fun to watch.
Charlie's Angels may not be long for this world. The ABC series was Thursday night's lowest-rated show as ratings plunged 20 percent.
Angels dropped to 5.9 million viewers and a mere 1.2 rating in the adults 18-to-49 demo. ABC had a poor night overall: Grey's Anatomy hit an all-time low 3.0 rating and 8.5 million viewers, and Private Practice sank 25 percent to a 2.1 and 6.2 million viewers.
Most shows took a dip, thanks to the baseball playoffs on TBS. Falling slightly, The Big Bang Theory pulled in 13.6 million viewers and a 4.4 to win the night in both categories, but, once again, How to Be a Gentleman failed to hold on to its lead-in. The comedy drew 7.82 million and a 2.5 rating. Person of Interest also notched a 2.5, but snagged 11.46 million viewers. At 10/9c, The Mentalist was the only show to enjoy an uptick, rising 4 percent to 12.9 million and a 2.7.
The X Factor (11.2 million, 3.8) continued to perform steadily enough for Fox to win the night. The show was down just 3 percent.
On NBC, The Office (5.71 million, 3.1) posted its worst numbers in six and a half years, but was the Peacock's best performer. Community (3.4 million, 1.5), Parks and Recreation (4.13 million, 1.9) and Whitney (4.88 million, 2.3) all dropped, while Prime Suspect (5 million, 1.5) shed eyeballs, but was even in the demo.
It was the guys’ episode tonight,
surgeries happened, decks were built. But I’m going to focus on the
reasons that Derek is the worst person ever (at least in the world of
1. He won’t talk about work with Meredith (Ellen Pompeo).
She tried to question him about his surgery, but he brutally rebuffed
his wife. “I’m not going to do this whole thing where you’re sad about
every case that I have,” he said. Jeez, Derek. Can your wife ask you a
2. He insults her to the other attendings. When Alex (Justin Chambers) was late to the surgery, Dr. Warren (Jason George) pointed out that “Dr. Grey was never late.” “No, she was many things, but late was not one of them,” Derek retorted.
3. He kicked Alex off of his service for not appreciating the human spine enough. Derek, does everyone has to be as “perfect” as you think you are to work with you?
4. He let Avery (Jesse Williams) do what looked to be a complicated procedure, even though Avery had only seen it on video. It seems to me, he’s just rubbing salt in the viewers’ wound about how much he doesn’t want to work with Meredith anymore.
5. He made a bunch of surgeons build his deck with power tools and hammers! Is it a good idea for men who depend on having fully functioning, delicate hands to hammer nails and use saws? No.
6. He didn’t invite Mark to revel in the deck-building fun! If Derek is going to endanger the hands of all the male surgeons in the hospital, why not ask his best friend to join?
7. He’s so f*****g stubborn. “Meredith. Some days I
miss her so much, I don’t know if I’m going to make it,” he told Mark.
Well, then why are you freezing her out?
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Is Derek the worst or what?