By Leah Logan
ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy created by Shonda Rhimes is currently in its 12th season. Grey’s Anatomy is one of the several TV series Rhimes has created but it is her first ever series. Throughout 12 seasons, viewers have gone through many emotional ups and downs. Rhimes has brought many new characters onto the show but has also killed off many characters or fired many actors. There are only four characters still on the show from the first season.
Rhimes’s killing off characters or firing actors has not been a major problem for her viewers until she killed off the leading male role towards the end of the 11th season. Rhimes killed off the one and only Derek Shepherd a.k.a. McDreamy the brilliant neurosurgeon. Around the nation there was an emotional upheaval among all of her dedicated Grey’s fans like myself.
We couldn’t understand how Rhimes could kill off the beloved McDreamy out of all people. We never thought they would see the day when Derek Shepherd is not on the show. We couldn’t understand how she could end the love story of Meredith Grey and Derek Shepherd. I was outraged and saddened by his tragic death.
A few weeks after Rhimes killed Derek she tells reporters at the Television Critics Association’s press tour that the decision to kill off Derek Shepherd was a “difficult one.” There had been rumors that Rhimes and Patrick Dempsey who plays Shepherd were not getting along very well. Rhimes defends her decision by implying that she had two choices. She says that she couldn’t have the idea that Derek walked out on his family so her only option was to kill him so Meredith and Derek’s love lives on.
Despite her explanation, we still have not completely recovered from his death. Fans call on Rhimes to bring McDreamy back to life. Although this is most likely not going to happen, there is a way to end the madness. Grey’s Anatomy fans all around the world ask Shonda Rhimes to stop killing people off, we can’t take it anymore. Enough is enough, Shonda!