'Grey's Anatomy': McDreamy returns in Season 17 shocker

'Grey's Anatomy': McDreamy returns in Season 17 shocker

The most important task we had this season was to honor the reality of this global pandemic and the impact it's having -particularly on healthcare workers.

She also talked about how she kept the return a surprise from everyone, including cast and crew. The premiere of season 17 sees the protagonist dying (or at least, passed out in a parking lot) and in her near-death dream world, she is hanging out on a beach with none other than Shepherd.

As fans would know, Derek died in a vehicle accident during Season 11, and his departure has always been a point of contention for fans of the series.

Vernoff, who first addressed fans after the season starter aired on the East Coast, released a gallery with behind-the-scenes photos of Pompeo and Dempsey during the filming of the beach scene.

Showrunner Krista Vernoff said, "Derek's return provided pure joy for us, for Meredith, and for the fans".

Early reports hint at Grey contracting COVID-19 as per the season 17 premiere.

The next thing viewers saw was Pompeo's character strolling down a beach and locking eyes with her late husband.

"Along with that we had to come up with creative ways to allow our show to still be fun and romantic and provide some escapism".

"Enter Patrick Dempsey", Vernoff told THR.

"The idea just struck me so I just said to him, would you ever consider coming and being a part of the storytelling this season?"

Patrick Dempsey's return is not limited to this one scene. "And hopefully, that feeling translates, and the fans enjoy it".

Dempsey's character was killed off toward the end of season 11, when his auto was struck by a semi truck after he stopped to assist the victims of a vehicle crash. But our effort is nothing compared to the jobs of our leading health workers who are dedicated this season. "We hope our show inspires you to wear your masks to protect them & each other". "It was very healing to come back, and know that we're doing something good, putting out a positive story, a healing story, going to make people smile". Because we know people are gonna freak out. As Derek Sheppard puts it, 'This is a handsome day to save lives'. Pompeo was mostly mom, but that's an ad for next week's episode Gray physique The release after the premiere answers that question. As colleagues rushed to her side, Meredith, dressed in white, looked at the lovely beach where she was in the cool open air.