Grey’s Anatomy fans everywhere had trouble holding back tears during Season 13 Episode 8 as McDreamy was brought back to Meredith in a series of flashbacks. Was this a good move on Shonda Rhimes’ part for Grey’s Anatomy fans who are still mourning the loss of Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey), or is it possible it was a huge mistake?
Us Weekly speculates Shonda Rhimes may have made a mistake bringing McDreamy back to Meredith in Grey’s Anatomy for Season 13 Episode 8 as fans of the series didn’t react too well to the flashbacks via social media.
Warning: The rest of this article contains spoilers for anyone who hasn’t seen Grey’s Anatomy Season 13 Episode 8.
find me a father better than derek shepherd ???????? https://t.co/aehVBzzs8B
— ♡ leah ♡ (@ferryboatderek) November 12, 2016
Meredith Had A McDreamy Flashback
When the identity of the trauma patient in Season 13 Episode 8 was revealed while Meredith and her team were operating, she flashed back to how terrible she felt when her husband Derek died. When she learned the patient had his wife and two children in the waiting room, Meredith wanted to make sure the family were kept up-to-date on how their father and husband were doing. This was especially true when things started to take a turn for the worst on the operating table.
McDreamy just made his way back to GA: https://t.co/iJLiADebld
— Dr Arizona McHappy (@melgua86) November 11, 2016
Meredith flashed back to the moment she had to tell her children that Derek Shepherd – their father – had passed away in the car accident.
“I can’t fix him because no one can fix him because he’s dead.”
Grey’s Anatomy fans who watched Season 13 Episode 8 would agree that the tears in Meredith’s eyes as she had these memories of Derek dying looked and felt so real that you just wanted to reach out and give her a hug.
— costi supports rdj (@tinyxrdj) November 11, 2016
Meredith ended up having to make a quick and rash decision during Season 13 Episode 8. Fortunately, the decision ended up saving the man’s life. After a long, hard, and stressful surgery, Meredith was cleaning herself up when she had a hallucination and saw her dead husband – McDreamy – standing in the operating room wearing his scrubs.
This time, the hallucination of McDreamy didn’t say anything. He just stood there as Meredith looked at him with her jaw dropped. While the moment was fleeting and touching, it left a lot of fans with broken hearts and empty tissue boxes.
derek and meredith history https://t.co/Pc0k9ZsCkq
— marissa (@hermiwone) October 23, 2016
Edwards Hallucinated Too
Meredith wasn’t the only person dealing with flashbacks and hallucinations during Season 13 Episode 8. Edwards discovered that none of the methods she had tried were working to fix her patient because he had a rare disease. When Edwards was a child, she suffered from sickle-cell anemia. A younger version of herself appeared in the room with her and encouraged her to speak up and tell the other doctors. Her younger self told her to “be louder” until they listened to her. Edwards then decided to listen to her hallucination and speak up.
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Fans Went Crazy Over McDreamy Coming Back
The biggest reason why some Grey’s Anatomy fans are saying Shonda Rhimes made a mistake when she decided to bring McDreamy back to Meredith during Season 13 Episode 8 is because of how fans responded on Twitter. See some of the responses below.
i hate the fact that #GreysAnatomy keeps reminding me that i will never fully recover from Derek's death
— brooke buzzerio (@brookebuzz) November 11, 2016
— Samantha Foley (@SamanthaLee20) November 11, 2016
#greysanatomy why would you do that to me??? im trying to find closure with Derek Sheperd's death not hope ????
— Tasha Campbell (@tashcampbelll) November 11, 2016
#GreysAnatomy why??? Why bring Derek back for 5 seconds and crush my heart ????????????????????
— Jess Lloyd (@JessNLloyd) November 11, 2016
#GreysAnatomy why'd you have me sob like a baby? You know Derek's death still feels like yesterday! Bring him back for good or don't at all
— Ladan (@ladannn__) November 11, 2016
There were, however, some Grey’s Anatomy fans who appreciated Shonda making the decision to bring McDreamy back during Season 13 Episode 8.
NO, THAT WASN'T ENOUGH. DEREK, COME BACK ???????????????????? #GreysAnatomy
— | Marine | (@ItsMeMarwine) November 11, 2016
When five secs of Derek Shepherd leaves you with more feels than your love life for the past 6 years #greysanatomy
— MaaniSamyr (@AmaaniSamyr) November 11, 2016
Below you can see that Grey’s Anatomy fans have never truly forgiven Shonda for killing Derek Shepherd.
— Jessika Nielsen. (@jessikaxnielsen) November 3, 2016
i miss derek shepherd i miss derek shepherd i miss derek shepherd i miss derek shepherd i miss derek shepherd i miss derek shepherd
— Greys Anatomy (@ltsGREYSquotes) November 3, 2016
why why why did derek shepherd have to die
— d • (@daalia_h) November 3, 2016
Do you think it was a mistake to bring McDreamy back to Meredith during Season 13 Episode 8? Did you cry during Season 13 Episode 8? Share your thoughts on whether or not this was a mistake in the comments section below.
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