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    ‘Grey’s Anatomy’: In Which Episode Does Derek Shepherd Die And How?

    Grey’s Anatomy‘ is an American medical drama series that premiered first on 27 March 2005. Initially, the series was developed by Shonda Rhimes, but after 2015 it was taken over by Krista Vernoff. Since it is the longest-running series, it has gone through major replacement of the cast members. The show’s favorite character, Derek Shepherd AKA McDreamy, played by Patrick Demsey won everyone’s heart with his dreamy eyes and amazing skills but sadly met his death in season 11. At the start of the 19 seasons, the show consisted large ensemble of 17 actors only three from the original cast.

    Not to be confused with Pompeo’s character, Meredith Grey, the title is named after the first published human anatomy book written by Henry Grey. During the 2007-08 seasons, the series was the highest revenue-earning show on television, and in 2017, it was ranked tenth on the list. The show engaged with a major overhaul during Derek Sheperd’s demise in season 11.

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    In Which ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Episode Does Derek Shepherd Die?

    Derek Shepherd won all of us as Mr.Mcdreamy and his demise felt personal. Throughout the show, Dr. Mcdreamy played with our emotions from instantly falling for him to despising him when he did not choose Meredith. But still over years, watching him evolve with Meredith was beautiful and magical. Derek was soo perfect that, after his demise no other Meredith love interest ever matched up to him. But sadly, Patrick Dempsey bid farewell to the show in season 11.

    In season 11, episode 21,’ How to save a life, we cried along with Meredith, his wife. Just when we thought everything is gonna be alright, and Derek will come back home to Meredith as promised, a truck managed to crash into him. Derek died saving, the victims from the road accident, he thought he escaped from. The funny thing, the doctor who saved the lives of strangers, died in the hands of fellow doctors. He basically did not deserve this death, at least not by ‘pulling a plug’ after his heroic actions.

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    Does Derek Make An Appearance After Season 11?

    How can a main character’s death be ever forgotten? Especially when it’s Dr.Mcdreamy. After his death, we see Meredith trying to cope up with the loss. Derek was one of the best characters in Grey’s Anatomy’s eleventh season. Because his arc was to realize that he valued his family before his career. This came to a conclusion in ‘With or Without You,’ where Derek came back to Meredith to tell her he can’t live without her. She lived and survived only through Derek’s words.

    Grey’s Anatomy viewers thought they had seen the last of Derek in the eleventh season until he reappeared as part of Meredith’s hallucinations during her COVID-19 illness. ‘Good as Hell’ is when Derek’s manifestation asked her to return to the living with the promise that she would see him again.

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    Khevna Shah
    Khevna Shah
    Khevna Shah is a content know-it-all, working as an Entertainment Writer for First Curiosity. When she's not forensic-analyzing new movies and shows, she's probably out there with her camera. Approach her with your fan theories, and you've got yourself a friend for life. She aspires to be a professional content critic someday.

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