With Derek Shepherd’s funeral being teased for the upcoming “Grey’s Anatomy” season 11 episode, spoilers and rumors have surfaced regarding the potential return of some familiar faces.
As most “Grey’s Anatomy” fans know by now, Derek Shepherd was killed off in last week’s episode in a car accident.
With the most recent promo showing a funeral for the beloved character, will Cristina or Addison return?
“I’m assuming you’re specifically asking if Cristina will be back to help Mer navigate the initial stages of grief, and I’ll answer your question with a question of my own: If ‘Grey’s’ did manage to coax Sandra Oh back for an episode, don’t you think ABC would’ve teased the hell out of it in the promos for this week’s episode?” asked TVLine ‘s Michael Ausiello.
But how will the show justify the absence of Addison and Cristina during the “Grey’s Anatomy” season 11 funeral? “My prediction: To get around the Cristina situation, Meredith will pack the kids and go to her,” commented Jenks on TVLine.
Currently, there is a petition on Change.org for series creator Shonda Rhimes to bring the character back.
But Patrick Dempsey’s on-screen counterpart Ellen Pompeo is speaking out on the “Grey’s Anatomy” shocker on Twitter to appease the fans.
“I have always said that what keeps me going is the fans,” wrote Pompeo.
“Knowing we move you and inspire you.
There are so many people out there who have suffered tremendous loss and tragedy.
Husbands and wives of soldiers, victims of senseless violence and parents who have lost children.
People who get up each day and do what feels like is the impossible.
So it is for these people and in the spirit of resilience I am honored and excited to tell the story of what feels like the impossible.
I hope you will all join me on her journey.”