'Grey's Anatomy': Patrick Dempsey Wants to See Derek as Devoted Father

'Grey's Anatomy': Patrick Dempsey Wants to See Derek as Devoted Father

Proposing a plot for his character in season 8, the 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' actor says, 'I think he'll probably be devoting more of his time to his child than he will to his work.'

Derek and Meredith were about to add another role in their life when they broke up in the season 7 finale of "Grey's Anatomy". As their adoption proceeded, Patrick Dempsey has proposed a plot for his character when the show returns this fall, saying "I think he'll probably be devoting more of his time to his child than he will to his work."

On whether or not the couple will reunite, the 45-year-old says, "I think there's a lot more room for them to develop as adults instead of being stuck in this adolescent dynamic." He, however, adds, "It's going to be incredibly hard for them to get back together, because she's really betrayed him on a personal and professional level."

The Derek depicter, who recently gave a scarce that he would quit the show after season 8, is now seemingly more careful with his words. "It's not in my court - it's up to ABC and [executive producer] Shonda Rhimes if she wants to continue," he says when asked by TV Guide if he will leave after next season. "I would love to have a discussion as to where I would like to go."

While the cast and the show's future is still in a blur, creator Shonda Rhimes has revealed she is approaching the coming season as if it is the finale. "It might be the last hurrah for a lot of them; you never know. I really don't know and I don't presume to know. Everybody has an individual choice to make and I get that.... All the originals are in play," she explained last month.

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    Jul 17, 2011

    Hi! I don't want Patrick to leave the serie...I haven't missed a chapter since it began..i have enjoyed all of the seasons, i have cried and laughed..so please don`t let him go...i don`t want meredith and Derek to break up...make them to reconcile. please.

    Another Big Fan
    Jul 15, 2011

    I agree with "Big Fan" above. I am getting really annoyed with all the weakness and indecision you are putting into my favorite characters. You are turning them into weak people that I cannot admire and don't want as part of my TV family.

    Jun 16, 2011

    I am a big fan of this show and wish as many other fans tahat they let Derek and Meredith be finally happy and have a family after evrything they've been throught they at least deserve tahat.If season 8 isn't the last one dont let Derek leave the show he is a big part of that show to leave.

    Jun 15, 2011

    don't want to see the end of sweet dream, really need to believe there is HAPPY TOGETHER somewhere even in the TV.

    Big Fan
    Jun 13, 2011

    I have watched Grey's since the very first show. Could we please let Derek and Meredith be together and happy for once. We have all waited a very long time for them to be together so could we just let them be a happy family since one or both of them could be leaving after season 8. Don't let the die hard fans be disappointed by having them apart when the finale of season 8 rolls around. This season they should be concentrating on your home and baby.

    Jun 13, 2011

    We have waited a very long, long time for Derek and Meredith to finally be together. Its about time they are a family and be together and STAY together once and for all.

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