AceShowbiz - "Grey's Anatomy" fans have launched a petition asking Shonda Rhimes to bring back Dr. Derek "McDreamy" Shepard. The petition creator Courtney Williams wrote, "You do not have someone survive a mass murderer, a plane crash, A FREAKING PLANE CRASH, AND A crushed hand, as a neurosurgeon...just to kill them off on a BEAUTIFUL DAY!! Seriously? SERIOUSLY SHONDA?! SERIOUSLY MS. RHIMES!?!?!?!?!"
Williams also claimed, "We would have been better off hating Derek thinking he was cheating on Meredith than for you to just kill him off. I would rather hate him thinking he is an adulterer than have him dead! ... People are not sleeping nor eating because of this tragic turn of events and you are not there to help them in any way shape or form!"
She added, "It's like you've killed the President of Grey's Anatomy!" Suggesting an idea to bring back Patrick Dempsey's character, Williams wrote, "I think that with all the brilliant ideas and writers that you have, that you make this episode a DREAMT one. A hallucination."
The petition on Change.org has so far gained more than 12,000 signatures out of its goal of 15,000.
Dempsey himself didn't seem to have any issue with his character being written out of the show. He told Entertainment Weekly, "It was just a natural progression. And the way everything was unfolding in a very organic way, it was like, okay! This was obviously the right time."