McDreamy has been resurrected! Well, at least he was in Jimmy Kimmel’s latest spoof.
During Kimmel’s late night show, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, the long-time host questioned what would it look like if Derek (Patrick Dempsey) from ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” was brought back to life — just like how Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) was raised from the dead in an epic Season 6 episode of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”
In Season 11 of the Shonda Rhimes created series, Derek met his tragic fate after getting hit by a truck. He was then rushed to a nearby hospital where a team of doctors attempted to keep him from flat lining. But unfortunately for the neurosurgeon, the doctors were more focused on slicing him open than scanning his brain for bleeding — a suggestion “Grey’s Anatomy” newcomer Penny (Samantha Sloyan) proposed before being told to zip her lips by a male superior. Ultimately, Penny’s call would have prevented Derek from slipping into a coma.
Meredith followed her husband’s final wishes by taking the brain-dead character off of life support, giving viewers one — if not the most — heartbreaking death on “Grey’s Anatomy.”
Kimmel wondered what would happen if “Grey’s Anatomy” followed the lead of “Game of Thrones” and brought back their beloved, male protagonist. But in order to do that, Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital would need to hire a surgeon with a very specific set of magical tools.
“It’s been a year since we said goodbye. But a new face in the hospital is about to change everything,” the faux promo says as Melisandre (Carice van Houten) revives a corspse.
And it appears that the red priestess’ sorcery worked because in the next scene, the trailer declares that “McDreamy is back!” We wish...
But Dempsey has no plans on returning to “Game of Thrones” — even as an undead surgeon. He can be seen as Jack Qwant in the upcoming sequel “Bridget Jones’s Baby.”
“Grey’s Anatomy” airs on Thursdays at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC.