Speaking in a new interview with E! News, Ellen Pompeo teases Thursday night’s episode by saying that the big operation for Patrick Dempsey’s character is coming, and there are a plethora of reasons for the writers of the show to try to get the guy patched up. After all, how much can we take of a sad Derek who is not able to do what he loves? Much like Arizona’s issues following her leg injury, most things here shall pass:
“I think we think [this operation] is going to be the one, because clearly there are writing challenges if Patrick’s character can’t operate … So it’s really been us at home and him dealing with the challenge of, ‘What do we do about my hand?’ We’re getting toward the middle of the season now so they’re probably going to have fix his hand and get him back in the OR and get him some storylines.”
Derek’s hand is just one of two major issues that are going to be covered in this episode, as we also have the wedding coming up between Ben and Bailey … which, based on some of the sneak peeks we’ve seen, is not exactly going to go off without a hitch. There will be fear, concerns, cold feet, and bad advice from some fellow doctors on marriage.
Do you think “Grey’s Anatomy” is better off with Derek at full steam? Be sure to come back tonight for our full review of the episode, and you can also see another sneak peek featuring April over at the link here.