Patrick Dempsey’s unexpected cameo on Grey’s Anatomy season 13 episode 8 sparks rumors and speculations about the fate of the show’s original characters as reports suggest that the show is going to focus more on its previous cast members.
In episode 8, Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) saw a very vivid vision of Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) in front of her after a long and exhausting day at work. At that moment, Meredith asked how to keep going on, which then saw a brief cameo of Dempsey’s character.
Although his appearance was short, the episode has garnered a lot of attention from fans. Some speculate that Dempsey’s cameo might be a foreshadowing that old cast members will be coming back to the series.
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Despite the hype, Dempsey’s character has already died in the medical drama series in a fatal car crash, making his comeback impossible. But the actor can still be in the show in the form of an apparition, much like what happened in episode 8.
Former cast members, Sandra Oh, who played Cristina Yang and Katherine Heigl, as Izzie Stevens, are also rumored to reprise their roles in the popular TV series. The current season of the show has mentioned their characters in its previous episodes, hinting a possibility of a comeback.
According to Cosmopolitan, Katherine Heigl might be coming back to the show as her character’s been nudged back into the narrative several times in the past year. Grey’s Anatomy season 13 episode 4 titled, Falling Slowly, Alex Karev’s (Justin Chambers) presence at Izzie’s clinic might hint the return of the former character.
Meanwhile, actress Sandra Oh has also been rumored to make a comeback to the show since her character, Cristina Yang, only moved away from Seattle Grace, according to the BitBag. Fans are hopeful for her return since she has become an integral part of the show.
However, there has been no official announcement made by the actors or the show regarding a comeback as speculations and rumors are the only available source of news at this point.
But fans are going to be ecstatic if ever these are true and they can only know the truth by tuning in on Grey’s Anatomy season 13 which will return on Thursday at 8PM ET on ABC.