The pair reunited as Patrick briefly returned as Derek Shepherd for the season 17 premiere – leaving viewers speechless.
Taking to Instagram, Ellen – who performs Meredith Gray – blessed us all with a behind the scenes glimpse as she posed along with her co-star on the seashore.
Alongside two snaps, one in every of them donning face masks, she penned: ‘Let’s love, let’s heal, let’s put on a masks… #greysanatomy.’
Completely nobody may cope, speeding to reward the add within the feedback.
‘THIS IS SO ICONIC,’ a follower screamed, whereas one other insisted: ‘This simply made my 2020 so significantly better.
‘I believe that I’m dreaming,’ one wrote.
‘I’ll by no means recover from this second,’ a fan replied.
As an Instagram person agreed: ‘Such an exquisite shock for all of us!
‘It’s such a pleasure seeing you guys lastly reunited in any case these years.’
Meredith and Derek had been briefly reunited (Image: Getty)
Patrick returned for the final seconds of the season 17 opener, in a seashore sequence with Ellen’s character.
Derek, aka McDreamy, was killed off in 2015 and life has by no means been the identical since for any of the workers at Gray’s.
Lifting the lid on Patrick’s cameo, showrunner Krista Vernoff defined in a press release: ‘We needed to provide you with artistic methods to permit our present to nonetheless be enjoyable and romantic and supply some escapism. Enter Patrick Dempsey.
‘The seashore motif—which is able to proceed past the premiere – offered a approach for us to stay exterior the pandemic even for a short while right here and there.
‘And Derek’s return offered pure pleasure for us, for Meredith, and for the followers. Season 17 has been a Herculean effort by our solid, our crew, our writers, and our companions at Disney and ABC – and we’re happy with it.’
‘However our effort is nothing in comparison with the work of our Frontline healthcare employees to whom this season is devoted. We hope our present evokes you to put on your masks to guard them and one another.
‘As Derek Shepherd would say, “It’s an exquisite day to avoid wasting lives.”’
Gray’s Anatomy airs on Thursdays on ABC.