File Photo of Patrick Dempsey as he stars as "McDreamy" in Greys Anatomy.
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By Kevin McSpadden
April 24, 2015

Amid Thursday’s devastating Grey’s Anatomy revelation, Entertainment Weekly sat down with Patrick Dempsey, the man in the middle of the drama, to talk about his 11 years on the show and hear from behind the scenes of the explosive episode.

“Things happened very quickly, where we were like, ‘Oh this is where it’s going to go.’ It just sort of unfolded in a very organic way… It happened very quickly,” Dempsey said in the interview.

Executive producer Shonda Rhimes also released a statement to console fans.

Read the full interview with Dempsey from our partners at Entertainment Weekly here.

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