The internet — or nearly 9,000 of its users, at least — wants to know how Shonda Rhimes can sleep at night. There’s a petition, with a lot of all-capped and bolded words, over at Change.org that’s trying to (somehow) convince Rhimes & Co. to [SPOILER ALERT] resuscitate McDreamy, a.k.a. Dr. Derek Shepherd, a.k.a. Patrick Dempsey’s Grey’s Anatomy character, who was tragically killed off ABC’s long-running show last week. “It’s like you’ve killed the President of Grey’s Anatomy! The Fans are ready to serve you papers and charge you with the Patriot Act,” the petition’s author wrote. “TEN YEARS!!! That is a career of watching this show! And you want to just give us a PINK SLIP?!?! AFTER TEN YEARS?! NO MA’AM! We should sue.” Other words that appear in all caps and bold include: “CRUELTY,” “NEGLIGENCE,” “LITERALLY,” and “LORDT!” At time of publication, the petition needed roughly 1,300 more supporters to reach its 10,000-signature goal of … well, making a stink about NEGLIGENCE!
Patrick Dempsey. Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images