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    Dr. Derek Shepherd: McDreamy

    Oh dear. May the TV gods don't let that happen. It's on NBC, right? It'll probably get canceled anyway. But best wishes to Melissa! European interviews are pretty great. Glad he knew about the petition and appreciate fan reaction. Anyway, back to this stupidly frustrating UCL final.
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    Dr. Derek Shepherd: McDreamy

    Neither do I. By that logic, everyone pursues art by finding a more compelling job. I'm an artist! I think the writing of Derek has been one of the most apparent failures in writing that this show has had. I get what he's saying and I do believe any actor would be highly frustrated. Derek was written as an inconsistent dream guy. I loved him and he was my favorite, but in terms of challenging, I didn't find the writers to be that interested in developing him that much either. They set him up with a good potential SL (the death row patient and his subsequent breakdown) but it is left in the air. I understand that frustration. The role of Derek wasn't ever that challening, which is a disappointment. That being said, ITA with Eolivet. S3 was a massive disaster in terms of Derek (frankly, most were written horribly in S3b), so I don't blame him. I assume that's why he went to SR in S4 to put an end to the "will they or won't they" nonsense. I think his best days were in S5. I don't think they have much choice, to be honest. If they want to continue in the business, they'll have to brave up and work hard to change the public perception of them. I think SO will have less of a problem than PD, as PD's McDreamy persona exploded in a nuclear dimension that the majority of people know him as that, but I do think it will be an interesting path to see what he chooses to become next. I don't think it's much about guts but about survival. Fine. Email address book. ;) That's how I perceived it but I don't know why the question was added. I think it would have been more appropriate to ask the more factual question (and probably biggest issue for most writers/producers) of racing but given that the diva/affair rumors (that only I confirmed, it seems) were pretty much tabloid gossip, why go there and not for the other issue. I don't know why I expect a higher standard of journalistm from EW though. I mean, even the AP reports on the Kardashians, FFS.
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    Dr. Derek Shepherd: McDreamy

    Given fan reaction, it's a safe bet he'll be a nominee for the pre-nominations and if not, there's the write-in option.
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    Dr. Derek Shepherd: McDreamy

    Those are fair game, though. It has come out of his mouth and he has been very explicit on those terms and he should be held responsible and explain those to his future employer, whoever (whomever, help me out?) it is. I do believe that is a justifiable concern. I think that would have been a more appropriate question to ask as it's something that is well known and not that negotiable. I was just saying that the "diva" questions, given how they came to light, seemed a bit like fueling the fire of a previously nonexistent concern. That is were I was going with that. I never saw FNL (don't kill me please), so I can't say much about that. ITA. I thought EW was misleading on the primetime fall timeline (click bait, perhaps?) other than a guest-star role. As for the future role that will feed him, who knows. Perhaps he'll have to make the sacrifice, perhaps not. I'm curious to see how this is handled by another network.
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    Dr. Derek Shepherd: McDreamy

    I remembered The Practice episodes. They were creepy as hell. I do think that he did a better job in Once & Again though. But then he went on the "dreamy" persona. I think that will be a challenge but if he deals his cards rights, he will sure find the role that he wants. My guess is that something like Homeland will fit right in. I do believe that returning this fall will be too soon for him (I doubt he can find a project to be released this fall as most shows to premiere have been announced) but I do believe he'll be back next year, for sure. I wonder if he'll do some cameos on other shows. I think that could also be good ground work. Also, why does the EW article feel the need to ask the alleged "Emmy winner writer" and "uber producer" about Page Six rumors? I'd be concerned if my staff believed sleazy tabloids. I'm surprised that nobody has tied him to the FIFA scandal yet because he coaches his sons' soccer team. I don't understand the point of that.
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    Behind The Scenes: The Drama Behind the Drama

    Thanks. I thought it had been reported on TV Guide or similar. This is what strikes me as so frustrating. I would assume that his exit was already planned or at least in the works and SR had communicated that with the writers to have to take that into account with the stories and make changes to it but like you say, it was handled badly. As they usually do.
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    Behind The Scenes: The Drama Behind the Drama

    Can you point me out where? I missed them, so I'd like to read them. Thanks. So, essentially, they can't develop other storylines because they can't figure one that is completely unrelated to them? Then why do they add more cast if they can't do anything other than focus on one thing? This is just lazy, if true. If he was fired from the show, shouldn't that mean he was terminated from such? I could see part of the arraignments of his exit package being like another contract but I doubt this means that he's still on the show as a character.
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    Behind The Scenes: The Drama Behind the Drama

    I would really like to believe they weren't dropped because PD's dismissal didn't affect any of those storylines. That would be just another example of laziness of the writers, which I've come to expect, but I find this to be just an excuse. My guess is that the writers never expected these stories to become long term and went away after it. This show rarely develops a story well, so I didn't find it surprising but, at least IMO, this is a stretch.
  9. To a lesser degree but she did have a good storyline there. She had her bad moments though.
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    Behind The Scenes: The Drama Behind the Drama

    I'm guessing that EW was bored today... But why, why does Shonda pick the immature tweets? I mean, come on. It's almost like she's asking for that teenage reaction. (Note: I do not mean the hateful racist death threats, just the general teenage hate kind of thing). Probably. My guess is that ABC & PD must have had a confidentiality agreement over it. Although not sure if this is precedented in the exits that GA has had. I know there is the mandatory exit interview with the actor leaving but I can't recall if the actor/actress has spoken about it in the space of a year.
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    Behind The Scenes: The Drama Behind the Drama

    Definitely. Beelzebub it is!
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    Behind The Scenes: The Drama Behind the Drama

    Because some seem to thrive on the gossip that has been going around in terms of explanation that when a plausible reason is presented, people will be like "that was it?" kind of attitude. Others might be relieved it wasn't. Either way, when gossip gains traction, makes a wave of feelings. But it's how I've seen things to have turn out in terms of the show as previous departures have been full of massive problematic gossip (like KH's or IW's or BS's) and it was somewhat expected here, especially with the weight that Derek had on the show. We can agree on that in terms on the cause of the dismissal. I had to Google this because of my dictionary ignorance. I will use this word from now on.
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    Behind The Scenes: The Drama Behind the Drama

    Oh! I was confused because I didn't see the author of the blind items, so I thought it was PD related. Thanks for clearing that up for me! With each passing day, I'm guessing most will be severely disappointed and turn up to be that it was nothing but a (stupid, very stupid IMO) creative decision. The rumors have been changing and adapting to a new circumstance that it's hard to decide what it was: was it the racing? diva behavior? being a slut? There's not even consistency on the alleged rumors and as one new turns up, the dirty tabloids will pick it in, then go to their usual "Jennifer Aniston is 4 months pregnant" and something about Taylor Swift (because why not) and same old routine. For the record, I do believe that something happened (not the affair/diva behavior alleged routes) but that it was perhaps a serious disagreement of opinion on Derek's potential SL and/or PD's time off, as stupid as the latter is as ABC had been ok with it for a while. I just find it very hard to justify the rumors that have been out for a case of dismissal (in case of the affair) or that it wasn't reported before (diva attitude). But we will probably know when Ausiello writes his tell all. I will hold him to his word. Same.
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    Behind The Scenes: The Drama Behind the Drama

    I can only confirm about myself. ;) Although just to be sure, what you refer as "true are blind items that were true" is it about PD specifically or the site in general? Sorry about this but it's confusing me to hell. The "positive" side is that with good PR, it's fixable and maybe could benefit his own career, so people stop seeing him as McDreamy and start seeing him as someone else. (This does not way in hell condone what he maybe did but I digress the "a lot to lose" since like many have posted, there has been worse and carry on.)
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    The Denny Duquette Memorial Clinic (The Clinic)

    This was in S6, right? Or was it later? I'm guessing since the Clinic is near the parking lot of doom, that maybe Erica Hahn took it.
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