This is really sad to hear.
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Here's the sitch:
Yesterday, we reported that Patrick Demspey made the long awaited announcement that this coming season of Grey's Anatomy would be his last. It wasn't really a shock to anyone and we were just pleased to know that after eight years, he'll be going out on good terms rather than some of his other cast members.
But today, his rep has come forward to clarify his client's comments, which to refresh your memory, were that this season "will be my last." His rep released this statement, saying:
“He was referring to the fact that his contract is up at the end of next season and we have no idea what the future holds.”
Um, whaaaaat? Okay, this is TV talk for one of two things.
One, McDreamy was supposed to keep his McMouth shut until they got closer to the new season premiere. Then, the network could make the announcement on not just his fate, but the fate of the rest of the original cast, which is more ideal for them.
Two, Patrick is stirring the pot right before his contract negotiations. Nothing gives you more leverage with studio heads than a reminder that you're their star. People's reaction to losing their beloved McDreamy could be motivation enough to throw more money at his feet to stick around.
Personally, we still think next season should be his - and everyone else's - last. With a clear ending, Shonda Rhimes could end this thing the way she started: on top!
What do U think?