Ellen Pompeo on Death of Derek Shepherd: Meredith Will Face the Impossible

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Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo knows people face tragedies every day, and now she has the opportunity to honor some of what they experience through her portrayal of Meredith after the tragic loss of her beloved husband, Derek.

She agrees Meredith is facing the impossible after Derek's death, and Pompeo took the time to share her thoughts about what's next for her popular character now that he's gone.

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“There are so many people out there who have suffered tremendous loss and tragedy. Husbands and wives of soldiers, victims of senseless violence and parents who have lost children. People who get up each day and do what feels like is the impossible." 

"So it it [sic] for these people and in the spirit of resilance [sic] I am honored And excited to tell the story of how Meredith goes on in the face of what feels like the impossible.”

Are you ready to explore all that Meredith will face without her husband? 

If you missed the tragic loss of Derek, you can watch Grey's Anatomy online via TV Fanatic.

Make sure you tune into Grey's Anatomy Season 11 Episode 22 to find out how Meredith handles things immediately following Derek's death.

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There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.


Kiss the one who turns back time for you.

Natascha [to Meredith]