Lately, all the talk about Grey's Anatomy has revolved around Arizona’s (Jessica Capshaw) leg or Mark’s (Eric Dane) death. But what is going to happen with Derek’s (Patrick Dempsey) hand? Will McDreamy really give up surgery permanently and teach for the rest of his career? But he was SO good. And let’s be honest: Nobody rocked the surgical goggles quite like Derek.

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Well, based on a recent photo, we’re not so sure that McDreamy is going to give up surgery without a fight. Patrick tweeted this photo with the caption, “My new hand!”

Credit: Twitter Photo: Patrick Dempsey Behind the Scenes on Grey's Anatomy Season 9

We can think of four potential scenarios here:
 

  1. Patrick is just goofing off with a prop on set.
  2. McDreamy is using the hand to help teach a lesson.
  3. McDreamy and Callie (Sara Ramirez) are using the fake hand to try and discover a new way to fix Derek’s hand for good.
  4. Derek is considering amputation in order to replace his hand? Yes, this does seem crazy, and we don’t think Shonda Rhimes would put two amputation plots in the same season. Plus, Derek seems too grateful to be alive to do anything drastic in order to get back in the OR, don’t you think?


So what do you think this picture could be about? Do you honestly believe that Derek’s time in the operating room is over?

Will it ever again be a beautiful day to save lives or only a beautiful day to teach? It just doesn’t have the same ring to it, does it?

Catch the next new episode of Grey’s Anatomy on Thursday, October 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

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