Recently, Patrick Dempsey (Derek Shepherd) shocked us by saying that he doesn't think Grey's Anatomy dream couple MerDer should be together at all.

"It's a bit of a leap of faith that [Derek]'s stayed in the relationship after the damage [Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo)] has done to his career and his credibility as a surgeon,” Patrick explained.

Our immediate response was to plug our ears and hum, but we have to reluctantly admit that Patrick has a point. As much as we love MerDer together, Meredith has been a liability to Derek for a while, and she completely crushed his dream by messing up his Alzheimer's trial. If we're looking at this realistically, it's pretty amazing that he was willing to stay with her after that.

On the other hand, this isn't the real world, it's TV, and on TV true love often wins out over all. But do you actually like that, or do you think Shonda should have taken a different route?

 

Grey’s Anatomy returns with an all-new episode on Thursday, April 5 at 9 pm ET/PT on ABC.

Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.