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'Grey's Anatomy': Patrick Dempsey Plots McDreamy's Departure

June 24, 2011 (9:17 am) GMT
If his character has to leave Seattle Grace Hospital, the Dr. Derek Shepherd depicter hopes he has a romantic exit with on-screen love Meredith Grey.

has already mapped a proper exit for his character Dr. Derek Shepherd should he quit "" after season 8. Met at the premiere of his new movie "" in Moscow on Thursday, June 23, the actor hopes McDreamy has a romantic exit with his wife Meredith Grey.

"I think they should go off in the sunset together, quite honestly," Dempsey said of his character and 's, who made their marriage official to adopt a baby in season 7. He added, "I think they should maintain it, and he should leave as McDreamy as possible I think."

Asked if season 8 will be the last for him, he said, "I don't know what's gonna happen with the show - I don't think they do either." The Dylan Gould of the third "" film previously sparked rumor that he might leave the show after the upcoming season.

However, his representative soon dismissed it, stating "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."

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