Now that we finally know why Shonda Rhimes decided to kill off Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd (Patrick Demspey) on Grey's Anatomy in the most heartbreaking way possible, it's time to get Mrs. McDreamy's side of the story!
E! News caught up with Ellen Pompeo, aka Meredith Grey, at the 2015 Summer TCA press tour after Rhimes revealed that Derek dying was the only way that Dempsey could be written off the show during the #TGIT panel. And Pompeo defended her boss' decision, even though she knew it was going to be tough on the fans.
"It's called a drama for a reason," Pompeo tells E! News. "It sort of has to be big and dramatic."