Looks like McDreamy is going to miss McSteamy as much as the rest of us.
“Grey’s Anatomy” star Patrick Dempsey got a little wrist slap from the network Monday after posting two photos from the set of departing costar Eric Dane that could be considered spoilers.
Last week, it was announced that Eric Dane would be checking out of Seattle Grace after six seasons on the show.
The set photos could be a clue as to how Dr. Mark Sloan goes out. Like checking out, permanently.
“Back on greys all week working with Eric, sad to see him go,” Dempsey Tweeted along with the images. If you want to know, you can see one of the photos here.
Soon afterward ABC requested that the photos be removed. “I just was told to take photos down? Abc is watching,” Dempsey said. Oops.
“Grey’s” showrunner Shonda Rhimes has confirmed that Dane will appear in two episodes this season, but how he departs the show is under wraps.
Of the photos, Rhimes tells Entertainment Weekly that Dane’s “imminent appearance should not necessarily be considered a nod to his fate on the show.”
McSteamy did suffer serious injuries in the plane crash in the Season 8 finale that had fans grieving over the loss of Lexie Grey (Chyler Leigh), who did not survive the crash. Kim Raver is also off the show, as her character Teddy was fired by Owen (Kevin McKidd).
“I think any number of people could be departing at this point,” Rhimes told The Hollywood Reporter. “That’s left open.”
The ninth-season premiere of “Grey’s Anatomy” airs Thursday, Sept. 27 at 9/8c on ABC.