Grey’s Anatomy fans are certifiably upset that Patrick “McDreamy” Dempsey is no longer on the show...because...[buzz saw sound effect] [grenade sound effect], you know...

The show killed him off. Shonda Rhimes killed him off. Now there’s a petition on Change.org begging her to resuscitate Dempsey’s beloved McDreamy character, who’s been on the receiving end of about a trillion emo Meredith quotes.

The petition has over 22,000 signatures and counting. Its enraged author Courtney Williams—who with all due respect writes like a murderer (or a teen)—argues (bolded emphasis, hers):

This is important because you cannot have people invest a DECADE into a character and then you just terminate them like that! You have people out here donating blood and organs trying to save lives, wanting to become doctors and all from committing to this television show..just to let us down like this. You’ve destroyed us. COMPLETELY!

Why Shonda, Why?

Why would you do us like this? Dedicated and die-hard fans! We DO NOT deserve this!

We would have been better off hating Derek thinking he was cheating on Meredith than for you to just kill him off. I would rather hate him thinking he is an adulterer than have him dead!

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I have not watched this show since like the third season, but “Why?” sounds like a valid complaint. It continues:

Then the WAY you chose to build up the anticipation and kill him off?!? CRUELTY! You do not have us hating him, to show up that he is the good guy that we have always believed him to be, then have him say he’s coming home to his family, wanting to add more to the family, then he leaves and saves the day! You bring back his infamous words, ‘Its a beautiful day to save lives,” have him wrap a girls intestines in dry cleaning wrap then kill him off like that! Oh and dont even get me started on how FINE you have him looking too! Its like you said, “we’re going to have him get as sexy as ever...then kill him!” You do no DO THIS TO LOYAL FANS!

Here’s the meat of this argument: McDreamy has survived so much, so why kill him now? Logic:

You do not have someone survive a mass murderer, a plane crash, A FREAKING PLANE CRASH, AND A crushed hand, as a neurosurgeon...just to kill them off on a BEAUTIFUL DAY!! Seriously? SERIOUSLY SHONDA?! SERIOUSLY MS. RHIMES!?!?!?!?!

Then because of the negligent hospital he cant even donate his organs and live on in other characters!! SERIOUSLY?!?!?! I can’t even continue watching the show knowing that McDreamy’s eyes, heart, lungs, kidneys, or liver is still living amongst other fictional characters?!?!!??!!?!?!?!

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Agreed: Should’ve let him donate his organs and live on in other characters. This is all either very real or very satirical. Either way, millions of fans are legitimately pissed.

This is important:

It’s like you’ve killed the President of Grey’s Anatomy! The Fans are ready to serve you papers and charge you with the Patriot Act! You HAVE TO BRING DEREK BACK! NOW! IMMEDIATELY! What is Meredith going to do?! What is Zola and baby Bailey going to do!?!?!?!?!?!!?!? Did you NOT think about the kids?! P

People are not sleeping nor eating because of this tragic turn of events and you are not there to help them in any way shape or form!

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It ends with:

THIS IS NOT WHAT THE PEOPLE WANT! WE WANT DEREK BACK! BRING HIM BACK!!!!!! FLIP THE FREAKING SCRIPT!!!!! LITERALLY!

Meanwhile, Scandal bae Jake also looks like he’s about to be offed, so my advice for Shonda Rhimes is to continue this spite-killing spree until all viewers are sufficiently irritated and in need of therapy.

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