After 11 seasons and multiple tragic deaths, Grey's Anatomy killed off its biggest character yet.
RIP Derek Shepherd
And even though some fans were spoiled before the episode aired, nothing could prepare us for the secondhand pain we felt as Meredith first looked at her brain-dead husband:
And when she sat by his bed as he was unplugged:
And then when she had the nurse stop pulling plugs so she could try to wake him up:
While "Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol played in the background.