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"Grey's Anatomy" Just Aired One Of The Most Emotional Episodes Ever

MAJOR SPOILERS FROM THE APRIL 23 EPISODE, "HOW TO SAVE A LIFE"!

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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.

And then when the screen cut to a flashback montage playing all of Mer and Der's most memorable moments, ending with the first time Meredith said bye to Derek:

Fans were experiencing a wide range of emotions watching one of the show's central characters meet his end...

Some were in denial.

ARE YOU FRIGGIN KIDDING ME, @shondarhimes !? - All Greys' fans #GreysAnatomy

Is this really happening?!?!? 😭😭😭😭 #GreysAnatomy

Is this REALLY how #McDreamy goes out? #GreysAnatomy

I refuse to believe that just happened #GreysAnatomy 😭💔

Others were mad these non–Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital doctors screwed up.

Can I sue a fictional hospital for wrongful death? #GreysAnatomy

I would've been tearing that hospital apart, calling every powerful lawyer I can think of #GreysAnatomy

Plenty were furious at Grey's creator Shonda Rhimes.

Dear Shonda Rhimes... #GreysAnatomy

SHONDA LYNN RHIMES. NO. AND NO. And how about NO. @shondarhimes #GreysAnatomy

I can't believe @shondarhimes would do this to us. #GreysAnatomy - that was NOT right.

Currently balling my eyes out....I can't believe you @shondarhimes #GreysAnatomy

So many feelings. I can't @shondarhimes -- I'm over your emotional shenanigans. Why u gotta be like that, girl? #GreysAnatomy #McDreamy

No ma'am @shondarhimes. You need to sit in a corner & think about what you just did. #tgit #GreysAnatomy

But generally, viewers were really sad.

The saddest day in TV history has just happened....... #GreysAnatomy

Like, people literally couldn't stop crying.

Literally can't stop crying #GreysAnatomy

Can't stop crying. Omg. I can't even #GreysAnatomy

I legit can't stop crying. #GreysAnatomy

never cried so hard in my life #GreysAnatomy

I'm literally just sitting here sobbing please no #GreysAnatomy

The ugly cry came out in full force.

Oh god, of course. Enter the ugly cry. #ChasingCars #GreysAnatomy

I am ugly crying, I am ugly Kim Kardashian crying face crying right now. I am mess. My heart is broken. I can not handle this. #GreysAnatomy

Hearts were breaking everywhere.

My heart was just broken #GreysAnatomy 😭😭😭😭😭

I think I can actually feel my heart breaking... #GreysAnatomy

Just totally crushed.

My heart was attached to that man and his story and they just ripped it apart and stomped on it! #GreysAnatomy

Some fans vowed they would never watch the show again.

I may have to move out of Shondaland. I love it but my heart can't take it. #GreysAnatomy #RIPDerek

I AM DONE. Ten years of watching this show and they ruined it in 60 minutes. #GreysAnatomy

I quit this show I quit @shondarhimes you done f%*ked with too many of my emotions. #GreysAnatomy

Because what is fake Seattle without Derek Shepherd?

Looks like I won't be watching #GreysAnatomy after this season. They're killing off all the my favorite people. 💔💔💔💔💔

Officially done with #GreysAnatomy after 10 plus years I AM DONE. Didn't do his character an ounce of justice.

It was a good 11 years together, McDreamy.

my life is over thanks alot #GreysAnatomy

Grey's Anatomy airs on Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/7 CT on ABC.

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