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"Grey's Anatomy" Fans Finally Got The Derek Shepherd Closure They Needed

WARNING: SPOILERS FROM THE SEASON 11 FINALE, "YOU'RE MY HOME."

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In the two episodes that followed the one in which Derek died (the April 23 episode, "How To Save A Life"), the show skipped much of the mourning process by jumping ahead in time. Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) was missing for most of the April 30 episode, "She's Leaving Home," having fled with her children, and the May 7 episode, "Time Stops," picked up more than a year after Derek's death.

But on the May 14 season finale, "You're My Home," Meredith gave her sister-in-law Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) the last voicemail she received from her late husband/Amelia's late brother. And both Amelia and fans finally got some much-needed closure.

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The moment was so emotional, even Grey's creator Shonda Rhimes took to Twitter to express her sadness:

Here come my own personal supply of tissues. Goodbye, birthday twin. Can't believe this is his last scene I'll ever see in my editing room.