Grey's Anatomy's Ellen Pompeo: I'm 'Excited' for Meredith's Life After Derek

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For all you Grey’s Anatomy fans who swear you’re done with the ABC drama following Thursday’s devastating death, star Ellen Pompeo has a humble request for you: keep watching!

“I am honored and excited to tell the story of how Meredith goes on in the face of what feels like the impossible,” Pompeo tweeted Monday, marking the first time she’s spoken out publicly about losing Patrick Dempsey’s Derek. “I hope you will all join me on her journey.”

Read Pompeo’s full tweet, which she signs “with gratitude and respect,” below:

Grey’s fans, how does Pompeo’s statement make you feel? Does it cushion the blow at all? Drop a comment with your thoughts below.