Take a first look at Kate Walsh’s Return to Grey’s

Addison returns to Grayis next week.

The creative minds behind grey’s Anatomy have never been known to shy away from unexpected plot developments, and somehow – after more than 17 seasons – they still surprise us. If you have not already heard the news, Kate Walsh will return to the series next week to repeat her role as Addison Montgomery.

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Fans of the acclaimed medical drama know that Kate’s casting announcement was pretty shocking since her reintroduction to Graymarks the end of a break that lasted nearly 15 years.

It really happens. Dr. Addison Montgomery see you soon 🩺💅 #GreysAnatomy @GreysABC @Shondaland @EllenPompeo

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Kate left the series as a regular series in 2007, but starred in a handful of episodes after that while directing her spinoff, Private exercise.

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Anyway, Dr. Montgomery is formulaic Grey’s re-introduction is almost here, and the show pays homage to the character’s legacy – plus one of her most memorable moments – in a new promo clip that dropped yesterday.

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“I’m Dr. Addison Montgomery,” she tells a group of younger doctors in the teaser, who are appropriately stunned to see her back in the hospital.

Taking a smartphone photo, Addison adds, “And you must be the group that screwed up the app.”

Veteran Grey’s viewers are likely to recognize the line that refines Addison’s first appearance on the show way back in the day. By that time, Ellen Pompeo’s Meredith Gray had recently become romantically involved with Patrick Dempsey’s Derek Shepherd, who was married to Addison.

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“Hi, I’m Addison Shepherd,” she told Meredith. “And you must be the woman who ruined my husband.”

A look back at the books, that’s for sure. Addison returns to grey’s Anatomy next thursday – let me know if you plan to see in the comments below.

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