Many grey’s Anatomy fans know that the Gray Sloan Memorial elevator holds the show’s most iconic moments, and the new season 18 episode on October 14 certainly delivered. Meredith Gray (Ellen Pompeo) and Addison Montgomery (Kate Walsh) reunited and had a devastating conversation about the late Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey). Here, Meredith and Addison’s talk about Derek and why the scene hit so many grey’s Anatomy fans right in the emotions.
[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers about Addison Montgomery and Meredith Grey in Grey’s Anatomy Season 18 Episode 3.]
What did Addison Montgomery and Meredith Gray say about Derek Shepherd in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 18, Episode 3?
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The moment Addison appeared in grey’s Anatomy Season 18, the residents of Gray Sloan began buzzing about her story with Meredith and Derek. If you can not remember, Addison is Derek’s ex – wife, and they were still married when he met Meredith in season 1. So yeah, it’s complicated.
Nevertheless, Meredith and Addison maintained a solid professional relationship, and they even shared a laugh together among all the residents’ rumors. But as the two stepped into the elevator, Addison’s laughter instantly turned to tears. Meredith stopped the elevator, and Addison finally let it all out. She said:
“I was thinking of coming back to Seattle, to Gray Sloan, that he would be there, that I would still be able to feel that he was still here in the city that he loved, along with the people he loved. But he is not. It is true. He’s not here. I’m really sorry I’m doing this in front of you because you were the one who actually had to go through it. ”
Immediately, Meredith reassured Addison and told her that Derek was still “there” in the hospital and in his children. Addison also gave Meredith a piece of career advice, and Mer embraced her formal “rival” before she left. Meredith later introduces her children to Addison, and they ask if she was one of Derek’s friends.
“Yes, I’m Addison,” she said with tears in her eyes. “But he called me Addie.”
Fans of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ are reacting to the season 18 scene between Meredith and Addison
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Many grey’s Anatomy fans cried when Meredith and Addison discussed Derek in season 18. When Derek died back in season 11, viewers could never see Addison’s reaction or how her relationship with Meredith changed over the years. So a number of longtime fans were happy to receive that closure.
“The closure we wanted for years,” a viewer wrote on YouTube. “I’m glad they finally talked about Derek and Addison themselves meeting MerDer children. They have come a long way and I am so proud of them! ”
Meanwhile, many grey’s Anatomy fans were happy to see Addison and Meredith support each other after all this time.
“The friendship between Meredith and Addison that we all want and need,” wrote one fan.
Kate Walsh responds to her return to ‘Grey’s Anatomy’
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After Addison’s return grey’s Anatomy Season 18, Episode 3, Walsh shared his thoughts on Twitter.
“Excuse me as I shed a few tears,” she wrote. “Wow! Thank you all for making this evening so special! Feels like I never left. Hope you all loved the episode as much as I did. ”
Then the actor told grey’s Anatomy fans to tune in to next week because she’s still back as Addison in the October 21 episode. And based on the teaser trailer, Addison will spend some time with Amelia Shepherd (Caterina Scorsone). So stay tuned.
Watch grey’s Anatomy Season 18 Thursday night on ABC.