Kate Walsh to Return For One New Episode

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The redhead is back! ABC has confirmed that Kate Walsh, whose spin-off Private Practice is on hiatus until fall, will return to Grey's Anatomy as Dr. Addison Montgomery for one episode this spring, Entertainment Weekly reports.

Executive Producer Shonda Rhimes is still fleshing out the script, so no word yet on when Kate Walsh's episode will air or what the premise will be.

ABC will air five original episodes of Grey's Anatomy beginning April 24.

Love Triangle?

The last time Kate Walsh (as Dr. Addison Montgomery-Shepherd) was seen walking the hallways of Seattle Grace was in the series premiere of Private Practice, which is the 2007-08 season's second most-watched new drama.

In the Private Practice pilot, Addison said a tearful goodbye to Seattle Grace to start a new life at Oceanside Wellness Center in Southern California.

What do you think about Addison's return? We'd love to hear your thoughts - as well as your best guesses for what the plot line will entail ...

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Hopefully shell come back to hit Derek upside the head, afterall he left Addi for Mer and now he's not even stickin around, Id want to seriously slap the dude... hehe I hope she does, that'd be great!


Oh my god YES! This is the best news ever! Addison was my favourite character! I love Kate Walsh but honestly, she's better suited for Grey's Anatomy than Private Practice. I hope that when she comes back people will refuse to send her back to the nosediving private practice and she will remain at Seattle Grace. Shonda will realize her mistake and call her back to us! Preferably with Alex.


You're way off. Don't forget that although Addison tried to save her marriage, she witheld from Derek the fact that she had a long term relationship with Mark. She knew that the Derek wanted to be with Mer, which is why she was not honest with him. Since Addie still loved Derek, she knew that for Derek to be happy, he needed to be with Merideth, which is why she told him not to hurt her again.


Very good news. I am one of many who grew to really enjoy Addison. It was a shame that she went to PP, but the best of luck to KW with that show. As for Addison's involvement with the MerDer situation; I think she would be quite disgruntled- After all, she tried hard to save her marriage for it to be undone by McDreamy's supposed love for Meredith, but only a moment after she has left the scene Derek is off with another women!! I can envisage perhaps one scene, between Addison and Derek, about MerDer. Even if to just broach the subject.


Indeed too bad it's just for one episode! Kathy, interesting storyline, you should suggest it to Shonda, lol. Seriously, it would be great that Addie would tell him that he shouldn't have let her go because he loves him.
It reminds me of the episode where Mer was drowning... There was a scene where Derek was crying, saying it was his fault. Addie said 'you should not break down..' Remember? It was an amazing scene!


WOO_HOO! Addison is a great character for Greys. I also wish she was still on there. My neice that was born 5 months ago and was named addison (pretty much because of the show lol). Sad maybe, but shows how much we love her on the show!


oh my god, that's great! I love Addison. Too bad it's just for 1 episode.


Yeah! Wonderful! She shouldn't have left in the first place. She's hot, fun, dynamic, I think she should return to the series and get back together with Derrick! Meredith's a bore...Almost every other (major) character on the show is more interesting and/or appealing then her. Bailey, Izzie, Yang, George...And btw I miss Burke too!


I love the heat that Addison brings to this show, we really need her to come back and stir things up like a twister.


Yes, Addie- please take away stupid Rose!!! or better yet, send her in your place & stay!


Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)

There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.