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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I'm lookin' forward to Addie coming back... wouldn't it be possible that she takes stupid Rose to L.A. with her????????


How about Addison coming back because Meredith is pregnant and there are complications. Derek panics and calls Addison. Then she can give Derek the peptalk he deserves.


Kathy-- I am SO on board with you-- I think Addison is going to come back and b-slap Derek--- thats the awesome thing about Addie & exactly who she is -- she will remind Derek what everyone else knows-- that Der loves Mer! She could be cold & spiteful over everything & that would be perfectly understandable, but in the end she is rooting for Der & Mer as much (or more) than the rest of us!


yay cant wait.


I hope Shonda ties in what's happening with Addison on Private Practice into the Grey's Episode. That would be sooo cool. I don't think that's ever been done before has it? Anyway, I CAN'T WAIT for the new episodes, and I think it's time for Ellen Pompeo to get some awards, am I right, or has she won some for this role?


YESSS!!!! :)
im soooooo excited!!


OMG YAY! Im hoping that she can talk some sense into Derek (and maybe Meredith too). And I cant wait to see how Mark reacts. Its gonna be awesome.


Well, let's all put a comment on greyswriters.com to get her back ;)


AMAZING NEWS! I love Kate, she's such a great actress! She still is in Private Practice, but I loved her a lot more in grey's!!


This is what I think will happen....
Addison will walk into the hospital and Rose will say something to her that makes her not like Rose. Then, she'll hear that Meredith and Derek broke up. After that, she'll find Meredith and help her get Derek back somehow. Or she could just talk some sense into Derek. Either way, I just want Meredith and Derek to get back together.... maybe through Addison.

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)

Lexie: [narrating] Grief may be a thing we all have in common, but it looks different on everyone.
Mark: It isn't just death we have to grieve. It's life. It's loss. It's change.
Alex: And when we wonder why it has to suck so much sometimes, has to hurt so bad. The thing we gotta try to remember is that it can turn on a dime.
Izzie: That's how you stay alive. When it hurts so much you can't breathe, that's how you survive.
Derek: By remembering that one day, somehow, impossibly, you won't feel this way. It won't hurt this much.
Bailey: Grief comes in its own time for everyone, in its own way.
Owen: So the best we can do, the best anyone can do, is try for honesty.
Meredith: The really crappy thing, the very worst part of grief is that you can't control it.
Arizona: The best we can do is try to let ourselves feel it when it comes.
Callie: And let it go when we can.
Meredith: The very worst part is that the minute you think you're past it, it starts all over again.
Cristina: And always, every time, it takes your breath away.
Meredith: There are five stages of grief. They look different on all of us, but there are always five.
Alex: Denial.
Derek: Anger.
Bailey: Bargaining.
Lexie: Depression.
Richard: Acceptance.