Kate Walsh May Return Again This Season

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Kate Walsh has a big job ahead for fall. First and foremost, the actress has to help with the relaunch Private Practice, the much-touted but somewhat disappointing spinoff of Grey's Anatomy about a beach-based group of randy L.A. doctors.

But even though her character, Dr. Addison Montgomery, is starting to settle in at the Oceanside Wellness Center (David Sutcliffe guest stars as her boy toy!) she may take another trip back to Seattle Grace sometime this year.

The creator and executive producer of both shows, Shonda Rhimes, sort of hinted at this in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly.

Kate Walsh Photograph

"I don't know if it's going to work with the story, and we don't want her to come back for a visit if it doesn't feel important, something only Addison can do," says Rhimes, wary of it being seen as a stunt. "But the idea is on the table."

This wouldn't be the first return of Addison; the redhead showed up in a Season Four episode of Grey's Anatomy last spring with Private Practice on hiatus.

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omg yay! ... i live in australia so havent got to the mer/der wedding part yet,, soooo styngy.. but i am syked that addie mite come back ..!!!!

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Yay! Addie! Hope addie comes back to seattle grace for good! She is my best character in the show. I have been a regular GA fan since she appeared at the end of season 1.GA is so much better with addison in it.She is beautiful,talented,funny and full of life.She is amazing! Please bring her back fast!

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Ever since she showed up at the end of season one I have been in love with Addison. She's beautiful, powerful, smart, and a bit jaded. She's my favorite grey's anatomy star.

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well, if she doesn come back, is richard gonna fill her position?! bc last season when she left, she told him that he needed to fill her position. So are there any plans for a new OB/GYN???

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gor-jus

Mcabby

Yay! Addie has always been my favourite. But as for delivering a MerDer baby... i dont know, that would be so awkward! haha

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OMG OMG OMG
I Love her, it's gonna be so great
maybe she'll be back 4 the mcwedding

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bring addison back!!!!!!!! for good!!!!!

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YES! woohoo! I LOVE ADDISON! but yea I agree with the baby ideas... she is a baby doc after all... :D

Addierulzzz

yes!!!! wohooooo!!! I´m so freakin happy!
I always thought that merder wedding wouldnt be it if addie wasnt there, so that might be the reason but there has to be more drama as a reason for her coming at seattle cuz she IS board certified neo-natal surgeon! hehehe :):):)
and definetly more people are gonna watch greys when she is in it! that is a fact-it´s happening from the first episode she starred in :) LOVE GA ND PP

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)

[narrating] "At the end of the day, when it comes down to it, all we really want is to be close to somebody. So this thing where we all keep our distance and pretend not to care about each other, it's usually a load of bull. So we pick and choose who we want to remain close to, and once we've chosen those people, we tend to stick close by. No matter how much we hurt them. The people that are still with you at the end of the day, those are the ones worth keeping. And sure, sometimes close can be too close. But sometimes, that invasion of personal space, it can be exactly what you need."

MEREDITH