Seattle’s favorite redhead is back. We now have a first look at Kate Walsh’s return to Grey’s Anatomy, which is happening Thursday, October 14.
Dr. Richard Webber has his hands full with a new crop of interns, but lucky for him, Dr. Addison Montgomery is once again gracing the hospital staff with her skill.
In this clip from the season 18 episode “Hotter Than Hell,” the HVAC system at the hospital has blown out mid-transplant. Dr. Montgomery, always cool under pressure, retorts that she can handle a little heat. When Dr. Webber reminds her of the speed needed to finish the transplant before the lack of air filtration causes infection, Dr. Montgomery responds, “Find me a set of hands as experienced at microvascular anastomoses of the abdomen. She pauses before adding, “Get me Meredith Grey.” Cue dramatic music!
Walsh first joined the show as Dr. Derek Shepherd’s estranged wife all the way back in the season one finale. So when she greets Dr. Webber’s interns saying, “I’m Dr. Addison Montgomery, and you must be the group that’s been screwing up the program,” it was a breath of fresh air for fans. It sent chills down our spine to the tune of “And you must be the woman who’s been screwing my husband,” her iconic first line to Meredith Grey.
Walsh ultimately left the show for her own spin-off, Private Practice, which ran from 2007 to 2013. She revealed her return to Grey’s Anatomy on Thursday, September 2, via social media.
“Well, well, well, would you look who it is,” Walsh said in a video posted to the Grey’s social media accounts. “That’s right, my loves, Dr. Addison Montgomery is coming back to Grey-Sloan Memorial hospital, and I’m so excited to be home again, joining Shonda [Rhimes], Ellen [Pompeo], and the rest of the incredible cast.”