“Just wait until you see what she has in store for you,” Walsh teased her fans.
Grey's Anatomy first aired in 2005, and nearly 16 years and 17 seasons later, the show is still loved by many! Not one fan of the show could hate the bold gynecologist Addison Montgomery (played by Kate Walsh), not even Meredith Grey (played by Ellen Pompeo) herself, even though she had an affair with Montgomery's husband Derek Sheperd, (played by Patrick Dempsey), aka McDreamy. Sadly, she left the show after a few seasons to go star in her own spin-off show, Private Practice.
However, she recently took to the show's official Twitter account to announce that she's coming back for season 18. According to Deadline, she will appear in multiple episodes in the season, though details of her appearance are under wraps.
“Well, well, well, would you look who it is,” Walsh teased. “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,” referencing the Grey’s creators and stars. “Just wait until you see what she has in store for you.”
Vanity Fair recalls that Kate Walsh's character, Montgomery, first walked the corridors of Seattle Grace hospital as Shepard's estranged wife who held a grudge against Grey for sleeping with him in the last episode of the first season. She greeted Grey with a cliffhanger dialogue, “You must be the woman who’s been screwing my husband.”
Grey's is the longest-running medical drama in the history of television, with the 18th season is about to air, making Pompeo one of the highest-paid actors on TV, raking in nearly $20 million a year, according to US Weekly.
As for when the show's going to end, they're still deciding on it, revealed Pompeo. "We honestly have not decided. We’re really trying to figure it out right now," Pompeo said in February 2021 about whether season 17 will be the last. "To end a show this iconic — how do we do it? I just wanna make sure we do this character and this show and the fans, I wanna make sure we do it right."
WIll there be another season? Well, that, we don't know, but let's hope season 18 has something amazing in store for us.
Meanwhile, Walsh’s other television credits include the role of The Handler in the first two seasons of Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy, based on the comic book series of the same name. She most recently recurred on Netflix’s Emily in Paris. Her film credits include Honest Thief, where she starred opposite Liam Neeson, a starring role in the indie drama, Sometime Other Than Now and she was also seen in the sci-fi flick, 3022.
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