Grey’s Anatomy Season 19 Release Date, Spoilers & Update: The Return of Kate Walsh?

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Fans were thrilled to see Kate Walsh come back as Addison Montgomery to school new doctors. But will she return again for Grey’s Anatomy Season 19?

Kath Walsh recalls time in Grey’s Anatomy

In Season 18, Addison Montgomery contributed to the teaching program. But a lot has changed since she left, including Patrick Dempsey's character Derek Shepherd's passing. For Walsh, resuming the role of the OBGYN required little advance planning.


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“​​I didn’t really do anything until I read the script, and then it was just, you know, Grey’s for me, it’s so well-written, and it’s such a well-oiled machine,” the actor told Showbiz Cheat Sheet. “And everyone’s so good, from the writers to the crew to the producers to the cast, that I just have to show up and say the lines and have the experience.”

In Meredith's house, Addison met Derek and Meredith's (Ellen Pompeo) children. Walsh commented about how she felt at the time.

“…It was so powerful and just even the idea, and so you didn’t have to use a lot of imagination,” the actor explained “just the experience was such an overwhelming sense memory and a bundle of memories and emotions. So and plus the great script. So it was really just very powerful to be there.”

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Could Addison Montgomery return in Grey’s Anatomy Season 19?

The closure of Grey Sloan's teaching program marked the end of season 18. Meredith will have to save the hospital as Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson) resigned from her post as Chief of Surgery. Will Addison be there to support her, though?


“Who knows?” Walsh answered. “There is–there’s a possibility. I don’t know what I would do.”

“We’re chatting a little bit about the possibility of coming back for something, but I don’t know yet,” she later explained. “But yeah, I just know that there’s going to be massive, just a lot in store for the next season, a lot of changes, a lot of really cool, I think new beginnings and different, just different places that the show is going to go.”

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Actors like to be vague – that we get. But we’re keeping our hopes up to see Walsh in Grey’s Anatomy Season 19.