Kate Walsh Shares Her Character's Response to Meredith and Derek's 'Grey's Anatomy' Reunion
By Paige Gawley
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Kate Walsh's Dr. Addison Montgomery may be the only person who's not delighted by Meredith and Derek's recent Grey's Anatomyreunion.
Walsh first appeared on Grey's Anatomy's season 1 finale, when Addison and Derek (Patrick Dempsey) were revealed to be married, even though McDreamy had already begun a relationship with Meredith (Ellen Pompeo).
Throughout much of Walsh's tenure on the show, Addison and Meredith were in a love triangle with Derek, before he chose Meredith and Addison moved to California. (Walsh went on to star on her own, L.A.-based spinoff, Private Practice.)
Meredith and Derek reunited during Grey's' season 17 premiere. The incredible moment happened at the end of the episode when Meredith, exhausted from her work fighting COVID-19, collapsed. The show then cut to show Meredith standing on a beach and waving to Derek, who died back in 2015, during the 11th season of the show.
Their reunion continued into the second episode of the season, which also teased that another departed character is set to return to the show.
"The impact, the response, has been incredibly overwhelming and very moving. It was nice to be able to have it work out this way," he said. "There's so many souls that we have lost right now. The thought of having angels around us is very comforting, certainly to me."