She previously appeared on Grey’s Anatomy Season 1 and got her own spin-off, Private Practice. In episode 3 of season 18, Kate Walsh returned as gynecologist Addison Montgomery. It will not be her last appearance.
Season 18 of “Grey’s Anatomy” finally started in Germany a few weeks ago and in episode 3, which has been on Disney+ and Joyn since April 4th (the TV broadcast on ProSieben will follow on April 11th), it will come to an end Return of a longtime star of the series. Kate Walsh is making a comeback as Addison Montgomery in Episode 3 and will also be in the upcoming Episode 4.
Another performance will follow
That was not all: Addison Montgomery makes another appearance in episode 18, which airs on May 5 in the US. Kate Walsh announced this personally via Instagram.
The actress shows a sense of humor when making the announcement: the soundtrack in the announcement video is from an episode of the cult animated series “SpongeBob SquarePants”.
Who is Addison Montgomery?
Kate Walsh made her Grey’s Anatomy debut as Addison Forbes Montgomery in the season one finale and continued as a main cast member for the two following seasons. As the director of OB/GYN at Seattle Grace Hospital, she had a demanding job that she left at the end of season 3 to start a new life at a private clinic in Los Angeles.
Viewers could then continue to follow her career in the spin-off “Private Practice”., where Walsh impersonated the role for another six years. During this time, she also had occasional guest appearances on the parent series. In the finale of “Private Practice” in January 2013, Walsh said goodbye to the role. However, it has been over ten years since her last appearance in the main series for a long time. This happened in February 2012.
So in episode 3, there was a big comeback. More appearances will follow in episodes 4 and 18 and who knows? Maybe Kate Walsh will find her way back into her old role and make us a Grey’s Anatomy regular in the future.
Episode 4 starts April 18th on Disney+ and Joyn. The TV broadcast will follow on April 25 on ProSieben. German fans still have to be patient for Addison’s subsequent appearance in Episode 18. Since the new episodes usually take about half a year after the US broadcast until they are also shown in Germany, we do not expect them until the end of 2022.