The physician is again in the home!

“Gray’s Anatomy” followers rejoiced Thursday evening as Kate Walsh returned to the long-running medical drama for the primary time in virtually a decade.

The red-headed actress, 54, is reprising her position as Dr. Addison Montgomery, final seen on the present throughout its eighth season, again in 2012.

Earlier this 12 months, ABC announced Walsh would be coming back for a multi-episode arc on the present 18th season, sending followers right into a frenzy.

Thursday evening’s episode marked her character’s return, with Addison forging a shocking bond along with her one-time nemesis, Dr. Meredith Gray (performed by Ellen Pompeo).

In the course of the early seasons of the present, the pair had been embroiled in a love triangle with Dr. Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey), whom Meredith went on to marry. They’d three kids collectively earlier than Derek died in a automotive crash in Season 11.

Throughout Thursday evening’s episode, former foes Addison and Meredith carried out a uterine transplant collectively earlier than talking about how a lot they each missed Derek.

Walsh's character, Dr. Addison Montgomery, performed surgery with her former foe, Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) on Thursday night's episode.
Walsh’s character, Dr. Addison Montgomery, carried out surgical procedure along with her former foe, Meredith Gray (Ellen Pompeo) on Thursday evening’s episode.
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Fans flooded Twitter to express their elation over the emotional second, with others including that they had been ecstatic to see Walsh on the present as soon as once more.

“THE QUEEN IS BACK,” one viewer enthused, utilizing all-caps to emphasise their pleasure.

“All of the feels of Greys good outdated days. So wanted,” another remarked.

Walsh made her “Gray’s Anatomy” debut in 2005 when she was initially booked as a recurring character. Nonetheless, she clicked with followers and rapidly turned a collection common.

Present creator Shonda Rhimes later created “Personal Follow,” a derivative constructed round Addison, who relocated to Los Angeles. The collection ran for six seasons from 2007 to 2013.

Walsh told Entertainment Tonight on Thursday that her return to “Gray’s Anatomy” was “surreal.”

Walsh and co-star Patrick Dempsey are seen in a 2006 episode of "Grey's Anatomy."
Walsh and co-star Patrick Dempsey are seen in a 2006 episode of “Gray’s Anatomy.”
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“There’s no strategy to even articulate it. I knew it could be odd nevertheless it was so emotional, and so massive and yeah, past, as a result of when’s the final time you’ve ever gone again to a job that you simply began 18 years in the past that you simply left 10 years in the past?” she said.

“There’s no infrastructure. There’s no assemble for it as a result of even in the event you say, ‘Oh, it’s sort of like going residence to your mother and father,’ and also you’re like, ‘Wait, that is my room? OK, yeah, that’s proper I’ve an airplane mattress.’”

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