Kate Walsh’s Dr. Addison Montgomery may be the only person who no delighted by Meredith and Derek’s recent work Grey’s Anatomy meeting.
Walsh first appeared in Grey’s AnatomyThe season 1 finale, when Addison and Derek (Patrick Dempsey) were revealed to be married, despite McDreamy having already started a relationship with Meredith (Ellen Pompeo).
For much of Walsh’s tenure on the show, Addison and Meredith were in a love triangle with Derek, before he cast Meredith and Addison moved to California. (Walsh went on to star in his own Los Angeles-based spin-off, Private practice.)
In an Instagram post Thursday, Addison appropriately put aside a photo of Meredith and Derek hugging on the beach.
“Gal u know how Addie would have reacted to this,” the post captioned.
While Addison may not be thrilled for Mer and Der to get back together, Walsh was writing: “Sending so much love from overseas to @EllenPompeo and @PatrickDempsey at their reunion that it broke the internet.”
Pompeo commented on Walsh’s post with emojis of tears, 100 and red hearts.
Meredith and Derek met during Grey’sSeason 17 premiere. The incredible moment happened at the end of the episode when Meredith, exhausted from her job fighting COVID-19, collapsed. The show was later cut to show Meredith standing on a beach and greeting Derek, who died in 2015, during the show’s eleventh season.
Their reunion continued on the second episode of the season, which also teased that another deceased character is ready to return to the show.
After the epic reunion, Dempsey told Ellen DeGeneres the answer to her surprise return.
“The impact, the response, has been incredibly overwhelming and very moving. It was nice to be able to make it work this way,” he said. “There are so many souls that we have lost right now. The idea of having angels around us is very comforting, certainly to me.”
Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursdays at 9 pm ET / PT on ABC.