Will Addison Come Back For Derek's Funeral On 'Grey's Anatomy'? She Could Definitely Help Meredith

Now that Derek Shepherd is dead on Grey's Anatomy , there is a lot to think about. For one, what is Meredith Grey going to do now that her husband is gone? I have a theory that she could escape to Switzerland with Cristina Yang, but more realistically, her "person" will just return to Seattle to help her through the grieving process. There's a big chance that Cristina will come back, but will Derek's ex-wife, Addison Montgomery (Kate Walsh), return for his funeral?

Shonda Rhimes told The Hollywood Reporter in 2013 that she would "love to see Addison back at Seattle Grace at some point for a visit." At that point in time, Caterina Scorsone (Amelia Shepherd) hadn't come back yet, and that worked out in Rhimes' favor. "Before the show ends its run, Addison has got to put on her shoes and scrub cap and come scrub in at the hospital. That's a given for me," she added, but the circumstances were up in the air. Considering that Addison didn't return when Mark Sloan (Eric Dane) died in Season 9, there's a chance she'd skip out on Derek's funeral, but then again, this is her ex-husband. They shared a life together for many years. Here's hoping that both Cristina and Addison come back to Seattle, and I have three big ideas for how Kate Walsh could return to Grey's Anatomy.

She Comes To The Funeral, Then Helps Meredith

Addison would not only be mourning Derek, but helping Meredith do the same. Sure, they haven't seen eye to eye for most of their lives, but now would be the time that they could help one another. They both loved the same man, and since Addison is happily married with kids now, she can see clearer.

She Takes A Job At Grey-Sloan Memorial

Remember when Richard asked Addison to stay at the hospital way back in Season 2? What if she had? Sure, Private Practice never would have happened, but it could have changed everything. Her coming back now could be good for everyone, both because she's an incredible doctor and because she could help Meredith.

She Brings Meredith To Seaside Health and Wellness

This is more farfetched than Cristina taking Meredith to Switzerland, but if she needs a new start, Addison could give her one at her practice. They both have two kids, they have more in common than they think, and it could be good for Mer to get away. But since Private Practice ended, I doubt Rhimes would dive into Seaside again.

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