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'Grey's Anatomy' Is Getting the 'Sliding Doors' Treatment, Reuniting Derek and Addison

by Maggie Furlong, posted Dec 3rd 2011 10:00AM
Twitter got 'Grey's Anatomy' fans very excited this week, but were the tweets misleading?

'Private Practice' star Kate Walsh and the shows' creator Shonda Rhimes were all a-tweet about Walsh being back on the 'Grey's' set to shoot. But it's not another crossover episode (although Rhimes promises there will be one again soon) -- Walsh's Addison is there to reunite with her TV ex Derek (Patrick Dempsey) for a "what if?" episode.

TV Line is reporting that a very special February sweeps episode of 'Grey's' will see the gang at Seattle Grace in an alternate reality. A very alternate reality, one where Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) isn't so dark and twisty, her surgical pro mom Ellis (Kate Burton) never got Alzheimer's and -- brace yourselves, MerDer diehards -- Addison and Derek never broke up.

Yep. Wow. I kind of can't wait to see that. But the idea raises so many other questions: Will Mer and Cristina be friends without that dark and twisty bond? Will Sloane even be around? Will Ellis and Richard be a couple? And what other old friends, dead and departed, could be back? According to their source, anything is possible and "everyone is affected."

We've confirmed that Walsh is the only former series regular returning for this very special episode, so don't get your hopes up for any George or Izzie reunions. But they did tease that a victim of that horrible Seattle Grace shooting last season would be back, and possibly a few more alums.

So what do you think? Is this a fun tangent for 'Grey's' to go on? Might Mer's imagination remind her that she's got it good with Derek and should stop trying to self-sabotage all the time? Man, we hope so.

'Grey's Anatomy' returns from their holiday hiatus on Thurs., Jan. 5.

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December 04 2011 at 10:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Hoàng Nguyễn



December 04 2011 at 12:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dexter Morgan

Yikes ......blew off GA after the intolerable and unwatchable Denny the Ghost season......PP never made through season 1......

December 03 2011 at 5:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Kayla Summy

Sounds interesting, but way to copy ABC soaps with the 'What If' thing.

December 03 2011 at 3:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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