‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Some Fans Say These 3 Episodes Have The Best Addison Montgomery Moments

Grey’s Anatomy first introduced its fans to Addison Montgomery (Kate Walsh) in season one. In the show’s inaugural season finale, “Who’s Zoomin’ Who,” the show supporters learned that Addison is Derek Shepherd’s (Patrick Dempsey) estranged wife. At the time, Derek courted the show’s central character, Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo). When Addison left Grey’s after season 3, her presence resonated with fans. So far, she’s been the only doctor at Grey Sloan to land a spinoff show, Private Practice. Some Grey’s watchers shared that the following three episodes helped make Addison unforgettable. 

'Grey's Anatomy' actor Kate Walsh as Addison Montgomery smirking while wearing a white lab coat.
Kate Walsh as Addison Montgomery on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ | Scott Garfield/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images

Some ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ fans believe Addison Montgomery shined in Season 1, Episode 9

During the first eight episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, viewers watched the beginning of Meredith and Derek’s relationship. On the first day of her internship at Grey Sloan (formerly Seattle Grace), Meredith found out that her one-night stand from the night before, Derek, was her boss. Derek moved from New York to Seattle to accept a chief of neurosurgery position. Despite their rocky start, the couple dated and attempted to remain professional around Meredith’s then-boss, Dr. Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson).

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Eventually, Meredith and Derek found their romantic groove. However, the couple’s relationship drastically changed in Grey’s Anatomy Season 1, Episode 9. In “Who’s Zoomin’ Who?” Addison confronts Derek in the hospital’s lobby. While wearing a black, elegant coat, the fiery redhead introduced herself to Meredith as Derek’s wife. The scene is something that Reddit fans are still buzzing about in 2021. 

“Nothing beats ‘I’m Addison Shepherd, and you must be the woman who has been screwing my husband,’” one fan said. 

“The cadence of her delivery and the presence and ownership of the scene was simply brilliant!!!” another exclaimed. 

Fans also love when Addison called Mark Sloan a ‘manwhore’ in Season 3, Episode 15

Addison and Mark Sloan started working at Seattle Grace in season 2. Before they moved to Seattle, Addison and Mark had an affair in Derek’s bed. To make matters worse, Mark and Derek were best friends. In season 3, though, all three doctors interacted with each other at the hospital. 

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One of the fan-favorite scenes between Mark, Addison, and Derek was in season 3. In Season 3, Episode 15, “Walk On Water,” Addison, Derek, Mark, Dr. Preston Burke (Isaiah Washington), and Dr. Richard Webber (James Pickens, Jr)  are in an elevator at the same time. When the doctors notice that Richard dyed his hair after recently separating from his wife, Adele (Loretta Devine), Addison scolds the male physicians for laughing at his hair. She also called Mark a “manwhore” and said Derek doesn’t know how to be single because he’s dating “the perfect 12-year-old. 

“‘Lives with Cristina dates the perfect 12-year-old… manwhore,” always sends me,”’ a Reddit fan wrote in the same thread, quoting Addison. 

Other ‘Grey’s’ watchers loved a scene between Addison and Callie in Season 4, Episode 13

Even though she moved to Seattle for her marriage, Addison and Dr. Callie Torres (Sara Ramirez) became fast friends. The doctors had marital woes around the same time, as Callie’s husband, Dr. George O’Malley (T.R. Knight), had an affair with his best friend, Dr. Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl)

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Callie and Addison even remained friends when Addison left Seattle to join a practice in Los Angeles. When she came back to visit, the fetal surgeon noticed that Callie and Dr. Erica Hahn (Brooke Smith) connected while she was away.

Ultimately, Callie and Erica attempted to date each other. However, some Reddit fans found it hilarious that Addison saw the relationship coming. In Season 4, Episode 13, “Piece of My Heart,” Addison asked if Callie is “speaking the Vagina Monologues.”  

“How about when she knows Callie is bi before she does and helps her realize it! Love her intuition and support,” one fan wrote in the Reddit thread.