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Grey’s Anatomy’s Camilla Luddington Teases ‘Crazy Unexpected’ Returns

More surprises in retailer! Season 17 of Grey’s Anatomy has been stuffed with twists, turns and visitor stars nobody noticed coming — and based on Camilla Luddington, that’s not ending anytime quickly.

“This season [fans will] know has been wild, because we had McDreamy back the first episode,” Luddington, 37, mentioned on The Kelly Clarkson Show in a clip launched on Friday, March 26, referring to Patrick Dempsey‘s look earlier this season. “I’m telling everyone to watch live because we have so many crazy unexpected people coming back that you wouldn’t imagine. … We have a lot of surprises this season!”

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The actress, who performs Jo Wilson on the medical drama, additionally talked about the current announcement that Sarah Drew can be returning in an upcoming episode, bringing again her character of April Kepner, who left the present unexpectedly in 2018 after starring in 9 seasons.

Additionally, Chyler Leigh‘s Lexie Grey, who starred on the present for seasons 4 by way of 8, will seem on the Thursday, April 1, episode. In the primary sneak peek of her cameo, Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) was proven reuniting together with her sister on the seashore. When Leigh, 38, selected to go away the ABC present in 2012, her character was killed in a airplane crash.

The Supergirl actress is just the most recent deceased character to return this season. Meredith additionally reunited together with her late husband, Derek Shepherd, and T.R. Knight’s George O’Malley by way of her COVID dream. In the brand new teaser selling Leigh’s look, Meredith admits she “likes” being on the seashore, and her sister asks, “Are you gonna stay?”


After Dempsey’s first look, showrunner Krista Vernoff detailed the choice to make use of desires introduced on by the coronavirus as a technique to convey again previous characters.

“There have been studies about how our dream life has been. In the pandemic, people are having really intense dreams because of the lockdown,” the producer advised Deadline in November 2020. “We’re not getting enough stimulation, and so, it’s happening in our dreams. So, it started as that. It started as, how do we give people some escape. I had this imagining of a beach motif throughout the season, and I called Ellen, and I said, what if we bring back, I don’t know, some dead character that you could dream of on the beach, that would be so fun for the fans.”

Grey’s Anatomy airs on ABC Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET.

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