Within their wide-ranging conversation, Ellen dropped an admission that she might not be done with her days at Grey’s just yet.
She left the show earlier this year with her character Meredith Grey heading off to Boston to research Alzheimer’s disease. It was when detailing this final send-off that Ellen mentioned Meredith might make a return to the show’s iconic Seattle hospital setting.
“I will be making some appearances hopefully next year, if I can find some time,” Ellen said.
This prompted Katherine, who left the show in 2010, to note Ellen’s departure this year was then not a complete goodbye.
“No, it’s not a complete goodbye,” Ellen said. “And I think we’ve got an interesting story to tell.”
This news is not a total surprise, as Deadline previously reported in March about a door remaining open for Ellen’s return to the show.
“I haven’t played another character in 18 years. That’s crazy — crazy town, crazy town,” she said.