Meredith Grey’s Return to Grey’s Anatomy Season 20: A Detailed Look

Ellen Pompeo’s Limited Appearance

In 2023, Ellen Pompeo stepped down as a series regular in Grey’s Anatomy, moving to a recurring status. The upcoming Season 20 has teased Meredith’s return to Seattle, but fans were uncertain about the extent of her involvement. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pompeo will appear in at least four episodes of the strike-shortened season.

Potential for More Episodes

While four episodes out of a 10-episode season is significant, there’s a chance Pompeo may appear in more. Her initial departure included plans to produce and star in a limited series for Hulu. However, due to strikes, that project was delayed, allowing Pompeo to appear in more episodes than initially planned.

Meredith’s Return Storyline

Meredith’s return to Seattle remains shrouded in mystery. A recent trailer hinted at a closer relationship with Nick, but there are many unanswered questions about what brings her back. Fans speculate that it might be a major storyline for the milestone 20th season.

Guest Appearances from Former Stars

Grey’s Anatomy Season 20 will also feature the return of several former stars. Jessica Capshaw, who played Dr. Arizona Robbins, will make an appearance, and Alex Landi will reprise his role as Dr. Nico Kim. Unfortunately, Kate Walsh, who portrayed Addison Montgomery, will not be returning as a regular cast member.

Season 20 Premiere

Grey’s Anatomy Season 20 premieres on Thursday, March 14, at 9/8c on ABC. Fans are eagerly awaiting the return of Meredith Grey and the resolution of the many cliffhangers left at the end of Season 19.