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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 18 Episode 3 Recap ‘Hotter Than Hell’ and Addison’s Iconic Return


Greys Anatomy Season 18 Episode 3 Addison and Meredith perform surgery together

During Grey’s Anatomy Season 18 Episode 3, “Hotter Than Hell,” Addison Montgomery (Kate Walsh) makes her return to Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. Plus, Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) participates in a life-changing surgery with the doctor. Avid fans of the long-running medical drama find so many references to past seasons that it’s hard to keep track of them all. 

[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers from Grey’s Anatomy Season 18 Episode 3 ‘Hotter Than Hell.’]

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 18: Kate Walsh and Ellen Pompeo | ABC/Eric McCandlessAddison Montgomery’s iconic return to Grey’s Anatomy

For “Grand Rounds,” Addison Montgomery walks in to meet the interns. She allows Levi Schmitt (Jake Borelli) to present the patient’s case and scrub in on the surgery. The patient, Tova, had a complete hysterectomy, but Addison plans to transplant her uterus to use her husband’s frozen sperm. 

Meanwhile, the interns debate whether Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) dated both Meredith and Addison. They also reference the infamous plane crash from Grey’s Anatomy Season 8.

During the groundbreaking surgery, the surgeons hear a dramatic sound — the air conditioning system shuts down. When Richard tells Addison that the HVAC system shut down, she insists Meredith Grey is the only one who can help her complete the surgery more quickly. When Meredith arrives, Helm (Jaicy Elliot) informs Addison of the groundbreaking surgeries Meredith was a part of. 

Aaaand you must be the group that’s been screwing up the program. #kidding #OrAmI #greysanatomy pic.twitter.com/TEosMC3sHi

— Kate Walsh (@katewalsh) October 15, 2021

With the assistance of fan-favorite Nurse Bokhee, Addison, Meredith, and Schmidt, save the patient and complete the transplant. However, after it’s over, Addison breaks down in the elevator over the death of her ex-husband, Derek. Meredith consoles her with the fact that Derek lives on in their children, Zola (Aniela Gumbs), Bailey, and Ellis.  

Is Meredith leaving Seattle?

Meredith tells Cormac Hayes (Richard Flood) that she plans to spend half of her workweek in Minnesota. However, Richard Webber has so many new ideas that he wants to carry out with Meredith. She worries about telling him. However, Addison gives Meredith a pep talk about fighting for the life-changing clinical trial in Minnesota.

Meredith finally informs Richard that she won’t take on the residents’ role, but Richard should be the one in that role, anyway.

Owen and Winston defy Richard’s orders in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 18 Episode 3

Dr. Winston Ndugu (Anthony Hill) tells his patient that they found a donor for her. He begs Dr. Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd) to complete the kidney transplant because Meredith and Richard are busy. Winston doesn’t want to ask Bailey because she said he could not add the patient to the transplant list. 

Richard informs Winston that the HVAC system shutdown postpones his patient’s transplant. However, Owen skirts around Richard’s protocol by calling Ben Warren (Jason George) from Station 19. He brings an air-conditioned truck used for surgeries in the field to perform the transplant.

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