Ever since Addison Montgomery left Seattle Grace for the greener pastures of Seaside Wellness, Grey’s Anatomy fans have been rallying for portrayer Kate Walsh to reprise her role. Unfortunately, even though Private Practice has since ended, it doesn’t look like our favorite redhead will grace us with our presence anytime soon.

Though she recently said she’s “open to the idea,” it’s not happening in Season 9. When asked if she’d be returning by season’s end, Kate told E! Online, “I don’t think so,” and our hearts broke.

However, she isn’t ruling out the possibility, channeling her inner Justin Bieber to add, “But never say never!” We’ll never let go, Kate. We’ll never let go.

Since we love to speculate, we’re not-so-secretly hoping that this means Meredith and Derek’s baby will be OK. Sure, there are plenty of great neonatal surgeons at Grey Sloan Memorial, but none of them hold a candle to Addison. If MerDer’s baby was in trouble, no matter how awkward the situation would be, they would call Addison.

Plus, there have been a lot of tragedies that Addison didn’t resurface during. Mark’s death, Adele’s death, Derek’s almost-death... the list goes on and on. Fingers crossed that Season 10 (because, let’s be real — Grey’s is getting renewed) will bring our favorite sassy doc back to Seattle. Perhaps for good? OK, we won’t push our luck.

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Alyse Whitney is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @AlyseWhitney.