Grey's Anatomy Characters We Want Back in Season 15, Ranked


Season 15 of Grey's Anatomy is bound to be full of surprises. There is a long list of characters we would love to see back next season. We already know we are getting Teddy Altman (Kim Raver) back, so who else will be lucky enough to see again? We're sure you can guess our number one pick of who we would love to see next season, it might be the same as yours! Go ahead and check out our ranking of Grey's Anatomy characters we want back in season 15, and see if it matches up with your own!

Derek Shepherd

If there is one thing that every Grey's fan agrees on, it's that Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) was taken from us way too soon. We had to watch Grey Sloan lose its best neurosurgeon, Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) lose her husband, and their children lose their father. It is safe to say that nothing good came out of the death of Derek. Grey's definitely has us believing in miracles, and getting Derek back in season 15 would be a dream come true!

Cristina Yang

Cristina Yang's (Sandra Oh) exit was just as heartbreaking as the others, even though we know she is still alive. The worst part of watching her leave was having to see Meredith left without "her person". Cristina's humor and intelligence makes her difficult to compare to, and we would do absolutely anything to have her back in season 15!

George O'Malley

George O'Malley's (*T.R. Knight) death cut deep with us. He was young and full of life with a promising future when everything changed in the blink of an eye. This was definitely one of the hardest losses for just about every Grey's doctor. We definitely feel like we took him for granted, and somehow having him back for season 15 would give us another chance.

Izzie Stevens

Sometimes it was hard to love Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl), but her positive attitude and beautiful smile are things that we miss every day. It's a bummer that we almost got her back when she came to see Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) but he decided to stick up for himself. Props to Alex, but it feels like it's time for Izzie to return to Grey's and redeem herself. We have given Izzie enough time on her own to heal, so having her back on the show for season 15 might actually be good for everyone!

Lexie Grey


Although the initial arrival of Lexie Grey (Chyler Leigh) did not go well with Meredith, she has since grown on everyone on Grey's. Lexie was spunky, smart, and full of life when a plane accident cut everything short. It was hard not to love Lexie-- she always seemed to keep things at the hospital interesting! Having her return to season 15 would really spice things on Grey's up!

Mark Sloan

Speaking of the plane crash, we will never get over how it took Mark Sloan (Eric Dane) from us too! Sure, Mark was a total player, but he was one of our favorite surgeons at the hospital. We could really use the eye candy in season 15, and having McSteamy back sounds like exactly what we need!

Callie Torres

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It almost seemed like Callie Torres (Sara Ramirez) would be with us on Grey's forever. We have watched her work through many relationships and hit huge milestones in her career. Although Callie was far from perfect, her radiant smile was something we truly cherished on Grey's. It may not be likely, but having her back for season 15 would be a total blessing that none of us knew we needed.

Addison Montgomery

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You didn't think we forgot about Addison Montgomery (Kate Walsh), did you? It seems like forever since we've seen or even thought about Addison, but having her back on Grey's for season 15 would be a breath of fresh air. She might have not been our favorite character when she first showed up to Seattle Grace to reveal to Meredith she was Derek's wife, but she definitely grew on us. Something about her incredible beauty and intelligence really made her catch our eye!

Preston Burke

This is another one you might have thought we forgot about! It has been quite awhile since we've seen Preston Burke (Isaiah Washington) in action, but there is no denying we were lucky to have him! Burke was a total cardio genius that blew us away with every surgery he performed at the hospital. Chances are high that we may never see him again, but even a brief return to season 15 would make our day!

Denny Duquette

Denny Duquette (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) spend a relatively short time on Grey's, but he made an impact like no other. Nothing compared to the hot romance between Denny and Izzie and we would love to see it again, even if it's just a flashback! Having Denny appear in season 15 would bring us back to the better days of Grey's Anatomy.