Who Should Return to Grey's Anatomy as a Series Regular, Ranked by Fans

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With now 15 seasons of Grey's Anatomy in existence, we've met a ton of characters through the years. Just a few of the Grey's originals are still with us, which we definitely consider ourselves lucky to say. On the other hand, we've also said more goodbye's than we can count.

Grey's has shown us plenty of deaths and big moves, but that doesn't mean they have to be permanent. We'd love to see some of our old favorites back on the show, even if it's just for a flashback.

Who would you pick to return to Grey's Anatomy if you could? We have a pretty long list of requests ourselves, and you'd probably agree with it. Go ahead and check out our list of who we think should make a return to the show, and rank your favorites!

Izzie Stevens

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Izzie's departure of Grey's still doesn't sit right with us. She had a ton of unfinished business, especially when it comes to her relationship with Alex. Sure Izzie wasn't perfect, but sometimes we miss her smile and her optimism around the hospital.

George O'Malley

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If there's some possibility George is able to return from the dead, someone needs to make it happen. George was so young and had so much room for growth when he left us. We'd love to see him reappear in some twisted miracle-- anything can happen on Grey's!

Christina Yang

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Not to be dramatic, but not a single day goes by that we don't miss Cristina Yang with all of our heart. We're pretty sure Meredith would agree with us on that one as well. Grey's has really never been the same since our cardio queen left back in season 10.

Denny Duquette

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Denny's death is probably the only patient death we still can't get over. Everything was going so well until it went horribly wrong. If we had one wish, it would be to bring Denny back from the dead-- it can't be totally impossible!

Callie Torres

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We've been through a lot alongside Callie on Grey's for all of these years. Her departure from the show wasn't too painful, at least. We last saw her when she moved to New York City with her daughter, Sofia. We'd love to see Callie come back!

Derek Shepherd

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We've learned to adapt to a world without Derek, but we'd take him back in a heartbeat. It's pretty unlikely that he'd come back to life, but we can never be too sure with Grey's. We definitely took our time with McDreamy for granted.

Addison Montgomery

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Everyone hated Addison when she first showed up and came between Meredith and Derek's famous love, but she certainly grew on us. Having Addison around the hospital was always entertaining-- there's no denying it. We wouldn't mind having her join the cast again!

Preston Burke

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Burke's surgical talent along with his humble personality made him great to have around the hospital. We won't forgive him for leaving Cristina at the altar of their wedding, but we'd love to welcome him back.

Nathan Riggs

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Riggs had his happy ending when his fiancé, Megan was found alive after he believed she was dead. The two moved away together with her son, probably to never return to the show. However, we always found him pleasant to have around and would love to check in on him.

Lexie Grey

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Losing Lexie was a tough loss on everyone. Her death in the plane crash was tragic and difficult to watch, especially with Mark by her side. Lexie's bubbly personality and genuine heart has been missed dearly, and a part of us still hopes a miracle can bring her back to life.