It was ‘such a defining second for [‘Grey’s Anatomy’]’, and now, 15 years later, Ellen Pompeo and Kate Walsh are paying tribute to their iconic first face-off.

Former Gray’s Anatomy stars and onscreen rivals Ellen Pompeo and Kate Walsh gave us main goosebumps on Could 22, after they paid tribute to one of many long-running sequence’ most iconic moments on its 15th anniversary. Kate was truly the primary one to acknowledge Meredith and Addison’s legendary first run-in, when she took to Twitter and famous that it’s been 15 years to the day for the reason that Season 1 finale of Gray’s aired on Could 22, 2005. And it was throughout that episode that Walsh’s Addison advised Meredith (Pompeo) that her new boyfriend (Patrick Dempsey‘s Derek Shepherd)… is married to her.

“Unreal that at present marks 15 years to the day since this little woman walked on to your display and checked ya for screwing her husband,” Kate joked on Twitter. Shortly thereafter, Ellen chimed in with some main pleasure. “Thank God I messed together with your hubby!!,” she wrote, earlier than including, “It labored out for us each… that scene when your character confirmed up was such a defining second for [Gray’s]. From that time on we had them hooked!!!”

After Kate made her iconic entrance on the sequence, viewers shortly fell in love along with her. However she later left the sequence on the finish of Season three to star in her personal Addison-centric spinoff, Personal Observe, which ran for six seasons and concluded in January 2013. Gray’s Anatomy, which first debuted in 2005, lately ended its 16th season on ABC, and it’s already been renewed for an additional with no finish date in sight.