Gray’s Anatomy continues to interrupt our hearts one week at a time.
Throughout Thursday’s episode of the beloved ABC medical drama, Jo Karev (Camilla Luddington) started to doubt and assume the worst about her husband, Alex Karev’s (Justin Chambers) whereabouts, whereas two different relationships seemingly got here to an finish.
Whereas engaged on a case the place a person was critically injured after throwing himself in entrance of a bear to guard his spouse, Jo couldn’t assist however consider her personal husband and their present scenario. Alex had gone again to his hometown to be together with his mom and he has not been touching base with these again in Seattle.
As her thoughts wandered, Jo requested Owen Hunt, “What if he bumped into an outdated lady from highschool and one factor led to a different?”
“It took me a very long time to get to this place in my life with Teddy, identical to you and Karev,” Hunt informed her. “I wouldn’t screw that up for something. Neither would your husband.”
Quick ahead, a tearful Jo referred to as Alex, however solely obtained his voicemail.
“I want to listen to your voice,” she stated. “I have to know what’s occurring. No matter it’s. I have to know. I wish to know as a result of I’d leap in entrance of bear for you, Alex. Please name me.”
Final month, ABC confirmed to PEOPLE that Chambers, 49, was not returning to the franchise and earlier this week, showrunner Krista Vernoff confirmed followers shall be getting “readability” as to how his character shall be written off.
“It was a really cautious threading of a needle, the place we’re giving a bit bit of data and ache to Jo,” she informed Selection. Within the final week’s episode, Jo informed Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) that Alex had stopped returning her calls and that he was “going via one thing.”
“We’re, episode by episode, illuminating the story of the place Alex is,” Vernoff added. “And it takes us fairly a couple of extra episodes to get there and to offer the viewers readability.”
Whereas followers are nonetheless mourning Chambers’ departure and the tip of “Jolex” because the on-screen couple has been dubbed, Gray’s continues to tug on the heartstrings with (sure, extra) heartbreak.
In a determined try to resolve a affected person’s mysterious sickness, Andrew DeLuca wasn’t sleeping or consuming and started exhibiting indicators of manic habits (the identical habits his father had exhibited).
After expressing her fear, Meredith Gray (Ellen Pompeo) took him off the case however DeLuca then solved the issue and found an official analysis. After going in opposition to Gray’s orders, DeLuca gave his affected person a spherical of robust steroids which, ultimately, saved her life.
Nonetheless, an offended Gray was not impressed and scolded DeLuca instantly.
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“You might be unbelievable,” DeLuca informed her, whereas different medical doctors watched. “You’re such a hypocrite. All the foundations apply to everybody apart from you? Is that it? I saved her life. I did that. In opposition to all odds, it was a one in 1,000,000 analysis. I did the job that wanted to be accomplished.”
“Andrew, hearken to your self,” Gray stated. “You sound like your father. You could go dwelling and get some sleep.”
“I don’t want this and I don’t want you,” DeLuca responded. “So we’re accomplished. I’m accomplished.”
In the meantime, a pregnant Amelia Shepherd (Caterina Scorsone) was struggling to take care of the actual fact she doesn’t know who the daddy of her child is — ex-husband, Hunt, or present boyfriend, Hyperlink.
Whereas being consoled by Maggie (Kelley McCreary), Amelia stated Hyperlink was uncertain if he needed to be along with her if he came upon the newborn wasn’t his. This prompted Amelia to query if she needed to be with him.
After not listening to from Amelia, Hyperlink stopped by her dwelling and requested Maggie, “Have you ever heard from her in any respect? I’m actually anxious.”
“I’ve heard from her,” Maggie stated. “She’s okay, Hyperlink.”
“She’s okay,” he responded. “She simply doesn’t wish to discuss to me. She doesn’t wish to inform me what the check stated.”
At that time, Amelia walked down the steps and laid all of it out.
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“I’m rising an entire human in my physique and I wish to increase him with somebody who’s going to like him and me it doesn’t matter what a blood check says,” she informed him. “It seems, that’s my sister.”
“Go dwelling, Hyperlink,” she added. “We’re over.”
Gray’s Anatomy airs Thursdays (9 p.m. ET) on ABC.