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Spoilers ahead for the most recent episode of Grey's Anatomy.
Season 14 of Grey's Anatomy has been an interesting one. Showrunner Krista Vernoff returned to the series after a long hiatus, and seems to be bringing things back to basics on the long running medical drama. This has been done by finally addressing long awaited plot lines, like Owen Hunt's missing sister and Jo's abusive husband. The latter showed up at the hospital in the final moments of the midseason finale, utterly horrifying his ex in the process. But Paul (Matthew Morrison) ended up causing his own death in the most recent episode, leaving Jo finally free of his influence. So what's next for the young surgeon? Actress Camilla Luddington recently teased what's next for her character, saying:
Yes, I can tease that she is actually going to work with Meredith on something, I feel like, for the first time ever, because I really can't think of any time that they've really worked close together for so long. You will see this Meredith-Jo relationship really developing this season, which is so exciting for me, because they were at odds with each other at many points. I was also rooting for those two to become friends, also because she means so much to Alex, too, so it's nice to have them get along, and have their own separate relationship other than through Alex. So you see Meredith and Jo working closely together and really bonding over their medical competition.
It looks like Meredith may be getting a new "person" very soon, and will be mentoring and working alongside Jo on future episodes. So while the character was shaken by her ex's presence and eventual death, she'll be able to truly focus on medicine now that he's gone forever. Considering how her marriage to Paul held her back in the past, this is exactly what Jo needs.
Jo worked with Meredith on the project that ultimately won the title character the coveted Harper Avery. But when Meredith was publishing her findings, Jo asked not to be included. At the time, she feared publishing her name would get Paul's attention, and that he'd be able to find her. So Jo passed on the opportunity to have published work, and the project itself would have given her a serious resume boost.
In addition to her working relationship with Meredith, It should be interesting to see how Jo and Mer's personal relationship continues to develop. While Meredith originally couldn't stand the new intern, she's ultimately grown to respect her. And when Paul showed up at the hospital, Meredith advocated to Jo's safety, and made sure to keep Alex far away from the tumultuous situation.