Yikes, Grey's Anatomy Season 16's Halloween Episode Looks Like Bloody Hell For Jo

Grey's Anatomy Season 14 Jo wedding dress with Meredith Grey ABC

Grey's Anatomy Season 16 has a Halloween episode ahead, and apparently it will be "hysterical" but also a bloody mess for Jo Wilson Karev's wedding dress. That's what ABC's first photos from the episode seem to show. Since October 31 is on a Thursday in 2019, Grey's Anatomy is celebrating with Episode 6, ""Whistlin' Past the Graveyard." Jo actress Camilla Luddington posted a preview of her makeup for the episode, along with a tease of how much fun it should be to watch:

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ABC shared photos from the episode showing Jo in costume, and it really looks like she's wearing her wedding dress from the Grey's Anatomy Season 14 finale. A photo from the Season 14 Jolex wedding is shown at the top of this post. Here's one of ABC's new photos of Jo's Halloween costume:

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Jo, what did you do?! She actually looks worse than Alex Karev did at the start of the season, and he looked like hell. Then again, as much as she's called Dr. Karev, Jo did tell Alex they weren't technically married. As she noted in Season 15, when she found their marriage license, it's not official unless you mail it in. Apparently that was Alex's job and he botched it. (Good thing he's not doing something important now like running an entire hospital.) Jo mentioned it again in the Season 16 premiere, saying they're not legally married so Alex has an "out" if he doesn't want to wait through her therapy.

So if that really is her wedding dress all covered in (presumably) fake blood, with Jo as a dead or vampire bride, maybe it's because she knows the wedding wasn't official so the dress doesn't have the same meaning? Guessing on that.

ABC's synopsis for the Halloween episode says Alex is hoping to impress investors at Pac-Gen North, but when he hears disturbing news about skeletons on the construction site grounds, he enlists Richard to help with distraction tactics. Also, Teddy feels the pressure to be super-mom after tasking herself with creating original Halloween costumes for Allison and Leo, while Meredith fears she won’t make it home in time for trick-or-treating with her kids. Elsewhere, Jackson -- who has a new Station 19 crossover romance I'm not too sure about -- tends to a pediatric patient who is upset she is spending her Halloween in a hospital.

The entire episode seems to be embracing the Halloween theme. Here's another costume-related photo, this time from a patient:

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Oh boy. How much of that is costume, and how much might be costume-gone-wrong? I can't see Bailey having a sense of humor about any of it, considering how short her patience has been for everyone and everything. Who will she end up firing next?!

Grey's Anatomy Season 16 just had a mini Charmed reunion and the 2019-2020 season continues Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on ABC. Keep up with everything still airing on TV this year with our handy 2019 fall TV premiere schedule.

Gina Carbone

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