As we all know by now, Alex Karev did poor Jo sooooo wrong on Grey's Anatomy. And, as much as we all also know that the writers had a limited amount of time with which to decide how to write off Justin Chambers once he decided to leave in the middle of Season 16, it's clear that Alex leaving Jo so abruptly will put all kinds of strain on her. Now, actress Camilla Luddingon is saying that we need not worry that this will lead to a story lull for Jo, as what's to come for her looks to be worth some strong emotions.
Camilla Luddington posted a lovely shot of herself on Instagram sitting by the pool reading an upcoming script for Grey's Anatomy recently, and while she looked very relaxed and casually sophisticated in the shot, a comment by one of her followers led her to talk a bit about what's coming up for Jo. When one follower noted that she loves that Jo is still around and she "can't wait to see what's next for her," Luddington replied with some emojis that should get fans excited. Take a look:
Oooooh. I mean, if you're a fan of Jo (and hate what Alex did to her) you can't go wrong with two "Oh my!" emoji faces, right? Camilla Luddington also told the fan to "JUST. WAIT," and I'm gonna say that an all caps situation, combined with those emojis means that we're really in for some kind of treat. The big question now, of course, is what exactly Grey's Anatomy could have in store for Jo.
Jo and Alex had been through many ups and downs over the years, but finally managed to get married just a couple of years ago. Jo had stuck with Alex through thick and thin, even as she was struggling with many of her own issues from being put up for adoption as a baby, carted around to foster homes and eventually living in her car as a teen. Now, obviously, she's going to have to deal with the added slight of having her new-ish husband leave her for his family with Izzie, someone he hasn't been with in a decade.
I have to imagine that Jo's abandonment issues will have to have at least some small part in how things play out for her as the season goes on, but she's already dealt with so much strife in her life that it would be nice to see her be able to come out of being suddenly divorced by Alex stronger before too long. She's already had to get past dealing with her abusive first husband, so there are probably no Jo fans who really want to watch her wallow about Alex, who clearly wasn't actually worth her precious time.
I tend to not advocate for people to jump back into a relationship while trying to deal with a heartbreak, but wouldn't it be nice if, in a few weeks, Jo could drown her sorrows and / or get out some aggression in the bed of someone who's maybe not Mr. Right, but just Mr. Right Now? Maybe Link takes Jo on a road trip one weekend to help her clear her head, and she finds someone to dally with when they stop at a little dive bar. I mean, come on Grey's Anatomy writers, this basically scripts itself!
We can all see what big (and hopefully happy) developments are ahead for Jo when Grey's Anatomy continues Thursdays at 9 p.m. EST on ABC. For more on what to watch right now, check out our 2020 midseason guide!