On last week's installment of "Grey's Anatomy," it looked like April (Sarah Drew) could be moving on from Jackson (Jesse Williams) when a paramedic (Justin Bruening) adorably admitted to creeping on her and then asked her out for coffee.
But could she and Jackson really be over for good? "She's pleasantly surprised to have somebody take an interest in her," Drew told The Hollywood Reporter. "It catches her a little off-guard."
"I like Jackson and April together a lot," "Grey's Anatomy" creator Shonda Rhimes told The Hollywood Reporter. "When they broke up, April seemed so relieved that she wasn't pregnant and that they didn't have to get married and Jackson was very hurt ... That was the moment when you saw how Jackson really felt about April: he was all in and she wasn't."
But now, Jackson seems to have moved on ... at least physically, since he's been rolling around in the on-call room with intern Stephanie (Jerrika Hinton). "We'll see what that ends up meaning," Rhimes added.
One thing Jackson and Stephanie's hookup could mean is fireworks for Jo (Camilla Luddington) and Alex (Justin Chambers), according to Luddington.
"They bond over Stephanie and Jackson hooking up. They kind of make fun of that. And Jo is working on PEDS with him again, so they are taking cases together," she told TVLine. "Of course, there’s a panic right now going on in the hospital; everyone is afraid they’re going to lose their jobs, and that’s something that brings everybody together -- including those two."
The guarded intern and her mentor-turned-flirting buddy have been dancing around a potential relationship for a while now. "Over the next few episodes they continue to bond," Luddington added, noting she's not sure that bond will go from platonic to romantic. "I think they would be great together. But who knows? On this show I’ve seen so many people end up dating other people."
Find out more about what's to come on the Jan. 31 installment of "Grey's Anatomy," titled "Bad Blood," in the official episode description:
As Derek and April work around the clock to find a solution for the hospital, Cristina struggles to respect the wishes of a family whose son is dying. Meanwhile, Arizona empathizes with a teenager who faces problems similar to her own.
"Grey's Anatomy" airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. EST on ABC.