Spoilers forward for the midseason finale of Gray’s Anatomy.
Season 14 of Gray’s Anatomy has been an attention-grabbing one to this point. The medical drama introduced again some lengthy misplaced character, noticed a significant cast member depart, and featured a slew of latest potential romances (two of which contain DeLuca’s sister Carina). This week’s midseason finale was a little bit of a combined again, because the cyber assault on Gray Sloan Memorial Hospital did not elevate the drama to the degrees of different disasters just like the shooter episode or midnight blackout. However the episode redeemed itself in its last moments, as Jo got here nose to nose together with her abusive husband Paul from inside the hospital.
That is an occasion that followers have been wanting ahead to for years, ever since Jo informed Alex the reality about her id. Just a few years into Jo’s tenure on Gray’s, the sequence retconned her backstory. It prove her identify is not actually Jo, however she fled for her life to flee her abusive husband (Glee‘s Matthew Morrison). Alex truly hunted the man down final season, however held himself again from stepping into confrontation together with his girlfriend’s abuser.
However Paul is within the hospital now, and Jo should face her fears with a view to confront her husband and at last be free from their marriage, and his affect on her life. Nevertheless, Grey’s Anatomy might very simply screw the pooch with its dealing with of this plot line, particularly with how Alex matches into all of it. Alex’s plot in Season 13 was largely targeted on his law proceedings after beating the crap out of DeLuca, so followers can be very aggravated if he snaps and assaults Jo’s ex in the course of the cyber assault.
I truly would not be stunned if Paul wasn’t truly on the hospital for Jo, however for a attainable job. Paul is a basic surgeon, and could also be within the working for a job (or feigning curiosity) at Gray Sloan Memorial. Since Riggs unceremoniously left the hospital to begin his life with Meghan Hunt, there does appear to be a gap. Chief Bailey would not be aware of Jo’s private life, prompting her to have him for an interview. This may convey Jo’s battle together with her ex to the forefront of the season’s again half, as the remainder of the surgeons unknowingly begin connecting to her abuser.
Its necessary to to notice how insidious Paul’s brief interplay with Jo within the midseason finale was. He appears to be mocking her new identify, which he most likely discovered as soon as Jo lastly filed for divorce. So if he is not there for a possible job, then he have to be there to lastly confront his ex, and presumably try and take her house. This may little doubt be a harrowing enterprise for the younger surgeon, giving actress Camilla Luddington the chance to shine within the coming episodes.
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