Sorry, Japril shippers, but it looks like Jackson (Jesse Williams) is officially moving on.
In a sneak-peek video of ABC’s upcoming “Grey’s Anatomy” Season 12 installment, audiences can witness the newly single surgeon partake in his first post-marriage flirting. So, who exactly is the easy-on-the-eyes doc batting his lashes at? Well, the mystery girl just so happens to be in medical field. (Guess it’s safe to say Jackson really does has a type!)
Jackson meets the doctor when he (along with his fellow Grey Sloan colleagues) travels to a military hospital to perform “an extraordinary and extremely risky surgery,” the synopsis for episode 13, titled “All Eyez on Me,” reveals. The operation will be conducted on a veteran who is suffering from an advanced tumor.
Because the surgery will take place at the military facility, the hospital doesn’t have all the necessary needs for the operation — like a bone graph — which is when Jackson’s new crush jumps in.
“I’ll grab it if you let me watch!” she says, revealing that she’s excited to see someone with Jackson’s “refined” skills at work. Apparently, the military surgeon Googled Jackson before he arrived. “Everyone’s really excited about the surgery.”
Flattered, Jackson grants her permission to stay and watch the operation.
When the military surgeon leaves the room to run and grab the bone graph for Jackson, Jo (Camilla Luddington) interjects.
“Could she flirt any harder?” Jo says, only to have Jackson get defensive and a bit embarrassed.
“What? Nobody is flirting with anybody,” he replies with a slight smile but Jo isn’t buying it. She says that the military surgeon was “totally” flirting with Jackson … and he was flirting right back.
“I did not! What did I even say?” he questions, which is when Jo tells him that he didn’t have to say anything. “All of this is a flirt,” she says slyly.
What do you think this means for the fate of Japril? Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts. “Grey’s Anatomy” airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.