‘Grey’s Anatomy’ (Sept. 22, 8 p.m., ABC)
This Season’s Theme: Relationship drama! Camilla Luddington, who plays intern Jo Wilson, says that the premiere picks up right where the Season 12 finale left off: with Alex (Justin Chambers) just having beaten DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti) to a pulp after finding him with Jo and believing the worst. "Dealing with the aftermath is probably the central storyline," she says of the beginning of Season 13. And then there's a love triangle brewing with Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), sister Maggie (Kelly McCreary), and Riggs (Martin Henderson).
Where We Left Off: Owen (Kevin McKidd) and Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) got married, and April (Sarah Drew) gave birth to her baby with Jackson (Jesse Williams). Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) made peace with Callie (Sara Ramirez), who moved to New York with her girlfriend.
Coming Up: The Alex mess is going to weigh heavily on the entire staff of Grey Sloan. "There will be ramifications," Luddington warns. "There's no way to hide what happened." Meredith, meanwhile, has a more lighthearted storyline. "There’s a little bit of a love triangle, although I feel like Meredith doesn’t want to admit it," she says. "It's a lot of fun. With Grey’s, even in the midst of the darkest storylines, they bring another element of comedy somewhere else." And let's not forget the newlyweds! "Amelia and Owen just got married and what does married life look life for two very complicated people who really jumped into it?" Luddington teases.
Career Counseling: Even as Jo grapples with the aftermath of Alex's violent episode, she's still trying to find her place in the hospital. "Of anybody, Jo was connected to Callie, so Jo definitely has to find her place and her specialty," she says. "We see Stephanie (Jerrika Hinton) in neuro, and I think Jo wants that for herself. So this season, I think we’ll see Jo finding a mentor, because she lost the person who may have been that." — KW
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