Count Jesse Williams among those who were shocked after Jackson ended up in bed with virginal April (Sarah Drew) in last week’s Grey’s Anatomy. But now that the deed is done, a large question looms over the two friends: What next?
“They know each other very, very well and they rely on each other so much,” he says. “What it represented to me was the potential to really play itself out over a long period of time. We can take this a lot of different directions.”
And indeed it’s true. With the residents in the thick of taking their board exams and their futures uncertain, what plays out over the last three episodes of the season could dictate just how the two proceed from here. The problem? Just how involved should they be in each other’s decisions — if at all. “It’s easier to make a decision with a partner when it’s been a long-standing relationship,” he says. “It would be clearer if we had been dating for eight months. But right before [anything official], it’s odd how much their commitment is supposed to be to each other, and I don’t think they know.”
Nor will their issues get sorted out in tonight’s episode, which finds the post-boards residents in panic mode. Though, he says, the audience will get a chance to see “exactly why they make a great couple and exactly why they wouldn’t.” For his part, though, Williams thinks “they can make an exceptional couple” — if they’re willing to put it all on the line. “It could destroy, not only romantic potential, but it could destroy the only lasting friendship they have on camera,” he says. “[But] it’s an option because they care about each other.” READ FULL STORY