I haven’t done one of these in a while but now is the time. Several things popped up over the last week so I’m just going to make one big post with all of it.
★ In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Justin and Camilla Luddington discuss whether they think Alex and Jo have what it takes to last. Below is an excerpt with Justin’s quotes, but I recommend reading the full article.
“Sometimes it’s not about opposites attracting; sometimes you need to be cut from the same cloth to move forward,” Chambers told The Hollywood Reporter. “I think that they understand each other really well and she adds an excitement to him, a spark.”
While Jo pushed hard for Alex to make amends with his father — going so far as to risk her relationship when she pushed Alex closer to his dear old dad — Chambers says the best thing about the pairing is that they don’t try to change each other.
“She’s his voice of reason,” Chambers says of how Jo has stood by him after his estranged junkie father resurfaced. “She’s trying to save him; she gives him advice and is there for him to play devil’s advocate on what he needs to think about.”
★ Cartermatt.com posted its Grey’s Anatomy Midseason Report Card and states that Justin is one of this season’s shining stars.
The shining stars – To us, the big winners of season 10 so far are Sandra Oh, Justin Chambers, and guest star James Remar. Seeing Alex’s father has completely added that new dimension to the character, and allowed him an outlet to channel some of that rage that’s been building up for so long.
★ Yahoo TV named Alex and Jo’s kiss in the season 9 finale as one of The 20 Hottest TV Hookups of 2013
12. Out of the Friend Zone, Into the Fire: Alex and Jo, “Grey’s Anatomy”
These hot docs are just good buddies — until Alex realizes that he’s in love with his beautiful intern. After Jo gets into a brawl with her boyfriend and Alex helps her, they finally address their feelings for each other and share a passionate kiss in the on-call room.
★ TV Overmind listed the Top TV Couples of 2013 and Alex and Jo made their list.
11. Alex and Jo (Grey’s Anatomy) — I’m extremely behind on Grey’s Anatomy this season (I’ve only seen the first two episodes), but I will say that during Grey’s very “meh” season nine, watching Alex and Jo go from friends to more than friends was a pure joy to watch. The insistence between the pair that there was nothing more between them than an almost brother-sister connection could be seen through by almost all the Grey’s characters (and the entire audience), but that didn’t make watching the two of them dance around their feelings, dealing with everything from abusive boyfriends leaving black eyes to trees falling through houses during a super storm, any less enjoyable.
★ Last, but certainly not least, Camilla posted a pic with Justin from the set of Grey’s Anatomy yesterday. Today was the last day of work for the show’s cast and crew before the holiday break. Production resumes on Jan 6th.
You guys asked for it… We gave it.. pic.twitter.com/kICLOmgyY8
— Camilla Luddington (@camilluddington) December 20, 2013