The 200th episode of Grey’s Anatomy airs tonight! There are a lot of new interviews with the cast reflecting on Grey’s past and teasing the future.
★ TV Guide posted a new article where Justin and his Grey’s Anatomy co-star Camilla Luddington discuss their characters’ storyline when Alex’s father resurfaces.
Grey’s Anatomy: Will Alex’s Relationship with Jo Suffer When His Dad Suddenly Returns?
While Grey’s Anatomy celebrates 200 episodes with a fundraising gala to help save Grey Sloan Memorial, Thursday’s episode (9/8c, ABC) will be far from a party for the characters. In particular, Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) will get quite a shock when his father (Dexter’s James Remar) resurfaces after 20 years.
“The last time he saw his father, he was abusing his mom, and Alex had beat the crap out of him,” Chambers tells TVGuide.com. “So this revisit is going to be very interesting to see what happens.”
Of course, his father’s return comes at a time when the once-cocky doctor has found himself in a new relationship with Jo (Camilla Luddington). “Alex has always been emotionally [backward], so whenever he starts to step out a little bit and feel secure, something happens and then he’s pulled back in,” Chambers says. “I think [his father’s arrival is] going to make them strong, because she comes from a similar background — not the best childhood. They’re going to be able to lean on each other, and she’s going to help him hopefully get through it.”
After years of being hurt or let down by women, Alex has finally met his match, according to Chambers. “She’s someone who understands where he’s coming from,” he says. “She can call him on things, so it’s going to make their relationship deeper.”
Still, Alex’s father may not be the only obstacle they have to face once Alex’s friends see that he’s getting serious with Jo. “There’s going to be some tension just because Jo’s a little bit more outspoken,” Luddington says. “There’s always that interesting relationship that happens with the women who are the friends in your life and then the girlfriend who comes in and tries to integrate into somebody’s life. I think that will cause tension during this season.“
★ At TV Line, the Grey’s cast was asked their all-time favorite Grey’s moment.
Grey’s Anatomy Cast Teases ‘Tragically Sparkly’ Episode 200, Reveals All-Time Fave Storylines
ON TAP FOR 200 | As previously reported, “Somebody from Alex’s past is coming to visit” – the abusive drug addict father who bailed on him as a kid, to be played by James Remar (Dexter). “And there’s a mystery to that.”
ALL-TIME FAVORITE GREY’S MOMENT | “What I’ve been doing the last two years, I think, is great. They’re giving Alex some fun stuff to do with Jo, but I also loved all the old stuff with Izzie. It’s just been a great ride. It really has.“
★ New video interview from E! from the red carpet at the Grey’s Anatomy 200th Episode Party. Justin’s interview starts at around the 1:05 mark. Justin discusses Sandra Oh leaving at the end of the season, his future on Grey’s, his favorite moments and if he’d work for Shonda Rhimes again.
★ Here is a short sneak peek from tonight’s episode of Grey’s with Alex and Cristina drinking at the Gala’s bar.
Grey's Anatomy 10.04 "Puttin' on the Ritz… by JustinChambersOnline