When “Grey’s Anatomy” season 9 returns next month from its hiatus, it will be doing so with some pretty significant changes … including a man who suddenly has a great deal more power than he ever expected to have at this point in his life in one Jackson Avery. His mother Catherine played a key role in buying Seattle Grace in the eleventh hour, and then, she made a very bold move in appointing her son to be in charge, really regardless of some of the experience he has / doesn’t have.
So where does Jackson go from here? This is going to be a terrifying challenge for him, but Jesse Williams tells TVLine in a new interview that despite the difficult circumstances as well as his fears, he has to find a way to make it work for him:
“He wants to be taken seriously and to make his own name for himself, but he’s also getting handed a responsibility that is a [direct] result of his legacy and his family, which is what he set out from the very beginning [to avoid]. So that creates some inner turmoil for him, and maybe a little bit of guilt. But he’s going to have to make it work or get run over. And I think we’re going to see that struggle over the course of the next few episodes.”
Sadly, we don’t know yet whether or not this new status for Jackson is going to leave an impact when it comes to his personal life, but we have to imagine that he and April do still have plenty of unfinished business despite finding some new relationships after some of the time they spent together.
What do you want to see from Jackson moving forward on “Grey’s Anatomy” season 9? Be sure to share some more of your thoughts with a comment below, and you can check out an upcoming episode title here that strongly hints at a romance ahead.