Alex finding out that Jo lied to him about her past, didn't help matters in that regard.
Alex was able to get his job back at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital, provided that he submit his documents stating that his criminal case was closed. "I think it would be kind of unusual", he added, echoing co-star Ellen Pompeo's previous statements and dashing the hopes of Meredith/Alex fans everywhere.
It has been rumored that a romantic relationship may spring between the two characters in "Grey's Anatomy" Season 13 given the stronger bond that they now share being the only two original interns remaining from their batch.
"Grey's Anatomy" stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Justin Chambers as Alex Karev, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens Jr.as Richard Webber, Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt, Jessica Capshaw as Arizona Robbins, Jesse Williams as Jackson Avery, Sarah Drew as April Kepner, Caterina Scorsone as Amelia Shepherd, Camilla Luddington as Jo Wilson, Jerrika Hinton as Stephanie Edwards, Kelly McCreary as Maggie Pierce, Jason George as Ben Warren, Martin Henderson as Nathan Riggs and Giacomo Gianniotti as Andrew DeLuca. "We're steering clear of each other", he said.
Justin Chambers told our sister site TVLine that he thinks of Alex and Meredith "as siblings that care very much for each other", but he notes that "anything is possible". Nobody likes being told what to do, and her style is going to naturally irk some of the people who feel that they already have a great way of doing things that saves the most lives possible. "They're not together right now, but we'll see where that goes", said Chambers. "I think it would be kind of odd", Chambers said. But I think he has a lot of empathy for her, coming from an abusive relationship.
Ellen Pompeo shared similar feelings about Alex and Meredith. We all know that Alex grew up in a home like that. "She's not the person he thought she was".
Elsewhere in this Thursday's episode, we saw Andrew DeLuca dropping the assault charges he filed against Alex, and the episode also hinted at DeLuca being interested in Jo.
Grey's Anatomy Season 13 returns tonight (Thursday), 8|7c, on ABC.