Now the question is whether April will forgive the man-whore. Aww, he’s kind of turning into a mini-Mark Sloan (Eric Dane), isn’t he?
As much as we can’t blame Stephanie (Jerrika Hinton) for sleeping with Jackson — like she said, he should never wear a shirt, like, ever — we can blame Jackson going along with the plan. We know he and April aren’t technically together, and they were both being somewhat flirty with their intern dates, but he had to know April wasn’t going to sleep with Shane (Gaius Charles). She can’t even justify sleeping with one man in the eyes of God, much less two.
So how understanding is April going to be? We’re guessing not very. If we had to make a prediction, we’d say her reaction is going to be a mix of anger, hurt and revenge. Kinda like a Taylor Swift song, you know? We wouldn’t be surprised if she decided to sleep with someone to get back at Jackson, though we hope she doesn’t, because that won’t end well.
On the other hand, she could pretend not to care, which will eventually result in a teary speech that makes Jackson feel horrible. Or perhaps, she’ll be so angry that they won’t talk for a while, which, again, would make us sad because we really liked the direction their storyline was headed.
Let us say this: We do think she’ll forgive Jackson, but we’re not sure how quickly it will happen. April did hurt his feelings with her relief of the whole not-being-pregnant thing, but that doesn’t justify what he did.
Jackson’s actions will either lead to a longer break before the duo finally gets together (we hope), or it will be just the thing that leads to an emotional confrontation where they finally admit their feelings for each other. But knowing Grey’s, we’re thinking the former is much more likely.
Catch the next new episode of Grey’s Anatomy on Thursday, January 17, 2013, at 9 p.m. ET/PT onABC.
Samantha Highfill is a contributing writer to Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter at@samhighfill.