Credit: Bob D'Amico/ABC © 2013 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. Photo: Justin Chambers (Alex Karev)

After spending last week’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy (Season 10, Episode 5, “I Bet it Stung”) getting to know Alex’s (Justin Chambers) dad a little better, we also got a clearer idea of how his return will affect his relationship with Jo (Camilla Luddington), who understands where he’s coming from better than anyone else at the hospital. But will their relationship survive the weight of Alex’s past?

According to what creator Shonda Rhimes told TVLine, it looks like Jo will be working double time to fix Alex’s relationship with his dad, even if it causes conflict in their relationship.

“Jo’s never had a family and she’s always longed for one,” Shonda said. “It’s hard for her to understand why Alex would not want a chance to know his father.”

And, we’re excited to find out that we’ll be learning more about Alex’s sullied past, too. Shonda promises that although Daddy Karev has left the hospital, he’ll be back before long, bringing with him details about how Alex’s family fell apart.

We can’t wait to learn more background info about Alex, but seriously hope that his dad doesn’t get in the way of his budding romance with Jo. Those two are super adorable together, and we’re thrilled Alex has finally found someone so suited for him.

What do you hope we learn about Alex’s past this season? Let us know below!

Source: TVLine