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Warning: This article contains spoilers for Grey's Anatomy Season 9, Episode 22: "Do You Believe in Magic?"

Of all the cliffhangers we expected at the end of Grey's Anatomy Season 9, Episode 22: "Do You Believe in Magic?" Jo (Camilla Luddington) showing up on Alex's (Justin Chambers) doorstep with her face covered in bruises was not on our list. Whoa.

What happened? It appears that Jason, Jo's (EX!) boyfriend is a way, way bigger douche than even Alex thought. Alex observed Jo and Jason in the middle of a huge fight near the end of the epispde, and in the preview for Season 9, Episode 23: "Readiness Is All," Jo tells Alex "We were arguing." "He hit you," Alex concludes. And it looks like he might take matters into his own hands.

Heavy stuff. What do you think of this twist: Unexpected and exciting, or too much? Vote in our reaction buttons, and sound off in the comments below.

Catch the episode on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.