Camilla Luddington, who plays Jo Wilson, is teasing fans with even more big returns before the season wraps later this year. Ever since Grey's Anatomy Season 17 Episode 1 , multiple beloved characters have returned to the series. Granted, the big returns have been during Meredith's COVID beach dream-like setting, but the series will switch things up in the back half of the season. As previously reported, Sarah Drew will return as April Kepner for one episode.
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There are a lot of things to be sad about in this world, but finding out your favorite TV couple will never get back together might be the most heartbreaking. Ever since news broke that Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew would be exiting Grey's Anatomy at the end of the season, avid fans have been weeping on social media, since they will probably not see favorite couple Dr. Jackson Avery Jesse Williams and Dr. April Kepner Drew get back together before their departure. Both doctors were introduced during the medical drama's sixth season, and viewers saw them go from friends, to lovers, to divorced co-parents throughout the years, always hoping that in the end the two would find their way back to each other.
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Jackson Avery , M. He was introduced in season 6 episode " Invasion " as a surgical resident formerly from Mercy West Medical Center when it merges with Seattle Grace Hospital. Williams initially appeared as a recurring cast member,  and was later promoted to a series regular in season 7. He specializes in plastic surgery after working with chief Mark Sloan Eric Dane in season 7, and later became Chief of the Department himself. He married Kepner and had two children, one stillborn son named Samuel and one daughter named Harriet.
He is also a member of the board and the de facto board chairman. Harper Avery , one of the most famous surgeons in the country and the namesake of the prestigious Harper Avery Award. He grew up hearing about the nobility of being a surgeon at his grandfather's dinner table, which inspired him to become a surgeon. His family never pushed him academically, so he pushed himself; he didn't even tell his family that he had taken the MCAT until he aced it. Not much is known about Jackson's life before he became a surgeon, but it is known that although he looks up to his grandfather , he detests being compared to him.