Some believe this couple should adopt, and others think they should struggle with infertility. Still, other fans are just hoping for a third pregnancy reveal. These ideas may have something to do with the Halloween prank in the most recent episode. Warning: Season 16 Spoilers.
‘Grey’s Anatomy’s Halloween episode included a pregnant prank—was it really a prank?
Thursday night’s epic Halloween masterpiece hinted at a possible pregnancy between Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) and Jo Wilson (Camilla Luddington). The duo finally got officially married, but Jo could not resist freaking Alex out at the altar.
Jo spent her entire day dressed up as a zombie bride, trying to scare her husband, but Alex was not amused. He was too busy working on funding for a new wing at Pacific Northwest Hospital.
When Alex finally secured the investment he needed, he surprised Jo by taking her to the courthouse to legally get married.
Jo had to try one more time to scare Alex, so she said, “For richer or for pregnant,” during her vows.
“Scared you! I got you so bad,” she said after telling him she wasn’t serious. Unfortunately, fans wanted it to be the truth.
Fans want to see Alex and Jo Karev as parents
One Reddit user started the thread that is now trending, writing, “At some point, Ben is going to bring in a baby that was abandoned at the fire station, and Jo and Alex are going to adopt it.”
This thread became very popular because many other fans are hoping and predicting the same idea or something similar. They love the fire station idea because it brings things “full circle.”
“I want them to adopt so so so so bad. But they’ve also been teasing us with a possible pregnancy for so long. I just want to see pregnant Jo and Alex fussing over her. Can we have both, please?” wrote another fan on Reddit.
The Alex and Jo love story has been a big fan-favorite. They are only second best to Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey). The Shepherd’s adopted Zola reasonably early on in their relationship compared to Alex and Jo.
Alex and Jo’s on-screen relationship has been on-again and off-again since the tenth season of Grey’s Anatomy. Fans believe they are long overdue for some children.
Fans also debated how Jo’s mental health would play into having children
One Reddit user suggested that Alex and Jo wait until season 17 to have children so that Jo could heal more since her recent breakdown. However, others disagree.
“I’d actually like it if they did it before she fully healed herself. They could accidentally get pregnant (we’ve already had 2 or 3, what’s one more🙄), and she could be struggling to care for it, so Alex had to pick up the slack, and this causes Jo to feel like a failure,” wrote another fan.
One user replied, “That would actually be a good storyline, and it would be such a great story for Alex. It would give him so much more growth. Because he has grown so much, and into a terrific partner to Jo. Having a storyline, where the woman feels like a failure, but the guy picks up the slack, that’s not something we see much in TV shows.”
It sounds like fans have a fascinating plotline growing here. They are hoping that showrunner, Krista Vernoff sees it and incorporates it into the show.
You can find out what happens next with Jo and Alex on Grey’s Anatomy, Thursday nights at 8 p.m. on ABC.