Jesse Williams, who departed the show as a series regular in 2021, returned to the” Grey’s deconstruction” set to direct and guest star on season 19. He directed the fourth occasion of the season, named” When I Get to the Border,” which will state November 3.
He’ll duplication his part asDr. Jackson Avery on season 19 occasion five, which is presently unidentified. Deadline reported that Jackson’s long- time love, April Kepner( Sarah Drew), won’t appear in the occasion.
Per the publication, the fifth occasion’s plot features Jackson and Meredith( Ellen Pompeo) catching up when she goes on a road trip to Boston, where he presently lives with April and their son, Harriet. Debbie Allen will also appear in the occasion as Jackson’s mama , Catherine Fox.
Jackson Avery Is Coming Back to Grey’s Deconstruction!
ABC verified to PEOPLE that former star Jesse Williams will return to the medical drama as a guest star and director for theNov. 3 occasion,” When I Get to the Border.”
Last Week, Jesse Williams, 41, Told PEOPLE He Was” Always Open to the Possibility” of Returning to Grey’s Deconstruction.
” I love the family that I’ve on that show. So that is always going to be a form of home base for me,” he participated.” And I will always answer their call.”
In the forthcoming occasion, Meredith( Ellen Pompeo) will catch up with Jackson while visiting Boston. Debbie Allen is set to return as Jackson’s mama , Catherine Fox, according to Entertainment Weekly.
The occasion will mark the fourth time that Williams has served as director on the series, including season 14’s” Fight for Your Mind,” season 15’s” What I Did for Love” and season 16’s” Save the Last cotillion for Me.”
Deadline Was First To Report the News of Jesse Williams ’ Return.
Williams and his costar Sarah Drew, who played Dr. April Kepner — Jackson’sex-wife and mama of his child — preliminarily returned to the show for its season 18 homestretch in May.
Williams left the long- running medical drama in May 2021. The actor portrayed the head of Plastic Surgery at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital for 12 seasons and further than 250 occurrences before his departure.
” I’ll ever be thankful for the bottomless openings handed me by Shonda, the network, plant, fellow cast mates, our inconceivable crew, Krista, Ellen and Debbie,” Williams said in a statement attained by PEOPLE at the time, pertaining to creator Shonda Rhimes, showrunner Krista Vernoff and his costars Pompeo and Allen.
” As an actor, director and person, I’ve been obscenely lucky to learn so much from so numerous and I thank our beautiful suckers, who breathe so important energy and appreciation into our participated worlds,” continued Williams, who has played the plastic surgeon since season 6.
” The experience and abidance born of creating nearly 300 hours of leading global TV is a gift I will carry always. I’m immensely proud of our work, our impact and to be moving forward with so numerous tools, openings, abettors and dear musketeers.”
Meredith Grey Will Catch Up With a Former Coworker in Grey’s Deconstruction’s Forthcoming 19th Season.
Jesse Williams is returning to the medical drama as a director and guest star, EW can confirm. The former fictional Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital croaker will duplication his part as Dr. Jackson Avery in an occasion named” When I Get to the Border,” which is set to state onNov. 3. Williams will also direct the occasion.