What about Dr. Alex Karev (Justin Chambers)? "Grey's Anatomy" Season 13 returns Thursday, Jan. 26, but we've been warned that the midseason premiere will not answer the question of whether Alex takes the plea deal or heads to trial. Instead, we have to wait until the February 2 episode to "find out his fate," as Camilla Luddington (Dr. Jo Wilson) put it to TVLine.

The Jan. 26 episode sends several doctors -- including Jo -- into a maximum security prison. In that episode, TV Guide reports, Jo realizes that Alex may not have a trial, and he may take a plea for jail time, and "her gut reaction surprises everybody. Unfortunately, it may be too late for her do anything about it." Sounds like she does not want Alex to go to jail on her account. (Somehow, in all of this, DeLuca will still be blamed for not just quietly accepting Alex's beatdown.)

Which brings us to the Feb. 2 episode, "Jukebox Hero," whose ABC synopsis suggests Alex is either still in limbo considering his options or has actually gone missing:

Season 13, Episode 11, "Jukebox Hero" – Richard and the attendings set out to make Eliza's first day at Grey Sloan a bumpy one. Meanwhile, Meredith tries to track down Alex, on "Grey's Anatomy," THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EST).

The photos ABC shared to promote "Jukebox Hero" don't show Alex at all -- or Meredith, for that matter, since the photo above is from earlier in Season 13 -- they focus more on the Dr. Richard Webber (James Pickens Jr.) and Dr. Eliza Minnick (Marika Dominczyk) storyline, which appears to include Jo, Dr. Arizona Robbins (Jessica Capshaw), Dr. Maggie Pierce (Kelly McCreary), Dr. Leah Murphy (Tessa Ferrer), and Dr. Ben Warren (Jason George).

Here are some of the Feb. 2 teaser pics:

GREY'S ANATOMY - "Jukebox Hero" - Richard and the attendings set out to make Eliza's first day at Grey Sloan a bumpy one. Meanwhile, Meredith tries to track down Alex, on "Grey's Anatomy," THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Nicole Wilder)JESSICA CAPSHAW, KELLY MCCREARY

GREY'S ANATOMY - "Jukebox Hero" - Richard and the attendings set out to make Eliza's first day at Grey Sloan a bumpy one. Meanwhile, Meredith tries to track down Alex, on "Grey's Anatomy," THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Nicole Wilder)CAMILLA LUDDINGTON, JASON GEORGE

GREY'S ANATOMY - "Jukebox Hero" - Richard and the attendings set out to make Eliza's first day at Grey Sloan a bumpy one. Meanwhile, Meredith tries to track down Alex, on "Grey's Anatomy," THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Nicole Wilder)TESSA FERRER, MARIKA DOMINCZYK, JESSICA CAPSHAW

GREY'S ANATOMY - "Jukebox Hero" - Richard and the attendings set out to make Eliza's first day at Grey Sloan a bumpy one. Meanwhile, Meredith tries to track down Alex, on "Grey's Anatomy," THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Nicole Wilder)MARIKA DOMINCZYK

GREY'S ANATOMY - "Jukebox Hero" - Richard and the attendings set out to make Eliza's first day at Grey Sloan a bumpy one. Meanwhile, Meredith tries to track down Alex, on "Grey's Anatomy," THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Nicole Wilder)JAMES PICKENS, JR.

Later in Season 13, after the maximum security prison-set "You Can Look (But You'd Better Not Touch)" on Jan. 26, and "Jukebox Hero" on Feb. 2, fans can look forward to a "pivotal" Japril episode set in Montana, and some kind of standalone episode set on a plane, among other treats.

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Grey's Anatomy
ABCTV14March 27, 2005
Based on 11 critics

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