Grey's Anatomy Season 14 Spoilers: Paul Stadler Returns To Haunt Jo Wilson


Grey's Anatomy showrunners officially reveal Matthew Morrison's (Paul Stadler) return to Grey's and what this means for Jo Wilson and Alex Karev.

Grey's Anatomy Season 14 Spoilers: Paul Stadler Return To Grey's Anatomy

It's official, Grey's Anatomy fans. The executives of the ABC medical show have finally revealed that Matthew Morrison will return to Grey Sloan Memorial in Grey's Anatomy Season 14 to reprise his role as Jo Wilson's (Camille Luddington) abusive husband, Paul Stadler. Although this doesn't come to us as much of a surprise, seeing as Morrison spilt the beans regarding his character's return to Grey's Anatomy Season 14 this summer, we are freaking out now that Paul's return has been confirmed by co-showrunner Krista Vernoff herself.

Why Is Paul Stadler Returning To Grey's Anatomy Season 14?

In an interview with TVLine during the Grey's Anatomy* 300th episode party in Los Angeles this weekend, Vernoff revealed why Paul was coming back to Grey's in Season 14 and how his storyline would fit in with the show's new lighter tone.

Matthew is coming back as Dr. Paul Stadler and we are facing the issue of domestic violence head-on," Vernoff said. "I've talked a lot about how this season [we're refocusing the show on] fun and joy and laughter, and my commitment has been to make sure there's laughter in every episode — even the ones where the stories that we're telling are quite painful and quite dark. And my hope is that women will come out of this story feeling empowered. I'm really proud of this story. I'm really proud of the work that we're doing."

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What Will Happen When Paul Stadler Returns To Grey's Anatomy?

Paul's return has been looming over viewers since his first appearance in Grey's Anatomy Season 13, where he briefly bumped into Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) at a medical conference (after Karev tracked Stadler down, that is). Then, in last week's episode, Jo announced that she was finally divorcing Paul, which she feared would bring him back into her life.

While we're assuming that Jo was right about her divorce bringing Paul back into her orbit, from Vernoff's responses, it looks like Jo will get the last say in this horrific situation. And yes, we are so here for that.

Are you ready for Jo to kick Paul to the curb? We definitely are!

Grey's Anatomy Season 14 returns to ABC every Thursday at 8|7c!

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