Is Jesse Williams Leaving Grey's Anatomy as Jackson Avery?

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Is Jesse Williams Leaving Grey's Anatomy As Jackson Avery?

We've had a rough couple of seasons, Grey's Anatomy fans. Especially with the departure of some of our fan-favorite characters like Arizona Robbins (Jessica Capshaw) and April Kepner (Sarah Drew). But, is Grey Sloan about to lose one more?

Grey's Anatomy season 15 just started and we're already super nervous for our favorite Plastics God, Jackson Avery (Jesse Williams). After losing his other half last season, it looks like Jackson has been discovering himself. The only problem is, it appears to be off-screen, seeing as he completely disappeared from the third episode of the 15th season.

At the end of the episode, we found out from Maggie Pierce (Kelly McCreary) that Jackson left. And then she kept repeating it over and over again. We, like Maggie, were left shocked. Did we already see the last of Jackson this season? Could Jesse Williams be leaving Grey's Anatomy as Jackson Avery? Here's what we know.

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Where Is Jackson Avery?

In case you didn't remember, Jackson has been through a lot since the start of season 14. And it doesn't stop with April's departure.

Fans need to remember that April also took their daughter with her, Jackson lost his family's fortune, and he almost got hit by a car in the premiere. That's a lot for one person to deal with, even if they are on Grey's. It makes sense why he would want to take a break.

But, what does this mean? Is Jackson's disappearance in season 15 the end of Jackson on Grey's forever?

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Is Jesse Williams Exiting Grey's Anatomy?

While we're sad that Jackson wasn't in the most recent episode, we're pretty sure that Williams won't be leaving Grey's anytime soon.

And from a story standpoint, it sounds like Jackson will be coming back to Grey Sloan eventually to clear the air with Maggie. A storm is brewing. Of course, we wish that we could see it.

There's another explanation why we won't be seeing as much of Jackson as we're used to.

Although Williams is a series regular on Grey's, he has been working on other projects. Fans were already worried prior to the season 15 premiere, acknowledging that Williams had four other projects going this year. So, it's understandable that Williams isn't as involved coming into season 15.

At least we're lucky enough for the writers to include it in the story rather than glossing it off as if he's floating around somewhere in Grey Sloan.

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When Will Jackson Come Back?

As of now, until ABC releases a formal announcement, it doesn't look like Jackson will be leaving the show. And while we have to wait and see what happens to Jackson in the upcoming weeks of Grey's, we're willing to bet that he's coming back and it'll be more that just a little dramatic.

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