If you have been watching Grey’s Anatomy for a long time, then you might have noticed the cast change from time to time. Only four original characters remain from the 2005 pilot which include Dr. Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson), Dr. Richard Webber (James Pickens Jr.),  Dr. Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) and Dr. Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo).

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In season 14 finale, two longtime characters, Dr. Arizona Robbins (Jessica Capshaw) and Dr. April Kepner (Sarah Drew) were written out of the series. On the second episode of season 15, Dr. Jackson Avery (Jessie Williams) and Dr. Maggie Pierce (Kelly McCreary) expressed their love for each other. However, in episode 3, Maggie struggles to understand why Jackson has taken a leave of absence. So, there’s a lot of concern that yet another cast member is leaving. Jackson has been through a lot lately as he lost his family’s legacy and fortune and survived a near-death experience.

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Additionally, his baby mama, Dr. Kepner gets married and moves away with their daughter, and he even admits to Maggie that he might have PTSD. The reason behind his disappearance from the third episode of season 15 is that he has taken leave of absence to deal with hard times he has been through. Well, it sounds like his absence isn’t permanent, but fans are concerned over the fact that anything can happen at any time at Grey Sloan Memorial.

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Most of all, the show has written off a character with an unconvincing plot like sending them into the parking garage and never showing them back again. Likewise, evidencing the departure of some significant characters in the previous seasons, it’s quite uncertain that Jackson’s storyline may also meet the end. But, his relationship with Maggie, which has become a central story to the show, may bring him back. Some fan-favorite cast members like Sandra Oh, Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew, whose departure was announced in advance were given proper farewell. And we are quite sure that Jessie Williams also meets the standard of those actresses. So, it seems unlikely that he would be written off so quietly.

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Apart from the ABC drama, Williams has some other projects underway, including movies, Jacob’s LadderRandom Acts of Violence and Selah and the SpadesAdditionally, he is set to direct and produce a biographical film, Till, based on the aftermath of Emmett Louis Till’s brutal murder, which will star Whoopi Goldberg.

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