Grey’s Anatomy returns for it’s fourteenth—yes, fourteenth—season on Thursday, September 28, and there are several questions on fans’ minds: Will Abigail Spencer be believable as Owen’s sister? (Remember, the actress who originated the role, Bridget Regan, couldn’t return due to scheduling conflicts.) How will the love triangle between Megan, Meredith, and Nathan unfold? And good God, will Jackson and Maggie get together?
A few fans started shipping “Jaggie” after the season 13 finale, but Jackson’s relationship with April has them wondering if they’re actually ever going to happen. Oh, and the fact that they’re quasi-step-siblings throws people for a loop, too. The coupling seemed possible when April—who, remember, is Jackson’s ex-wife—told Maggie she thinks Jackson has feelings for her. The two did become close when Jackson treated Maggie’s dying mother, so it’s not far-fetched to think he started thinking of her romantically.
And this new #TGIT teaser is adding fuel to the fire. Granted, it’s just your standard trailer for Grey’s Anatomy—plus Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder, which also return September 28—but a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment suggests “Jaggie” is 100 percent on.
Around the 18-second mark, we see Jackson and Maggie warmly looking at each other and smiling. It isn’t much, but why would ABC include such a subtle moment in this splashy promo if it didn’t mean something huge?
Check it out for yourself, below:
Kelly McCreary, who plays Maggie, opened up to Entertainment Weekly in August about a possible relationship between her character and Jackson. “What’s ironic is that all of the reasons the fans might not want Jackson and Maggie to get together are the exact things that make really great drama,” she said. “That’s true of life too, the stuff that makes things a little bit messier is the stuff we think we don’t want, but ultimately makes us stronger, so if that’s where it goes, then there’s probably good story to mine and good lessons to teach there about humanity and God knows what else.”
Regardless of what happens, we’re more than ready for Grey’s Anatomy to come back. Is it September 28 yet?