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Grey's Anatomy: Justin Chambers on Alex's new move

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Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Thursday’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy. Read at your own risk!

Alex’s fate still hangs in the balance after he beat DeLuca within an inch of his life, but the professional consequences began to mount during Thursday’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy.

In court, Alex (Justin Chambers) was dealt a serious blow when the D.A. decided to charge the veteran doctor with a felony. With the trial pending, and tension growing at the hospital with DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti) returning to work, Bailey (Chandra Wilson) made the executive decision to send Alex to work for the short-staffed Denny Duquette Memorial Clinic — yes, it still exists!

“He’s going to be working at the Duquette Clinic, so let’s see what direction that takes him in,” Chambers tells EW. “He’s definitely going to serve something, and he’s got to find redemption.”

In fact, when EW hit the set, Chambers said Alex’s move is what the actor is most excited to see this season. “I think an interesting story’s going to happen there,” he says, noting that he hopes the storyline will provide an opportunity for Alex to work more with his former mentor Arizona (Jessica Capshaw), who is slated to return to the show next week. “Maybe there’s something that he can pull Arizona into at the clinic, something that’s important in pediatrics,” he says. “We’ll see.”

Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.