'Grey's Anatomy' season 13 episode 12 recap, episode 13 spoilers: Will April be able to adjust to her new role in the hospital?

A promotional still from "Grey's Anatomy" season 13, episode 11, "You Can Look (But You'd Better Not Touch)." | ABC

The 12th episode of "Grey's Anatomy" season 13 featured a lot of intense and shocking moments, and it looks things are only going to get even more exciting with the upcoming airing of the show's 13th episode this season.

In "Grey's Anatomy" season 13 episode 12, viewers learned that Alex (Justin Chambers) won't get thrown in jail for assaulting Andrew DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti). Alex initially intended to accept a plea deal instead of going to trial. However, while he was with the district attorney and waited for his lawyer, DeLuca arrived informing them of his intention to drop the charges.

Alex was able to return to his job at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital, provided that he submit the relevant documents proving that his criminal case was officially closed. Alex also expressed his apology to DeLuca, but he was not very receptive. DeLuca told him that had Alex come to him earlier, all the trouble they went through would have been avoided. He also told Alex that he had only dropped the charges because of Jo (Camilla Luddington).

The altercation began when Alex arrived home and mistakenly thought that DeLuca was trying to take advantage of Jo while she was drunk. In reality, he was just trying to help her to bed.

Because of everything that had happened, Jo and Alex's relationship is at a crossroads. When she found out that Alex won't be thrown into jail anymore, Jo went to his home, hugged him and left. At this point, the future of their relationship remains uncertain.

For the upcoming episode 13 of "Grey's Anatomy" season 13, titled "It Only Gets Much Worse," the official synopsis reads: "Eliza's new phase of teaching begins and the residents look forward to it, but trouble arises when they wind up stuck in the middle of bickering attendings. Meanwhile, April transitions to her new role at the hospital, and her first day is difficult."

After taking over Meredith's job at the hospital, it looks like things won't be green and rosy for April. She must not only prove to herself that she is up to the challenge, she must also win the respect of her fellow doctors and her clients before she could properly impose her newfound authority over them.

"Grey's Anatomy" season 13 episode 13, titled "It Only Gets Much Worse," airs on Thursday, Feb. 16, on ABC. A promo video for the forthcoming episode has also been released.