Sometimes couples just don’t work out. While they want to, their personalities clash. That’s the case for Jackson and Vic on Station 19/Grey’s Anatomy.
Station 19 and Grey’s Anatomy is attempting a crossover relationship with Jackson and Vic. However, things aren’t going to work if they’re not willing to compromise. I have a feeling this relationship is over before it’s even really begun.
TV crossover relationships can find it hard to work out. It’s difficult to get the actors to pop up in the other shows when they’re not technically contracted for them. This could be a behind-the-scenes reason to bring this relationship to an end. But at the same time, the two characters are a world apart.
There’s no communication
A huge problem with the two is that they aren’t communicating. In the early stages of dating, you’re going to make decisions by yourself. However, those that affect the future with someone need to be communicated with the person you’re dating.
Vic rushed straight into living with Dean during the last episode of Station 19. After being evicted from her apartment, she tried to secretly live with Jackson but that didn’t work. So, she’s not living with Dean and helping him raise Pru (short for Pruitt to honor Captain Pruitt). It’s great for her current situation, but she didn’t quite think of a certain someone: Jackson.
At no point did she even consider running this idea by him. He was just going to have to deal with it.
Yet, he knows just how much hard work raising a baby is. He knows what it’s going to be like trying to steal a few moments with Vic. This is a huge decision that will affect Vic for the rest of her life, but she hasn’t even considered talking to Jackson about it.
Vic hasn’t met Harriet
Jackson pointed out that Vic hasn’t even met Harriet yet. And while that is partially because Jackson hasn’t given her the chance, it’s a huge sign that this relationship isn’t going to work. Harriet is a huge part of Jackson’s life and he hasn’t even considered introducing his new girlfriend to her.
Yes, this is a big step. The two are still in the early stages of a relationship, but it doesn’t even look like Vic is all that interested in meeting Harriet just yet.
The only reason Jackson’s daughter has been brought up is because Vic moved in to help Dean with Pru. Had that not happened, when would this conversation have happened?
Jackson can’t settle down
I used to love Jackson. He is kind to his patients and tries to do the right thing. A major problem for him is just not being happy in a relationship. He jumps between girlfriends far too much.
He breaks up with Stephanie at April’s wedding to run away with April. In fact, he doesn’t even break up with Stephanie. Just a quick apology to her before he blow up April and Matthew’s wedding.
When April grieved for Samuel in her way through helping others, Jackson couldn’t deal with it. He struggles with women trying to handle their own emotions and take control of their life. Granted, April probably didn’t handle things all that well, but she was grieving too. The parents needed to talk to each other about their grief but neither of them felt the ability to.
Jackson moved on with Maggie and when things got hard there, they broke up. He moved on with Vic. And now things are getting hard. Things are getting real. Jackson just can’t deal with it.
Until he learns how to commit and deal with the problems, he’s not ready for a serious relationship. It’s time for him to admit that now.
I thought Jackson and Maggie together was bad, but Jackson and Vic is becoming a trainwreck of a relationship. They just don’t work.
What do you think about Jackson and Vic? Is it time for Jackson to be single for a good long while? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Station 19 airs on Thursdays at 8/7c on ABC followed by Grey’s Anatomy. Catch up with both on Hulu.