A surgical resident from Mercy West Hospital, Jackson Avery is also called "pretty boy," especially by Cristina Yang.

He is a grandson of the famous surgeon, Dr. Harper Avery. He develops a crush on Cristina, and while inebriated he kisses her at a party, but Cristina breaks the kiss.

In the 6th season finale, he is told by Dr. Shepherd that there is a lockdown in the hospital and is later left by Dr. Hunt and Dr. Altman in the OR with 2 nurses and 1 anesthesiologist.

He is the one who decides that Yang should operate on Shepherd in order to save him. When Mr. Clark (the shooter) takes the OR hostage, he disconnects Shepherd in order to make everyone believe that he is dead until Mr. Clark leaves the room.

It is also revealed later in season 7 that Avery suffers from traumatic nightmares.

Jackson Avery Quotes

I love you. I always have. I love everything about you - even the things I don't like, I love. And I want you with me. I love you and I think that you love me, too. Do you?

Jackson

We are not close. That is not something we do.

Avery

Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Life is too precious to waste doing anything less than what makes us happy.

Miranda

Miranda Voiceover: It’s not about whether you spend your life in a boardroom, your bedroom, or on a beach with a Mai Tai in Maui. When you look back on your life, the only thing that matters is: Did you spend it doing what you love? With the people you love? Were you happy? Did you make the most of this beautiful, terrifying, messed-up life? Did you let go of all the things that held you back? So you can hold on to what matters most?