Although Janine (Quinta Brunson) and Gregory (Tyler James Williams) admitted their feelings for one another in the “Abbott Elementary” Season 2 finale, fans will have to wait a little longer to finally see them as a couple. While Maurice’s comments didn’t change Janine’s feelings for Gregory, she isn’t ready for him at this moment, keeping their relationship platonic for the time being as she works on herself.
Bad timing has been the name of the game for Janine and Gregory since “Abbott Elementary” premiered. Although they came so close to making it official in Season 2, Brunson said in her Variety interview that the characters are in the middle of the messy part of the dating world. She stressed the importance of communication in situations like these, saying, “The only thing they can do is support each other through it. Whether that be dating other people seriously, or someone saying, ‘I don’t want to do this anymore’ — they have to be friends, first and foremost.” She’s excited to explore how they handle the situation once Season 3 begins production.
While this probably isn’t what “Abbott” fans want to hear, as it’s been a long wait to see Janine and Gregory get to this point, it gives the series an interesting dynamic to explore next season. Although production will stall due to the ongoing writers’ strike, expect to see Janine work through her “selfish era” once “Abbott Elementary” is back on schedule.