Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers for Season 2 of Abbott Elementary.The long-awaited second season of Abbott Elementary School premiered last month and offers fans a reunion with everyone’s favorite teachers and their students as they head back to school – and with a confirmed 22-episode season, it’s sure to be extra interesting and entertaining. The award-winning sitcom follows a group of teachers from Philadelphia’s Willard R. Abbott Elementary School, including their lead character Janine Teagues – played by the series’ creator Quinta Brunson – while navigating the life of a teacher in an underfunded school. The cast also includes Gregory Eddie (Tyler James Williams), Ava Coleman (Janelle James), Melissa Schemmenti (Lisa Anne Walter), Chris Perfetti (Jacob Hill) and of course Barbara Howard (Sheryl Lee Ralph).
There are a few things fans want to see in the new season, but perhaps one of the most anticipated is finding out the fate of Janine and Gregory’s relationship. Will the two teachers finally become a couple?
What happened between Janine and Gregory in Season 1?
The hit workplace mockumentary sitcom has hinted at the possibility of Janine and Gregory as a couple since Season 1, with the chemistry between them being clear from the start. Gregory is first introduced as a substitute teacher at Abbott Elementary School, as well as a reserved, serious guy who’s determined to strictly play by the rules. Meanwhile, Janine is a cheerful, energetic presence who wants to do something all she can make her students and her fellow teachers happy. These two hard-working teachers are complete opposites in terms of personality, but they make perfect sense together. Gregory even has a crush on Janine, which makes it all the healthier and loveable.
As season one progresses, the possibility of Janine and Gregory as a couple becomes even clearer thanks to the sweet and subtle moments they share. An instance in Episode 8 follows Janine as she wishes to have a better working relationship with her co-workers. However, she ends up on the receiving end of jokes and contempt when she says she has been with boyfriend Tariq for over a decade. Upset, she leaves the school and Gregory rushes after her, grabbing an umbrella and protecting Janine from the pouring rain.
In this scene, Gregory tells Janine that she shouldn’t care what other people think of her choices; what really matters is what you thinks. Surprisingly, Gregory tells her that his father, a lieutenant, dislikes his job as a teacher and even persuades him to leave his current position. him then asks if Janine is happy with Tariq. The short but incredibly cute scene is maybe the Moment that many fans see as great proof of the potential of their relationship.
As Season 2 begins, Janine has been trying to move on from her breakup with Tariq. In the following episode, Gregory also struggles to break up with his girlfriend Taylor (Iyana Halley), a.k.a. Barbara’s daughter, before Taylor preempts him and dumps him first. With both characters now single, there are even more possibilities for a future romance.
What can we expect next?
The new season of Abbott Elementary School Only two episodes have come out so far so it’s safe to assume we won’t be seeing Janine and Gregory in a relationship anytime soon, but judging by the series’ early build it’s certainly something to look forward to to. With the 22-episode season — which is a gigantic Feat in itself – there sure are a lot of will-they-won’t-they, sneaky and loving looks and mayhem of the Abbott brand. While we can’t say for certain what will happen, we do know that if Janine and Gregory got together, they would make an unstoppable power couple.
Season 2 of Abbott Elementary School airs Wednesdays on ABC. If you’ve seen posts about Janine and Gregory and want to join in the fun, Season 1 of the hit show is available to stream on Hulu now, with Season 2 episodes arriving on the streamer Thursday.
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