‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Sarah Drew’s Recent Instagram Post About Jackson and April Has Fans Itching for a Reunion

by Jeremy Spirogis
Jesse Williams as Jackson Avery and Sarah Drew as April Kepner on

The countdown to Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 has formally begun. Recently, the forged and crew began manufacturing on the brand new season, which will likely be launched on ABC beginning Thursday, Nov. 12. Of course, this implies the fandom is buzzing. But nobody is sort of as excited as Sarah Drew (April Kepner), who supported the present’s return with a candy Grey’s Anatomy throwback alongside Jesse Williams (Jackson Avery). So naturally, viewers are begging for a Japril reunion.

What occurred to Jackson Avery and April Kepner on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’?

Jesse Williams as Jackson Avery and Sarah Drew as April Kepner on 'Grey's Anatomy' Season 14 last hug
Jesse Williams as Jackson Avery and Sarah Drew as April Kepner on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ | Eric McCandless/Walt Disney Television through Getty Images

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For anybody who wants a refresher, Jackson and April didn’t find yourself collectively on Grey’s Anatomy. The couple’s rollercoaster romance resulted in divorce. However, that they had a daughter, Harriet Kepner-Avery, and determined to co-parent.

Meanwhile, Drew left after the Grey’s Anatomy Season 14 finale. On the present, April give up her job at Grey Sloan Memorial to supply medical take care of homeless communities. That stated, the character remains to be in Seattle.

April additionally obtained her completely satisfied ending with Matthew Taylor (Justin Bruening), the person she left on the altar in season 10. Then in her remaining episode, April and Matthew bought married as Jackson supported them each as a friend.

Sarah Drew celebrates ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 17 with a post about Jackson Avery and April Kepner

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In early September 2020, the Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 forged returned to set to begin filming. Then in an Instagram post revealed on Sept. 14, Drew honored the forged and crew with a throwback to Jackson and April from the season 12 episode titled “Unbreak My Heart.”

“In honor of my pals over at Greys starting back up this past week, here’s a fun throw back to #japrilthemovie,” Drew wrote. “Our amazing director for that episode, #robcorn sent this photo to us over the weekend. This episode will go down as one of my all time favorite television experiences. Every one of those 9 days on set was joyous.”

The actor highlighted author Elizabeth Klaviter and director Rob Corn for his or her involvement with the episode. Then she mirrored on her expertise.

“We felt like we were in this magical little bubble making our own movie,” Drew wrote. “This pic is from the rehearsal of that epic 15-page scene that ended with us pelting each other with fortune cookies. We spent a whole day (12-13 hours) shooting that one scene together. It felt like we were performing a one act play and it was really hard work but a profoundly fulfilling experience.”

She added, “Sending love to all the #japril fans out there and of course, to my co-captain @ijessewilliams.”

Will Sarah Drew return to ‘Grey’s Anatomy’?

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Drew’s heartfelt Instagram post had Grey’s Anatomy followers hoping for a reunion between Jackson and April. Many viewers additionally famous they missed the actor’s presence on the ABC medical drama. So would Drew ever return? When talking with Entertainment Tonight in 2019, the Shondaland star hinted she would by no means say by no means. 

“I’ll by no means shut the door on my household at Grey’s,” Drew stated. “It just depends. It’s a hard question to answer because it is not an opportunity that has presented itself.”

At this level, nobody is aware of whether or not we’ll ever see a Japril reunion on Grey’s Anatomy. But no matter occurs sooner or later, it’s clear Drew’s expertise on the Shondaland drama was one thing extraordinary. 

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