April Kepner - Wikipedia
April Kepner is a former attending trauma surgeon at Grey Sloan Memorial she resigned from Grey Sloan to help the homeless who need medical care. April kept her relationship with God a secret from her fellow doctors. April and Jackson's Top 10 'Grey's Anatomy' Moments of All Time pregnancy scare was a turning point in her and Jackson's relationship. As promised, Grey's Anatomy will reveal the status of Jackson and April's of April (Sarah Drew) and Jackson's (Jesse Williams) relationship is they have not been able to, thus far, help one another through those things.
However, in the next episode, Matthew forgives April and they get back together. He asks her to marry him through a flash mob and she says yes.
In the season 9 finale, April thinks she lost Jackson when a bus blew up and tells him she loves him, but he only has a few injuries. She remains engaged to Matthew while Jackson dates Stephanie. At the wedding, Jackson realizes he still loves April and stands up professing his love. Jackson and April are seen driving off together at the start of the following episode and later it is revealed that they have secretly eloped. At first April and Jackson do not tell their friends about their marriage, but later they do because of a new rule at the hospital.
Catherine Avery is not at all happy about her son's elopement with April, and the fact that there wasn't a prenuptial agreement.
They soon make up after April signs a postnuptial agreement. Jackson and April soon hit a rough patch when they realize that they have different views in the way their children should be raised religious. Not long after their fight, April realizes she is pregnant. April and Jackson's baby is diagnosed during pregnancy with Osteogenesis Imperfecta type 2, and learn that the baby will not survive long after birth.
Jackson believes that termination is the best option, however April would rather give birth to the baby knowing it will not live very long. They scheduled an induction for the next day, at the beginning of the appointment they are asked to sign their baby's death certificate, which is too hard for the couple to bear.
They decide to give birth to the baby via induction at 24 weeks gestation having it baptized right then. She gave birth to Samuel Norbert Avery, and he died a few hours after birth. In the following weeks after Samuel's death, April and Jackson find it hard to be around each other and be intimate with one another.
After April tries to seduce Jackson in a supply closet, Jackson asks if she is sure she wants this so soon after the death of their son, leaving April to storm out in anger. In the series 11 finale April decides to join Owen Hunt for 3 months as a trauma surgeon with the army; this not being well received by Jackson. But after April states she needs this in order to grieve Samuel - Jackson lets her leave. Over the following months April lengthens her stay in the army, this having a strain on her and Jackson's marriage as Jackson can rarely get a hold of her or talk to her over the phone.
On Christmas Day after already being away for some time, April announces to Jackson while on video chat that she is staying for a longer service period, Jackson becomes angry with April but the conversation is cut short by sounds of gunfire and explosions from April's base camp, leaving her to terminate the call; meanwhile Jackson is unsure whether his wife is hurt or if she is ever coming home. On Valentine's Day April returns to the hospital surprising Jackson, and they embrace in the foyer.
In season 12, April and Jackson go through divorce proceedings started by Jackson. The morning before they sign the divorce papers, April discovers that she is expecting a second baby. She does not inform Jackson, and he is told by Arizona Robbinswhich leads to additional tension.
After Catherine Avery convinces Jackson to fight for full custody of his unborn child, April takes out a restraining order against him. The Averys' lawyer asks for all documentation of their marriage, when reading through their wedding vows, Jackson realizes that they should fix the situation for their child.
He and April decide to raise their son or daughter together as friends.
Complications arise when April needs a c-section and Ben Warren has to do it without anesthesia or other medications. In seasons 13 and 14, April faces a crisis of faith as she begins to believe that good people get punished and bad people get good things. She does this after treating 3 seemingly simple patients who are good people and die. As a result, she goes into a dark place and uses partying and sex to mask her deep-rooted pain.
She earns the nickname "The Party" by the new interns. She refuses to let Jackson help her through this time.
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However, mid-Season 14, she encounters a terminal patient who helps April reaffirm her faith. April starts seeing Matthew again and their relationship is made public when the two are involved in a car accident, where April almost dies of hypothermia.
In the season finale, April and Matthew get married. Development[ edit ] Casting and creation[ edit ] I think it's a really fun character and, of course, getting to be on that show is wonderful and exciting for any actress in Hollywood. I did not expect anything beyond that. The morning my firing episode aired, my agent got a call that they were talking about a contract and I was just completely floored.
She described the call as a "totally happy surprise". She is one of them, even though they find her terribly annoying, and I think that that's sort of charming. She really knows what she's doing, she's worked really hard, and she certainly wants to do her best and stick around.
A normal, smart, doctor…. April is totally, totally clueless. Shonda told one of the directors, there are virgins that have sort of done everything else. Kepner entertained several relationships throughout her time on Grey's Anatomy.
In her early appearances, she is introduced as the best friend and roommate of her fellow Mercy West resident, Reed Adamson. In the season six finale, when Reed is tragically murdered by Gary Clark during the shooting, April is the first to find her when she trips over her dead body. In season seven April forms a friendship with Meredith Grey and she eventually moves into her house. Ellen Pompeo offered regarding their bond: Bailey 's wedding selecting this date for each of them, both of which are interns.
Shortly afterward he tells Kepner about the incident, and she thanks him for his honesty.
It is hinted that Avery still loves Kepner when he turns to him for dating advice and he shows jealousy. They re-establish a friendship. When the hospital faces a financial crisis, Avery's mother Catherine agrees to invest in the hospital via the Harper Avery foundation; but she insists that Avery be made chairman.
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Kepner gets engaged to Matthew but at their wedding, Avery stands up to profess his love for her. Kepner chooses Avery, and they run out of her wedding together. The scene is reminiscent of a noted one in the film The Graduate.
When Kepner regrets her decision, Avery proposes to her and they elope. They keep their marriage a secret from the rest of the hospital staff, because of a new rule restricting relations among the staff. Avery's ex-girlfriend Stephanie feels especially betrayed because of how he left her.
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Catherine Avery is not happy about her son's eloping with Kepner, as he failed to make a prenuptial agreement to protect the Avery family fortune. They make up after Kepner signs such an agreement. Jackson and April soon hit a rough patch when they realize that they have different views about the way their children should be raised in respect to religion. Soon after their fight, April realizes she is pregnant. April and Jackson's baby is diagnosed during pregnancy with Osteogenesis Imperfecta type 2, and learn that the baby will not survive long after birth.
Jackson believes that termination is the best option, however April would rather give birth to the baby, knowing it will not live very long. They scheduled an induction for the next day, at the beginning of the appointment they are asked to sign their baby's death certificate, which is too hard for the couple to bear. They decide to give birth to the baby via induction termination at 24 weeks gestation having it baptized right then. She gives birth to Samuel Norbert Avery and he passes away shortly after birth.
In the series 11 finale Kepner tells Avery that she is leaving with Owen Hunt to serve as a trauma surgeon in the Army; it will help her grieve for their son. Avery lets her go and wonders how he can deal with his own grief.
After discussions over the phone via Facetime, Kepner tells Avery that she is extending her service time. The sound of gunfire and explosions are heard at April's base camp, leaving her to quickly terminate the call. On Valentine's Day, Kepner returns to the hospital, where she and Avery embrace in the foyer.
In season 12, their marriage begins to fall apart and they grow estranged. In episode 11, they file for a civil divorce. After their divorce is completed, Kepner reveals that she is pregnant with Avery's child.
In Season 14 Jackson begins a relationship with Maggie Pierce. Development[ edit ] Casting and creation[ edit ] In FebruaryMichael Ausiello hinted at the possibility of central character, Meredith Grey Ellen Pompeohaving another sibling. Though his name is not given, the character's arc was expected to last several episodes.
Williams learned he got the job a week later. Williams later shot down the rumor, saying that Meredith would have noticed if her mother were pregnant. On Call" webseries as a sign of big plans for the character. He doesn't takes sides or deal with any drama.
He's there to work and not really get involved in the pettiness. He is very confident and likes to say what is on his mind. He's not really built to go seek support and a shoulder to cry on. Jackson doesn't want to live off his legacy and his name, which also conflicts with him wanting to be close to his mother.
The immediate tension between the duo leads to speculation about a potential romance.