When “Grey’s Anatomy” aired its Season 12 winter finale, the ABC medical drama left fans with numerous cliffhangers — one being the fate of Jackson (Jesse William) and April’s (Sarah Drew) relationship. But according to Drew, the question left dangling of whether the twosome will rekindle their love will be answered when the Shonda Rhimes-created series returns in February.
But don’t expect to find out right away whether Japril lives on. Drew told TVLine that there are other issues going on in Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital that take precedence over Japril’s romance.
“We do find out what Jackson was going to say to April. But not in the first episode back,” Drew admits, adding that the premiere is “very Meredith-centric.”
“We’re just really absorbing that story,” she continued.
In a promo video for the Season 12 winter premiere it was revealed Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) will get brutally attacked by a patient.
“Meredith is attacked, and it is as terrifying and as shocking as you would expect for it to be,” Kelly McCreary, who portrays Mer’s half-sister Maggie, said during the 2016 Television Critics Association panel. “Get ready to have your guts feel like they’re coming out of you, because it is truly harrowing.”
But Grey Sloan’s non-stop commotion won’t deter Japril from eventually having the talk. In fact, we think it may even encourage Jackson and April to rethink their breakup. During an interview with E! News, James Pickens Jr., who portrays Dr. Weber, revealed that Mer’s attack will make the surgeons grow a stronger bond.
“It makes us realize how much of a family Seattle Grace really is and how in times of trauma and times of turmoil, how you come together for the common good,” he said.
Could Mer’s near-death experience be what it takes to bring Japril back together? Well, fans will find out in episode 10, according to TVLine, which happens to be titled “All I Want Is You.” (Sounds promising, Japril shippers. Right?)
Do you think Japril will survive? Sound off in the comments section below with your theories and make sure to tune in to the midseason premiere of “Grey’s Anatomy” on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.