'Grey's Anatomy' Season 17 Episode 11: Why do fans think this is the episode April Kepner will be back?

Some fans are convinced Jackson's shocked look in the trailer is a major clue that their favorite character, April Kepner, is back

                            'Grey's Anatomy' Season 17 Episode 11: Why do fans think this is the episode April Kepner will be back?
Sarah Drew stars as April Kepner on 'Grey's Anatomy' (ABC)

Fans of 'Grey's Anatomy' have not been able to believe their luck of late with the spate of cameos on the show. There have been plenty of surprises along the way and our favorite has perhaps been Mark Sloan turning up on the beach with Lexie in the last episode. 

However, while there isn't a surprise factor to April Kepner's (Sarah Drew) comeback on the show, considering fans have known about it for a while, the writers of 'Grey's Anatomy' are making up for it by keeping the suspense going. Every week, fans think this is the week that they will hear that perky voice we have all come to love — that of April. But with the upcoming episode fans feel that the wait could be over. So what's leading to this conclusion?


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Well, the first thing that's leading fans to this conclusion is the look on Jackson's face at the start of the trailer. One fan on YouTube says, "Y'all saw the way jackson was looking? April is definitely coming back this next episode." Another fan agreed saying that it wasn't just Jackson's look but another factor that suggested that April could be a part of this episode. A fan on YouTube said, "I feel like April will be there next episode bc the car wreck will be a trauma, and that's April's specialty plus look at Jackson's face.."

Other fans also remembered that April's husband is a paramedic, but husband or not they can't wait for a Japril reunion. They don't particularly care what that means for Jo either. One fan said, "I hate jo and Jackson so much pls get them out of my face put him back with April asap." Another said, "Kepner is so coming back in this ep jo had a shocked face so maybe she saw April." Some even felt they heard April in the trailer, "did anyone else hear when someone said “we’re going to get you out of here” it sounded like april kepner!!!!"

To find out if fans 'drew' the right conclusion that Sarah Drew is in fact back in the upcoming episode as April Kepner, tune into 'Grey's Anatomy' on Thursday at 9|8c on ABC.

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