'Grey's Anatomy' Season 17 Episode 14: Will Jackson Avery and April move to Boston? Fans say 'Japril wins'
Japril end game however softens the blow for fans
The latest episode of 'Grey's Anatomy' starts with Jackson (Jesse Williams) meeting his father Robert Avery (Eric Roberts) first and then meeting April (Sarah Drew), in an episode that fans have been waiting for with bated breath for a while now. It's not a particularly romantic reunion though, because their daughter Harriet is unwell with a high fever. Jackson, however, as always is the calming influence.
Romantic reunion or not, April Kepner's comeback on the show has been highly anticipated. Kepner's departure from the show in 2018 was a source of disappointment to many die-hard 'Grey's Anatomy' fans who have spent the years in between still hoping for 'Japril' endgame.
One fan tweeted, "April is still a stressful as ever #GreysAnatomy. " Stressful or not fans were beyond thrilled to see Dr Kepner back on the show. One fan tweeted, "i cant believe im really looking at april kepner back on screen again #greysanatomy #greys."
April says that Matthew (Justin Bruening) has been busy working and that's why he isn't around. Fans were disappointed, to say the least. One fan tweeted, "Pls don’t tell me Matthew’s still in the picture #GreysAnatomy. "
But when the lights go out, is it the opportunity for some romance to be rekindled? But it seems there are more pressing issues Jackson wants to discuss with April including his plans to take over the foundation at the hospital. April asks him what does running the foundation have to do with her. Jackson says that he has to move to Boston to run the foundation and he wants them all to come to Boston because he could never leave Harriet. He says that the foundation will employ both April and Matthew. Fans couldn't believe what they heard.
One fan tweeted, "DID HE JUST SAY MOVING. TO. BOSTON. #greysanatomy #greys." Another fan tweeted, "When i’m enjoying the japril the scenes then jackson suddenly says he wants to move to boston #GreysAnatomy."
Fans' worst fears have been confirmed. One fan tweeted, "SO YOU BITCHES BROUGHT APRIL BACK JUST TO END HIS STORYLINE #GreysAnatomy. "
Jesse Williams, who has played Dr Jackson Avery on 'Grey's Anatomy' for nearly 12 seasons and over 250 episodes, will appear in his final episode on the show which will air on May 20. In a statement to ET, Grey's Anatomy showrunner Krista Vernoff said, “Jesse Williams is an extraordinary artist and activist. Watching his evolution these past 11 years both on screen and off has been a true gift. Jesse brings so much heart, such depth of care, and so much intelligence to his work. We will miss Jesse terribly and we will miss Jackson Avery -- played to perfection for so many years.”
Jesse in a statement to ET said, "“I will forever be grateful for the boundless opportunities provided me by Shonda, the network, studio, fellow cast mates, our incredible crew, Krista, Ellen [Pompeo] and Debbie [Allen]. As an actor, director and person, I have been obscenely lucky to learn so much from so many and I thank our beautiful fans, who breathe so much energy and appreciation into our shared worlds. The experience and endurance born of creating nearly 300 hours of leading global television is a gift I’ll carry always. I am immensely proud of our work, our impact and to be moving forward with so many tools, opportunities, allies and dear friends."
Fans, after what has been a particularly emotionally challenging season couldn't believe what they were hearing. But just when fans thought all was lost, they heard something that was magic to their ears. April tells Jackson that she will come to Boston with him and that she doesn't need to consult Matthew because they split up. Fans couldn't contain their excitement. One fan tweeted, "JAPRIL HAS A CHANCE OH MY GODDDDD THEY CAN BE TOGETHER #Japril #GreysAnatomy "
Another fan tweeted, "THEYRE MOVING TO BOSTON TOGETHER. THE HUG. JAPRIL WINS. JAPRIL IS ENDGAME. #Japril #GreysAnatomy." It seems that fans already have some show ideas in mind. One fan tweeted," Japril in Boston? calzona in New York? me thinks there should be an east coast spinoff ….??? #GreysAnatomy. "
japril in Boston? calzona in New York? me thinks there should be an east coast spinoff ….??? #GreysAnatomy— katie ♡ s19 & greys spoilers (@pagingsurrera) May 7, 2021
To find out how the rest of the staff at Grey Sloan Memorial take the news of Jackson Avery leaving, you can tune into new episodes of 'Grey's Anatomy' on Thursdays at 9 pm on ABC.