‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Jackson and April Reunite for an Emotional Episode (SPOILERS)
Elizabeth Wagmeister TV Reporter @EWagmeister
SPOILER ALERT: Do not read ahead if you have not watch the Mar. 16 episode of “Grey’s Anatomy,” titled “Who Is He (And What Is He to You)?”
Rejoice, #Japril fans! This week’s episode of “Grey’s Anatomy” was a one-off solely focused on Jackson (Jesse Williams) and April (Sarah Drew).
“I think that this episode is really more ‘Jackson the Movie’, than ‘Japril the Sequel,'” Sarah Drew tells Variety, referring to the episode from Season 12 that was all about Jackson and April’s relationship. “It really is about Jackson’s journey, and it made sense to have the person who knows him best be on that journey with him and show up and be strong for him in the midst of it.”
Thursday night’s hour centered around divorced duo who were assigned to a high-stakes case and had to take a flight, on the Avery family private jet, nonetheless, to perform surgery on the patient. However, the medical case-of-the-week was really the background of the episode, which heavily focused on Jackson’s personal life.
Jackson’s estranged father, who he never met, worked at the local restaurant near the hospital that Jackson and April visited, so Jackson ended up confronting him and through a series of scenes, ultimately told him he did not want to have a relationship, since he left him and never cared to be a true father.