The next morning, he joined her in the shower. They all continued to pray for April, but Amelia eventually deemed it time to call her family as April still hadn't woken up. She hung around the hospital as she had trouble going home without her daughter. Toward the end of the season, April was in a car wreck with Matthew and almost died, but she woke up as soon as she heard Jackson praying for her. Status April Kepner Jackson de-virginized and married April Kepner.> FAMILY: Jackson is the Harper Avery's grandson, and he shirks the legacy that comes with that title. She revealed that she was born on April 23rd in Columbus, Ohio and was raised on a corn farm in Moline, Ohio along with three sisters, a pet pony, and a pet duck. [1] The character was created by series creator and executive producer, Shonda Rhimes . Her jealousy caused her to steal April's diary and then read it. However the results would turn out, she wanted to keep the baby, loving and holding him as long as possible. They both wanted to take care of it before the wedding, but they didn't know they were talking about different things. Owen was the last to leave and April expressed her gratitude by saying he always comes to bring her back. Appearances Refusing to declare her dead until she was warm and dead, the attendings and interns worked together to perform CPR and warm her up. They talked for a moment about how April would take care of Harriet once she could leave the hospital. She remembered calling 911 and falling and being unable to get up, and then she felt warmer and safer, and eventually woke up to a praying Jackson. A possible terrorist attack made April insecure about bringing a child into the evil world, but Catherine told her that there's only one way to change that world: good people raising their babies right. April noticed the way Maggie handled his oxygen mask and the way she and Jackson looked at each other. She told him that she wanted him and not Matthew - which Jackson quickly rebuffed by telling her she was marrying Matthew soon. [14] Jackson and April ran out of the church, leaving Matthew at the alter and eloped themselves.[15]. Although April was not a board-certified surgeon like her fellow doctors, she remained at Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital as an attending trauma surgeon, with the intent of retaking her medical boards the following year, confident that she would pass the second time. It has been noted that although the new interns refer to her as "the dud", she is one of their favorite surgeons and is the most willing of all her fellow attendings to teach them. But they recognized that they were divided beyond repair, agreed to divorce. When April told her parents she wanted to become a doctor, they were "over the moon" about it. April is very talented when it comes to numbers and statistics. Profession She initially would be gone for three months but kept postponing her return, upsetting Jackson. She knew Jackson took the case because the hospital was close to where his father lived, so she had Meredith switch with April, figuring she'd offer a better support system. All Rights Reserved. April loves the song "Sexy and I Know It" by LMFAO. She then hugged him and kissed him. April then went on to use a hose to simulate rain to mimic her own trauma cert day until she was paged to the ICU. She later married Matthew Taylor. He exclaimed that she had no idea. Parents However, when she lost her virginity to Jackson the night before her medical boards, she re-evaluated her faith and stopped caring what others thought about it. She says the pet duck lived in their house. Thinking she had lost Jackson made her realize her true feelings for him. At the wedding ceremony, Jackson stood up in front of everyone and told her he loved her and he always loved her. Catherine came to Seattle to meet her granddaughter and she was told by April that she and Jackson had named the baby Harriet, after Harriet Tubman. [39], After the scandal about Harper Avery broke to the press, Maggie found out that Jackson had funded the Contest himself. [37], When Matthew came to the hospital with his daughter, April hovered outside the room while Arizona examined the girl. With a little encouragement from Derek, however, she finally began doing surgeries again and went on to become an excellent surgeon. She told Bailey and also shared that she was secretly seeing someone. She was further shaken to find out that Paul Stadler had died while he only had a concussion, but the real shock came when she went to the ICU to check on Karin, only to arrive to see her being zipped into a body bag. It is unknown whether this was reconstructive or cosmetic. Ben, who was with her, wanted to take her to the hospital, but she didn't want to chance being caught in the car in the rain, so she said she'd just have the baby at Meredith's hou… April then bluntly asked to try on Arizona's leg, which made them both laugh. Her patient didn't need surgery, but because of a distraction in the ER, April forgot to check down her patient's airway, which was filled with soot. The relationship between April Kepner and Jackson Avery on "Grey's Anatomy" has been a winding road with extreme highs and lows since season 6 … April and Jackson's Wedding is the wedding between April Kepner and Jackson Avery. Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams revealed he’s rooting for his character, Jackson Avery, to reunite with April Kepner on the medical drama. Much of April's personal life was revealed while she was being held at gunpoint by Gary Clark. Arizona was afraid she may have slept with Leah. When Meredith was suspended, April was asked to step in as Head of General Surgery.[49]. He then grew very protective of her - claiming she was the only friend he had left. All of Me April warned Matthew for a curve, but they ended up in a car accident. With the trauma center back in place at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital, April finally feels she has her career headed in the right direction and becomes even confident that she will "kick ass" during her medical board exams. Attending Trauma Surgeon April and Matthew were engaged to be married. These episodes are April-centric or are otherwise very informative about her life. [9], Some time after the gala, Arizona was offered coffee by Leah. Marital Since Meredith and Derek adopted Zola, April has played babysitter for her on several different occasions. However, the test came back negative, to which April responded with relief and delight. April gives birth to Samuel Norbert Avery. Jackson found out three hours after the doctors started treatment. While they were there, she went into labor. She will often cry when she loses a patient and will go above and beyond to make sure her patients are comfortable. During a massive storm near the hospital, a bus flipped and the doctors had to rush in and evacuate as many people as possible. He asked her if she was happy, which made her cry. She woke up moments later. Alias Seasons [7], A few days after having retaken her boards, April was still anxiously waiting to hear about the result. On April's wedding day, Owen went through the entire hospital making sure everyone knew they had to be at the ceremony. When Reed was tragically murdered during the shooting, April was the first to find her. She later returned to work in the ER. April, unaware that he wanted to hand over the reigns in order to be able to participate himself, happily jumped at the chance to take over being the judge. She didn't object to this, and he angrily got in his ambulance and drove off. All other pregnant characters gave birth in the same season they got pregnant in. She continued to push Jackson to rethink their marriage and they decided to try couples therapy after Jackson professed that he wanted her. Both admitting to an awkward situation, April examined and found a vulvar hematoma, which she drained. [18], Following the surgery, April recovered in a room. Jackson defended Bailey, but April firmly said they all knew that Eli was dying and that his death was on Bailey. After surviving a near-fatal accident, she resigned from Grey Sloan to help the homeless who need medical care. Grey's AnatomyJackson AveryApril KepnerSong: Snow Patrol - Make This Go On Forever April often still mentions Reed, indicating that they were very close friends. She started laughing because he cheated the system like she had done herself, which resulted in the death of a car crash victim she was unable to save. Matthew seized the opportunity to say that he wanted to give them a second chance at marriage. April later attended the intern mixer to mingle with the newest group of interns. the pages - indicating that April was crying while the notes were being written. April then related her own poor choices to her, saying she slept with the douchey intern and Tom Koracick and also jumped her ex-husband in the closet. April Kepner joined the staff as a very Christian virgin surgical resident at Seattle Grace Mercy West after a merger between Seattle Grace and Mercy West where she used to work. She lashed out as she thought it was unfair she was getting punished for someone else not following the rules. After, they discussed holiday plans. April Kepner was later chosen as Chief Resident of Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital when she impressed Owen Hunt with her patient checklist. April Kepner and Jackson Avery joined Grey’s Anatomy in season six when Seattle Grace and Mercy West merged to form Seattle Grace Mercy West. When the trauma center at the hospital closed, April worked night and day with Derek Shepherd to hatch a plan to keep it open. April can sometimes become too emotionally involved with her patients. CurrentSeattle Charity ClinicFormerGrey Sloan Memorial HospitalMercy West Medical CenterSeattle Grace Mercy West Hospital After Karin's death, they started seeing each other again, having matured from their first relationship and were married in a private ceremony witnessed by Arizona, Jackson, and Arizona's daughter Sofia. It's been noted by Owen Hunt that although April panics under pressure, she shows promise as a trauma surgeon due to her tenaciousness. When April noticed Jackson wasn't with them, she began to panic and rushed back towards the bus as it lay there ablaze, but was stopped by Matthew. "Just saying," she said when Owen gave her a look. When briefing Owen, he questioned why she wasn't participating in the contest. She severely worsened the fictional situation that injured the dummies and instructed the interns that there were no rules in this harsh, uncaring world. April often disapproved of his crude humor, but overall seemed to get along with him. Moments later, the labor was induced. April declared that she would fight for their relationship until her death. Others Given that April and Jackson’s arcs fused together for much of the show, it is no surprise that some of Jackson Avery’s most emotional quotes, whether of love or despair, had to do with Kepner. Born April once cooked a special porridge for one of the African orphans. After the accident, April quit her job to do God's work, which meant devoting herself entirely to the clinic providing healthcare access for Seattle's homeless community. April was a virgin until the age of twenty-nine. She then asked to let her take some of his pain away, but he stated she already did by opening up to him about her pain. The doctors believed they got to everyone, but Jackson stayed behind because he noticed a small pink shoe. Their baby was diagnosed with type II, meaning he'd die minutes or hours after birth. A priest came to baptize the baby and Samuel squeezed April's finger, letting go shortly after. In the evening, Matthew organized a Halloween party and April went there dressed as a Velveteen bunny. Jackson is very forward, often saying what's on his mind even if it hurts someone's feelings. April then finally admitted out loud that she hated God so much that she wished He were dead. She was married to Jackson Avery, with whom she has a deceased son, Samuel, and a daughter, Harriet Kepner-Avery. Soon after, Karin Taylor ended up in the ER in labor. She wrote notes telling herself nobody could tell she has had plastic surgery on. April then told Jackson to give her a reason not to. She ran to Derek Shepherd's office and told him what happened. Eli was transported to the burn unit, where Jackson and April made him comfortable. He replied he wanted to come, and she then asked for their blessing. [12], A couple of days later, April started asking her colleagues' mail addresses to send them invitations to her wedding. When they told the patient and her fiancé that her organs were failing and the powerful antibiotics may not work, the couple decided they wanted to get married immediately. During the race for chief resident, April and Cristina were assigned a case together and April often spoke out to Cristina about her habit of bending the rules, much to Cristina's annoyance. They had both been through so much since they separated and understood each other's pain, which made them fall in love again. The results are in and Grey’s Anatomy fans have named Jackson Avery (Jessie Williams) and April Kepner (Sarah Drew) as the best couple. April Kepner and Jackson Avery joined Greys Anatomy in season six when Seattle Grace and Mercy West merged to form Seattle Grace Mercy West. AFter the signing, Arizona offered alcohol to April and then joked around, asking if she was pregnant when she refused a drink. April researched the disease, osteogenesis imperfecta, and found out about the different types of the disease, although she didn't want to know what type their son had. Feeling immediately guilty, Lexie returned the diary and apologized to April. He ignored her and left. April kept her relationship with God a secret from her fellow doctors because she feared they would see her as less of a surgeon because of it. This encounter made April feel ready and she and Jackson settled on naming their son Samuel Norbert Avery. Regretful about his ultimatum, Jackson bought a ticket on the same flight as April but realized he was too late and missed the flight. While Arizona had brushed off Jackson's concerns at first, she came to see they were valid when she entered the bar and witnessed April standing on a table and pouring shots for the interns as they chanted. She said their first time would be amazing, and if they would have their first time now, he only would have broken a promise, which she didn't want to do to him. People change, you know, and life - life changes us, and our one job, really our only job is to stay open to possibilities, right? April and a grumpy Jackson continuously butted heads until she found out the real reason behind the trip and confronted him about it. Our will there be a follow-up to Japril the Sequel? [11], As a preparation for their wedding, Matthew and April took a compatibility test at their church, on which they scored 90%. Neither does she look like. They continued to work together to find a solution and eventually when they did, they ended up having sex given their track record in hotels. April dreamed of being married in a field full of beautiful flowers with butterflies that are released when she says "I do" and mints that have the phrase "mint to be" on them but ended being married in two private ceremonies. As she came to greet Harriet in daycare before starting her day, Jackson expressed some concern over her, but she brushed it off. He later exited the hospital carrying a patient. However, Arizona and Alex were worried about her, so Arizona ended up telling Jackson, shocking April. Jackson was an arrogant young surgeon, and unbeknownst to the other doctors, the son of Harper Avery. After a series of tests, they soon learned that their son, whom they decided to name Samuel, suffered from type 2, the most fatal type. When all is said and done and the young boy is stable, April runs into Matthew on her way home from the hospital. April didn't want to sign it yet, but she did want to continue with the plan. An extension of the plane/peanut scene - Jackson and April meet the Kepners for the first time after eloping. She was ice cold and had no vitals. Tom opened up about his own crisis of faith after losing his son and inquired about the reason behind her crisis of faith, but she avoided the question by initiating more sex. She sat down with Arizona and convinced her that falling in love with Callie again after all the hurt she caused wasn't a catastrophe, giving her rekindled love with Matthew as an example that people change and that life changes them. NEW YORK -- The relationship between April Kepner and Jackson Avery on. I think I am. M.D., F.A.C.S.Captain [36], The next day, April came to work with her faith restored. Her patient couldn't breathe and went into cardiac arrest after many hours thinking she was fine aside from some burns. Shortly after they got back to the hospital after taking their boards, the residents all checked to see if they passed. she asked, after which he took her in his arms and kissed her. She told him he was on the right path.[41]. Catherine manipulated the situation when Jackson and Meredith were supposed to treat a girl with laryngeal cancer in Montana. Meredith then held April's hand for the duration of Derek's operation. During their first ultrasound, things were awkward as they didn't know how to behave because of their fight. When she finally informed Jackson that they were having a boy, she fell apart and cried in his arms. She didn't wake up and they all started to fear for brain damage. There, she helped a grieving woman work through her fiancé's death. She is allergic to peanuts and loves fortune cookies. The two ended up leaving together. April prefers to do her own laundry as opposed to sending it out because she claims to have a perfectly good washer and dryer at home. April did make up her mind and dragged Matthew to the hospital's chapel to accept his proposal in private, without pressure. April was matched up with Lexie Grey on her first day at the newly-merged Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital. She then told him to take Harriet that night if he really wanted to help. When an explosion occurred, April found out through Maggie that Jackson stayed in the building to look for Stephanie. Their beds were placed in the same room for the night and they slept holding hands.[42]. Unbeknownst to April, she found out there was something wrong with the baby. She was forced to tell him personal details about herself in an attempt to prevent him from shooting her. That night at home, Jackson again asked to talk about Maggie, but April instead admitted that she had actually been wanting to talk about what had happened in Montana. April then revealed they weren't hypothetical anymore, as she was pregnant accidentally. When a car accident leaves April and Ben stranded on the side of the road, desperate measures must be taken. April had earned herself the nickname The Party among the interns while Vik openly bragged about his sexual experiences with her, which further worried Jackson. Jackson prays to God to bring April back. She rolled with it and comforted him until he passed. This is because doctors are given a special commission when joining the Army, starting at a higher rank. After losing a pregnant patient in the OR, April was a little shocked, but she was faithful that everything would turn out right for her, as it was all in God's hands. Arizona had already removed her uterus and wondered why April hadn't called her sooner. She returned almost a year later, appearing more confident but also more distant. When Robert Stark stole Alex's idea during a surgery, April defended him to the chief and made sure Alex received credit for his idea. Then she decided to run away with Jackson, leaving Matthew at the altar. April has always been very close to God, and she says she remained a virgin so long due to her religion - which Jackson respected. Both Maggie and April yelled at him for his heroic behavior that worried them. He refused to be given more medication before his wife's arrival. One by one, she declared the dummies dead with surprise twists and had Andrew pretend he was hurt by a piece of shrapnell from yet another plane. Jackson questioned why he should come to the wedding if sending an invitation is already causing problems for Matthew. Along with being extremely organized, April is also very competitive - refusing to give up until she wins. She then decided to be a good friend and returned to Arizona with two bottles of champagne. Pickles was a Schnauzer. When she finally confessed to Matthew that she had lied, he was hurt, but accepted her for who she was. Since making some new friends at the hospital, April seems to have become much more confident in herself and her abilities, and little by little showed more of her personality. She was so annoyed by April's "goody-two-shoes" behavior that she exploded at her saying that no matter how hard she tried or how many charts she made, she would never be chief resident, but they later made up. She initially refused because she needed boundaries, but promised him she'd think about it. After having treated every possible patient, April and Jackson talked. 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