As a follow-up to last season’s popular Jackson and April-centric episode, season 13 of Grey’s Anatomy will feature another episode focused on the fan-favorite couple. Find out all the details about the exciting new episode and when you can expect to see it below.
Season 12’s “Japril” episode, “Unbreak My Heart,” was full of flashbacks which told the full story of April and Jackson’s relationship, starting many years ago when they first met and including moments from the years-long process of treating one of Jackson’s patients. Fans fondly dubbed the episode “Japril: The Movie.” The next Japril episode in season 13 (which has already been shot) won’t just be a re-telling of past events like the last one.
“It’s just the two of us and we go to Montana on a case,” actress Sarah Drew told TV Line. “And we’re forced to face each other and be in small spaces and navigate a whole bunch of stuff together, and it’s a really cool turning point for them in their relationship.”
Drew went on to assure fans that this episode (which is slated for some time in March) won’t be anything like the last Japril episode they’ve seen.
“It’s very, very different than ‘Japril: The Movie,’ which was like young and youthful and fast moving and we’re traveling through time,” Drew said. “This one has more light and hope in it and it’s much more adult and still and quiet and intimate. It’s really lovely. We’re really proud of it.”
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Grey’s Anatomy season 13 returns Thursday, January 19 at 8/7c on ABC.
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